Rodgers Tops Talladega Pro Series

Published On: October 14th, 2016

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(TALLADEGA, AL) The ASRS Skeeber Flob’s Kettle Corn Pro Series roared into Talladega Superspeedway for the series debut on a superspeedway.  With 26 drivers in attendance for the 100 mile “high speed chess match”, the Pro Series impressed for the second race in a row.

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James Poleske led the field to the green flag in the #93 and was joined by Jake Douglas on the front row.  Poleske showed early speed, leading five laps in the race’s first 14 laps before a mechanical failure sent the #14 to the garage and out of the race.  Jordan Harnish in the #2 emerged as a contender for the win early on, battling with Poleske and Douglas for the lead as the three shuffled back and forth several times.

The first of four cautions flew on lap 7 as Justin Fuller’s #54 got turned in the tri-oval and sent airborne after contact with the wall.

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Another caution flew quickly, on lap 12, as Justin Vaughn and Gary Nichols crashed, ending both drivers’ races early.  That set up pit stops for all the drivers, with  22 drivers remaining on the track.  Another caution set up a nine lap dash to the checkered flag.

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The green flag remained out until the race’s final caution brought the race to a close when the infamous “big one” occurred.  Second place Jake Douglas and Jim Foose made contact, sending both drivers spinning into the pack and collecting nearly 15 cars.  Danny Rodgers was able to squeak by the crash to take the lead and the win.

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Rodgers scored his first ASRS win in the #22 car, Lee Staples was second, Jared Mogard third, Jamie Vaughn and Allan Young rounded out the top five.

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Mogard, the winner at the Richmond season opener leads the championship by nine points over Foose, Michael Atkins, Jr., Collin Penn and Ty Hester all reside in the top five all separated by 14 points.

Next up for the ASRS Skeeber Flob’s Kettle Corn Pro Series; South Boston Speedway and the Skeeber Flob’s Kettle Corn 125 October 26th.

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