On tap for week eight of racing was one of the more anticipated races each year, the Stadium Stock fifty lapper. Obviously, this is their only opportunity all year to qualify so it is a very big deal to these competitors. Chris Allison held on to the pole for the majority of the session until Wesley Thompson laid down his lap, stealing the pole award away from Allison. Along with this qualifying session the Modifieds qualified as usual. Jason Myers and Brandon Ward would qualify one-two, which is refreshing to have some new faces up front for a twenty-five lapper.
Robbie Brewer and Derek Stoltz were your front row for the first twenty lap Sportsman event. Brewer got into one a little hot taking Stoltz up the hill with him, Dylan Ward would slip by both of them and take the lead, Adams would follow. A mid-race caution bunched the field back together and Michael Adams eventually got around Ward to win his second race of the year.
Jason Myers led the field to the green in the first twenty-five lapper. He led flag to flag to win his first race since around this time last year.
The main event a fifty lap Stadium Stock race was to follow. Led to the green by Grayson Keaton. Grayson led a good portion of this race but contact with Wesley Thompson going into turn one would put him back a few positions. Wesley may have had this race in the bag if he didn't face mechanical problems midway through the race that caused him to play defense the rest of the evening. Unfortunatley for second place qualifier Chris Allison his night went up in flames on a restart, luckily he was able to get out unharmed. Chase Hunt eventually inherited the lead and held off Chuck Wall and many others on multiple attempts of green white checkered finishes. This was his second fifty lap title.
The front row for the second Sportsman race was interesting, long time competitor Mitch Gales and Wayne Hill. Mitch was moved fairly quickly and once again Dylan Ward grabbed the lead as he passed Hill going into turn one a lap later. Though John Holleman would breathe down his neck all race long until the white flag as Holleman used a lap car as a pick going into turn one eventually leading to Ward being put into the fence. Holleman would make it through to win this event.
Our second Modified race had a couple Bowman Gray legends on the front row, Ronnie Clifton and the King, Junior Miller. Junior would snooker Clifton on a couple starts and set sail. Junior held off multiple bump and run attempts from Civali during a small green flag run. But the inevitable finally happened, Civali caught Junior on a late race caution and proceeded to give the final, successful bump and run to him, executed perfectly. Civali went on to win his first career Bowman Gray stadium feature. This was the first time a Hill Enterprises car has won since Roger Hill many, many years ago.
The last event and possibly the most controversial was our Street Stock division. Taylor Robbins and Jac Creed led everyone to the green flag. Taylor held off Jac until a flat left rear tire ended her night. Creed inherited the lead as competitors played bumper cars behind him. Restart after restart Creed held off Amber Lynn until she finally caught him on a short six lap run. Getting under him off turn two Creed took her to the grass and both drivers collided going into turn three, ending his night. A green-white checkered finish would ensue. Blake Shupe would get under Amber off turn two and going into three third place driver, Spencer Martin would put the bumper to both drivers only for Lynn to drive through it and win her third event of the year.