Short Track Super Series $10,00 South Region Championship Battle Continues Saturday, September 30 at Bridgeport Speedway
BRIDGEPORT, NJ – Only two races remain and a $10,000 champion will be decided.
The road to the title stops next in Bridgeport, New Jersey on Saturday, September 30.
The 'Dirty Jersey 5' is set for Bridgeport Speedway, the seventh round of the Short Track Super Series (STSS) South Region, a 40-lap big-block/small-block Modified battle on the five-eighths-mile.
More than $25,000 in purse money is on the line, with $5,000 going to the winner, $1,000 for 10th and $400 to take the green flag for 40 laps of racing.
Drivers will be dicing for valuable STSS points as the championship battle winds down.
Entering the 'Dirty Jersey 5' event, Boyertown, Pa., driver Ryan Watt leads by just a single marker over Sprakers, N.Y.'s Stewart Friesen (458-457). Both Watt and Friesen are past STSS South champions. Watt won the title in 2015. Friesen took top honors a year ago.
Lurking in third, just 12 points from the lead, is Duane Howard of Oley, Pa., the most recent STSS South winner at Georgetown (Del.) Speedway August 30. Howard and the Norm Hansell team have accrued 446 points.
Bridgeport is the final 100-point event on the schedule. After the 'Dirty Jersey 5' each driver's worst finish will be dropped; those with perfect attendance receive 75 bonus points.
The STSS South finale Mid-Atlantic Championship weekend October 27-28 will offer championship points (starting at 150).
Drivers completing the top-10 in points entering Bridgeport are Jimmy Horton of Neshanic Station, N.J. (423 points); David Van Horn of Harmony, N.J. (412 points); Ryan Godown of Ringoes, N.J. (410 points); Jordan Watson of Milford, Del. (392 points); Billy Pauch Sr. of Frenchtown, N.J. (376 points); Craig Von Dohren of Oley, Pa. (343 points); and Brett Kressley of Orefield, Pa. (336 points).
As an added bonus for racers, a two-night point fund has been established with Bridgeport on Saturday and Georgetown's 'September Showdown' on Friday night (September 29). Points will be kept for the back-to-back nights of the American Racer 'Southern Swing Weekend' and the top-five will be paid as follows: 1) $500 – 2) $400 – 3) $300 – 4) $200 – 5) $100.
Joining the STSS Modifieds at Bridgeport are the Crate/Sportsman and Outlaw Stocks.
On September 30, pit gates open at 3 p.m. Grandstand gates unlock at 4 p.m. Hot laps hit the track at 5:30 p.m., with racing at 6:30 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $25. Students (ages 10-15) pay $10. Kids 9 and under are FREE. Pit admission is $35 (no license required).
A rain date of Sunday, October 1 is in place if needed.
Short Track Super Series Fueled By Schedule
Saturday, March 11 – Georgetown Speedway– WINNER: JIMMY HORTON
Sunday, April 23 – Bridgeport Speedway (Five-Eighths-Mile)WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Thursday, June 15 – Delaware International Speedway – WINNER: RYAN WATT
Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway– WINNER: RYAN GODOWN
Sunday, July 30 – Susquehanna Speedway– WINNER: ERICK RUDOLPH
Tuesday, August 29 – Georgetown Speedway – WINNER: DUANE HOWARD
Saturday, September 30 – Bridgeport Speedway (Five-Eighths-Mile) (Rain Date: October 1)
Friday-Saturday, October 27-28 – Georgetown Speedway– Mid-Atlantic Championship (Rain Date: Oct. 29) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Volusia Speedway Park Receives Only Minor Damage from Hurricane Irma
DIRTcar Nationals Goes on as Scheduled, February 6-17, 2018
BARBERVILLE, FL - Sept. 14, 2017 - Volusia Speedway Park was hit hard by Hurricane Irma on Saturday and into Sunday Morning, like much of the Sunshine State, but the facility escaped with only minor damage.
The actual racing surface of Volusia Speedway Park was prepped well in advance for the expected heavy rain and winds, but the facility did incur some minor damage to fencing and has some clean-up to do before weekly racing can resume. The speedway has cancelled racing action for Saturday, Sept. 16 and will resume weekly racing action on Saturday, Sept. 23.
DIRTcar Nationals, the biggest event in DIRTcar Racing, will kick off the 2018 season at Volusia Speedway Park, Feb. 6-17, 2018, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series, Super DIRTcar Big-Block Modifieds, and DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modifieds take on the fast, half-mile oval.
Don't Forget, EVERY TICKET IS A PIT PASS and infield parking is available each night with a pit wristband. Get your tickets today!
Action Heats up at Fulton Speedway with the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Modified "Win and You're In"
Big-Block Modified drivers will vie for final qualifying spot in NAPA Super DIRT Week's Billy Whittaker Cars 200
CONCORD, NC - September 14, 2017 - As the sun goes down at Oswego Speedway on Saturday afternoon, October 7, the lights will go on at Fulton Speedway , just 15 minutes away, when the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series joins NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week for one night of hot racing action along with the Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified 25-lap "Win and You're In," determining the final starting position in Sunday night's Billy Whittaker Cars 200 main event.
Pending any conflicts at Oswego Speedway, at least two drivers will be running double-duty during NAPA Super DIRT Week. Five-time NAPA Super DIRT Week Champion Stewart Friesen and Phoenix, NY's Larry Wight will shift their focus away from the Big-Block Modifieds for one night to jump behind the wheel of a 900-plus H.P. Sprint Car. Of course, both drivers hope to have secured their positions in Sunday's main event before then.
The Modified teams fortunate enough to qualify for Sunday's main event early in the week will test and tune their machines during the final practice session at Oswego Speedway Saturday afternoon. When the sun starts to go down, on-track time will end at Oswego, and those who have already qualified will spend the rest of the night poring over their racecars with a fine-tooth comb to prepare for the biggest Big-Block Modified race in the country. Friesen's crew has been through this drill before, preparing a solid racecar for their Sparkers, NY driver.
"We have a solid crew with our Modified team that travels with me," said Friesen. "They'll spend Saturday night just like we used to do [at the New York State Fairgrounds] - just prepping the Big-Block Modified for a grueling 200-lap race. We did that last year while Jess and I went and played with the Sprint Car, and [the crew] came over about Feature time. It works out really good - just a good product of having a great race team and support from our sponsors."
When the best Sprint Car drivers roll into town, the two Super DIRTcar Series Big-Block Modified stars look to make an impact on the national level by competing with The Greatest Show on Dirt. "It's a blast to go run with those guys and hopefully be competitive," said Wight. "I hope that it also shows how competitive the Big-Block Modified drivers are."
Wight, who's race shop is just down the road from Fulton Speedway, considers the 1/3-mile high-banked oval his home track and has made countless laps around the track, potentially giving him an early advantage.
"I know what the track is going to do and where the line is going to move to. [The Outlaws] are going to play a little bit of a guessing game for the first half of the night until they figure it out," said Wight, going on to acknowledge that the advantage won't last long. "They run at so many different tracks that it's not going to take them very long to figure it out."
A victory for the two Super DIRTcar Series drivers would be a cherry on the top of NAPA Super DIRT Week as they aim to pull off an upset victory over the full-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series drivers. But mostly, they're looking to have some fun.
"It's nice that [Fulton] is right down the road from our shop and we're not traveling hours down the road to hit the show," said Wight. "We can unload the car and have fun. There really is no pressure as far as points go. Just go out and run the best we can."
While much of the focus will be on the Sprint Car Series on Saturday evening at Fulton Speedway, the Big-Block Modifieds will have an important race of their own. Those who have not yet qualified for Sunday's Feature will have one last chance. The evening's "Win and You're In" determines the 41st-starting spot in the Billy Whittaker Cars 200.
Originally, the "Win and You're In" was established to assist teams that didn't have a special chassis and/or a big-powered motor that could compete at the Moody Mile. With NAPA Super DIRT Week now at the 5/8th-mile Oswego Speedway, even more teams show up trying to make the 41-car field, creating an even more exciting event.
Last year, after several failed attempts in years prior, Chris Hile was finally able to capture a victory in the "Win and You're In," transferring him into Sunday's main event at Oswego Speedway.
This year, the field vying for that last spot in Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars 200 is sure to be packed with talent and determination, two key ingredients in any great race.
Tickets for Saturday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and Big-Block Modified "Win and You're In" event at Fulton Speedway are available online or by calling 844-DIRT-TIX. Tickets, parking and camping spots for NAPA Super DIRT Week can be purchased at SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com.
Georgetown Speedway Mid-Atlantic Championship Offers Something For Every Fan; STSS Modifieds, Super Late Models, Small-Block Mods, Mid-Atlantic Sprints & More October 27-28
GEORGETOWN, DE – The Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend at Georgetown Speedway is set and it offers something for the tastes of almost every race fan.
Two full days of racing at the historic oval on Friday-Saturday October 27-28 will bring down the curtain on a very successful season at the Sussex County facility.
The final event of the 2017 Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP Velocita-USA South Region takes place during Mid-Atlantic Championship Weekend, with a $10,000 champion crowned.
The STSS big-block/small-block Modifieds race for 40 laps with $5,000 going to the winner and $400 to take the green flag.
Super Late Models return to the speedway during the weekend with a $5,000 top prize awaiting the winner and $400 to take the green flag.
The sole "small-block-only" event for Modifieds this season takes place on Friday of the two-day show with a 30-lap main offering $3,000 to the winner and $300 to take the green flag. This event is open to both open engines (max. 363) and PA/NJ spec engines. The spec combinations are permitted to utilize open fuel and carburetors.
For the first time ever, the Mid-Atlantic Sprint Series will visit Georgetown on Saturday during the weekend.
Also on the docket over the two days are L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman ($1,000 to win), RUSH Crate Late Models ($1,000 to win), Southern Delaware Vintage Stock Cars, Little Lincolns, Delmarva Chargers and Delaware Super Trucks.
2017 BRIDGEPORT CHAMPIONS CROWNED
Mother Nature may have prevented racing on the last Saturday night of the regular Bridgeport season but she could not stop the Bridgeport Speedway from crowning its 2017 champions. While track management would have preferred to completed the 2017 Championship on the track, rain throughout the area called for a cancellation decision as it did with all area tracks.
For the third time in his career, Boyertown, PA driver, Ryan Watt was crowned as the 2017 Spirit Auto Center Big Block Modified Champion. Watt becomes the first back-to-back champion under the current management team. "I can't thank Ronnie (Roberts) and Fay (Marion) enough for giving us the equipment that we need," Watt expressed. It's a family affair for Watt whose racing his supported by his wife, Lesley, son, Logan as well as his parents and many other family members. "I have to thank Lesley and Logan and my crew - none of this would be possible without them."
Watt added the championship title in his twentieth season in racing competition, picking up seven Bridgeport victories to date - including four Saturday night victories, two Poker Series wins and the Super DIRTcar event in May. Watt finished fifty-points ahead of Dominick Buffalino who finished second in the season points. Rick Laubach, Richie Pratt, Jr. and David Hunt rounded out the top five.
In spite of Matt Stangle's nine feature wins throughout the season, the Stewart Stainless Crate Sportsman Championship was still up for grabs going into the final race. Stangle had just an eight point lead over Brian Papiez on the final night in what was a four car battle for the title up until a few weeks ago. Good Sportsmanship also played a role in this year's championship as the father and son team of Jim Gallagher, Jr. and Sr., turned over the wheel of the No. 31 to Stangle on one race night when mechanical failure sidelined the Stangle No. 6. That one race was pivotal in Stangle's championship. Brian Papiez finished second followed by Roger Manning, Eric Kormann and Adam Cox.
"It's really been a good year," the young champion stated. "I can't thank everyone enough - everyone that has helped me. The track was good week in and week out and the atmosphere was even better." Stangle wanted to thank his parents, crew member, Rick, all of his sponsors including TEO Pro Car, Martino Race Engines and Rick Laubach for his shock work.
Hard Clay Finale Short Track Super Series Special Kicks Off Eastern States Weekend
MIDDLETOWN, NY – The 56th annual Eastern States Weekend ranks as the most historic dirt Modified event in the Northeast.
In 2017, the Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled By VP kicks it all off.
The Hard Clay Finale is set for Thursday, October 19 at Orange County Fair Speedway, launching a true 'weekend of speed' at the venerable five-eighths-mile oval.
The 50-lap big-block/small-block Modified event will bring down the curtain on the nine-race Halmar International North Region and a $12,500 champion will be crowned at the 'Hard Clay' that very night.
Points aside, the 'Hard Clay Finale' offers a tremendous purse structure totaling $30,000 before bonuses! The winner is guaranteed $5,000, with $1,000 for 10th and $500 to take the green flag. A field of 30 cars will take the green for the main event.
The 'Hard Clay Finale' is a prelude to the full Friday, Saturday and Sunday agenda at the Legendary House of Power.
Pit gates for the 'Hard Clay Finale' will officially open on October 19 at 3 p.m. Teams will be permitted to enter the facility beginning on Wednesday (October 18). A 'Hard Clay Finale' pit pass, however, will be required for entry in the pits beginning at 3 p.m. Thursday.
Drive-in gates will be unlocked at 4 p.m., with grandstand gates opening at 5 p.m.
Cars will hit the track at approximately 5:45 p.m., with the first heat race rolling off at 6:30 p.m.
Adult grandstand admission is $25 for Adults, $23 for Seniors and $5 for Kids 12 and under. Reserved seats (Rows H-O of the covered grandstand) are available for $30 by calling the speedway at 845.342.2573.
Pit admission is $35 with no license required.
Complete STSS Modified rules and race information can be found on the web: http://bdmotorsportsmedia.com/hard-clay-finale-rules-prices-general-information/
Street Stocks, under Orange County rules, will complete the doubleheader racing for $200 to win (no car entry fee).
Short Track Super Series 2017 Schedule
Sunday, April 9 – Orange County Fair Speedway – WINNER: ANDY BACHETTI
Sunday, May 28 – Thunder Mountain Speedway – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO
Wednesday, June 21 – Afton Motorsports Park - WINNER: STEWART FRIESEN
Monday, July 3 – Accord Speedway – WINNER: ANTHONY PERREGO
Sunday, July 16 – Big Diamond Speedway– WINNER: RYAN GODOWN
Tuesday, August 15 – Albany-Saratoga – WINNER: MATT SHEPPARD
Wednesday, August 23 – Woodhull Raceway– WINNER: ANDY BACHETTI
Saturday, October 7 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. - American Racer Cup Short Track SuperNationals 10 – Afton Motorsports Park/Afton, N.Y. (Rain Date: October 8)
Thursday, October 19 – Orange County Fair Speedway(Rain Date: October 20) – CHAMPIONSHIP POINTS
Transforming the Steel Palace to the Clay Palace
CONCORD, NC - Sept. 11, 2017 - As soon as Oswego Speedway closed its doors on the 2017 season last week, DIRTcar Racing crews began the arduous task of once again taking the historic speedway back to its dirt-racing roots, transforming the Steel Palace to a Clay Palace for Racing's Biggest Party. For the second straight year, Oswego Speedway will host NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week from October 1- 8, 2017.
This year, officials gained access to the facility two weeks earlier than last year in order to prepare a better racing surface and ensure the best NAPA Super DIRT Week ever.
Last week crews got busy skirting the asphalt with jersey barriers to increase the height of the famous inside steel wall. Then, during the weekend, multiple truck-loads of mulch were laid down over the asphalt track to preserve the racing surface, help with necessary drainage, and simplify the impending clean-up process.
Next, crews will dump nearly 9,600 cubic yards of clay on the track - close to 600 truckloads - before the transformation is complete.
When it was determined that Racing's Biggest Party wouldn't be returning to the New York State Fairgrounds at Syracuse, DIRTcar Racing crews were left searching for a new venue for one of New York's biggest racing events. The location and size of the facility - the seating capacity and 86-acre grounds - made Oswego Speedway one of the most viable options. Just up the hill from Route 104 and a mere 30 miles from the original home of NAPA Super DIRT Week, the speedway is traditionally a 5/8th-mile asphalt oval.
One of the biggest challenges for the DIRTcar Racing team was the transformation of the Steel Palace into the Clay Palace. After months of planning, crews went to work. Workers scattered across the grounds of the Speedway throughout the late-Summer months preparing for the thousands of fans that would make their annual pilgrimage to Central New York for the area's largest Big-Block Modified event. Renovations included new roads, 90 full-amenity camping spots, refurbished grandstands, and of course, the racing surface was covered in clay.
This year, with two extra weeks to prepare the surface, DIRTcar Racing aims to serve up the best NAPA Super DIRT Week ever. The week will kick off with early parking for campers on Sunday, October 1. Early Bird tech inspection for all classes and competitors starts on Monday, October 2. On-track activities will begin shortly after the procession of cars through the streets of Oswego on Wednesday, October 4 at roughly 12 p.m. And the Billy Whittaker Cars 200 is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on Sunday, October 8, with opening ceremonies at 1:30 p.m.
“THE GRAND DADDY” DON WARNER MEMORIAL BRINGS FONDA SPEEDWAY BACK TO ACTION ON SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 16 AFTER THE ANNUAL FONDA FAIR
By: Ron Szczerba
After a three-week break for the annual Fonda Fair, the “Track of Champions” Fonda Speedway will be back in action on Saturday, September 16 with a special racing program consisting of a 50-lap event for the 602 sportsman titled “The Grand Daddy”.
The race, which will be presented, by Tom and Sharon Spencer and Adirondack Leather will pay $2,000 to win plus additional lap money that will also be available to the competitors.
The 602 sportsman event will also be part of the GRIT Series while the modifieds, pro stocks, and street stocks will also be in action with a starting time of 7:00 p.m. Admission to the event will be $14 for adults; $12 for seniors, military, and kids; and $5 for children under 12.
Making the 602-sportsman event even more special is the fact that it will be the “Don Warner Memorial”. Don was a great friend to racing at both Fonda and Glen Ridge as an event sponsor and a competitor in the street stock division. You could always see Don in the pits in support of his son Rocky throughout Rocky’s racing career as well.
Don had a successful racing career himself with three feature wins in the street stock division at Fonda, the first win coming on July 5, 2003 and the last on May 22, 2004 back when there were “A”, “B”, & “C” events that had to be run because of so many cars competing in the division. It was also a time when Don and his son Rocky were running together in the division, which had to be a special time for both of them.
Don’s success wasn’t only at Fonda however as he also has a total of two wins in the street stock division at Glen Ridge, the first one coming on May 30, 2004 and the final one on August 20, 2006. The “Grand Daddy” event was held last year at Glen Ridge with Rocky Warner the race winner.
More details will be announced as the week progresses leading up to the event on Saturday, September 16 and you can keep track of those updates by going to the Fonda Speedway website www.newfondaspeedway.com
VETERAN ORANGE COUNTY RACERS SEEK EASTERN STATES GOLD
Former winners looking for a return to Victory Lane
MIDDLETOWN, NY (September 11)……..Five veteran drivers who are also previous Eastern States victors and Orange County Fair Speedway Big-Block Modified point champions are looking to a return to Victory Lane in the headline Eastern States 200, Sunday, October 22 at the historic Middletown, New York five-eighths-mile “Hard Clay” race track. The five, who competed weekly at the speedway in 2017, include 1988 winner Rich Eurich, 1991 and 1995 winner Jimmy Horton, 2007 winner Jeff Heotzler, 2009 titlist Jerry Higbie, and 2015 victor Tommy Meier.
In addition to their Eastern States 200 trophies, this quintet of long-time Orange County racers own a combined total of 17 Big-Block Modified track point championships. Heotzler and Higbie top this ranking, each with four titles, while Horton, Eurich and Meier each have earned three point championships. Horton, recently crowned 2017 champion, won his first Orange County Modified title in 1976; his second in 1996---a 41-year span for the three championships!
They will be challenged by a star-studded lineup of Big-Block Modified drivers from the entire Northeast dirt track Modified circuit as well as the other highly talented Orange County weekly competitors for the trophy and top prize money in this prestigious event.
The 2016 Eastern States 200 was won by Stewart Friesen, who also competed weekly on the Hard Clay. This year, his expected entry will be as an invader, as he split his Saturdays racing either in the Modified division at Fonda (New York) Speedway, or following the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series at tracks across the country.
Time trials and qualifying races for the Eastern States 200 will take place on Friday, October 20, with last chance consolation races set for Sunday prior to the 2:30 pm start of the 200. Also on Sunday, the Street Stocks will compete in qualifying races leading to their 25-lap Eastern States championship race.
Modified Super DIRTcar Series And DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Stars Have Sights On Brewerton Speedway Duel At The Demon Friday, September 15
BREWERTON, NY – September 10, 2017 - Friday, September 15 the Brewerton Speedway will host the cars and stars of two DIRTcar touring series when the Modified Super DIRTcar Series and the DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region will be in the pits ready to tackle the ‘D-Shaped Dirt Demon.’ Presented by Gillie’s CITGO Lubricants and Gillie's NAPA Auto.Truck. Marine.HD.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association will be on hand with a fundraiser and bringing awareness for people of all ages who suffer from muscle related diseases and the families who help them. To learn more, go to www.brewertonspeedway.com and click on the MDA press release on the front page.
The 800 horsepower Modified Super DIRTcar Series will do battle in the 100 lap ‘Duel at the Demon III.’ Brewerton DIRTcar Series regulars will be led by track champion and Super DIRTcar Series point leader Billy Decker, second in series points Larry Wight plus Pat Ward, Jimmy Phelps, Max McLaughlin and a strong field of weekly competitors. They will all be looking to hold off a stout field of series invaders that includes Matt Sheppard, Stewart Friesen, Tim Fuller, Brett Hearn, Peter Britten, Keith Flach, Mike Maresca, Brandon Walters and others
Series Latest Winners Coming Into Brewerton Speedway. September 8 – Granby, Quebec – Larry Wight. September 9 – Le RPM, Quebec – Matt Sheppard.
Modified Super DIRTcar Series Top Ten Points After Le RPM, Quebec.
91-Billy Decker (2,698) 99L-Larry Wight (2,625) 9s-Matt Sheppard (2,622) 20-Brett Hearn (2,561) 42p-Pat Ward (2,481) 98H-Jimmy Phelps (2,415) 19-Tim Fuller (2,405) 6H-Max McLaughlin (2,353) 21A-Peter Britten (2,334) 44-Stewart Friesen (2,281).
The Brewerton Speedway will have a stout field of SUNY Canton DIRTcar Sportsman track regulars looking to keep the $1,000- to-win, $100 to-start 50 lap DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region feature victory at home led by 2017 Track Champion Ron Davis III.
DIRTcar Sportsman Championship Series Central Region Top-Ten Points.
M1-Dave Marcuccilli (485) 9x-Tyler Trump (400) 1J-Rocky Warner (370) 32R-Ron Davis III (324) 15-Todd Root (322) 713-Tom Collins Jr. (283) 20K-Kyle Inman (280) 34-Kevin Root (273) 52-Jessica Power (254) 38-Zach Sobotka (251).
JAMIE MILLS COMES FORM LAST TO FIRST TO WIN IN DELAWARE BIG BLOCKS
By Charlie Brown, Delmar, DE – A shuffle due in large to the weather combined the Fall Championship qualifiers for both the NAPA Big Block Modifieds and the S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Models on Pepsi Night Saturday at the Delaware International Speedway.
A solid field of 22 Big Block Modifieds were on hand with heat wins going to Brandon Watkins, H.J. Bunting and Howard O'Neal. The 30-lap Fall Championship qualifier got off to a rocky start when a jingle in the fourth turn collected Dave Dissinger, Jamie Mills, JoJo Watson, T.J. Williams, Carson Wright, Clay Tatman and Scott VanGorder. Mills, Watson and Dissinger restarted at the rear while Williams, Tatman, Wright and VanGorder were done for the night.
Howard O'Neal started on the pole and immediately got comfortable in the high groove. Jordan Watson quickly found second after starting in seventh while Brandon Watkins, Robert Dutton and H.J. Bunting battled for the third spot.
O'Neal held off Watson for ten laps but smoke started to pour from the rear of the car and O'Neal coasted to a stop to bring out the yellow and to turn the lead over to Jordan Watson. The yellow was the break that Mills needed as he had worked himself back up to just outside the top five when the yellow flew.
On the restart Mills got by Jim Britt and two laps later dropped Dutton to fourth. The final yellow flew on lap 18 when Kevin Sockriter rolled to a stop. On the restart Mills got by Bunting for second and it only took one more circuit for him to pass Watson for the lead.
Watson tried every line he could find through the turns but could not match Mills' speed. He would drive to his third win of the season. "We wanted to pad our point lead tonight," said Mills. "And that is what we did."
Jordan Watson ended a strong drive in second with Bunting posting his best finish of the season in third. Fourth went to JoJo Watson who also returned from the rear allowing him to hold on to his second spot in the standings and Robert Dutton turned in one of his best runs this season finishing in fifth.
The AC Delco 602 Sportsman feature provided lots of action. Nick Alberti drove by David Jenkins and Danny Smack to take the lead at the start. Point leader, Scott Hitchens was flying on the high side moving from ninth to third on lap one.
Hitchens got by Smack on a restart and began to pressure Alberti taking the lead for lap five. The chase was set by halfway with Hitchens, Jordn Justice, Joe Tracy, Adam White and Mike Hough all in contention.
The caution was out for a final time with one to go setting up a shootout between Hitchens and Justice. Justice drove to the bottom taking the lead in the first turn. Hitchens would following on his tale to turn three where he duplicated Justice's move and regained the lead coming off of turn four for the checkered. Tracy finished a close third with Hough crossing the line in fourth but failing post race tech. Fourth would be awarded to White and Ryan Riddle would round out the top five. Heats were won by Hitchens and White. With the win Hitchens secured his second track championship in the division.
NAPA Big Block Modified Feature: 1. Jamie Mills; 2. Jordan Watson; 3. H.J. Bunting; 4. JoJo Watson; 5. Robert Dutton; 6. Jim Britt; 7. Brandon Watkins; 8. Dave Dissinger; 9. Kevin Sockriter; 10. Westley Smith; 12. Don Hallowell; 13. Howard O'Neal; 14. Dale Hawkins; 15. Kyle Fuller; 16. Matt Hawkins; 17. Scott VanGorder; 18. Carson Wright; 19. Clay Tatman; 20. T.J. Williams; DNS: Eric Vent; Brad Trice.
602 Sportsman Finish; 1. Scott Hitchens; 2. Jordn Justice; 3. Joe Tracy; 4. Adam White; 5. Ryan Riddle; 6. David Jenkins; 7. Daniel Johnson; 8. Nick Alberti; 9. Jason Rush; 10. Freddy Massey; 11. George Richardson; 12. Sean Metz; 13. Jeff Marker; 14. Danny Smack; 15. John Stevenson; 16. Matt Smith; DNS: Dwayne Crockett; Andy Hammond; DQ: Mike Hough.
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