Stillwaggon Leads Important URC Lap
DELMAR, Del. — Robbie Stillwaggon only led one lap of the feature event Saturday night at the Delaware Int’l Speedway, but it was the lap that paid $2,000 and moved him back to the top of the Rislone URC sprint car point chase.
Stillwaggon entered the Rislone URC Sprint event trailing point leader Davie Franek by 16 points and went on to win his heat race and the feature event.
Franek’s night did not start off very good as his sprint car developed rear problems after strong contact with one of the push truck vehicles. Franek did not run a qualifying event and started 23rd in the feature event. In a strong performance, Franek passed 20 cars, racing back to finish third, also earning the Fred’s Trailer Parts Hard Charger bonus and an extra five point.
Stillwaggon, for leading one lap in the feature event, also earned five bonus points. Stillwaggon earned the win, his first of the season and now holds a scant thirty point advantage over Franek in the point chase with just two races remaining.
Stillwaggon and Franek were just part of the story on Saturday night. Joey Biasi and Steve Downs set the early pace in the feature, racing side-by-side for a good portion of the 25-lap feature event.
On lap 17, Stillwaggon caught Biasi and for eight laps, the two ran wheel-to-wheel with Biasi on the high lane, Finally, on the checker flag lap, Stillwaggon took the lead exiting turn two and went on to score the win, his third career victory with URC.
Biasi finished second in his most impressive run of the year as Davie Franek rallied home third with Steve Downs and Chad Trout making up the top five.
Robbie Stillwaggon, Joey Biasi, Davie Franek, Steve Downs, Chad Trout, Ed Aikin, Mark Bitner, Art Liedl, Kevin Darling, Eddie Wagner, Scott Lutz, Midge Miller, Tim Hogue, Jimmy Stitzel, Dan Mazy, Jeff Fithian, Troy Betts, Denny Garl, Josh Weller, Randy West, Jonathan Swanson, J.J. Grasso, Cameron Darling.