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Daily Dirt 07/14/2024 21:42:36

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June 3
Cochran Motor Speedway,
Cochran, GA
Sanction: Hunt the Front Super Dirt Series - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated June 5, 3:11 pm)
Herrington outlasts HTF field for home-track win
  1. Wil Herrington
  2. Josh Putnam
  3. Dalton Cook
  4. Joseph Joiner
  5. John Henderson
  6. Ryan Crane
  7. Bo Slay
  8. Trey Mills
  9. Joseph Brown
  10. Jason Croft
  11. Kyle Bryant
  12. Jeremy Pate
  13. Gavin Cowan
  14. J.R. Moseley
  15. Haiden Cowan
  16. Pearson Lee Williams
  17. Brenden Smith
  18. Payton Freeman
  19. Ashton Winger
  20. Michael Page
  21. Jordy Nipper
  22. Jason Garver
  23. Cla Knight
  24. Garrett Smith
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Wil Herrington (19) keeps Josh Putnam (212) in the rearview for Saturday's $10,000 payday.
What won the race: Polesitter Wil Herrington of Hawkinsville, Ga., executed a daring slide job to regain the lead on a lap-nine restart and led the final 42 laps at Cochran Motor Speedway, winning Saturday's $10,000 Hunt The Front Super Dirt Series feature. Herrington led twice for 44 laps (1-2; 9-50) to secure his second victory of the season and the first of his career with the first-year Hunt The Front Series, further extending his points lead.
Quotable: “Yeah we come home and run a Crate (Late Model) race earlier this year and we got our butt handed to us,” Herrington said. “Not trying to toot my own horn or anything, but I finally won in every class at Cochran Motor Speedway now. I appreciate all y’all fans for supporting me for all these years and got a win on (crewman) Tony (Floyd’s) birthday; we won on his birthday before, but we got some news we didn’t need, I’m just glad we could get a win for him.”
Key notes: Herrington's team changed a flat right rear tire in victory lane after exhausting all of the tread throughout the 50-lap feature. ... Fourth-starting Josh Putnam led laps three through eight before being overtaken by Herrington and trailed the rest of the way, finishing 2.865 seconds back. ... Fifth-starting Dalton Cook faded as far back as 10th before climbing into third on lap 33 and rounded-out the podium. ... Joseph Joiner overcame a lap-18 unforced error that moved him back to 12th, then marched to finish fourth. ... John Henderson advanced 10 positions and finished fifth. ... Ryan Crane gained six spots and finished sixth. ... Jason Croft started 16th and finished 10th. ... Saturday's main event was truly a race of attrition, with several drivers failing to complete the full distance; Pearson Lee Williams, Payton Freeman, Ashton Winger and Michael Page all ran inside the top-five at one point before retiring early for various reasons. ... Garrett Smith drew the race's fifth caution when he spun on lap 18; Smith proceeded to contest his position under yellow and was disqualified when he failed to follow directions from Hunt The Front Series officials, including detrimental actions by members of his crew located in the infield. ... Saturday's feature was slowed by 16 separate incidents and lasted over 82 minutes, with 12 drivers completing all 50 laps.
On the move: Joseph Brown of Columbus, Ga., started 22nd and finished ninth.
Winner's sponsors: Herrington’s JCM Motorsports Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Torco Advanced Lubricants, Yellow Hammer Design & Construction, New Point Lighting & Design, Harvey Trucking, 5M Construction, Neon Bubbles Car Wash, The Mercantile, Y Delta Inc., Fastshafts, Gorsuch Performance, VP Racing Fuels, Boswell Oil and TopKnotch Kustom Koncepts.
Points chase: After Cochran: 1. Wil Herrington (462); 2. Joseph Joiner (452); 3. Josh Putnam (444); 4. Trey Mills (418); 5. John Henderson (402).
Current weather: Scattered Clouds, 72°F
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Wil Herrington
Time: 14.756 seconds
Polesitter: Wil Herrington
Heat race winners: Wil Herrington, Ashton Winger, Michael Page, Josh Putnam
Consolation race winners: J.R. Moseley
Provisional starters: Brenden Smith, Jason Garver
Next series race: June 23, Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, MS) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Herrington, Page
Row 2: Winger, Putnam
Row 3: Cook, Joiner
Row 4: Mills, Slay
Row 5: Smith, Knight
Row 6: H. Cowan, Crane
Row 7: Freeman, Williams
Row 8: Henderson, Croft
Row 9: G. Cowan, Pate
Row 10: Nipper, Bryant
Row 11: Moseley, Brown
Row 12: Smith, Garver
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