Talladega Short Track,
Sanction: World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series (Alabama Gang 100 second semifeature) - $4,000
Information provided by: Kevin Kovac, series and track reports (last updated April 22, 4:45 pm)
Bronson goes flag-to-flag in second prelim at TST
Alabama Gang 100 second semifeature
- Kyle Bronson
- Jonathan Davenport
- Bobby Pierce
- Spencer Hughes
- Kyle Larson
- Ryan Gustin
- Ashton Winger
- Garrett Alberson
- Carson Ferguson
- Joseph Joiner
- Morgan Bagley
- Jason Hiett
- Boom Briggs
- Mike Benedum
- Todd Morrow
- Johnny Scott
- Trevor Landrum
- Tim Roszell
- Sam Seawright
- Ricky Thornton Jr.
- Mike Marlar
Kyle Bronson earned a $4,000 payday after winning Friday's second preliminary feature at Talladega.
What won the race: Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., cleared polesitter Jonathan Davenport exiting turn two and never looked back, leading all 20 laps of Friday's second World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series semifeature at Talladega Short Track. Bronson earned $4,000 and drew the outside front row starting position for Saturday's dash, which set the top six starting positions in the $50,000-to-win Alabama Gang 100.
Quotable: “The car has been really good here," Bronson said. "We just gotta do our job and go win the races. We’ve been struggling a little bit but I feel like we’re heading on the right track (though) we’re still not where we need to be at.”
Key notes: Davenport maintained sight of Bronson for the entire distance, finishing 1.202 seconds back. ... Bobby Pierce advanced three positions to place third; he swapped fourth twice with NASCAR star Kyle Larson before reaching his final finishing position with a lap-14 pass of Spencer Hughes. ... Hughes settled for fourth while Larson drove Kevin Rumley's Longhorn Chassis to a fifth-place result ... Aside from an aborted original start, the race ran caution-free. ... Ricky Thornton Jr. and Mike Marlar were scheduled to start 11th and 17th, respectively, in the prelim but decided to load up their equipment and withdraw from further weekend action rather than risk their equipment on a rough-and-tumble track surface. ... The race lasted six minutes with 15 competitors completing all 20 laps.
On the move: Joseph Joiner of Milton, Fla., started 18th and finished 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Bronson’s Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Racecar Engineering, J&M Engine Transport Refrigeration, Borchers Equipment, Angry Elephant Tattoo and Piercing, Multi Fire, Lucas Oil, VP Race Fuels, Boswell Oil, Integra Shocks and Midwest Sheet Metal.
Points chase: Before Talladega: 1. Chris Madden (974); 2. Kyle Bronson (964); 3. Brian Shirley (952); 4. Ryan Gustin (944); T5. Bobby Pierce (940); T5. Brandon Sheppard (940); 7. Max Blair (926); 8. Nick Hoffman (920); 9. Dennis Erb Jr. (900); 10. Tanner English (878).
Current weather: Broken Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 62
Fast qualifier: Jonathan Davenport
Time: 13.363 seconds
Polesitter: Jonathan Davenport
Next series race: April 22, Talladega Short Track (Eastaboga, AL) $50,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.