Bates Captures Contender Championship With Win


Davis Chassis Works Contender Series

Super Late Models
Round 11 of 11
February 26, 2020
Lanier Speedway – 182 Laps

Race Summary

Race Winner: Dylan Bates – Qualified 4th, 121 laps led, 6th career SARA win
Margin of Victory: -0.809 seconds
Top Five: Fred Moreau (2nd), Magnum Tate (3rd), Kyle Souza (4th), Dante Curtis (5th)
Pole Winner: Fred Moreau – 12.695 seconds
Hard Charger: Michael Goddard – 19 positions gained (25th to 6th)

Championship Battle

Entering the final night for the Contender Series, Dylan Bates held a 15 point lead over Fred Moreau. Both drivers ran at the front of the field, but it was Bates that got out into the lead by lap 62 and then held off Moreau during the late stages to not only pick up the win, but to also hang on for the title.

Bates’ first career SARA championship consisted of 10 starts, 5 wins, 9 top fives, 9 top tens, and 479 laps led. Congrats to Dylan Bates, the 2019/2020 Winter Season Davis Chassis Works Contender Series champion!