MACON, Ill. – The bottom groove carried Chris Dick to victory in the fifth annual KERBYSTRONG 100 at Macon Speedway.
Starting in the 10th position, Dick set up his car to run the bottom side of the fifth-mile dirt track and that helped him speed through the field and find himself in a battle for the lead with Dakota Ewing.
Ewing won fast qualifier and his heat, which set him up for the pole position on the special 50-lap, $2,000-to-win feature in the Decatur Building Trades Pro Late Models.
Ewing started out on the top side of the track and begin his early domination of the event. As the race grew longer, Ryan Little and Dick closed in. Little would lose second place to Dick and would spin out midway through the race.
With only Ewing in his windshield view, Dick continued to run the bottom while Ewing charged high. Lapped traffic played a small-to-moderate effect as Dick passed Ewing for the lead on lap 37.
After his pass, the final 13 laps were all green flags and that provided Dick the growing lead to create breathing room on the way to the double checkered flag finish.
Other winners on Saturday night included Tommy Sheppard Jr. (Modifieds), Dennis Vandermeersch (Sportsman), Tim Hancock Sr. (Pro Modifieds), Bobby Beiler (Street Stocks) and Brady Reed (Hornets).