CHATHAM, La. — Pennsylvania hotshoe Mark Smith powered by early race leader and local favorite Dustin Gates and held off the Bayou State ace four his eighth victory in 12 USCS starts at Super Bee Speedway.
Smith also won Friday night’s preliminary feature at the track previously known as Chatham Speedway.
Gates collected the runner-up share and the 2020 USCS Mid-South regional series Champion Dale Howard followed in third place.
That was good enough for Howard to clinch his second USCS Mid-South regional series title in the final USCS Mid-South race of the season.
Two-time USCS champion Morgan Turpen finished fourth in the 30-lap contest with Landon Britt fifth.
Feature (30 laps): 1. M1-Mark Smith; 2. 6-Dustin Gates; 3. 47-Dale Howard; 4. 10M-Morgan Turpen; 5. 10L-Landon Britt; 6. 4-Danny Smith; 7. 10-Terry Gray; 8. 13-Chase Howard; 9. 10P-Dylan Postier; 10. 44-Ronny Howard; 11. 28-Jeff Willingham; 12. 7E-Eric Gunderson; 13. (DNF) 5-Richard Reynolds; 14. (DNS) 2H-Tommy Hall