Stoudt Beats Wampler At Susquehanna
NEWBERRYTOWN, Pa. – Randy Stoudt claimed his first late-model win of the season in an epic late race battle with Billy Wampler at the Susquehanna Speedway Park on Saturday night.
Randy Zechman took his second consecutive win in the Street Stock 20 lapper. Patrick McClane wired the field to win the 20-lap Xtreme Stock Car feature. The 15-lap Road Warrior feature was won by Daryl Sipe for the third week in a row. Zakari Kitner claimed the Mini Van feature.
Stoudt started on the pole position and grabbed the early lead over Tim Murphy. As Stoudt set the pace of the race, as Chase Billet, Billy Wampler and J.R Rodriguez battled for the third spot. At the midway point of the race, the yellow flew, bunching up the field behind Stoudt. On the restart, Stoudt continued to set the pace with the battle for third continuing where it left off. With 10 laps to go, Wampler and Billet closed in on Murphy to make a three car battle for the runner-up spot.
On lap 19, Wampler got by Murphy and set his sights on the leader. A caution lag flew again on lap 21 as Chase Billet slowed on the track with mechanical failure, retiring him from the race. A four lap shoot-out for the win continued on the restart with Wampler and Stoudt battling side-by-side for the win. Wampler took the lead by inches on the lap 24. Stoudt battled back to lead the final circuit to take his first victory of the season. Wampler settled for a hard fought second, followed by J.R. Rodriguez.