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March 31
Buckshot Speedway,
Clanton, AL
Sanction: Schaeffer's Spring Nationals - $7,553
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 1, 11:03 am)
Joiner's Buckshot aim solid in $7,553 victory
  1. Joseph Joiner
  2. Dillon Tidmore
  3. Ross Bailes
  4. Haiden Cowan
  5. Kenny Collins
  6. Dalton Cook
  7. Mike Marlar
  8. Carson Ferguson
  9. Billy Franklin
  10. Austin Horton
  11. Matthew Brocato
  12. David McCoy
  13. Caden Mullinax
  14. Will Roland
  15. Ashton Winger
  16. Tyler Clem
  17. Kyle Beard
  18. Shay Miller
  19. Sam Seawright
  20. David Breazeale
  21. Heath Hindman
  22. Stephen Brantley
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Joseph Joiner's winning team in victory lane.
What won the race: Second-starting Joseph Joiner of Milton, Fla., led all 40 laps to win Friday's $7,553 inaugural Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series visit to Buckshot Speedway. Joiner, a two-time Southern All Star winner last season at Buckshot, was largely unchallenged throughout the race as he collected his first career tour victory in staying a perfect 3-for-3 at the 3/8-mile oval.
Quotable: “It was really, really good tonight. You know this is our third time coming here and our third win, so I’m liking Buckshot pretty good these days,” Joiner said. “This is our first time coming here with the Longhorn car, so I didn’t really know exactly how to leave the shop and kinda put it close to a baseline with a little tweak from that I’ve learned from coming here in the Capital (Race Car).”
Key notes: Joiner's triumph makes it three first-time series winners in the first four Spring Nationals races this year, joining Wil Herrington and Cory Hedgecock. ... Ninth-starting Dillon Tidmore of Southside, Ala., earned his best career Spring Nationals result, finishing 1.944 seconds behind Joiner. ... Ross Bailes finished third and enters Saturday's fifth round as the series points leader. ... Piloting the Joey Coulter-owned Rum Runner Racing machine Haiden Cowan failed to lead a lap from the pole and finished fourth. ... Mike Marlar overcame an early spin to finish seventh. ... Defending Spring Nationals champion Carson Ferguson gained two positions and finished eighth. ... Billy Franklin advanced six spots and finished ninth. ... Ashton Winger suffered a flat right rear tire while running second on lap 26 and pulled off, finishing 15th. ... Driving the Big Frog Motorsports entry Tyler Clem ran as high as second in the early laps before engine failure ended his night on lap 25. The tour's debut at Buckshot was slowed by seven cautions and lasted 32 minutes with 10 drivers completing 40 laps.
On the move: Austin Horton of Newnan, Ga., started 22nd and finished 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Joiner’s Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Randy Clary Race Engine and sponsored by Hunt the Front, Langenfelder Mechanical Contractors, Trading Paints, Base Racing Fuel, Penske Shocks, The Law Offices of Cole and Davis, Dirt Track Bank, DirtCarLift.com, Wehrs Machine, QA1, Jones Racing Products, XS Power Batteries, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Schoenfeld Headers, Gorsuch Performance Solutions, StopTech Brakes, MSR Mafia, ATC Bolts.
Points chase: After Buckshot: 1. Ross Bailes (752); 2. Carson Ferguson (744); 3. Kenny Collins (710); 4. Haiden Cowan (700); 5. Mike Marlar (613); 6. Caden Mullinax (595); 7. Will Roland (585); 8. David McCoy (571); 9. Ashton Winger (530); 10. Dalton Cook (516).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 32
Fast qualifier: Haiden Cowan
Time: 13.826 seconds
Polesitter: Haiden Cowan
Consolation race winners: Mike Marlar, Stephen Brantley
Provisional starters: Caden Mullinax, Austin Horton
Next series race: April 1, East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, AL) $10,053
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Cowan, Joiner
Row 2: Clem, Beard
Row 3: Bailes, Winger
Row 4: Collins, Cook
Row 5: Tidmore, Ca. Ferguson
Row 6: Marlar, Brantley
Row 7: McCoy, Breazeale
Row 8: B. Franklin, Hindman
Row 9: Brocato, Roland
Row 10: Miller, Seawright
Row 11: Mullinax, Horton
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