Matthias Makes Late Trip Pay Off
Cota was forced to pit lane where he went a lap down with a flat tire and body damage, Block’s night was over. Wassenburg stayed hooked up three-wheeling his machine all the way to victory lane. Thiel had a career Seymour best second, Rob Charapata third, JJ Anderson fourth and Cody Hokenstad battled back to fifth after a trip down pit lane.
John Ashcraft passed Allan Schlueter on lap two for the top spot. Last weeks winner Jerry Kope charged from row four and began to chop away at Ashcraft’s lead. A caution with a handful of laps remaining put Kope, Jerry Winkler and Jeff Jungwirth directly on the back bumper of Ashcraft.
As the green flag flew Winkler blew a right front tire ending his bid for the win. Kope’s racer was next to suffer problems as smoke billowed out from under the car resulting in a mechanical black flag. On the final lap Jungwirth also had a tire go down ending his solid run.
When the dust settled it was Ashcraft cruising to victory, Joe Schwister scored a solid second in his first showing of the season, pole sitter Derek Lecker third, Mert Summers placed fourth after starting in row 7 and Lexii Ashcraft rounded out the top five.
Brett Swedberg wasted no time wrestling the lead away from Derek Janke on the opening lap. Swedberg never looked back leading every lap sweeping action in the topless Fastrak Late Model feature. Jeff Curtin charged into second but wasn’t able to cut into Swedberg’s lead. Third for Jeff Wickersheim, Derek Janke and Wayne Block completed the top five.
Brian Johnson scored a clean sweep in the Sport Fours, his second feature win in a row. Defending champion Calvin Stueck suffered mechanical issues after leading early sending him pit side. Cody Hungerford finished second, Taylor Becha, Carl King and Brandon Petri were your top five finishers.