October 24, 2022

Ross Bailes Scores Ultimate Southeast Victory At Cherokee; Zack Mitchell Crowned 2022 Ultimate Southeast Champion

Gaffney, South Carolina - The Ultimate Super Late Model Series Southeast Region traveled to "The Place Your Mama Warned You About" Cherokee Speedway located in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday October 22nd for the "Fall Brawl" event paying $10,000 to win. The event was 50 laps. 29 competitors signed into Saturdays event all seeing who could claim their spot in victory lane.

Inheriting the victory after Brandon Overton was disqualified for a post race deck height violation, Ross Bailes of Clover, South Carolina was declared the winner Saturday at Cherokee Speedway with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series Southeast Region scoring his twelfth career victory with the Ultimate Southeast Tour. Cla Kight, Trent Ivey, Michael Brown, and Carson Ferguson rounded out the top five finishers. Carson Ferguson raced his way from 11th to finish 5th. The fast qualifier was Brett Hamm with a time of 14.835 seconds. Heat race winners included Brett Hamm, Ben Watkins, and Ross Bailes. The B-Main winner was Taylor Puckett.

As the 2022 season concluded Saturday at Cherokee Speedway for the Ultimate Super Late Model Series Southeast Region; Zack Mitchell of Enoree, South Carolina scored his fourth career Ultimate Southeast Tour Championship (2022, 2020, 2019, 2018).

The Ultimate Ultimate Super Late Model Series Southeast Region would like to thank the fans, drivers, and sponsors for a successful 2022 season and look forward to seeing everyone in 2023.

Full Results - Cherokee Speedway 10/22/22

1. Ross Bailes
2. Cla Knight
3. Trent Ivey
4. Michael Brown
5. Carson Ferguson
6. Zack Mitchell
7. Dale Timms
8. Jeff Smith
9. Austin Kirkpatrick
10. Brent Dixon
11. Dennis Franklin
12. Benji Hicks
13. Anthony Sanders
14. Kenny Collins
15. Gray Parton
16. Kevin Wilson
17. Ben Watkins
18. Doug Sanders
19. Adam Yarbrough
20. Thomas Robinson
21. Tommy Jones
22. Brett Hamm
DQ - Brandon Overton

DNS - Taylor Puckett
DNS - Rich Dawson  
DNS - Bryson Harper
DNS - Brian Ledbetter
DNS - Brandon ONeill
DNS - Ethan Wilson

Car Count: 29
Feature Winner: Ross Bailes
Fast Qualifier: Brett Hamm 14.835
Heat 1 Winner: Brett Hamm
Heat 2 Winner: Ben Watkins
Heat 3 Winner: Ross Bailes
B-Main Winner: Taylor Puckett

Heat 1 (Top 6 Transfer) - 1) Brett Hamm; 2) Brandon Overton; 3) Cla Knight; 4) Brent Dixon; 5) Austin Kirkpatrick; 6) Benji Hicks; 7) Thomas Robinson; 8) Kevin Wilsin; 9) Bryson Harper; DNS Ethan Wilson

Heat 2 (Top 6 Transfer) - 1) Ben Watkins; 2) Michael Brown; 3) Trent Ivey; 4) Carson Ferguson; 5) Adam Yarbrough; 6) Gray Parton; 7) Taylor Puckett; 8) Brandon ONeill; 9) Brain Ledbetter; DNS Rich Dawson

Heat 3 (Top 6 Transfer) - 1) Ross Bailes; 2) Dale Timms; 3) Zack Mitchell; 4) Jeff Smith; 5) Kenny Collins; 6) Dennis Franklin; 7) Anthony Sanders; 8) Tommy Jones; 9) Doug Sanders

B-Main (Top 4 Transfer) - 1) Taylor Puckett; 2) Anthony Sanders; 3) Thomas Robinson; 4) Tommy Jones; 5) Doug Sanders; 6) Kevin Wilson; DNS Rich Dawson; DNS Bryson Harper; DNS Brian Ledbetter; DNS Brandon ONeill; DNS Ethan Wilson

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