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January 21
Volusia Speedway Park,
Barberville, FL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA Winter Shootout (Sunshine Nationals) - $1,500
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated January 22, 10:35 am)
Whitener grabs $1,500 Crate win at Volusia
Sunshine Nationals
  1. Mark Whitener
  2. Shan Smith
  3. Cory Hedgecock
  4. Nevin Gainey
  5. David Whitener
  6. Clay Harris
  7. Dylan Knowles
  8. Rye Faulk
  9. Jody Knowles
  10. Jeremy Steele
  11. Chad Olsen
  12. Trynt Lloyd
  13. Jason Garver
  14. Bo Allen
  15. Sam Mars
  16. Jake Knowles
  17. Justin Williams
  18. Brenden Smith
  19. Austin Yarbrough
  20. Tom Fiebelkorn
  21. Mikey Kopka
  22. Jason Welshan
  23. Garrett Mosley
  24. Donnie Chappell
  25. Richie Stephens
  26. Wil Herrington
presented by
Jim DenHamer
Mark Whitener pocked $1,500 for his Winter Shootout victory.
What won the race: Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., overtook fellow Floridian and polesitter Shan Smith on the 10th lap amid traffic Friday afternoon at Volusia Speedway Park and raced to a Crate Racin' USA Winter Shootout victory. Whitener, who struggled without brakes the last 10 laps, earned $1,500 in the 25-lap Sunshine Nationals opener held over from Thursday night.
Key notes: Whitener, who was sore after his rollover accident in Thursday's Super Late Model division, won by .0259 of a second over Shan Smith. ... Whitener survived a scare on the 20th lap when a slower car entering the turn-four pits held up the leaders. ... The lone caution flew on the 12th lap for Garrett Mosley's turn-two spin. .... Facing difficult track conditions and a late-running program, officials postponed the opening Sunshine Nationals feature to Friday. afternoon. ... The Crate Racin' USA Winter Shootout chases a $2,000-to-win purse Friday evening and a scheduled $10,000-to-win event Saturday. ... The Crates are on the undercard to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series.
Winner's sponsors: Whitener's Savage Chassis is sponsored by Baker Farms and Competition Racing Equipment.
Points chase: Before Thursday: 1. Cory Hedgecock (100); 2. Jake Knowles (96); 3. Josh Adkins (94); 4. Jody Knowles (92); 5. Austin Horton (90).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 70°F
Car count: 82
Fast qualifier: Mark Whitener
Time: 17.795 seconds
Polesitter: Shan Smith
Heat race winners: Wil Herrington, Jody Knowles, Mark Whitener, Shan Smith, Nevin Gainey, Cory Hedgecock
Consolation race winners: Tom Fiebelkorn, Bo Allen, Justin Williams
Next series race: January 22, Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) $10,000
Editor's note: Corrects winner's chassis manufacturer.

Feature lineup

Row 1: S. Smith, M. Whitener
Row 2: Jo. Knowles, Herrington
Row 3: N. Gainey, Hedgecock
Row 4: D. Knowles, Harris
Row 5: D. Whitener, Faulk
Row 6: Mosley, S. Mars
Row 7: Steele, Stephens
Row 8: Olsen, T. Lloyd
Row 9: Chappell, Garver
Row 10: Fiebelkorn, Allen
Row 11: Williams, Kopka
Row 12: Yarbrough, B. Smith
Row 13: Welshan, Ja. Knowles

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