Alex Prunty took the lead on lap 23 and drove to the victory in the 40-lap late model main event.
Jerry Mueller charged out to the early lead as Pat McIntee and David
McCardle raced for second with Jon DeAngelis and Alex Prunty side by
side behind them. McCardle drifted slightly on the outside which allowed
McIntee, DeAngelis, and Dan Church to get by as Ryan DeStefano pulled
alongside McCardle. As DeStefano and McCardle entered turn three side by
side, they closed quickly on Church’s car and when DeStefano tried to
avoid hitting Church’s car, he moved up which sent McCardle’s car hard
into the wall to draw a caution flag. DeStefano restarted from the rear
of the field as Mueller and McIntee led the field back to the green
flag. The outside lane was not the place to be for McIntee and both
DeAngelis and Prunty worked their way by on the inside for second and
third respectively while Mueller maintained the lead.
Stippich also tried to race to the inside of McIntee and as they raced
for position, both cars spun in turn one and the caution flag waved for a
second time. Mueller held the lead on the restart as Prunty worked the
inside line to take second place away from DeAngelis, who kept the third
position by fending off DeStefano and Justin Poenitsch. With Mueller
leading, DeStefano used the inside line to pass DeAngelis for third,
bringing Braison Bennett along with him into fourth, moving DeAngelis to
fifth. DeStefano then went to work on Prunty for second place but as
they closed in on Mueller for the lead, Prunty took to the outside lane
and made a bid for the top spot. Prunty was able to take the lead from
the outside and when contact between Mueller and DeStefano briefly held
up the field, Prunty opened up a sizeable lead. Prunty went
unchallenged the rest of the way and captured the victory while Mueller
held off DeStefano for second as Braison Bennett and Al Stippich rounded
out the top five.
Jerry Mueller was the winner of the late model fast dash and Alex Prunty was the fastest qualifier at 12.468 seconds.
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