Barger Tops East Lincoln USCS Run

Justin Barger (USCS photo)

STANLEY, N.C. — Polesitter Justin Barger held off Mark Smith to win Saturday night’s SpeedXplosion feature for the USCS Thunder Tour at East Lincoln Speedway.

Barger claimed the 30-lap event, beating Smith to the checkered flag with Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Kyle Amerson and Mark Ruel Jr. rounding out the top five.

The finish:

Feature (30 laps): 1. 5-Justin Barger[1]; 2. M1-Mark Smith[5]; 3. 17JR-Ricky Stenhouse Jr[6]; 4. 29A-Kyle Amerson[2]; 5. 83-Mark Ruel Jr[3]; 6. 5K-Jake Karklin[7]; 7. 43-Terry Witherspoon[9]; 8. 10-Terry Gray[8]; 9. 22-Connor Leoffler[12]; 10. 1ST-Steve Surniak[15]; 11. 47-Eric Riggins Jr[10]; 12. 49-Mallie Shuster[17]; 13. 20-Jim Shuster[14]; 14. 28-Jeff Willingham[20]; 15. 9-Danny Oliver[19]; 16. 33-Joe Larkin[21]; 17. 23-Lance Moss[16]; 18. 29O-Jeff Oliver[11]; 19. 4-Danny Smith[13]; 20. 07-Johnny Bridges[22]; 21. 69K-John Karklin[4]; 22. 44-Jason Troutman[18]