JUNCTION CITY, Ky. — Mike Marlar took the lead away from Dustin Linville on lap nine and drove off into the sunset to claim his second-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series victory and the $4,000 payday at Ponderosa Speedway Friday night.
Marlar drove the Ronnie Delk-owned and sponsored Rocket Chassis with a Cornett Racing Engine power-plant to the victory. Marlar is now the only repeat winner with the series since its inception in 2013.
Linville, the FK Rod Ends Quick Qualifier, shared the front row with Marlar at the start of the 40-lap main and Linville would lead the opening eight laps. Marlar would make his move coming off turn four on the ninth circuit to go on and hold off Eric Wells, Gregg Satterlee, Linville and Billy Ogle Jr. for the victory.
A total of four cautions slowed the main event. The first yellow would fly on lap one as David Payne and Tommy Bailey both spun in turn two. The next yellow on lap 21 would be for Ray McElhiney slowing in turn two. The next yellow would be for an inadvertent yellow from the flagman on the restart of the 21st circuit. The last yellow flag would come for Brad Neat spinning on the 32nd lap.
Mike Marlar, Eric Wells, Gregg Satterlee, Dustin Linville, Billy Ogle Jr., Eddie Carrier Jr., Greg Johnson, Michael Chilton, Stephen Breeding, Brandon Kinzer, Donald McIntosh, Stacy Boles, Brad Neat, Victor Lee, Austin Smith, David Payne, Kenny Collins, Dion Benningfield, Jeff Watson, Ray McElhiney, Tommy Bailey, Steve Casebolt, Justin Rattliff, Dustin Neat.