BARBERVILLE, Fla. — Matt Westfall blazed a fast path to victory lane and earned the $700 winner’s check Sunday night during the second Gator Championship qualifier in the UNOH DIRTcar Nationals Presented by Summit Racing Equipment at Volusia Speedway Park.
“We had a good evening, I qualified good enough to put it on the front row,” said Westfall. “The track was fast tonight and difficult to pass. Reminded me of Eldora Speedway where we usually run.”
Westfall started outside of the front row and held off NASCAR veteran Ken Schrader, who made several valiant attempts to pass Westfall during the 20-lap main event. Schrader settled for second, which locks both drivers into the redraw for Monday night’s Gator Championship.
“This week we’ve had brand new cars so we’ve struggled a little bit,” Westfall said. “Tonight we finally found something. It feels real good just to win.”
Dale Mathison, NASCAR Nationwide driver Justin Allgaier and DIRTcar Summit Modified Nationals Champion Kenny Wallace rounded out the top five.
Matt Westfall, Ken Schrader, Dale Mathison, Justin Allgaier, Kenny Wallace, Brian Shaw, Austin Dillon, Bart Hartman, Wayne Hammond, Richard Michael Jr., Jeff Babcock, Jason Beaulieu, Corey Daugherty, Jeff Mathews, Kody Weisner, Kelly Shryock, Todd Neiheiser, Justin Marks, Mitchell Opatik, David Stremme, Mike Wedelstadt, Joel Ortberg, Collin Thirlby, Jim Zimmer.