Spencer Hughes Pockets Ark-La-Tex Cash

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Spencer Hughes won Thursday's COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event at Ark-La-Tex Speedway.
Spencer Hughes won Thursday's COMP Cams Super Dirt Series event at Ark-La-Tex Speedway.

VIVIAn, La. – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series continued its inaugural Four-For-Four Firecracker Nationals on Thursday evening at Louisiana’s Ark-La-Tex Speedway, and for the second-straight night a Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year contender went to victory lane.

Spencer Hughes overcame a lead-swapping battle with Terry Phillips early in the race to drive away from the field late to the $4,000 victory.

“I just knew I didn’t need to miss the brown leaving the corner and I thought I was gonna be all right,” Hughes said. “Caleb, he’s running the (signaling) sticks. He did a great job. I guess when it’s your night, it’s your night. The racetrack’s the best I’ve been to in a while. I really enjoyed it. I think you had two pretty good grooves out there and to be able to move around and get by lapped traffic it was a really good track.”

Pole sitter Phillips exchanged the lead with the third-starting Spencer Hughes in the opening laps before Hughes took control for good by lap 10. Over the remainder of the event, Hughes slipped away from the field to claim the victory by 0.932 seconds.

With his first series triumph, the current Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year point leader became the ninth different winner in 11 events on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series tour.

Terry Phillips, Logan Martin, Jon Mitchell and Morgan Bagley completed the top-five finishers in the 40-lap affair.

The finish:

Spencer Hughes, Terry Phillips, Logan Martin, Jon Mitchell, Morgan Bagley, Hunter Rasdon, Kyle Beard, Timothy Culp, Brian Rickman, Neil Baggett, Brady Walton, Rick Rickman, Jeff Roth, Brett Frazier, B.J. Robinson, Drew Armstrong, Christian Hanger, Robbie Starnes, David Payne, Joe Godsey, Joseph Long, Chase Allen, Bobby Blankenship.