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April 22
Talladega Short Track,
Eastaboga, AL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA - $2,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 23, 8:32 am)
Thomas takes CRUSA opener at Talladega
  1. Jimmy Thomas
  2. Greg Martin
  3. Cruz Skinner
  4. Adam Gauldin
  5. Josh Adkins
  6. Jason Welshan
  7. Luke Bennett
  8. Tanner Collins
  9. Braxtin Barber
  10. Ty Ellis
  11. Jake Knowles
  12. Randall Beckwith
  13. Matthew Brocato
  14. Zack Shelton
  15. Jake Rainey
  16. Mike Combs
  17. Jeremy Pate
  18. Dalton Polston
  19. Braden Mitchell
  20. Jason Markewitz
  21. Maddux Mullinax
  22. Cody Martin
  23. Kyle McMahon
  24. Bryson Mitchell
  25. Steven Jernigan
  26. T.J. Brittain
  27. Mitchell Stanley
  28. Chase Elliott
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Winner Jimmy Thomas (22) leads Dalton Polston (00) early in the feature.
What won the race: Surviving a caution-filled feature, second-starting Jimmy Thomas of Phenix City, Ala., captured the $2,000 Crate Racin' USA victory Friday at Talladega Short Track. The reigning tour champion took the checkers ahead of ninth-starting Greg Martin and Cruz Skinner.
Key notes: Jimmy Thomas and fourth-finishing Adam Gaulding were among lap leaders. ... Fast qualifier and polesitter Dalton Polston contended early but got tangled up with Jake Rainey. ... Jason Markewitz ended up atop the inside retaining wall after a multicar incident. ... Crate Racin’ USA tour competitors competed at TST during NASCAR weekend. ... Former NASCAR Cup Series driver Chase Elliott of Dawsonville, Ga., competed in a CVR Race Car but retired after five laps; his car was towed away after an incident. … Sixteen drivers completed all 35 laps.
On the move: Jason Welshan of Maryville, Tenn., started 21st and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Thomas drives a Scorpion Chassis sponsored by Five Star Chrysler Dodge, High Roller Recovery, Sugar Land and Wimmers Wrecker Service.
Points chase: After TST Friday: 1. Jimmy Thomas (192); 2. Randall Beckwith (176); 3. Jason Welshan (174); 4. Jake Knowles (168) 5. Jake Rainey (166).
Current weather: Clear, 64°F
Car count: 40
Fast qualifier: Jimmy Thomas
Time: 14.164 seconds
Polesitter: Dalton Polston
Heat race winners: Josh Adkins, Tanner Collins, Cody Martin
Next series race: April 23, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Polston, Thomas
Row 2: Rainey, Gauldin
Row 3: Jernigan, Skinner
Row 4: Bry. Mitchell, Beckwith
Row 5: G. Martin, Pate
Row 6: Adkins, Collins
Row 7: C. Martin, Combs
Row 8: Knowles, Bennett
Row 9: Barber, Bra. Mitchell
Row 10: Ellis, Brittain
Row 11: Welshan, Brocato
Row 12: Stanley, McMahon
Row 13: Markewitz, Shelton
Row 14: Elliott, Mullinax
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