By: Ashley McCubbin
The NASCAR Pinty’s Series was only able to get in one of two races at Flamboro Speedway last Sunday, September 12 as a result of inclement weather. The series has announced they will shorten the schedule from 11 races to 12, and run three events at Delaware Speedway over two days – Friday, September 24 and Sunday, September 26.
Taking the lead on Lap 16, Andrew Ranger did not look back en route to winning the NASCAR Pinty’s Series MotoMaster Batteries 125 at Flamboro Speedway on Sunday afternoon.
Ranger, making his first trip to the 3/8-mile oval, was dominate all race long, consistently holding a steady advantage over his competition. While there were a couple challenges along the way through the 125 laps, none of them fazed him en route to victory.
“It was fun,” Ranger told NEWS FROM THE PITS. “My first time here at Flamboro, and to have a race like that is fantastic for the 51 car we’re racing. It’s been a tough season, but we finally got our first win tonight.”
The third different winner in three races for the Pinty’s Series at Flamboro certainly was glad to have the victory in hand, as it marks the first for Rick Ware Racing this season after a frustrating start to 2021. Despite being ranked third in the standings, he has placed outside of the top-15 in three of the seven races.
“The car was very good, very consistent, I was able to carry a lot of speed into the corner and everything was just perfect for tonight,” Ranger added. “D.J. (Kennington), my friend, was right behind me, he gave me a lot of pressure throughout the race.”
D.J. Kennington, who has made several starts at Flamboro behind the wheel of a late model including a trip to victory lane, scored a strong second-place finish after stalking Ranger closely through the final 30 laps.
Brett Taylor continued to grow his experience in the series, rounding out the podium in third.
Check out the images below to see some of the moments from the day.