GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Cody Darrah used everything he had to win the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature event win at River Cities Speedway on Friday night. Through start after restart after restart and countless assaults from the sport’s best competitors, Darrah rose to the occasion to earn the victory.
Darrah eventually led the first 10 laps of the feature in the SurePointMedical.com GF1 after several attempts to start the race were thwarted by accidents occurring before a lap could be completed.
Joey Saldana was the first driver to take a run at Darrah, and after working up from the fourth position he took the lead on lap 11. The lead was brief as Saldana quickly encountered traffic, slowing him to allow Darrah back around on the next lap. Saldana’s night ended quickly as a tire went down sending him off track in turn one and over the banking, resulting in a hard impact with the outside wall. He walked away but would miss out on a chance to win for the third time in his career at River Cities.
With Saldana out of competition Tim Kaeding moved into the second spot. On the double-file restart, Kaeding and Steve Kinser both got past Darrah, who dug deep and regained second from Steve Kinser after first getting around Kraig Kinser in the wild A-main action.