Sets Sights on $75,000 North-South 100 Prize this Weekend
MT. HOLLY, N.C. (08/08/22) – Chris Ferguson added another five-figure payday to his 2022 resume over the weekend. He piloted his Diff-Tran Machining No. 22 K & K Trucking / Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry / Team Zero Race Car / Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to the $20,000 top prize in the USA 100 at Virginia Motor Speedway.
Ferguson took control of the lead on lap 13 and fought off a late-charge from Russell Erwin to claim the Ultimate Southeast Late Model Series victory. The triumph was his fourth of the season, and all of his wins have been $10,000 or more.
“I appreciate Russell (Erwin) driving me clean. He gave me a little bit of room there with a lapped car,” said Ferguson. “I respect him and (Gregg) Satterlee and also Zack (Mitchell). That was a fun race. I just got kinda content there and was running a decent groove. I wasn’t really pulling away from them, but they weren’t gaining on me. I think Russell may have turned the wick up on me. “As soon as I seen (Erwin), I didn’t feel like I was gonna be good enough to run the very bottom to hold ‘em off so at that point you just gotta get elbows up and get on the cushion. Luckily, I didn’t make no mistakes up there and was able to pull away
“This is a big shot in the arm as we get ready for the North-South 100 at Florence (Speedway). Thank you to everyone who supports this team and makes it possible.”
Chris Ferguson trekked to Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.) on Saturday evening, where he entered his K&K Trucking No. 22 Late Model into competition with the Ultimate Southeast Series for the 35th annual USA 100.
With 22 Late Models on the grounds, Ferguson laid down the fastest lap in qualifications before picking up a heat race win. Stealing the lead from early pacesetter Zack Mitchell on lap 13 of the feature, Chris raced to his fourth win of the season and second career USA 100.
He held off a hard-charging Russell Erwin in the 50-lapper to secure the $20,000 payday and his 16th-career Ultimate Southeast Series victory.
Erwin, Gregg Satterlee, Zack Mitchell, and Kyle Hardy trailed him to the checkers.
Full results from the event are available at www.ULTIMATEsupers.com .
The team now turns their attention to Florence Speedway’s North-South 100, which includes twin $5,000-to-win features on Thursday and Friday, followed by a $75,000-to-win finale on Saturday night.
The weekend is sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS).
For more weekend information, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .
Chris Ferguson would like to thank all of his marketing partners, including Diff Tran Machining, K and K Trucking, The Racing Warehouse, Race XR, Live Oak Aesthetic and Family Dentistry, Heckle’s Plumbing LLC, Carolina Roofing and Gutters, Little Mountain Farm, Keith’s Handyman Services, Carver and Sons Roofing, Vinson Sims Construction, Dirt Trackin’ App, Rosewood Assisted Living, Western Clean Up Corporation, Beaux-Tie Limousine Service, Vinson Sims Construction, Xceldyne Valvetrain, Schaeffers Oil, Dynamic Custom Metal Works, On Point Polishing and Detailing, DirtCarLift.com, Fox Racing Shocks, Jerico Performance Products, Team Zero Race Cars, Buzze Racing, Big A’s Custom Graphics, ASI Racewear, Hoosier Racing Tires by Bryan, Harkey Racing, K&N Performance Filters, Fluidyne High Performance, Indocil Art , Frankland Racing Supply, Bell Racing USA, Hyperco, Go Lithium, Dynamic Drivelines, Outerwears Pre-Filters, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, All Star Performance, FK Rod Ends, Fragola Performance Systems, Hooker Harness, Stock Car Steel and Aluminum Inc., SRI Supplies, Pro Fabrication Racing Exhaust Systems, K1 Race Gear, Cole Perkins Media & Promotions, Base Racing Fuel, Backwoods Farm, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
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