Charlie Lockhart sweeps the No-Box Class while Kenny Underwood wins $10,000 on Sunday at the Southern Big Buck Nationals.
Cover photo by Robert Grice
Belle Rose, La. – The final day of the 7th Annual Southern Big Buck Nationals closed out a successful race weekend with a clean sweep in the No Box class, and almost another in the Box class.
Big money racers from across the south descended upon No Problem Raceway for a weekend of big money bracket racing. The star of the weekend was No-Box racer Charlie Lockhart.
After taking the $5,000 win over Greg Rushing on Saturday, Lockhart drove to the final round once again on Sunday. There Lockhart defeated Thomas Holley to earn his second $5,000 check of the weekend. In both finals, Charlie laid down long, smoky burnouts instead of his traditional dry-hop.
The weekend was a near repeat of the 2019 Southern Big Buck Nationals as Lockhart was victorious at this event last season as well. The 2019 win lead to a wildly successful season which could spell trouble for No-Box racers in 2020 if history is any indication of what’s to come.
Brandon Taylor also made noise at the Southern Big Buck Nationals after defeating teammate Stephen “Champ” McCrory in the Saturday final. BT came up one round short of a second final on Sunday when he fell to Kenny Underwood in the semifinals. Underwood went on to claim the $10,000 Top Bulb victory after defeating Colton Chapman in the final round.
The Southern Big Buck Nationals marked the first race in the 2020 CP Racing Promotions points series. You can learn more about the FREE championship points series here. The next race in the series will be the Texas Two Step $50,000 at the Texas Motorplex March 11th – 15th.
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