Evan Marchand made it two in a row as he ran under Zachary Martinez on the last lap to secure the back-to-back victory. Martinez was second, while Brittany Campbell, Maddie Harkin and Mason Tessier rounded out the top five.
Marchand started outside the second row as Martinez and Campbell led off. Martinez grabbedthe front as Harkin slipped under Campbell from below Marchand. Connor Souza followed Harkin under Marchand while Tyler Tomassi vaulted from sixth to third. But a four-wide session quickly devolved into at three-wide with Marchand, Campbell and Harkin. Souza went to second and Tomassi third as Marchand came out of the triple onto Tomassi’s bumper, followed by Campbell and Harkin.
Souza attempted to get under Martinez and went there in turn one. Tomassi also looked under but ended up getting together with Marchand and spun. Marchand bounced off Martinez and went around at the stripe.
The lap four restart too two tries with a spin ending the first attempt. Martinez then outdistanced Marchand who charged back up but Martinez again pulled ahead in turn two. Marchand got wide and Campbell went underneath as Souza’s car became problematic and he limped to the pits. Martinez now led Campbell, Marchand and Harkin. The lead trio snugged up, nose-to-tail with Harkin and Mason Tessier in pursuit.
Campbell went to Martinez’ outside and Marchand dived in underneath into second. Marchand made contact with the leader and became loose allowing Campbell underneath and back into second. She immediately went to the outside for the pass on Martinez. Marchand again got underneath but Campbell fired up alongside Martinez and poked into the lead. Martinez came back underneath and Campbell fell to third as Marchand ran up to the frontrunner’s bumper.
Marchand looked to the outside then dropped under and was unable to make progress either way. He tried again as they went through the white flag lap and was able to push in and get his nose past. They ran toward the stripe and Marchand was able to hold off Martinez’ onslaught to the checkers and nail down the win.
Tomassi gathered in sixth on the event, followed by Wesley Heard.