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Daily Dirt 08/09/2022 12:10:57

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June 25
Natural Bridge Speedway,
Natural Bridge, VA
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (Battle for the Bridge) - $10,000
Information provided by: Staff reports (last updated June 27, 12:02 am)
Williams earns Steel Block Bandits first, $10,000
Battle for the Bridge
  1. Justin Williams
  2. Russell Erwin
  3. Tyler Bare
  4. Dustin Mitchell
  5. Robbie Emory
  6. Henry Hornsby III
  7. Derick Quade
  8. Walker Arthur
  9. Michael Batten
  10. Derrick Rankin
  11. Matt Long
  12. Shaun Wetzel
  13. Jeremiah Marshall
  14. Brandon Dockery
  15. Michael Alderman
  16. Cody Wright
  17. Lance Brasington
  18. Jay Sessoms
  19. Willie Milliken
  20. Josh Williams
  21. Larry Ramsey
  22. Dan Breuer
  23. Brian Strickland
  24. Jonathan Wolfe
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Justin Williams heads for a $10,000 victory at Natural Bridge Speedway.
What won the race: Second-starting Justin Williams of Concord, Va., won Saturday's 60-lap Battle for the Bridge feature at Natural Bridge Speedway, earning his first career victory with the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge and a $10,000 top prize.
Key notes: Russell Erwin of Beaverdam, Va., and Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, Va., traded second place several times before Erwin prevailed for good on lap 38, leaving Bare to settle for third. ... Dustin Mitchell, a three-time winner this season and the series point leader, finished fourth. ... The sixth of 12 scheduled races for the Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge was slowed by three cautions and lasted 29 minutes; 13 competitors completed all 60 laps.
On the move: Tyler Bare of Rockbridge Baths, Va., started seventh and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Williams drives a Barry Wright Race Car sponsored by Miller Brothers Racing, All About Wraps, Patriot Safety Supply, Roger Mays and Son Logging, West Virginia Signal & Light, Pro Fabrication and Cash’s Excavating & Hauling.
Points chase: Before Natural Bridge: 1. Dustin Mitchell (256); 2. Tyler Bare (233); 3. Russell Erwin (226); 4. Michael Batten (223); 5. Derick Quade (216).
Current weather: Clear, 70°F
Car count: 30
Fast qualifier: Dustin Mitchell
Time: 16.881 seconds
Polesitter: Dustin Mitchell
Heat race winners: Dustin Mitchell, Russell Erwin, Justin Williams, Robbie Emory
Consolation race winners: Brandon Dockery, Jeremiah Marshall
Provisional starters: Lance Brasington, Dan Breuer
Next series race: July 15, Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, GA) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Mitchell, Ju. Williams
Row 2: Erwin, Emory
Row 3: Quade, Wetzel
Row 4: Bare, Hornsby III
Row 5: Rankin, Long
Row 6: Arthur, Sessoms
Row 7: Batten, Alderman
Row 8: Ramsey, Wright
Row 9: Dockery, Marshall
Row 10: Strickland, Wolfe
Row 11: Milliken, Jo. Williams
Row 12: Brasington, Breuer
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