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Marshall Skinner (Logan McCubbin photo)

Skinner Tops Legit ASCS Regional Showdown

WEST PLAINS, Mo. — After five previous wins in ASCS regional competition over his career, Saturday marked a first for Marshall Skinner at Legit Speedway Park, as the wily veteran rolled into victory lane with not one, but two ASCS regions.

Topping a regional showdown between the ASCS Mid-South and ASCS Warrior Region presented by Impact Signs, Awnings, and Wraps, Skinner took the green flag from third and trailed Derek Hagar for the opening eight laps.

But when Hagar suffered a flat tire, Marshall inherited the lead and led the remainder of the distance.

After starting eighth, Howard Moore made it to second and was breathing down Skinner’s neck, with only .305 seconds separating the top two drivers at the finish.

Kyle Bellm followed from ninth to complete the podium. Chase Porter from 13th made it to fourth, with Landon Britt crossing fifth after starting 11th.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 26-Marshall Skinner [3]; 2. 3-Howard Moore [8]; 3. 14E-Kyle Bellm [9]; 4. 2-Chase Porter [13]; 5. 10-Landon Britt [11]; 6. G6-Cody Gardner [1]; 7. 21-Gunner Ramey [14]; 8. 86-Timothy Smith [6]; 9. 9JR-Derek Hagar [2]; 10. 91A-Ernie Ainsworth [5]; 11. 1X-Landon Crawley [4]; 12. 22S-Slater Helt [7]; 13. 3G-Paxton Gregory [15]; 14. 24W-Jeffrey West Jr. [10]; 15. 21K-Kevin Hinkle [19]; 16. 11-Austin O’Neal [18]; 17. 27-Austin Wood [12]; 18. (DNF) 91-Zach Pringle [17]; 19. (DNF) 10K-Dewayne White [20]; 20. (DNF) 21B-Brandon Hinkle [16].

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