Dave Darling used a mid race restart to find himself leading the pack and went on to pick up his second win of the season. Darling started 16th in the 22 car field, and found himself in the right place at the right time over and over again, avoiding several incidents in front of him. By lap ten, he had cracked the top five, and was sitting second on a lap 17 restart when leader Mike Brightman broke and axle, allowing the defending champion to move his Bristol Toyota Scion Camry to the top of the leader board. Once out front, Darling never looked back, starting the season undefeated in the first two events.
Kevin and Kyle Casper brought the field down for the green, with younger brother Kyle edging out Kevin for the first couple of laps before Kevin spun, bringing out the first caution. On the restart, Kyle had Fred Astle lined up outside, and held him off for a lap before Astle took over. On the fifth circuit, it was Kyle’s turn to spin, with Kevin Folan getting the credit for the assist.
Mike Brightman worked his way onto the outside of the front row on the restart, and the pair started fighting back and forth for the lead. Astle took over for a couple of laps before Brightman squeezed under and took over the lead on lap 13. A restart on lap 15 put Darling third, behind Brightman. Darling took over second before the final caution came out on lap 17. As the field came down for the A&C Recycling Green, Brightman felt an axle break, taking him out of contention. Darling took over at the front, and pulled away from Astle and the rest of the field for his second win in two events.
While the 6 time champion held on for second, Dick Houlihan was third, with Kyle Casper coming back through the field for fourth. Mike Mitchell earned his first top five in the Pro Stocks with his fifth place finish.
Dave Darling used a mid race restart to find himself leading the pack and went on to pick up his second win of the season. Darling started 16th in the 22 car field, and found himself in the right place at the right time over and over again, avoiding several incidents in front of him….