After finishing seventh and eighth in her first two outings of the season, Nicole Podewils came back this weekend and took home her first feature victory of 2012.

In the first heat, she started eighth and finished fifth.

In the second heat, she started fourth and finished third.

In the feature, the driver of the No. 79 Fox’s Bakery and Deli, Central Appliance, Barrie ChemDry and Permatex Mustang started 16th.

The first caution would come out on lap four for Hemingway spinning while Brandon Chamberlain brought his car to the infield pits, done for the race. At this point, Podewils was already up to the sixth position. The restart would be crazy as Podewils would jump up to second.

The second caution would come out for Kevin Pickford spinning. On the restart, Podewils and Rob Krystal would battle side-by-side for the lead and continue to battle hard for four laps, before Podewils took sole advantage of the lead on lap 13.

The third caution would come out on lap 17 as Lisa Wells would catch fire for the second time this season. She would get out of the car without any injuries.On the restart, Krystal would keep alongside Podewils for the lead and they would battle all the way till the final lap before Podewils would clear Krystal and go on to win her first feature of the season.

Check out the website at for photos from the racing action. Special thanks to Candiss Everingham for some of the photos. Also, stay tuned to the website for updates all year long on when Podewils will be out to the track next.