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August 12
Duck River Raceway Park,
Wheel, TN
Sanction: Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series - $5,000
Information provided by: Robert Holman (last updated August 13, 10:55 am)
Seawright tops Chilton at Duck River, nets $5,000
  1. Sam Seawright
  2. Michael Chilton
  3. Eli Beets
  4. Will Roland
  5. Josh Putnam
  6. Forrest Trent
  7. Chase Oliver
  8. Wil Herrington
  9. Scott Cook
  10. Matthew Brocato
  11. Joseph Faulkner
  12. Travis Smith
  13. Jadon Frame
  14. Christian Hanger
  15. Jordan Judge
  16. Tommy Taylor
  17. Joe Denby
  18. Matt Jackson
  19. Richard Smith
  20. Matt Odeneal
  21. Jay Scott
  22. Jason Partin
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Sam Seawright in victory lane at Duck River Raceway Park.
What won the race: Leading every lap, outside front-row starter Sam Seawright of Rainsville, Ala., outran fourth-starting Michael Chilton of Salvisa, Ky., to capture Friday’s Valvoline Iron-Man Southern Series victory at Duck River Raceway Park. He earned $5,000.
Quotable: “I had a really good car. I could kinda run around through the middle and I felt alright, but I knew when I left off the top that I could get a really good run down the straightaway, so I kinda stayed up there,” says Seawright. “I guess that was (runner-up) Michael (Chilton) there I could hear him at the end a little bit. I was driving as hard as I could. I really wanted to win this one for my dad. He’s been really sick. This is for my dad, just thanks for everything you do for me.”
Key notes: Seawright, debuting a brand new Rocket Chassis, recorded his second series triumph with a flag-to-flag performance in the 40-lapper and then dedicated it to his father Don Seawright, who has been in the hospital dealing with complications from back surgery earlier this year. … The race was slowed by three cautions, with the finally yellow on lap 36 setting up a four-lap dash to the finish. ... Twelve of the 22 starters finished the race. ... Runner-up Michael Chilton grabbed second from polesitter Eli Beets following a mid-race restart. ... After a blown tire on his hauler on the way to the track prevented him from recording a lap in time trials, Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., charged from 21st in the feature to finish eighth. … Fifth-starting Jadon Frame of Winchester, Tenn., retired on lap 25. … Neither Stacy Boles, nor Ricky Weiss, who were third and fourth in series points, respectively, were in attendance. ... The doubleheader weekend wraps up on Saturday with a visit to Talladega Short Track for the fifth annual Governor's Cup.
On the move: Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., started 21st and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Seawright’s Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Agcor Steel, J&R Lumber, Farm Systems Inc., Grow Pediatric Therapy.
Points chase: Before Duck River: 1. Michael Chilton (823); 2. Eli Beets (643); 3. Stacy Boles (535); 4. Ricky Weiss (457); 5. Christian Hanger (344).
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Eli Beets
Time: 13.124 seconds
Polesitter: Eli Beets
Consolation race winners: Matt Odeneal
Next series race: August 13, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Beets, Seawright
Row 2: Roland, Chilton
Row 3: Frame, Oliver
Row 4: Hanger, Denby
Row 5: Trent, Faulkner
Row 6: Judge, Putnam
Row 7: R. Smith, Brocato
Row 8: Scott, Cook
Row 9: Partin, Odeneal
Row 10: T. Smith, Jackson
Row 11: Herrington, Taylor
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