As the green flag dropped on the Late Model Stock event Mike Darne put his foot down and never looked back. R.D. Smith dropped back a few spots but shortly rebounded and began picking cars off one by one. With competitors like Pulliam, Fryar, Lemons, and more fans were going to be in for a great display of driving. After 60 or so green flag laps the caution was thrown and R.D. Smith had worked his way up all the way to the third position. Once they went back green Darne once again pulled away and didn't look back. I spoke with Darne before today's events and he had told me that his team had spent the entire day Saturday working and perfecting this car, and that this "was the best Caraway car I have ever sat in." This definitely showed as he put it to the field leading flag to flag all seventy five laps. Unfortunately for Lee Pulliam his race didn't quite go as planned, early on you could tell his car wasn't up to par. Though he did make up some spots later in the race he had nothing for the top three cars. Jared Fryar's debut in the PCR #81 machine went over well as he came home sixth, and in one piece. Travis Swaim would come home second, R.D. Smith third, Lee Pulliam fourth, and Tommy Lemons Jr fifth.
There wasn't a whole lot to say about the limited race, other than Tommy Neal started dead last and took the lead by lap five. Tommy went on to dominate the rest of the race.
The 125 lap main event was sure to be a slug fest. With almost ten cars that could easily win the race the fans rose to their feet as J.R. Bertuccio led the first half of the race. J.R. had pulled out to around a straightaway lead as Tim Brown and competitors stayed single file behind him, saving tires. Competitors were told there would be two late race cautions, and they were granted. By this time John Smith had not only reeled in Bertuccio but had passed him, and gapped him. A hard charging Jason Myers was up to third, and Tim Brown had fallen back to fourth before pit stops. Once pit stops rolled around Bobby Measmer Jr. and crew really shined, picking up almost ten spots on pit road. From here on, this race was complete chaos. Tim Brown made contact with the wall and laid his machine to rest in turn one, ultimately ending his strong run. He was okay, but a little light footed exiting his vehicle. Myers had made a great comeback from saving his tires most of the race, only to be spun around in the exit of turn two by Measmer and Pasteryak in the final 20 or so laps of the race. This inevitably let Measmer inherit the lead, only to lose it to a hard charging John Smith on the outside in the closing laps. John Smith went on to win the race, his fourth career SMRS victory. Bobby Measmer would finish second, and somehow, someway Jeremy Gerstner fought back to bring home third place finish.
One of the final events of the evening was the 602 Super Limited's. Lots of new faces, and many experienced drivers filled the field for the event. Andrew Durham made pretty quick work of the field as he jumped out to an early lead for the first half of the race. Once his car began to fade Robbie Brewer and Rock Harris just got bigger and bigger in his mirror. Rock Harris made a clean pass for the lead, and Brewer followed. A flat right rear tire for Bubba Gale ended his strong top five run, taking his machine to the pits right before halfway. After the halfway point the race had turned into a caution fest. Rookie mistakes mixed in with bad blood would play a huge roll in the finish of this event. Casey Kepley Jr. made hard contact with the turn four wall, he walked away under his own power, but the car was left in pieces. Chris Allison received a flat left front tire from debris and somehow rode out the last ten laps of the race, not only racing with it, but passing people with this flat left front! While all this was going on behind them, Rock had held off just about everyone who challenged him on the outside on restarts. But the final restart Robbie Brewer, who had taken the inside every time, finally got a run and made a pass on Harris. Brewer would end up taking home the victory, Rock Harris second, Ryan Robertson third, Andrew Durham fourth and Chris Allison fifth.