CLEARFIELD, Pa. – John Brady earned his first ever feature win Saturday night in the Randy Sterling Trucking Late Model feature at America’s Motorsports Park and by doing that, he became the fifth different winner in as many races this season.
The Late Models hit the track with Tom Viello and John “Buddy” Brady on the front row, with Viello leading into the first turn. He went high and Brady shot under him for the lead and he setting the pace, working his way around the track at a nice pace. As he was leading the way, Randy Sterling was sitting second and Luke Hoffner was coming to the front from his ninth place start. Brady was still leading as the first caution flew on lap 20 for a broken Duane Stiner.
When the green waved again, it was Brady still in control but Hoffner was now up to third, having passed Josh Jacoby on lap 24 when the caution flew for a stopped Dan Gill. With a green, white, checkered finish set up, Hoffner moved to the outside of Sterling and took second away from him and he was on Brady’s bumper, but Brady held onto the bottom and grabbed his first career feature win. Hoffner, Sterling, Jacoby and Scott Alvetro completed the top five. Heat wins went to Brady and Hoffner.
“I was getting nervous at the end, because I knew Luke (Hoffner) was coming and had to be close,” Brady said, after the race. “I wasn’t giving up the inside tonight, that’s how I lost last week.”
Josh Frantz picked up his first win of the season in the Clearfield County Metal Four Cylinders and Jeremy Zufall won the first ever visit in the RUSH Sportsman Modifieds.
Repeat winners included Paul Ivory in the Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Lates, Nick Erskine in the WG Satterlee Pure Stocks and Fuzzy Fields in the Srock Contracting Street Stocks.