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Mississippi State Championship Challenge (MSCC) Series
Lucas Rises to the Occasion For First "Frostbite 50" Win in MSCC Opener
 
PASS CHRISTIAN, Miss. - March 6. The Mississippi State Championship Challenge (MSCC) Series opened its 2010 season at South Mississippi Speedway with the seventh annual “Frost Bite 50”.  As temperatures were dropping down to the “frost” range, Shep Lucas of McKenzie, Alabama stuck Jay Dickens powered Trak-Star chassis on the low side of the track and drove to the victory in the $5,000 paying event. 
 
After giving up the first lap to outside front row starter David Breazeale, Lucas regained the top spot to lead the remainder and score the third win of his career with the Meridian, Mississippi based series. A later altercation with Breazeale saw Lucas's lead restored, but sent Breazeale to the rear of the lead lap, where he finished in ninth.
 
With 26 drivers from six states taking time, Lucas got credit for the evening's fast time after Florida teenager Joseph Joiner saw his qualifying lap disallowed when he came in underweight at the scales. Lucas parlayed his fast time into a dash win to earn a starting spot on the pole. Taking the lead on the second lap, Lucas led the rest of the way. David Ashley of Zachary, La. came from his fifth place starting position to finish second, some 2.5 seconds behind Lucas, while Wendell Wallace of Batesville, Ark. started 11th on the grid and advanced eight positions quickly to finish third in a mishandling race car.
 
Second generation driver Alex Ashley of Zachary, La. took home the hard charger award.  Ashley had to make the field by way of a provisional start, then suffered another setback with a mid-race tangle with Scott Creel, only to advance from the rear of the field to claim fourth at the finish, having advanced 17 positions. Shannon Lee of Lumberton, Miss. rounded out the top five after advancing 10 positions. Nine cars finished on the lead lap.
 
Last year's winner, Chad Thrash, made an early exit and had to settle for a 20th place finish.
 
Lucas is sponsored by Nine Mile Machine Shop, Gafor Heavy Timber, TJ’s BP, Performance Kwik Change, and Lucas Fams
 
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