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Thomas Burbage Declared Winner in Caution Shortened Feature

By: Justin Kern

Robersonville, NC – Thomas Burbage left East Carolina Motor Speedway with a first place trophy in one hand, and some car parts in the other, as did quite a few others after a massive eight car pile up at the flag stand, coming to the white flag, forced race control to end the race early. With just 35-laps in a feature race with maximum points on the line in a full field of Late Models, things are going to get interesting.

The field was bunched up after a late race caution with fewer than five laps to go after Louis White went for a spin going through turns one and two. Not able to confirm if there was any contact with any other car that made, but after looking at the video, appears that Louis might have been up in the marbles and the go just went around on him.

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Tyler Matthews Sets Fast Time for 75-Lap Feature at East Carolina

By: Justin Kern

Robersonville, NC – Tyler Matthews set the fastest lap in qualifying with a 15.440 second lap at the 3/8th mile high banked East Carolina Motor Speedway. “I under drover the car that first lap. I knew there was a lot left in the car so I just went with it. Either first or last.” Matthews commented after qualifying was over. Tyler’s team won a pole in a similar way last season with a rain shower between practice and qualifying so they knew not to make any changes between sessions.

He also led green to checkered in that race. “We sat on the pole a couple times here last year and won a couple of them,” Matthews said. “I usually like to go out first and set the pace. The other drivers see the fast lap and it kind of messes with their head.” Matthews crew did not change much on the car between practice and qualifying after the rain washed away most of the rubber. Thomas Burbage was .023 off the pole sitter’s pace and last week’s winner Brenden “Butterbean” Queen will start in third with a 15.501 second lap.

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Brenden Queen Leads Wire-to-Wire In Route to First Late Model Victory at East Carolina Motor Speedway

By: Justin Kern

Robersonville, VA – Every driver dreams of that one moment in their career when they can finally get that monkey off their back and get in victory lane. What better way to do that than to set the car on the pole and lead every lap – that is exactly what Queen did tonight at East Carolina Motor Speedway. Making just his second start here in his Late Model career – a fourth place finish in the Ronnie Barnett Memorial back in 2015 – snatched the pole away from Thomas Burbage earlier in the afternoon running a 15.302 (88.224 MPH).

“I couldn’t write it any better,” Queen said after the race and after the family celebration. “Sit on the pole and lead every lap in dominating fashion I guess you can say. This is the best feeling in the world by far; I can finally tell everyone I am a late model winner. No feeling in the world even comes close to what I am feeling right now.”

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