TIPTON, Iowa — Terry McCarl registered his second victory of the year with the Brockway Mechanical & Roofing Sprint Invaders and the ninth in his career on Friday night at the Cedar County Raceway.
McCarl tangled with leader Wayne Johnson on a restart, assuming the lead and claiming the victory aboard Jimmy Davies No. 99.
Johnson led the field early from his pole position early over Josh Schneiderman and point leader, Jon Agan. McCarl pounced on the leaders early. He shot from eighth to get by Agan for third on lap three, and then passed Schneiderman for second a lap later. On lap five, Sawyer Phillips spun bringing the first of four cautions in the 25-lap event.
Johnson would lead McCarl, Schneiderman, Cole Wood and Agan back to green. Wood surged under Schneiderman on lap six, with Agan in two to take third. A Chris Martin spin on lap nine slowed things again. On the restart, contact was made between McCarl and Johnson, sending the leader spinning.
“I about flipped it,” said McCarl. “I had such a good run on (Johnson) on the restart. Jimmy and Scott Bonar had the car so good. I just got in a little too hot, and he went lower than he had been going. I just ran into him and about flipped the thing. I apologize to Wayne for that.”
While McCarl would distance himself from the pack, Agan slid by Wood for second on lap eleven. A tough night for Tony Shilling continued when he spun with twelve laps in the books. Wood would return the favor on Agan on lap 16 as rubber developed on the lower part of the quarter-mile, but Agan would gain it back on a restart for a Jarrod Schneiderman spin with four laps to go.
McCarl would be followed to the stripe by Agan, Wood, Bret Tripplett and C.J. Houseman.
It was McCarl’s first ever appearance in Tipton and it marked the 62nd track he has won on in his storied career.
“We had such a great run,” he said. “We started eighth and we were able to get right up through there. I can’t thank Jimmy and these guys enough. It’s the first time we’ve raced here. I came with Carson (McCarl) a couple of years ago.”
Terry McCarl, Jon Agan, Cole Wood, Bret Tripplett, C.J. Houseman, Mike Houseman Jr., Josh Schneiderman, Paul Nienhiser, Dustin Selvage, Bobby Mincer, Chris Martin, Tony Shilling, Andy Huston, Daniel Bergquist, Mitchell Alexander, Harold Pohren, Sawyer Phillips, Jarrod Schneiderman, Wayne Johnson, Cody Wehrle.