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March 10
Southern Raceway,
Milton, FL
Sanction: Southern All Star Series (Battle at the Beach) - $3,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated March 12, 4:05 pm)
Franklin inherits first SAS triumph at Southern
Battle at the Beach
  1. Billy Franklin
  2. Dalton Cook
  3. Bo Slay
  4. Joseph Joiner
  5. G.R. Smith
  6. Tyler Clem
  7. Parker Martin
  8. Brenden Smith
  9. J.R. Moseley
  10. Steven Jernigan
  11. Adam Boyd
  12. Michael Franklin
  13. Ryan Crane
  14. JC Wilson
  15. Matthew Brocato
  16. Shay Miller
  17. Kendall Franklin
  18. Dan Cox
  19. Tim Anderson
  20. Jeremy Pate
  21. Caleb Gay
  22. Stephen Brantley
  23. Bud Thompson
  24. Ashton Winger
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Billy Franklin’s team in victory lane at Southern Raceway in Milton, Fla.
What won the race: After apparent race winner Ashton Winger was disqualified for being light at the scales, Billy Franklin of Calera, Ala., inherited the win on opening night of the Battle at the Beach doubleheader at Southern Raceway. Franklin, a former Southern All Star Series champion, earned his first career series victory, worth $3,000.
Quotable: "I'm speechless. I hate that for Ashton. ... I don't know how to act to be honest with you," Franklin said. "I'm kind of shocked. I mean, we were really good. Ashton is one of the best drivers in the country. I couldn't keep up with him. ... This is big. This might be my last year (racing Supers), like full time."
Key notes: Ashton Winger of Hampton, Ga., paced 29 of 30 laps and crossed the finish line 7.036 seconds ahead of Franklin before being light at the scales. … Dalton Cook of Columbus, Ga., scored a runner-up finish in the 30-lapper from the 10th-starting position. ... Hometown driver Bo Slay rounded out the podium in third. ... Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, Fla. — son of Bubba Raceway Park owner and radio personality Bubba Clem — finished sixth in his return to Super Late Model competition aboard Big Frog Motorsports' No. 58. ... Polesitter Ryan Crane of Panama City, Fla., finished 13th after a lap-three spin thwarted him from running third in the early going. ... In his second career Super Late Model start, Kendall Franklin of Calera, Ala. — son of race winner Billy Franklin — finished 17th. ... Series points leader Caleb Gay of Dublin, Ga., finished 21st after being collected in a multicar pileup on lap two. ... The 30-lap feature was slowed by five cautions and lasted 32 minutes. ... The sixth annual Battle at the Beach culminates with Saturday’s 50-lap, $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start main event, the richest SAS event at Southern in series history. … Watch live on RaceXR.
On the move: Michael Franklin of Montevallo, Ala., started 22nd and finished 12th.
Winner's sponsors: Franklin's Rocket Chassis is powered by an Andy Durham Racing Engine and sponsored by Franklin Enterprises, Showtime Properties, Franklin Fence and Erosion Control, B&D Leasing, Millwood Plumbing, Brown Auto & Alignment, Freestyle Graphics and Chris Madden Racing.
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 64°F
Car count: 24
Fast qualifier: Ryan Crane
Time: 14.644 seconds
Polesitter: Ryan Crane
Next series race: March 18, Lexington 104 Speedway (Lexington, TN) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Crane, Joiner
Row 2: Winger, Slay
Row 3: B. Franklin, Clem
Row 4: G. Smith, Martin
Row 5: B. Smith, Cook
Row 6: Pate, Gay
Row 7: Wilson, Miller
Row 8: K. Franklin, Boyd
Row 9: Moseley, Jernigan
Row 10: Brantley, Brocato
Row 11: Thompson, M. Franklin
Row 12: Cox, Anderson

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