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Daily Dirt 05/26/2024 04:03:06

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April 22
Smoky Mountain Speedway,
Maryville, TN
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge (Rockin' With The Stars) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 24, 1:29 am)
Arp earns first Bandits win at Smoky Mountain
Rockin' With The Stars
  1. Skip Arp
  2. Jordan Rodabaugh
  3. Mack McCarter
  4. Ronnie Johnson
  5. Jason Manley
  6. Rusty Ballenger
  7. Anthony White Jr.
  8. Chase King
  9. Jed Emert
  10. Tyler Bare
  11. Jeff Parsons
  12. Robbie Emory
  13. Derick Quade
  14. John Ownbey
  15. Austin Neely
  16. Drew Collins
  17. Derrick Rankin
  18. Jordan Horton
  19. Barrett Lowe
  20. Dan Breuer
  21. Samuel Bryant
  22. Kyle Courtney
  23. Tyler Arrington
  24. Shane Bailey
  25. Bobby Giffin
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Zack Kloosterman
Skip Arp poses in Smoky Mountain Speedway victory lane.
What won the race: Polesitter Skip Arp of Georgetown, Tenn., led 50 laps Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway for a $5,000 payday in the third annual Rockin' With The Stars feature. The National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer earned his first career Steel Block Bandits Dirt Late Model Challenge Series triumph.
Quotable: "Well thanks to Roger and the whole staff for the new track," Arp said. "They might want to flatten the bottom out just a little bit because it's bottom dominant which is good if you're out front but they've done a heck of a job with it and I think it's gonna be great."
Key notes: Arp's victory marks consecutive first-time winners on the Steel Block Bandits tour and he becomes the 14th winner in 26 series events. ... Jordan Rodabaugh trailed Arp for the entire race, finishing 0.973 of a second back. ... Winner of the inaugural Steel Block Bandits Series stop at Smoky Mountain Mack McCarter advanced four positions and finished third. ... Fellow Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer Ronnie Johnson finished fourth. ... Chase King and Jed Emert each gained four spots, finishing eighth and ninth. ... After winning his first Bandits feature last weekend at Sumter Speedway Robbie Emory started 19th and finished 12th. ... Saturday's feature, the third-ever Steel Block Bandits stop at Smoky Mountain, was slowed by only one caution and lasted 17 minutes with 15 drivers completing 50 laps.
On the move: Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, Tenn., started seventh and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Arp’s Capital Race Car is sponsored by Mark Martin Timber & Farms, Tyler Brothers Farm Equipment Inc., Edwards Plumbing, Stanley Best Heating & Air, Allstar Performance and Vision Wheel.
Points chase: Before Smoky Mountain: 1. Derick Quade (137); 2. Robbie Emory (134); 3. Tyler Bare (127); 4. Dan Breuer (122); 5. Dustin Mitchell (121).
Current weather: Few Clouds, 57°F
Car count: 47
Fast qualifier: Skip Arp
Time: 15.470 seconds
Polesitter: Skip Arp
Heat race winners: Skip Arp, Anthony White Jr., Jordan Rodabaugh, Jason Manley
Consolation race winners: Barrett Lowe, Jeff Parsons
Provisional starters: Dan Breuer, Samuel Bryant, Shane  Bailey
Next series race: May 20, Natural Bridge Speedway (Natural Bridge, VA) $8,800
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Arp, Rodabaugh
Row 2: White Jr., Manley
Row 3: Johnson, Ballenger
Row 4: McCarter, Bare
Row 5: Quade, Giffin
Row 6: Courtney, C. King
Row 7: Emert, Horton
Row 8: Rankin, Neely
Row 9: Lowe, Parsons
Row 10: Emory, J. Ownbey
Row 11: Arrington, Collins
Row 12: Breuer, S. Bryant
Row 13: Bailey
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