Spain, Bristle, Diaz Earn Legend Cup Title; Robert Arch Continues Southern National Dominance

Photo Credit: Angela Keith Spain

Photo Credit: Angela Keith Spain

Lucama, NC – Robert Arch, the 2016 Jumpstart Motorsports Chargers track champion and defending race winner, went on again to prove he knows how to work is way around this fast, high-banked, four-tenths mile oval. Arch would start second in the nine-car field for the scheduled 50-lap feature to cap the night off. Just .061 seconds behind pole winner Jonathan Kornegay. It would not take long for the driver of the #16 machine to make his way to the front of the pack where he would lead till lap 35 when the rain decided to make its way over the track and shutting the night down.

Kevin Benton scored the win in the 50-lap Street Stock feature to kick not only the night off but the 2016 edition of the Thanksgiving Classic. Benton, who had been in a close points battle all year long with Jessie Council over at East Carolina, paced the field in their euro style time trails putting his #55 machine on the pole with a time of 16.748 (85.98 mph). Benton was able to carry that sped over to the feature beating Brandon Manning to the line by a little over a half a second. Johnathan Kluge would grab the third a final podium position.

Yup, the title of the story is correct, Dillion Spain, Will Bristle and Mason Diaz earn the 2016 Thanksgiving Classic Legends Cup. A 40-lap team event built for bragging rights and some money to boot. A “three car team” racing for 40 laps and the lowest total combined finishing position gets the win. What comes with that win you ask? Well other than bragging rights and the chance to race twice in one weekend, the winning team would receive $1,000 as well as free admission into Saturday night’s race. Saturday night these three will no longer be racing for a common goal, they will all be racing for the first place trophy.

Saturday afternoon will kick off day two of competition for the Thanksgiving Classic. A total of six divisions will cap of day two with a total of 275-laps of action. The South East Mini Stock Tour, Modifieds, and Limited Late Models are just half of the featured events. Single car qualifying for the Late Model Stock Cars will roll off pit road approximately 2:15 PM with Super Late Model qualifying to follow. Pre-race festivities set to get under way around 4:00 PM.

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Unofficial Results


Street Stock

1. #55 Kevin Benton
2. #20 Brandon Manning
3. #02 Jonathan Kluge
4. #32 Brian Pierce
5. #16 Steven Marshburn
6. #38 Chris Conner
7. #15 Jeff Melton
8. #81 David Warren
9. #3 Travis Roberson
10. #8 Greg Barnett
11. #6 Shawn Scoval
12. #77 Jessie Council
13. #44 Rodney Glass



1.#7 Dillion Spain
2. #91 Will Bristle
3. #24 Mason Diaz
4. #5 Alec Webb
5. #10 Justin Mitchell
6. #0 Alex McCollum
7. #12 Eric Courtney
8. #88 Zach Brown
9. #84 Kyle Beattie
10. #6 Chris Hammett
11. #1 Steven Chapman
12. #3 Joseph Sanoske
13. #20 Brenton Irvin

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