Mike Benedum

Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, VA) – Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals – July 16th, 2023. (A & M Photography)


Mike Benedum

Mike Benedum kicks off Southern Nationals Series at Beckley and Wythe

On Friday afternoon, Mike Benedum headed to his home track of Beckley Motor Speedway (Beckley, W.Va.) to began his title hunt for the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals championship.

After a lengthy rain delay, Benedum qualified seventh-quickest and made up one spot in his heat race to finish third. For the first $10,053-to-win main event of the series, Mike recorded a 14th-place outing

Saturday's event at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) was postponed to Sunday.

With 23 Late Models returning to Wythe for it's rescheduled date, Benedum missed the setup in his heat race but moved forward six positions in the 53-lap main event to score a Top-10 finish.

Mike currently sits eighth in the Southern Nationals point standings.

Full results from the events are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

Article Credit: A & M Photography

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