Tom Walters scores third feature victory of the season at Sunset Speedway
For the third time this season, Tom Walters drove into Sunset Speedway’s Late Model feature victory lane after scoring the win on Saturday night.
Andy Kamrath won the first heat ahead of Anthony Simone, Sean Grosman, Jason Witty, Tom Walters, Lane Zardo, Nick Goetz, Bruce Rankin, Frank Davey and Taylor Holdaway.
Mike Bentley won the second heat half a track ahead of Chris Morrow, Ernie Fumerton, Scott Beatty, Dwayne Baker, Herb Walters, Derek Frohlich, Billy Zardo and Thane Woodside. Gary Elliott failed to finish.
Tom Walters won the third heat ahead of Witty, Grosman, Kamrath, Simone, Holdaway, Davey, Goetz, Lane Zardo, Rankin and John Mitchell.
The fourth heat saw a small incident when Frohlich gets into Morrow, causing the field to check-up and Woodside to spin Elliott. Baker led at lap eight when he was passed by Bentley. Bentley went on to take the daily double ahead of Baker, Beatty, Morrow, Billy Zardo, Fumerton, Frohlich, Woodside, Herb Walters and Lane Zardo.
In the feature, Ernie Fumerton started on pole followed by Frohlich, Witty, Simone, Morrow, Grosman, Beatty, Billy Zardo, Baker, Kamrath, Tom Walters, Bentley, Lane Zardo, Goetz, Herb Walters, Davey, Holdaway, Woodside, Rankin, Elliott, Mitchell and Mike Weitz.
On the opening lap, Fumerton would go three-wide with Morrow and Witty. Morrow got on the brakes a little, however Beatty didn’t and contact was made causing Morrow to go around.
After the restart, Witty would jump out ahead of the field and have a straightaway lead over Bentley, who had worked his way to second. However, the caution would then fly at lap 15 as a result of Davey and Elliott making contact.
With 13 laps to go, contact would be made between Witty and Bentley, causing Witty to go for the spin. Goetz then had no place to go and heavy contact with Witty, ending both of their nights. Bentley would be sent to the back as an involved car.
Tom Walters took over the top spot and lead to the checkered, scoring the win ahead of Dwayne Baker, Andy Kamrath, Sean Grosman and Anthony Simone.
Special thanks to Heather H. for the notes from the night to be able to write this :)