Sanction: Comp Cams Super Dirt Series (Gumbo Nationals ) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 1, 8:21 pm)
Brian Rickman wins Gumbo Nationals opener
- Brian Rickman
- J.C. Waller
- Hunter Rasdon
- Josh Putnam
- Chad Thrash
- Logan Martin
- Rick Rickman
- Jamie Burford
- Kyle Beard
- Neil Baggett
- Jarret Stuckey
- Tanner Kellick
- Clayton Stuckey
- Chandler Petty
- B.J. Robinson
- Matt Cooper
- Morgan Bagley
- Jonathan Rowan
- Mike Palasini Jr.
- Derrick Nichols
- David Payne
- Tyler Stevens
- Clay Fisher
- Nathan Brown
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Winner Brian Rickman is flanked by runner-up J.C. Waller (left) and third-finishing Hunter Rasdon (right).
What won the race: Second-starting Brian Rickman of Columbus, Miss., led all 30 laps at Greenville Speedway on Friday, winning the $4,000 opening night of the two-day 16th annual Gumbo Nationals. Rickman's victory is his third of the season and the seventh of his career with the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series, as he extends his points lead.
Quotable: "It's great, I always love coming here to Greenville, it's been real good to me," Rickman said. "Good track position (was needed to win), kinda like it did tonight, that helps out a lot, it's so hard to pass these guys and everyone is so good, you gotta start up there in front of them."
Key notes: J.C. Waller of Arlington, Tenn., moved into the runner-up position on lap five and finished a few lengths behind the winner. ... Mike Palasini Jr. of Leland, Miss., struck an infield tire while running third on the last lap, relegating him to finish 19th. ... Hunter Rasdon of Jonesboro, Ark., and Josh Putnam of Florence, Ala., took advantage of Palasini's last-lap misfortune to finish third and fourth, respectively. ... Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., advanced nine positions and finished fifth. ... Neil Baggett of Columbus, Miss., gained six spots and finished 10th. ... After sweeping both races of the Louisiana Dirt Track State Championship at Boothill (La.) Speedway last weekend, Tyler Stevens of Searcy, Ark., completed only 24 laps and finished 22nd. ... Action was delayed by nearly one hour after qualifying, when the track lights went out multiple times and several lengthy repairs were needed to restore power. ... Friday's feature, the opener of the 16th annual Gumbo Nationals, was slowed by one caution and lasted 14 minutes, with 18 competitors completing all 30 laps. … The Comp Cams Super Dirt Series weekend doubleheader at Greenville Speedway concludes Saturday with an $8,000-to-win finale.
On the move: Logan Martin of West Plains, Mo., started 17th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Rickman’s Rocket Chassis has a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and is sponsored by Advanced Logistics, 1250 Package Store, Rickman Brothers Trucking, McKleroy Motorsports, Hwy. 19 North Speedshop and Honey, Inc.
Points chase: After Greenville Friday: 1. Brian Rickman (3,587); 2. Kyle Beard (3,452); 3. Morgan Bagley (3,441); 4. B.J. Robinson (3,419); 5. Tyler Stevens (3,329).
Current weather: Clear, 57°F
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Hunter Rasdon
Time: 15.564 seconds
Polesitter: Morgan Bagley
Heat race winners: Morgan Bagley, Josh Putnam, Brian Rickman, Mike Palasini Jr.
Consolation race winners: Logan Martin
Provisional starters: B.J. Robinson, David Payne
Next series race: October 1, Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) $8,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.