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May 9
Cherokee Speedway,
Gaffney, SC
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series - $4,000
Information provided by: Gene Murphy and series reports (last updated May 11, 2:44 pm)
Ferguson captures $4,000 Cherokee triumph
  1. Chris Ferguson
  2. Josh Langley
  3. Ross Bailes
  4. Ben Watkins
  5. Chris Madden
  6. Zack Mitchell
  7. Tim Allen
  8. Johnny Pursley
  9. Scott Shirey
  10. Joey Coulter
  11. Robbie Bailey
  12. Kevin Wilson
  13. Kevin Godwin
  14. Doug Davis
  15. Carson Ferguson
  16. Doug Sanders
  17. Anthony Sanders
  18. Jonathan Warlick
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Gene Murphy
Chris Ferguson enjoys victory lane at Cherokee Speedway.
What won the race: Second-starting Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, N.C., overtook polesitter and teammate Josh Langley of Lancaster, S.C., with four laps remaining Saturday at Cherokee for his second Carolina Clash victory of 2015. Langley, his brakes failing in just his fourth Super Late Model start, settled for second.
Quotable: “This is just awesome. I knew we were getting down to the end. I thought I had seen the 10-to-go sign,” Ferguson said. “When you are riding on the bottom, all you can try to do is go up there and blast the top. I guess it just worked out for me.”
Key notes: The race marked Ferguson's third straight victory. He swept May 1-2 World of Outlaws Late Model Series events in North Carolina at Friendship Motor Speedway and Fayetteville Motor Speedway. ... Ferguson was also the winner of the Carolina Clash's March 21 stop at Carolina Speedway. ... Langley felt the brake pedal get spongy late in the race. “I almost got my mom a good Mother’s Day present,” he said. ... Riley Hickman's five-hour haul from Ooltewah, Tenn., was for naught. He scratched for the night after hitting the turn-one wall in time trials. ... Anthony Sanders experienced engine failure in hot laps. ... Jonathan Warlick drew an early caution. ... Carson Ferguson, the winner's 15-year-old cousin, was among early retirees. He entered the Super Late Model event with his CT 525-powered car. ... Cherokee held its first of three Carolina Clash events in 2015. The others are Sept. 6 and Oct. 23-24 for the season-ending Blue-Gray 100. ... Ferguson's win made the 10th different winner in 11 Clash events at Cherokee.
On the move: Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., improved four positions in the Crowder Trucking No. 6.
Winner's sponsors: Ferguson's family-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Live Oak Family Dentistry, Langley Collision Center, Carver and Sons Roofing, On Site Solutions and Keith's Handyman Service.
Points chase: Leaving Cherokee, Ben Watkins of Rock Hill, S.C., has 566 points to lead Doug Sanders (502) and Kevin Wilson (466).
Car count: 18
Fast qualifier: Josh Langley
Time: 14.945 seconds
Polesitter: Josh Langley
Consolation race winners: Scott Shirey
Next series race: May 23, Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, TN) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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