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Dutton tops Outlaw Late Model feature at 'The Melon'

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CORDELE - Stuart Dutton made his way to the lead, and went on to score the victory in the third Racing For Fair Tax Outlaw Late Model feature of the year at Watermelon Capital Speedway in Cordele, GA Saturday night.<br /> <br /> Alex Coffey and Chris Dilbeck led the field to the green flag, with Dilbeck moving out to the early lead, while Coffee battled with Dutton for second.<br /> <br /> Dutton moved to second by lap nine, and began giving chase to the leader. The first caution of the night flew on lap 12 when Chris Tullis ran off the backstretch near turn three on the track, which does not have an outside retaining wall from the middle of turn two to turn four. He was able to continue with minor damage.<br /> <br /> On the restart, Dilbeck held the point, with Dutton in pursuit. The second caution flew again two laps later when Alex Leverette and Brian Cromer got together in turn one, sending Cromer into a spin while Leverette went off the track in turn two. Leverette was able to continue, but Cromer was done for the night.<br /> <br /> Dilbeck retook the lead on the restart, with Dutton following in his tire tracks. Dutton began looking for an opportunity to pass on lap 18, but couldn't make the move. Three laps later, Dutton finally got to the inside of Dilbeck, and the two raced side-by-side for several laps. Dutton finally cleared Dilbeck to take the lead on lap 25.<br /> <br /> From there, Dutton would hold an eight to 10 car length lead over Dilbeck all the way to the end of the 40 lap feature to score the win. Coffee came home in third, with Steve Renner in fourth and Luke Christian in fifth.<br /> <br /> Other winners on the night included Dusty Stafford in Enduro, C.J. Pucko in Legends, Joshua Hicks in Bandoleros and Chuck Pittman in Go Karts.<br /> <br /> <strong>Watermelon Capital Speedway - Cordele, GA</strong><br /> <strong>Race Results - June 7, 2014</strong><br /> <br /> 1. Stuart Dutton<br /> 2. Chris Dilbeck<br /> 3. Alex Coffee<br /> 4. Steve Renner<br /> 5. Luke Christian<br /> 6. Stewart Smith<br /> 7. Chris Tullis<br /> 8. Alex Leverette<br /> 9. Brian Cromer
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