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311 Motor Speedway

Blackburn tops Mitchell for 311 Ultimate victory

August 26, 2012, 4:51 am
From series reports
Steve Blackburn climbs atop his car to celebrate his victory. (A&M Photography)
Steve Blackburn climbs atop his car to celebrate his victory. (A&M Photography)

MADISON, N.C. (Aug. 25) — Local standout Steve Blackburn of Greensboro, N.C., swiped the lead from Zack Mitchell of Enoree, S.C., on the fifth lap of Saturday night’s Ultimate Super Late Model Series event at 311 Motor Speedway and led the remaining distance for his first series victory.

Blackburn turned back Mitchell’s repeated challenges on his way to the $4,000 payday in the Terry Wiles and Steve Setzer Memorial. Mitchell settled for second ahead of Billy Hicks of Mount Airy, N.C. Series points leader Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., was fourth with Dustin Mitchell of Pine Level, N.C., rounding out the top five.

The Ultimate Series takes an extended break before returning to action Nov. 9-10 at County Line Raceway in Elm City, NC.

Ultimate @ 311: (1) Steve Blackburn, (2) Zack Mitchell, (3) Billy Hicks, (4) Casey Roberts, (5) Dustin Mitchell, (6) Justin Labonte, (7) Johnny Pursley, (8) Mike Gault, (9) David Watts, (10) Daniel Baggerly, (11) Austin Kirkpatrick, (12) Casey Barrow, (13) Jimmy McCormack, (14) Joey Coulter, (15) Doug Sanders, (16) Christian Joyner, (17) Tim Allen, (18) Brian Moody. Fast qualifier: Mitchell, 16.539 seconds. Consolation race winner: Sanders.

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