“The track was perfect tonight for the feature,” stated Billy Cribbs who was the feature winner. “It felt great to win this race.”
Dakota Busche was the second place finisher with third place going to Dawson Stealy.
The start of the Modifieds 20-lap feature was a little rocky with several cautions, but the leaders put on a good show. It was Tommy Beezley II and Frank Marshall battling it out and it got even more heated when lapped traffic became a factor. Marshall was able to close the gap just slightly, but Beezley II was able to hold off Marshall until the checkered flag flew.
“We’re here to put people in the seats and to put on a good show,” said Beezley II. “It was fun racing Frank. Whoever starts out front – it’s hard to get around them, but the track is coming in and it’s fun.”
Frank Marshall, who is in a tight points race with Beezley II in the Modifieds division, finished second while Kurt Allison took home the third place trophy.
The Thunder Stocks ended the night on a high note. Three caution flags flew – one for debris and the other two were for drivers who hit tire barriers in turns one and two and in turns three and four. John Rhoads started on the pole and didn’t look back until the last few laps when Bryce Shidler was knocking on his rear quarter panel to try and take the win from Rhoads. Rhoads didn’t let that happen and was atop the podium. Bryce Shidler finished a close second while Kelly Prater had a close finish for third place. He barely edged out Brian Merritt for the final spot on the finisher’s stand.
“I knew he (Shidler) was there and I just tried to hold my own line to win the race,” said Rhoads. “The track was really nice tonight and the crews have been working hard on it.”