For the second straight weekend in a row, Jason ‘Bam Bam’ Witty would pick up the victory in the Late Model feature at Sunset Speedway. Witty started on pole, escaped the early carnage in the feature and was able to pull away from the field and never look back. The margin of victory is surprising to some to say the least as Witty beat Mike Bentley by almost half a lap.
The success for the driver of the No. 19 Matco Tools/Carrot Express Chevrolet comes after a tough start to the season. In the first four weeks of the season, Witty had two wrecks and an engine failure, resulting in three DNFs to start the year. With purchasing a new chassis over the off-season, many people thought Witty would be able to pick up some wins this season.
With the victory, Witty becomes the first repeat winner this year as the first five events saw five different winners – Bentley, Tom Walters, Anthony Simone and Billy Zardo. Whether we’ll see another repeat winner, or a new face in victory lane next weekend is yet to be seen.
By finishing second to Witty, Bentley picks up his fifth top five in six events thus far. Bentley failed to finish last week due to breaking something in the rear end.
Tom Walters would finish third to pick up his sixth top 10 of 2013. Walters is playing the exact same game that he played last year – be consistent, take the championship at the end of the year. Keep your eye on the No. 47 McCollRacing.com Mustang.
Taylor Holdaway finished fourth for his fifth top 10 of 2013. As of late, it seems that the Holdaway Motorsports team has gotten the No. 41 Downing Roofing Late Model handling as Holdaway is running stronger with each week that passes. Could Holdaway be the sixth different face to grace victory lane?
For the second straight week in a row, Dwayne Baker places fifth in the feature. Baker has been looking for the right set-up for his car since making the switch from Barrie Speedway to Sunset Speedway and may be on to something as of late.
The late model feature would have a wreck to start it off as on lap three, contact would be made between Anthony Simone and Andrew Kamrath. As a result, Sean Grosman, Bruce Rankin and Billy Zardo would be collected in the maylay. Reports from the track have said that Grosman sustained heavy front end damage and will not be able to Sunday’s invitational.
Grosman had started off his night well as he won the first heat, barely beating Witty at the line. Holdaway finished third, followed by Chris Morrow, Ernie Fumerton, Mike Brown, Derek Frohlich, Thane Woodside and Brian Wilson Jr.
Kamrath won the second heat ahead of Baker, Scott Beatty, Simone, Rankin, Bentley, Walters, Frank Davey, Gary Elliott and Dave Bartlett. It marks Kamrath’s first heat win of the season.
Holdaway won the third heat ahead of Morrow, Grosman, Witty, Brown, Woodside, Fumerton, Frohlich and John Mitchell. It marks Brown’s first heat top five of the season in his first start of the season at Sunset.
Bentley won the last heat ahead of Walters, Baker, Zardo, Davey, Elliott, Rankin, Simone and Bartlett.