CLEARFIELD, Penn. – Derek Rodkey pulled off the Randy Sterling Trucking Late Model feature win on Saturday night at America’s Motorsports Park to become the year’s third different winner in the class.
Other new winners included Josh Jacoby in the Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub Semi Lates and Aaron Luzier in the Clearfield County Metals Four Cylinders.
Repeat winners include Ralph Engel Jr. in the Point Brake and Sprint Laurel Highland Sprints, Fuzzy Fields in the Srock Contraction Street Stocks and Nick Erskine in the WG Satterlee and Sons Pure Stocks.
The Late Models hit the speedway with Rodkey and Luke Hoffner on the front row.
As the race continued, Hoffner pulled alongside Rodkey, and they ran door-to-door for most of the 25 lap event. The only time they didn’t run wheel-to-wheel was when they caught lapped traffic.
As the top two were side-by-side, Andrew Gordon and Duane Stiner were also door-to-door with some three-wide action thrown in for good measure.
When the double checkered flags fell it was Rodkey by a half a car length over Hoffner, Gill, Stiner and Gordon. Rodkey and Hoffner split the heat wins.