Story By: Dan Margetta
Mike Lichtfeld scored his first late model win of the season in their 40-lap main event.
Pole sitter Steven Schulz got the jump over front row mate Danny
Church and paced the field in the early going. Behind them Adam Peschek
and John DeAngelis race side-by-side while Ryan Farrell and Alex Prunty
did the same. Prunty cracked the top five by muscling past DeAngelis
on lap nine. Behind Schulz, Farrell made a charge past Peschek and
moved alongside his teammate Church in a battle for second.
Alex Prunty and Peschek brought out the first caution for their part
in a lap 16 spin in turn two. Schulz and Farrell thrilled the crowd on
the restart as the pair raced door to door for the lead for six laps
before Farrell took command. Farrell had the race in hand when he
slowed with a mechanical woe on lap 36. His troubles stacked the field
behind him, scattering Schulz, Justin Poenitsch and Braison Bennett.
Farrell was forced to retire, handing the lead to Lichtfeld.
Lichtfeld pulled away over the final four laps. Jerry Mueller
finished second after starting tenth. Last week’s feature winner Ryan
DeStefano finished third with Brad Dahmer and DeAngelis completing the
Braison Bennett and Lichtfeld scored late model heat wins. Defending
track champion Alex Prunty was the fast qualifier with a time of 12.510
seconds (71.942 mph).