Sanction: Ultimate Southeast Series (Mike Butler Memorial) - $7,500
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Bailes rules Butler Memorial at Cherokee
Mike Butler Memorial
- Ross Bailes
- Zack Mitchell
- Trent Ivey
- Dennis Franklin
- Brent Dixon
- Dale Timms
- Anthony Sanders
- Corey Gordon
- Nick Hoffman
- Adam Yarbrough
- Tim Vance
- Bryson Harper
- Doug Sanders
- Larry Grube
- Brian Ledbetter
- John Henderson
- Johnny Pursley
- Ben Watkins
Ross Bailes shows off his big paycheck at Cherokee Speedway.
What won the race: Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., led all 40 laps at Cherokee Speedway to earn a $7,500 payday in the Ultimate Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Mike Butler Memorial.
Quotable: "I think we're really starting to hit our stride here. This car was really good tonight,” Bailes said in victory lane, thanking all his supporters. "There's one little boy I wish was here. It's his birthday. And that's my little boy, my little son Jordan. I wish my wife was here, to, but they had to leave early.”
Key notes: Second-starting Ross Bailes overtook pole sitter Trent Ivey of Union, S.C., on the opening lap and led the rest of the way for his 11th career Ultimate SE victory. ... Series points leader Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C., finished second, 1.310 seconds behind Bailes. ... In his first start behind the wheel of the Barry Wright Race Cars house car, Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C., finished ninth after starting from the tail. ... It’s the series 10th stop at Cherokee all-time. ... Last year’s winners were Brandon Overton, of Evans, Ga., and Anthony Sanders of Spartanburg, S.C.
On the move: Nick Hoffman of Mooresville, N.C. started 18th and finished ninth in the Barry Wright Race Cars house car.
Winner's sponsors: Bailes drove a Billy Hicks-owned Longhorn Chassis powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by H&H Auto Sales, Lawson Trucking, Felony Farms, Bailes Construction, Hoosier Tire South, Fred Caldwell Chevrolet and Bilstein Shocks.
Points chase: After Cherokee: 1. Zack Mitchell (232); 2. Anthony Sanders (195); 3. Corey Gordon (191); 4. Brian Ledbetter (158); 5. Doug Sanders (154).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 70°F
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Trent Ivey
Time: 15.177 seconds
Polesitter: Trent Ivey
Next series race: June 25, Sumter Speedway (Sumter, SC) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.