Lawson Continues Black Rock Momentum
Cecce, of Bath, scored his first win of the year, leading all but one lap. In a race peppered with cautions, Cecce was stout on each restart and despite feeling his car starting to overheat and go away in the late stages, held a steady distance over Jeremy Potzrebowski up until lap 9, when the T1 drove by briefly, only to Cecce regain the top spot. Nate Daggett would snag the runner-up position at the line while Jake Karlnoski would place in third.
After a DNF in last week’s IMCA Feature, Rich Karlnoski was probably wondering when his luck was going to turn around after he was involved in two accidents in the first two laps of this week’s feature. Instead of sulking though, Karlnoski just “drove angry” and charged to the front to score his third win of the year.
The Dundee resident darted from the back of the field quickly back in to contention, eventually taking the lead from Phil Yaw on lap 12 and then driving away from defending track champion Mike Smith down the stretch to earn a trip to Victory Lane. A strong run was also turned in by Scott Sebring, who challenged for the lead, took a wild excursion through the infield, and still managed a third place finish.
James Kreidler III scored his fourth Signs Plus of Kanona 4-Cylinder win of the season in five attempts on Friday and it was easily the one he had to fight the hardest for, as he held off a determined Rick Horton.
Kreidler started in 10th but worked his way up to second by lap nine, when the only yellow flag of the 20-lap event occurred. He took the lead on lap 10 from Horton, who was not ready to just concede the win. Horton slung his No. 4 around the top, taking the lead back to complete lap 14, but it would not last for long as Kreidler changed his line, took the lead back the next lap, and then held off Horton by less than a car length. Scott Bradley would complete the podium positions.
Adam DelGrosso scored the win in the FWD 4-Cylinder feature, his first win since opening night. DelGrosso moved by Craig Mahrt on lap 5 and then held off Jeremy Trank’s late charge in what was a caution-free event.