OCALA, Fla. – Darrell Padgett took home the top spot in the late-model feature Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park.
Padgett jumped to the top of the pylon right away in the late-model feature with Rich Pratt and Tyler Ivey in tow. Billy Holmes slowed action on lap one when he looped his No. 7 before Richard Ferry’s flat tire did the same on lap nine.
The restart for Ferry’s troubles allowed Adam Higginbotham to steal third and he even took second after Bryan Bernhardt’s tire failed him.
Dalton Meyers lost a tire on lap 15 and that gave Ivey his shot to get back around Higginbotham. He used it perfectly and, after a caution for John Koller and Tyler Clem, got back to third.
The final caution flew for Richard Ferry and John Koller as they looped their cars in turn four with just three laps to go.
Despite the late-race caution Padgett couldn’t be stopped as his No. 46P was on a rail right into Coors Light Winner’s Circle. Rich Pratt and Tyler Ivey completed the podium while Higginbotham and Jeff Mathews filled the top five.
Other winners Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park included Mike Tovet (Thunder Stocks), Jonathan Green (Gladiators) and Nick Snyder (Florida Mini Sprint Ass’n).