Travis Sauter Hangs On At Madison
Jacob Goede utilized the restart cone to get to the outside of the front row on the restart. Goede would get the jump and pull ahead of Fredrickson coming off of turn two. Goede would pull away by a few car lengths as Travis Sauter lurked behind.
T. Sauter would get by Fredrickson coming off of turn two with just 12 laps remaining. Sauter methodically began to reel in Goede, pulling closer and closer as the laps wound down. With just four laps to go, Sauter latched onto the rear bumper of Goede, setting the stage for an awesome finish.
Sauter would use the chrome horn at both ends of the track, only to see Goede hold onto the lead. Sauter would get a nose inside before Goede would slam the door on him. Coming to the white flag, Sauter got underneath Goede as the came off of turn four.
Sauter would clear Goede down the straightaway and ran the final lap with Goede just barely on his rear bumper. However, Goede could never mount that last ditched effort, as Sauter notched yet another victory at MIS.
“Johnny was the guy to beat in the second half,” said Travis Sauter. “He had them covered, then I was loose after the break. Once he went out I still thought I had the best car. Restarting in the second row, Danny’s hard to pass and I got by him just in time, with like eight to go. That was the perfect amount of time to catch Jacob.”
Goede ended up second, followed by Fredrickson, Rich Bickle and Chris Wimmer.