Darling again in extra distance race!
Rehoboth’s Dave Darling used a lap 42 caution to catapult his way to the lead in the 75 lap Phil’s Propane Triple Crown / Brad Scott Memorial event. Once out front, the three-time champion never looked back, picking up his third win of the young season.
Ryan Vanasse jumped out from his pole position start and set the early pace, opening up a 4 car cushion over Kyle Casper. It wasn’t long until the lapped traffic started to make things difficult, and when Vanasse moved up to go around the back markers, Casper snuck in underneath and took over the lead. Fred Astle followed him, dropping Vanasse back to third. Ryan was able to move back by Astle into second, but it took some time for him to hunt down Casper. By the half-way point, Darling had already moved into third, with Astle and Dick Houlihan rounding out the top five. Vanasse was finally able to sneak underneath Casper and wrestle the lead back at lap 41, just in time for the second and final caution to come out for a spin. Darling had just moved past for second before the yellow dropped. On the restart, Darling used the momentum of the outside lane, and moved past Vanasse to pick up the win. Vanasse, Casper, Houlihan and Mike Brightman rounded out the top five.
1) Dave Darling 2) Ryan Vanasse 3) Kyle Casper 4) Dick Houlihan 5) Mike Brightman 6) Kevin Casper 7) Ken Spencer Craig Weinstein 9) Fred Astle Jr 10) Tom Scully Jr 11) Elmer Wing III 12) Kevin Folan 13) Mike Mitchell 14) Bobby Pelland III 15) Dick Benoit 16) Tom Scully Sr 17) Dave Silvia 18) Bob Hussey 19) Paul Reichert 20) Billy Joerres 21) Darryl Stampfl 22) Jake Vanada 23) Sam Parazzo 24) Greg Nanigian