Northwest Florida Speedway
Thrash's Florida victory gives him MSCC points lead
BLACKMAN, Fla. (June 11) — Chad Thrash of Meridian, Miss., moved into the Mississippi State Championship Challenge points lead with a 40-lap victory at Northwest Florida Speedway. The fourth-starting Thrash, who entered the race 10 points behind leader Neil Baggett in MSCC points, earned $2,000 for his second victory of the season by overtaking Shep Lucas of McKenzie, Ala., in the final two laps.
The polesitting Lucas settled for second with Steve Bryan of Collinsville, Miss., in third. Stephen Brantley of Monroeville, Ala., and Keith Miller of Sumrall, Miss., rounded out the top five. Scott Slay of Clinton, Miss., took the lead from Lucas early in the race but dropped out with mechanical problems while leading on the 17th lap.
The series completes a swing through Florida with a $2,000-to-win event Saturday at Southern Raceway near Milton.
MSCC @ Northwest Florida: (1) Chad Thrash, (2) Shep Lucas, (3) Steve Bryan (4) Stephen Brantley, (5) Keith Miller, (6) Joseph Joiner, (7) Josh Huss, (8) Ricky Haugen, (9) Scott Slay, (10) Jeremy Broadus, (11) Skeeter Redman, (12) David Odom, (13) Mickey Trosclair, (14) Charles Graines, (15) Neil Baggett, (16) Jason Phillips, (17) David Ashley, (18) Marlon Wild, (19) Frank Wilson, (20) James Ussery, (21) Joey Credidio, (22) Scott Creel. Fast qualifier (among 29 cars): Lucas, 13.986 seconds. Consolation race winners: Ashley, Joseph Joiner. Dash winner: Lucas. Provisional starters: Broadus, Graines.
Correction: Fixes spelling on Credidio