PLYMOUTH, Ind. – It was an exciting night of racing Saturday when NASCAR drivers Justin Allgaier and David Stremme went up against the regulars at Plymouth Speedway in the Swan Lake Resort UMP Modifieds feature.
Neither, however, emerged as the winner.
Stremme was on the pole and showed dominance on the high groove of the track for the majority of the 30-lap feature. His right rear tire showed a little bit of use as the race went on and caused him to lose some time.
Meanwhile, track regulars Jamie Lomax and Frank Marshall made their way through traffic and put some pressure on the special guests. Lomax battled Allgaier for position when they were running in the fifth position.
As Allgaier was attempting to get by Tommy Beezley II on lap 16, Beezley II got a little sideways and Allgaier’s front bumper tapped Beezley II’s rear bumper which sent Beezley II spinning. Since Allgaier caused the caution, he was told to go to the rear of the field.
While the race was still under caution, Beezley II made contact with Allgaier which caused damage to the right front tire of Allgaier’s No. 51 and it would end his night. Lomax had moved through the field to the second position and challenged Stremme for the lead.
Stremme got a little too high coming out of turn four on lap 19 and Lomax was able to grab the lead.
Even after two restarts, Lomax would prove his car was the one to beat in clean air and he was the first to cross the finish line with Stremme in second and Zeke McKenzie with a hard fought third place finish. McKenzie, Dillon Nusbaum and Frank Marshall had gone three wide out of turn four for the last podium spot, and McKenzie edged them out.
“It was a really good racetrack tonight and the racing was great on the high groove. It was a lot of fun,” said Lomax.