Brenden Queen (03) battles Josh Berry during the Thanksgiving Classic. (Southern National Motorsports Park Photo)

Queen Cashes $15,000 Thanksgiving Classic Check

LUCAMA, N.C. — A late-race battle for the win went Brenden Queen’s way in Sunday’s $15,000-to-win Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park.

Queen fought off the likes of polesitter Kaden Honeycutt and defending Thanksgiving Classic winner Josh Berry to breakthrough in the 250-lap event.

Piloting the No. 03, late model stock car, Queen crossed the start/finish line 0.444 seconds ahead of runner-up finisher Honeycutt. Berry followed in third with Jonathan Findley and Jared Fryar rounding out the top five.

A total of nine cars finished on the lead lap. 

Chaos ensued earlier in the event as multiple cars were involved in an accident on lap 136. Ronnie Bassett Jr., who was in the midst of restarting on the front row, had an issue that stalled out the field behind him. 

Deac McCaskill, Katie Hettinger, Jake Crum and more were taken out of the race.