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Daniels ends drought with Spooktacular win at Southern National

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Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park.

The veteran racer from Alliance dominated the 100-lap Limited Late Model feature, leading 83 laps and surviving a series of late race restarts to score the win. Daniels had pulled away from the field, but a late race caution for a six car pileup setup a five lap shootout. Daniels held off a challenge from newcomer Jessica Dana in the final laps en route to victory — his first since May 28, 2016.

Colt James clinched the championship in the Fast Five Pro Late Model in style, with a victory in the final race of the season.

James won the second race in the Pro Late Model doubleheader, notching his ninth victory in the last 10 races and officially winning the division championship for the second consecutive year.

For the first time this season, however, James was denied victory at least once. Diaz scored the victory in the first race in the doubleheader — his first career win in a Pro Late Model.

Brandon Clements picked up the victory in a wild 60 lap Hubert Vester Honda Mini Stock showdown for his first career Southern National Motorsports Park Mini Stock division win.

Stephen Sanders finished second while Joseph Pittman, who was also involved in an early race accident, finished third.

Don Wooten scored the victory in the Any Car division over Jake Martin and Joseph Pittman while Chris Floars won in the Legends race and Cameron Murray held off a hard charging Emily Day to win the Bandolero race.

Saturday night, Southern National Motorsports Park will be back in action with the Inaugural Accent Imaging Day of Destruction.

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