Once again Sauter and Johnson raced side by side followed by Murgic, Bickle Jr., and Wilberg. Sauter sprinted back to the lead on lap 17 and began checking away from the field. Both Wilberg and Lamonte were able to overtake Bickle Jr. for positions in the top five.
Just when it looked like Sauter was on his way to victory lane another caution flag came out when Bobby Kendall’s car stopped alongside the wall in turn four.
Another restart with Sauter on the inside and Johnson on the outside followed by Murgic and Wilberg in row two. There would be no stopping Sauter today as he sailed out the lead again while Murgic and Johnson battled it out for second with Wilberg close behind.
But for the ninth straight time that he’s raced at MIS, Sauter picked up the win and a trip to victory lane. Johnson had to settle for second followed by Murgic, Wilberg, and Lamonte.
“With all of the restarts you never know what is going to happen,” said Sauter. “It’s been pretty impressive just to be able to be running at the end of the race because we’ve had times here where that wasn’t the case. I’m looking forward to the Border Wars race in August.
Johnson added, “It’s hard to be Sauter. Our car was as good as it’s been so we’re still searching for a way to beat Sauter.”
“Not too bad, I’m pretty happy with my finish,” said third place finisher Nick Murgic.
With one race to go Johnson leads the points chase over Murgic, Bickle Jr., Lamonte, and Sauter.
Casey Johnson worked his way through the field and passed Steve Rubeck on lap 11 to pick up the win in the first twelve lap qualifying race for the Super Late Models. Rubeck finished in second place followed by Dale Nottestad, Kelsey Bauer, and Rick Corso.
Thor Anderson took the early lead in the second qualifying race for the super late models and ran away from the field to pick up the victory. Behind the leader Blake Brown and Jeff Way were fighting it out for second with Brown getting the advantage on lap 11. Rich Bickle Jr. was fourth with Matt Kocourek in fifth place.