Story by: Dan Margetta
Alex Prunty drove to victory in the 40-lap late model feature event, leading the final 23 laps to take the checkered flag.
Tyler Schley and Kyle Chwala brought the field to the green flag and
Schley drove to the early lead from the inside groove as Ricky Heinan,
Brian Holtz, and Alex Prunty battled behind the lead duo. Chwala applied
heavy pressure to Schley for the lead, trying both the inside and
outside grooves to get by which allowed Heinan and Prunty to close in.
As the leaders worked lapped traffic, Schley was able to maintain his
slight lead over Chwala while Prunty was able to use the traffic to get
around Heinan for third. After numerous attempts to take the lead from
the outside, Chwala’s car lost traction on lap 15 and he spun off turn
two and the caution flag waved as Tyler Hromadka’s car spun as well.
Schley chose the inside lane for the restart while second place Prunty
went to the outside with Heinan and Mike Held lined up in order behind
them. Schley was able to hold onto the lead for a single circuit as
racing resumed before Prunty powered by on the outside, bringing Held
along with him. Heinan also was able to advance around Schley in the
waning laps for third, leaving Schley to race with Jordan DeVoy over
fourth. Prunty was able to keep Held at bay and he drove to the victory,
leaving Held to settle for second. Heinan took the checkered flag in
third while an incident between Schley and DeVoy coming to the checkered
flag in which DeVoy’s car spun off turn four was under review at the
time of this article. DeVoy was scored fourth and Al Stippich fifth with
the official results pending.
Late model heat races were won by Grant Griesebach who held off Joe
Bongiorno for his first victory in the division and Jerry Mueller who
muscled his way around Kyle Chwala on the final lap. Alex Prunty was the
fastest qualifier with a lap of 12.203 seconds.