Smith Tops Carolina Clash


PINE HALL, N.C. — Jeff Smith won Saturday night’s Carolina Clash dirt late model race at 311 Motor Speedway.

Smith, who started third, took the lead from fast-qualifier Dennis Franklin on lap 20 and led the remainder of the 40-lap race.

Smith held off Brandon Overton by .490 seconds, while Franklin finished third.

Scott Autry and Chris Meadows filled the top five.

The finish:

Jeff Smith, Brandon Overton, Dennis Franklin, Scott Autry, Chris Meadows, Luke Roffers, Dustin Mitchell, Johnny Pursley, Ross Bailes, Mike Gault, Gary Mabe, Billy Hicks, Justin Labonte, Ricky Weeks, Ray Tucker, Kyle Strickler, David Watts, Ronnie Hoover, Donald Bradsher, Steve Blackburn, Michael Marlowe, Wayne Hughes, Doug Sanders, Travis Yow.

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