Race fans packed The Madhouse once again Saturday night to cheer on their favorite drivers. Lee Jeffreys set fast time in the Modifieds, but since this was a Colors Edge race it was a full field redraw. All four top qualifiers elected to take the challenge and try to win $9,000.
This week's Street Stock race was a breath of fresh air compared to most weeks. Very minimal cautions (excluding one long caution for the Nate Gregg and Brandon Butner incident in turn three) led to a decent race for this class. Taylor Robbins paced the field and led from start-to-finish and won her first race of the year. This was her first trip to victory lane in over two years. Bryan Sykes and former two-time champion Jason Brown exchanged dinner plans after the race as Sykes monster trucked Brown after a disagreement during the race, leaving two torn up race cars over.... nothing.
Kevin Neal dominated the first Sportsman race to win his third race of the year and inevitably extended his points lead over John Holleman and Andrew Durham.
Although Tim Brown redrew the pole for the 100-lapper he didn’t seem to be the normal “Tim Brown” that we’ve all gotten accustomed to. A wreck on the initial start of the race would end Frank Fleming and Jeremy Gerstner’s night before lap one. Bobby Measmer Jr passed Brown on the outside early in the race and led a handful of laps through the middle stages of this event. Brown did reclaim the lead later on in the race by passing Bobby on the outside on a restart. Phantom caution after phantom caution would bunch the field up about every ten laps. Burt Myers finally got his turn at Brown and cleared him on the outside after a few laps and set sail. Late race drama between Jason Myers, Chris Fleming, and Jonathan Brown would lead to fireworks in the pits after the race. Jason moved J. Brown out of his way late in the race to try and claim the $9,000. That was to no avail as Chris Fleming actually finished in the top four as well so both drivers split the Colors Edge money. Burt Myers won this event and extended his points lead over Tim Brown in doing so.
Zack Ore led all of a relatively uneventful second Sportsman, until lap 18. Dylan Ward and he began playing games on the restarts and actually had heavy contact at one point before the green flag was flown. Zack Ore did hold off Ward and won this event, this was his second win in a row dating back to last week.
James and Chris Allison (father and son) swept the Stadium Stock races. James was driving the red #61 that Jason Keaton is usually piloting.