Stremme, Walls, Swank, Breeden visit Victory Lane
The night started out with plenty of excitement as the Pure Stock Division got things started. The second row of cars made it four wide on the initial start causing the 2+2 of Cody Kershner and the six of Wayne Hawbaker to wreck. Kershner would regain his initial starting spot of third and would charge to the front shortly after. With five laps to go, the 2+2 pulled off the track with engine troubles as Jamey Swank would go on to score the victory.
“That was one heck of a race,” Swank said. “We were at the right place at the right time.”
Jeremy Tinsman finished second and Deakon Snyder finished third.
The Late Model Sportsman Feature also had trouble at the very start of the race. The 151 of Kyle Lear and 19 of Danny Atherton got together sending the 151 to hit the inside wall hard, causing a red flag. Once the race got restarted, the 39 of Ryan Walls took the early commanding lead. At lap eight, the 92 of Frankie Gordon traded the lead with Walls for a few laps. Eight laps in, Walls took the lead for the final time and never looked back.
“I wanted new tires for the cars before the race, checked the budget and decided not to get them,” Walls said. “It turned out we didn’t need them.”
Taylor Farlling finished second and Donnie Farlling finished third.
Next was the Mid Atlantic Modified Feature and it was a dominate performance from former NASCAR star David Stremme as he led flag to flag. In the middle of the race, the seven of Drake Troutman tried hard to catch Stremme and ran the cushion the entire time until he jumped it on lap 15. Stremme never looked back.
“We came down here to try some things,” Stremme said. “We really like this place; we will definitely be back.”
Michael Altobelli finished second and Drake Troutman finished third.
The night concluded with the Hobby Stock Feature that had plenty of action throughout. Codey Breeden and Trevor Larrick battled for most of the race, but a late race caution came out with three to go. Breeden would capitalize on his inside starting position and take the lead, never looking back.
“That caution saved me big time,” Breeden said. “It has been a tough season for us, so it feels good to finally get a good result.”
Lane Hessong finished second and Trevor Larrick finished third.