Barron Ends Renezeder’s Off Road Streak
Renezeder was forced into the inside barrier in that corner, and he dropped back to fifth as a full course caution came out to clear Kyle’s truck from the track. The running order was now Adler, Todd LeDuc, Barron, Brandon Bailey and Renezeder as the green flag came back out. Renezeder quickly got by Bailey on the restart, with MacCachren surprisingly following suit out of turn two, where Bailey ran wide into the outside barrier.
Adler then lost it coming into turn three and ran hard, nose-first into the outside concrete barrier at the top of the corner, and although he was able to continue after heading into the hot pits to change a right front flat, safety crews were forced to make repairs to the misplaced barrier, which left the field circulating under yellow for several laps.
When racing finally resumed, it was now Todd LeDuc, Barron, Renezeder, MacCachren, and Jerry Daugherty in the top five. On the restart lap, LeDuc went wide at turn three, which allowed Barron to get by on the inside to take the lead. Near the end of the lap, Ryan Beat dropped out after heavy contact with Adler, and that forced yet another full course yellow.
Racing resumed on the next lap, now with just three laps remaining, and Adler was given the black flag for his incident with Beat. On the restart lap, Renezeder had door to door contact with LeDuc as he dove by on the inside at turn three, with LeDuc then coming to a sudden stop at turn four. Adler rolled in the same corner, so another full course caution was thrown. Adler was able to continue, and when racing resumed, it was to be a green/white-checker finish.
Barron now had the lead, and despite a hard charge from Renezeder on the final lap, Barron was too strong and became the one to finally end “King” Carl’s impressive reign. Barron picked up the win, repeating the same success he had when he took his first win in this very round a year ago, with Renezeder finishing runner-up. Third went to a resilient MacCachren, who kept making the rounds despite a wounded truck, and fourth was local hero Daugherty. Bailey rounded out the top five.
Other class winners on Sunday included MacCachren (Pro 2), Sheldon Creed (Pro Lite), Geoffrey Cooley (Pro Buggy), Gavin Harlien (Modified Kart), Blaze Nunley (Junior 1 Kart) and Dylan Plemons (Junior 2 Kart).