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Daily Dirt 08/14/2022 10:26:32

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March 19
Lancaster Speedway,
Lancaster, SC
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (Red Rose Rumble) - $5,000
Information provided by: Cole Perkins, series and track reports (last updated March 20, 9:25 pm)
Watkins outduels Bailes, wins Red Rose Rumble
Red Rose Rumble
  1. Ben Watkins
  2. Ross Bailes
  3. Dennis Franklin
  4. Jordy Nipper
  5. Timbo Mangum
  6. John Price
  7. Mike Huey
  8. Ron Geehring II
  9. David Yandle
  10. Michael Brown
  11. Dean Bowen
  12. Adam Yarbrough
  13. Chris Player
  14. Kevin Godwin
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What won the race: Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., outdueled Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., to captured Saturday's 40-lap Red Rose Rumble feature at Lancaster Speedway. Watkins grabbed the lead from Bailes from the final time with three laps remaining en route to the $5,000 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series checkered flag.
Key notes: Watkins earned his fifth career Clash victory; he won a series event at Lancaster in March 2021. ... The polesitting Bailes led the first 18 laps before ceding the top spot to Watkins. Bailes regained command for laps 29-37 but couldn't hold off Watkins, who beat Bailes by 3.881 seconds. ... Dennis Franklin, a six-time Clash winner at Lancaster, finished third. He was the other competitor to complete all 40 laps. … Sixth-starting Jordy Nipper finished fourth in his first career start at Lancaster. ... Defending series champion Michael Brown completed only 16 laps and placed 10th at his home track. ... The feature was slowed by only one incident at the initial start and lasted 19 minutes. ... The series returns on Nov. 19.
On the move: John Price of Mill Spring, N.C., started 10th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Watkins drives a Longhorn Chassis with a Clements Racing Engine with sponsorship from Sandwood Company, Cartersville Country Winery, Craig Industries, S&S Custom Decals, Indocil Art, Bell Helmets, Top Quality Siding & Windows, WP Racing Shocks and LCM.
Points chase: It was the tour’s season opener.
Current weather: Clear, 64°F
Car count: 14
Fast qualifier: Ross Bailes
Time: 18.484 seconds
Polesitter: Ross Bailes
Next series race: April 16, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Bailes, Watkins
Row 2: Brown, Franklin
Row 3: Mangum, Nipper
Row 4: Huey, Bowen
Row 5: Yarbrough, Price
Row 6: Yandle, Geehring II
Row 7: Player, Godwin
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