Twenty two Super Stocks qualified for the 50 lap special event of the night with Johnny Brown setting fast time. But Brown drew the number 3 pill putting Sean Bass on the pole for the 50 lap event. Bass was quick to take the point on the green but George Spears took little time to pass Bass and take over the point with Bass second, Johnny Brown, Jeff Colburn and Ed Barber in the top five. As these guys race hard and heavy, the first caution comes out on lap 7 for Mike Hendrix who has spun in turns 3 and 4 against the wall. Hendrix is fine but is done for the night.
In the meantime, Bass has problems with his car and is forced behind the pit wall, done for the night. On the restart Spears finds a very hard charging Johnny Brown right on his door as Brown powers around Spears and takes over the point followed by Spears, Barber, Colburn, and James Frisbie.
On lap 18, while leading the race, Brown slows and is also forced to retire for the night in the pits. It is beginning to look like being on the point is bad luck for some. With Brown behind the pit wall, once again Spears takes the lead followed by Barber, Colburn, Frisbie and Jason Foster. Foster finds his hands full with hard charging Bobby Holley behind him. Foster tries to protect his position but Holley is too strong and takes over fifth with Foster sliding into sixth.
Mike Amato brings out the caution as he spins at the bottom of turn 4. Cars are realigned for the restart as Spears leads the way over Barber, Colburn, Holley and Frisbie. But before the cars are going good, Amato spins in turn 2 bringing out the yellow once again. There is just enough time on the restart for Barber to pass Spears and takes over the pont.
The race goes back again to another caution for Mike Wofford who spun in turn 4 with Amato spinning but only to avoid Wofford. With Barber now at the head of the pack, it is Barber, Spears, Colburn, Holley and Frisbie in the top five followed by Foster, Vince Keeler, Robert Ward, and Bobby Simcox.
But the yellow is shown again for debris on the track. With three more cautions before the checkered flag is thrown, Ed Barber hangs on to take the checkered flag for his first 50 lap feature win. Following Barber to the checkered was Jeff Colburn, James Frisbie, George Spears, and Jason Foster.
The rain-out Modified race saw Gary Fountain Jr. on the pole but it was point leader Alan Bruns who took the lead and never looked back. With only one caution in the 15 lap event, Bruns lead the way over Matt Wheeler, Jimmy Winks, Art Kunzeman and Bobby Blake.
Joe Gerard had the pole for the Mini Stock feature but it was Jared Allison leading the most laps. Allison was passed for the point by Jonathan Camp who took the checkered only to be disqualified in tech giving Allison the win over Dick Laszlo, Jamie Dixson, Joe Gerard, and Steven Simpson.
Mike Pletka had the pole for the Sportsman feature but it was Donny Williams who was on a mission for the win. Williams slowly worked his way up taking over the top spot in spite of a very hard changing Travis Towell on his tail. Williams was followed by Travis Towell, Timmy Todd Jr., Mike Pletka, and John Nusbaum. In Victory Circle, Williams dedicated his win to his lost friend Sheriff Chris Daniel.
Late Model action saw David Gibbs on the pole but it was Alan Bruns who slowly took the lead away from Gibbs for the checkered. With only one caution for Johnny Brown, driving his brand new Late Model, it was the catch Alan show. Crossing the checkered behind Bruns was Darren Brown, Rich Clouser, David Gibbs, and John Ridley.
It was young Chad Akins who took the Pro Truck win after a few cautions and restarts. Akins was on the ball as he crossed the checkered followed by Dennis Gardner, Bill Stacy, A.J. Factor and Tim Bagnall.
It was Matt Wheeler who took the feature win for the Modified feature for October 28. Wheeler took no time taking over the point from Art Kunzeman. A number of modifieds were in the field for Saturday night’s Ed Meridith Memorial 100 lap event at New Smyrna. Orlando racer Shain Held did a great job working his way thru the field to take second behind Wheeler. Completing the top five were Jim “Hoot” Flynn, Bobby Blake and Jimmy Winks. If you love modified racing, you will love Saturday night.
After quite awhile in tech, Paul Kitner was found legal in the Strictly Stock class and declared the winner. Kitner was protested after the race and was torn completely down. Other results for the class were still unofficial when I left the track.