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Marlar leads all 53 laps for Screven victory

July 22, 2012, 6:18 am
From series reports
Mike Marlar led all 53 laps at Screven Motor Speedway. (latemodelillustrated.com)
Mike Marlar led all 53 laps at Screven Motor Speedway. (latemodelillustrated.com)

SYLVANIA, Ga. (July 21) — Mike Marlar dominated Saturday’s Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series stop at Screven Motor Speedway, leading all 53 laps for a $5,300 victory that tightened the points standings on the 10-race series.

Marlar, winning his second series race of the week, outran ninth-starting Billy Ogle Jr. of Knoxville, Tenn., and drew within two points of three-time series champion and points leader Chris Madden of Gray Court, S.C., who rallied from 10th to finish third.

Outside front-row starter Johnny Pursley of Clover, S.C., and 13th-starting Kennie Compton Jr. of Bland, Va., rounded out the top five finishers in a race slowed by six cautions.

Next up for the series is a $5,300-to-win event Sunday at Rome (Ga.) International Speedway.

Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals @ Screven: (1) Mike Marlar, (2) Billy Ogle Jr., (3) Chris Madden, (4) Johnny Pursley, (5) Kennie Compton Jr., (6) Shane Clanton, (7) Dillon Wood, (8) Donald Bradsher, (9) Sean Meeks, (10) Clint Smith, (11) Daniel Baggerly, (12) Shane Walker, (13) Brent Dixon, (14) Vic Hill, (15) Monk Gulledge, (16) Brandon Overton, (17) Chesley Dixon, (18) Casey Roberts, (19) Duane Treadwell, (20) Casey Barrow, (21) Scott Shirey, (22) Bubba Russell, (23) Benji Cole, (24) Brandon Dewitt. Fast qualifier (among 30 cars): Marlar, 15.058 seconds. Consolation race winners: Ogle, Madden, Overton. Provisional starters: Hill, Russell, Walker.

Southern Nationals points

(Through July 21)
1. Chris Madden - 982
2. Mike Marlar - 980
3. Billy Ogle Jr. - 960
4. Vic Hill - 942
5. Kenny Compton Jr. - 934
6. Dillon Wood - 892
7. Donald Bradsher - 886
8. Daniel Baggerly - 866
9. Dillan White - 761
10. Bubba Russell - 708
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