For the eighth time this season, Randy Rusnell would make it to feature victory lane, grabbing the win in the Super Stock feature at Sunset Speedway. The Rocket would take the lead with 10 laps to go from Paul Geniole Jr. and not look back.
Rusnell started off the night running strong, picking up the win in the first heat ahead of Paul Maltese, Kent Constable, Steve Wilson, Dennis Cybalski, Johnny Morrison and Tim Leftler.
The second heat saw a caution on lap seven for debris, which set-up a restart, triggering a wreck on lap eight involving Nicole Johnston and Coltin Everingham. Lane Zardo grabbed the win just ahead of Paul Geniole Jr., Dan Archibald, Matt Bentley, Nick Tooley, Johnston and Everingham.
Rusnell went for the daily double ahead of Maltese, Morrison, Wilson, Constable, Cybalski, Ross Evans and Leftler.
After scoring feature victory number one last week, Archibald won the final heat just ahead of Bentley, Lapcevich, Geniole Jr., Tooley, Everingham and Johnston.
In the feature, Nick Tooley would grab the early lead ahead of Dennis Cybalski and Steve Wilson when Johnny Morrison would get into the wall a little. Morrison would keep it straight and there’d be no caution. Tooley would continue to lead on lap two when Cybalski would get sideways and the field would split him – again, no caution. Tooley continued to lead on lap three while Paul Geniole Jr. and Wilson battled for second behind him.
They’d battle till the caution on lap four for Kent Constable and Dan Archibald bouncing off of each other down the backstretch. The rest of the field would avoid them, with Lane Zardo spinning Randy Rusnell in the aftermath. Archibald would be done for the night due to the damage while Constable, Zardo and Rusnell would restart the race in the back of the field. With 26 laps to go, Nick Tooley led Paul Geniole Jr., Steve Wilson, Paul Maltese, Dennis Cybalski, Matt Bentley, Johnny Morrison, Cayden Lapcevich, Ross Evans, Tim Leftler, Coltin Everingham, Randy Rusnell, Lane Zardo, Nicole Johnston and Kent Constable.
On the restart, birthday boy Paul Geniole Jr. would grab the lead ahead of Maltese and Bentley while Wilson, Tooley and Lapcevich battled three-wide for fourth. Lapcevich grabbed fourth on lap seven while Wilson and Rusnell battled for fifth. Rusnell cleared Wilson for fifth on lap eight.
The top eight ran single-file at that point with Geniole Jr. leading Maltese, Bentley, Lapcevich, Rusnell, Wilson, Cybalski and Morrison while Zardo and Tooley battled side-by-side. Zardo would clear Tooley on lap nine to take over eighth. On lap 10, Rusnell continued his climb to the front, getting alongside Lapcevich for fourth. He passed Lapcevich on lap 11, getting alongside Bentley on lap 11. Rusnell cleared Bentley on lap 12 for third, which allowed Lapcevich to get alongside Bentley for fourth. Rusnell moved into second past Maltese on lap 14 behind Geniole while Lapcevich passed Bentley on lap 15 to move into fourth.
On lap 16, Randy Rusnell would get alongside Geniole Jr. for the lead and they’d battle side-by-side till lap 20 with Rusnell clearing Geniole to take sole procession of the lead.
Randy Rusnell would lead the final 10 laps to take the victory and extend his points lead. Paul Geniole Jr. would just beat Cayden Lapevich to the line by inches to get second. The third place finish for Lapcevich marks an awesome return for the 13-year-old after having to get the front and rear of that car redone following a wreck two weeks ago that saw Lapevich make hard contact with the outside backstretch wall. Matt Bentley and Paul Maltese rounded out the top five.
Steve Wilson finished sixth, followed by Dennis Cybalski, Lane Zardo, Johnny Morrison and Ross Evans.
Kent Constable finished 11th followed by Nick Tooley and Coltin Everingham.