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April 20th…what a night !!

WILD IN THE LATE MODELS….. FOUR OF SIX FEATURE EVENTS WERE IN THE BOOKS WHEN THE LATE MODELS CAME OUT TO COMPETE IN A REGULAR 30 LAP MAIN EVENT SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE SPEEDBOWL. ALL LOOKED GOOD BEFORE THE START WITH 14 OR SO NICE LOOKING RIDES READY TO GO.WHEN THE GREEN FLAG DROPPED THINGS CHANGED AND THE CROWD KNEW THEY WERE IN FOR A 30 LAP WAR. THE # 2 CAR ANTHONY RYAN JR. HAD ISSUES FROM THE “GIT-GO” AND STARTED SLIPPIN’AND SLIDIN’UP THE TRACK WITH HALF THE FIELD CHECKING UP BEHIND HIM…IT WAS FAST CARS TRYING TO RE-GROUP ALL THE WAY DOWN THE BACKSTRETCH WHEN THE # 2 OF RYAN AND THE # 17 OF JASON PALMER GOT INTO EACH OTHER SENDING THE RYAN MORGAN # 3, AND # 77 RICH DURANTI INTO THE THIRD TURN WALL HARD. ALSO PALMER,RYAN JR., KIETH ROCCO AND JEFF SMITH HAD SOME CONTACT. DURANTI ,WHO LOOKED FAST IN HEAT RACING, AND MORGAN WERE DONE FOR THE NIGHT WITH MORGANS SWEET LOOKING McGILL CHEVY A REAL MESS REQUIRING A DOUBLE TOW TRUCK RIDE BACK TO THE PITS.THE NEXT RESTART WAS BETTER WITH SOME GREAT RACING INCLUDING ROCCO AND THE CHAMP DILLON MOLTZ GOING AT IT.IN TURN 2 ROCCO GOT INTO MOLTZ TRYING TO GO INSIDE AND MOLTZ GOT LOOSE WITH ROCCO PUTTING ON THE BRAKES TO AVOID SPINNING HIM OUT…WITH THAT RICH STASKOWSKI ZIPPED BY THE FEARN # 1 OF ROCCO FOR POSITION.ROCCO GOT UNDER STASKOWSKI’S # 5 IN TURN FOUR AND GOING INTO TURN ONE THE TWO MADE CONTACT SENDING ROCCO INTO THE FIRST TURN WALL VERY HARD.THE CAR WAS IN BAD SHAPE AND IT TOOK TWO TOW TRUCKS TO GET IT BACK TO THE PITS.ANOTHER GREAT LOOKING LM WRECKED.ACTION RESUMED WITH “BIG COUNTRY “ JEFF SMITH AND MOLTZ IN THE AAA CAMRY GOING AT IT FOR THE LEAD.LAP AFTER LAP SIDE BY SIDE THEY RACED WITH NIETHER DRIVER GIVING AN INCH IN WHAT HAD TO BE ONE OF THE FINAST SHOWS OF SPORTSMANSHIP AND QUALITY OF DRIVING THAT I HAVE SEEN IN THE MANY YEARS OF BEING A RACE FAN.ON THE FINAL LAP MOLTZ COMING INTO TURN THREE WENT HIGH ,(HIS TIRES HAD TO BE GETTING TIRED OF RUNNING THE OUTSDE FOR 25 OR SO LAPS),AND BRUCE THOMAS JR.IN THE # 35 GOT INSIDE,THE TWO MADE CONTACT SENDING MOLTZ INTO THE WALL IN TURN FOUR.HE WAS ABLE TO PULL AWAY AND GET A SEVENTH PLACE FINISH AT THE END BUT IN VICTORY LANE IT WAS JEFF SMITH IN THE # 15 A-BOND EXCAVATING/NORTHEAST TOWING/ECI/OSPREY/DAWLEY COLLISION CHEVROLET…STASKOWSKI AND PALMER WOUND UP ON THE PODIUM WITH PALMERS CWPM CHEVY TAKING DOWN “DAVES ROUGH & TUMBLE DRIVER OF THE RACE”AWARD.AND HOW ABOUT THE “FIREBALL”FRANK MUCCIACCIARO JR.RUNNING SO GOOD IN THE SK MODIFIEDS SATURDAY NIGHT AND FINISHING THIRD IN THE # 99 CAR BEHIND KID ROCK AND TC…GOOD TO SEE FRANK BACK UP FRONT.ROCCO DROVE THE WHEELS OFF THAT # 88 PASSING HIGH AND LOW TO GET TO THE FRONT AND LOOKING GOOD DOING IT.IT WAS THE # 90 ALLEN COATES BACK IN VICTORY LANE IN A STREET STOCK AND THAT WAS GREAT TO SEE AS HE GOT AROUND JOSH GALVINS MR. ROOTER # 18 AND HELD OFF THE VERY FAST “LIVE WIRE”CHRIS MEYER IN THE # 87 FOR THE BIG WIN. THE MINI STOCKS WENT RIGHT DOWN TO THE WIRE WITH THE # 99 GARRETT DENTON RACING AROUND THE CHAMP KEN CASSIDY JR IN THE # 11 MUSTANG.WHAT A GREAT BATTLE BETWEEN THOSE TWO DRIVERS WITH SOME REAL CLOSE RACING ACTION…SKLITES WERE RACING AS WELL WITH # 05 RANDY CHURCHILL DOING A FINE JOB GETTING AROUND THE FAST # 5 CAM McDERMOTT IN THE CLOSING LAPS TO PULL OFF THE WIN.X-CAR RACING WAS WILD WITH “BAD BRAD”VOGLESONG WINNING THE 20 LAP FEATURE.WHAT A NIGHT IT WAS !!! THE NETS TRUCKS AND INEX LEGENDS JOIN THE NWAAS” FAST FOUR “WITH SK MODS,LM,SS,AND MS NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT. JOHN GATES.

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