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Daily Dirt 12/05/2022 12:44:25

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April 23
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (Rockin’ With the Stars) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 24, 3:32 pm)
Weaver earns first Bandits win at Smoky Mountain
Rockin’ With the Stars
  1. Cameron Weaver
  2. Russell Erwin
  3. Jed Emert
  4. Ronnie Johnson
  5. Dustin Mitchell
  6. Skip Arp
  7. Chase King
  8. Tyler Bare
  9. Kyle Courtney
  10. Mack McCarter
  11. Eddie King Jr.
  12. Derrick Rankin
  13. Derick Quade
  14. Jake Whitehead
  15. Michael Batten
  16. Cody Courtney
  17. Brad Lowe
  18. Jesse Rockett
  19. Willie Milliken
  20. Brian Strickland
  21. Dan Breuer
  22. Jay Sessoms
  23. Jason Manley
  24. Taylor Puckett
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Zack Kloosterman/ZSK Photography
Cameron Weaver climbs atop his car in victory lane.
What won the race: Second-starting Cameron Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., led all 40 laps and earned his first career victory with the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge tour at Smoky Mountain Speedway on Saturday, winning the Rockin' With the Stars feature and $5,000.
Key notes: Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., finished a distant second, 8.098 seconds behind Weaver. ... Polesitter Jed Emert faded to finish third at his home track. … Dustin Mitchell, the winner of the first two series races this season and leader of all 101 laps in the process, finished fifth. ... Mack McCarter, the defending race winner at Smoky Mountain, ran in second place from lap 13 until experiencing trouble on the final circuit and dropping out to finish 10th. ... Saturday's feature was completed caution-free and lasted only 12 minutes, with nine competitors completing all 40 laps. ... The event marked the second visit to Smoky Mountain for the second-year Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge tour.
On the move: Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., started ninth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Weaver’s CVR Race Car is sponsored by PPM Racing Products, Weaver Properties, Earnhardt Technologies Group, B&M Concrete, C&R Electric Services and Harrison Concrete.
Points chase: Before Smoky Mountain: 1. Dustin Mitchell (110); 2. Derick Quade (102); 3. Brian Strickland (100); 4. Jay Sessoms (95); 5. Dan Breuer (94).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 75°F
Car count: 37
Fast qualifier: Skip Arp
Time: 17.486 seconds
Polesitter: Jed Emert
Heat race winners: Jed Emert, Mack McCarter, Cameron Weaver, Ronnie Johnson
Next series race: May 20, Carolina Speedway (Gastonia, NC) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Emert, Weaver
Row 2: McCarter, Johnson
Row 3: Arp, Whitehead
Row 4: Mitchell, K. Courtney
Row 5: Erwin, E. King Jr.
Row 6: Manley, C. King
Row 7: Rankin, Lowe
Row 8: Bare, Quade
Row 9: C. Courtney, Milliken
Row 10: Batten, Sessoms
Row 11: Rockett, Puckett
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