|Southern Thunder Late Models 4-wide salute to fans at EAMS.|
Submitted by Lamar McClellan
1 - #27T Terrance Nowell - started 8th and took his 604 crate engine steadily to the front and never looked back.
2 - #5T Thomas Lewis started 14th and found his groove early and followed Terrance to the front.
3 - #4J Jeremy Faircloth - started 9th and ran a smooth race.
4 - #27 Larry Harrod - started 12th and battled his way to a top 5.
5 - #27G Garrett Loyd - started from the pole.
Check it out, 3 "#27" cars in the top 5...
There was no shortage of passing as you can see from where these 5 cars started vs. where they finished - they raced all the way from the bottom to the top in both ends of the track.
1 - #111 Richie Stephens - started 8th in a rare EAMS appearance this season using the car typically driven by Jackson Thomason.
2 - #17N Nevin Gainey - started 11th and quickly moved to the front.
3 - #8G Bubba Gorman - from the outside pole, competed at the front all race long - expands his points lead over #14 Dustin Ducker.
4 - #D9 Dustin Diem - started 12th and steadily worked his way to the front.
5 - #17M Brandon McDaniel - good run from his 6th starting position after recently spending some time in the hospital - welcome back!
1 - #5 Justin Sapp - started 2nd and dogged pole sitter #17 Jason Price through much of the race before taking the lead late and pulling away - clearly had the best car last night.
2 - #17 Jason Price - from the pole, lead early, but couldn't hold off the constant challenges from Sapp.
3 - #29 Will Gordon - started 4th - best run of the season for this young driver after much disappointment early in the season.
4 - #294 John Michael - started 3rd and ran well the whole race.- expands his points lead over #R68 Chuck Coggins.
5 - #99 Randy Renfroe - in his 1st race this season started 6th, finished top 5.
1 - #51 Lee Hutchinson - started outside pole, immediately took the lead and was never challenged except briefly by #21 Mac Watson who dropped out.
2 - #24 Jason Newsome - started 5th and moved up smartly, tho was never a challenge for the win - gains 6 points on points leader #J38 Jayce Swint.
3 - #1 Dustin Webb - great run for his 1st time out - started 6th.
4 - #93 John Catrett - from the pole - good run
5 - #J38 Jayce Swint - started 9th, good, steady run to the top 5 to protect his points lead.
1 - #14 Tyler Sanders - started 2nd and drove an excellent race to pick up the win.
2 - #16 Robert Price - another 2nd place finish at EAMS.
3 - #101 Brooks Shelley - fought through adversity to come home 3rd and expand his points lead over #1 Rickey Harrelson.
4 - #97 Derrick Pearce - started on the pole.
5 - #D9 Chandler Diem - defending track champion started 3rd.
1 - #02 Tyler Turvin - won from the pole in dominant fashion.
2 - #24 Allen McConnell - came up from 5th for his best run of the season - expands his points lead over #X2 Dustin Hughes.
3 - #X2 Dustin Hughes - started 4th and ran well all race.
4 - #24J Jason Price - had a turbulent race, to say the least, after starting outside pole.
5 - #97 Derrick Pearce - started 6th.
Next race at EAMS is next Saturday, June 3, 2017 - the #3 Dale Earnhardt Tribute Race.