Sodeman Claims Mercer Mid-Season Crown
The resulting caution gave Williams second spot again for the final restart of the race. Sodeman got away cleanly, but Williams’ mount was showing some signs of distress after his wild excursion through turn four. That enabled George to reel him in. The veteran pilot dove low as the pair rounded the fourth turn heading for the white flag. George entered one with the second spot, which he held to the checkers.
Behind Sodeman, George, and Williams came Brandon Matus. he narrowly defeated his good friend Adam Kekich. A.J. Flick ran sixth for the second week in a row. Dan Kuriger overcame some mechanical problems in his heat to earn seventh. Scott Priester topped Moss, and John McCracken Jr.
The preliminaries belonged to Flick and Priester. There was no B Main.
In the Mini Stock division, sponsored by Eperthener’s Auto Wrecking and Ray’s Racing Collectibles, points leader Mike McConnell padded his lead with a wire-to wire victory in the evening’s opening feature event. J.R. McGinley took advantage of Eric Gabany’s difficulty navigating through lapped traffic to capture the win in the Approved Toilet Rentals 358 Modifieds.
George Englert took the unofficial points lead in the Rock Concrete Modified Lites with his win and a disappointing outing by defending champ Shane Pfeuffer. Jimmy Morris romped to victory in the Bonnell’s Rod Shop Outlaw Sprint Warriors. Rusty Moore prevailed in the finale for the Precise Racing Products Stock Cars.