Sanction: Fast Unified Engine Late Model Series - $3,000
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated April 12, 4:48 pm)
Bailes captures FUEL opener at Cherokee
- Ross Bailes
- Trent Ivey
- Brett Hamm
- Carter Stokes
- Donald Bradsher
- Brian Ligon
- Cale Conley
- Ricky Weeks
- Gib Gibbons
- Bryan Carswell
- Dale Timms
- Carson Ferguson
- Travis Stoner
- J.R. Moseley
- Brian Connor
- Brandon Atkinson
- Pat Lindsay
- Steve Banal
Ross Bailes picked up his fifth career FUEL Series victory.
What won the race: Reigning series champion Ross Bailes of Clover, S.C., notched his series-leading fifth career FUEL Series victory in the season opener at Cherokee Speedway, topping series newcomer Trent Ivey.
Key notes: Brett Hamm of Newberry, S.C., was the winner of both series events held at Cherokee last season. ... Hamm and Bailes both had four series victories last season.
On the move: Donald Bradsher of Burlington, N.C., came from his 15th starting spot to finish fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Bailes drove a Longhorn Chassis sponsored by John Page Racing, Bailes Construction, FK Rod Ends, DirtWorks Performance, Felony Farms, WP Racing Shocks, Velocita, ServiceMaster and Carver & Songs Roofing.
Points chase: Bailes takes the early points lead with the victory.
Car count: 20
Fast qualifier: Trent Ivey
Time: 15.703 seconds
Polesitter: Ross Bailes
Dash winner: Ross Bailes
Consolation race winners: Tim Neighbors, Carter Stokes
Next series race: April 18, Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, NC) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.