Gary Stuhler wins Super Late Models, Sipes takes the checkered flag in photo finish, and Drake Troutman wins Mid-Atlantic Modified feature
By Phil Marshall
It was quite the night for Gary Stuhler as he took the checkered flag in the Super Late Model feature after starting ninth. After a big wreck on lap three that took out four cars, Stuhler took advantage of a restart on lap 10 to take the lead but lost it right away in the next corner to the 48 of Colton Flinner. The very next lap, Flinner jumped the cushion in turn four and Stuhler took the lead and never looked back.
“Colton probably would have won if he hadn’t jumped the cushion,” Stuhler said. “It has been a long time since we have been in victory lane and I feel very fortunate to be here.”
Matt Cosner finished in the runner-up position and Tyler Bare finished third.
Scot Sipes wins for the third consecutive week in dramatic fashion by beating Trevor Larrick in a photo finish. Sipes beat Larrick to the line by a half car length. It wasn’t easy for Sipes as he had to work his way to get there. Sipes started third and got to second on lap three and raced door to door with Larrick to take the lead on lap eight. The battle went back and forth lap after lap, but in the end Sipes got to the line first.
“I am so thankful that he raced me clean,” Sipes said. “It just doesn’t get any better than this.”
Trevor Larrick finished second, and Dylan Beavers scored a podium finish in third.
Drake Troutman scored the victory in the Mid-Atlantic Modified feature event after starting mid-pack in ninth. The 747 of Jimmy Jesmer started in second and took the early lead. He didn’t stay there for long after contact with the 11 of Brad Kling on the backstretch causing Jesmer to spin into turn three. The 81 of Steve Axtell Jr took the lead with eight laps to go but was chased down by Troutman. Troutman took the second position with six laps to go and then took the lead with four to go and never looked back.
“I found something when I went to the top groove,” Troutman said. “We raced last night and had a lot of work to do to get here today and I’m very glad we were able to pull it off tonight.”
Brad Kling finished in the second position, and Steve Axtell Jr finished in third.