By: Dan Margetta
Alex Prunty scored his second late model feature victory of the season in the 40-lap main event after a late battle with Ryan Miles.
“We’ve got the car working on the outside and are starting to figure things out and I’m happy,” stated Prunty from victory lane.
Ryan Zielski and Tim Lange paced the field to the green flag and battled side by side while Mike Held, Wayne Freimund, and Ryan Miles followed in their tracks. Held looked to the inside of the leaders entering turn one on lap four and the three wide situation that was created bottle-necked the field resulting in Lange’s car coming to a stop in turn three to produce the caution flag. Zielski also received damage from the incident and retired from the event while Held was shown the black flag for creating the three wide situation. Freimund took over the lead for the restart with Jack Stern, Ricky Heinan, and Miles following. Freimund and Heinan battled for the lead for a few laps before Heinan took over the point from the outside. Heinan began to stretch his lead as Alex Prunty began to work his way through the field, entering the top five just before the caution flew for a second time for a spin by Brittney Helmers in turn two. As racing resumed, Heinan held the point over Miles, Freimund, and Prunty and after a few laps of battling, Miles was able to wrestle the lead away from Heinan. A spin by Grant Griesbach in turn four on lap 27 produced the final caution flag of the event with Miles leading over Prunty, who worked his way up to second ahead of Heinan and Freimund. Miles and Prunty raced alongside each other on the restart and remained glued together for a few laps, rubbing doors in the process. Prunty eventually prevailed to take the lead as he drove to his second feature win of the season. Miles finished a strong second while Freimund and Heinan crossed the line in third and fourth respectively. Dan Church rebounded after suffering damage in the lap four incident and drove his way to a fifth place finish.