McMillen Scores First Late Model Triumph
CLEARFIELD, Pa. – Bob McMillen picked up his career first late-model triumph Saturday night at America’s Motorsports Park, as once again Jeff Taylor and team battled Mother Nature, and came out with the win. Tony Brown also picked his career first AMP Harter and Son’s Garage Street Stock feature.
Repeat winner include: John Eckenrod of Ebensburg in the Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Lates, Hunter McCracken of Curwensville in the Quigley’s Pub Pure Stocks and Eric Boozel of Mt. Union in the Clearfield County Metal Four Cylinders.
The Late Models were led to the green with Dan Gill and Roswell Babcock on the front row, with Gill leading the field into the first turn, but he went high allowing Denny Fenton to take the lead out of the second turn. Fenton led the first six laps before he looped the car in the second turn, handing the lead over to Justin Kanouff.
On lap eight, a turn four pile-up slowed the action, forcing Luke Hoffner, Greg Kent, Tom Merryman, Dan Boyd and Travis Brady either to the rear or to the pits.
Kanouff took off on the restart with Bob McMillen in hot pursuit with Luke Hoffner, Bill Davis, Randy Sterling and Gill still battling for the top spot. As the race went on, McMillen was not about to give up, as he challenged Kanouff on every turn to try and get the lead, then on lap 18, Kanouff got high and McMillen was right there to take advantage of the miscue, as Davis moved by with three laps to get as McMillen went on to get the win. At the line, the top five were: McMillen, Davis, Kanouff, Gill and Duane Stiner. The heats were won by Stiner and McMillen.