FALS Looks Forward to Biggest Season Yet in 2O18

The staff and officials at Fairbury American Legion Speedway are looking forward to their biggest season in history, with major events in 2018 including the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.

The relationship with the Outlaws will grow deeper as Fairbury’s highly respected race director, Matt Curl, is taking over the reins of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. He will remain an advisor to the well-established and experienced FALS team, led by fairboard president Leroy Rodriguez.

“We are excited Matt has this tremendous opportunity with the World of Outlaws,” Rodriguez said. “He’s been a huge asset to the Fairbury family, being an integral part of the team that’s put Fairbury on the dirt racing map. Now, our team is prepared to continue the tremendous success and growth we’ve seen year after year as we look ahead to 2018 and beyond.”

Plans for 2018 are nearly complete, with the schedule set to be released in early December. The fairboard will continue working with Matt to ensure the fans, sponsors and competitors have the incredible experience they’re accustomed to enjoying at FALS.

“There is so much history at Fairbury, and I’m very proud to be a part of the team that has made events like the Prairie Dirt Classic one of the biggest races of the year,” Matt said. “Fairbury will always be my home, and I’ve made so many great friends through the years. I’m excited for Leroy and our team to continue the success we built.”

World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars to Make Inaugural Visit at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in 2O18

by WoO

woo-sprintsAfter a successful half-decade of Fairbury American Legion Speedway (FALS) hosting the World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series, The Greatest Show on Dirt will make its’ first ever visit to the ¼ mile semi-banked dirt oval on Wednesday May 30, 2018.

“We have wanted to bring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Cars to FALS for a long-time now. FALS has had a ton of success with the Late Models and what better way to add excitement then by bringing in The Greatest Show on Dirt,” FALS Race Director Matt Curl said.

Fairbury American Legion Speedway ran two 410-Winged Sprint Car races in 2017, both co-hosted by the Interstate Racing Association (IRA) and Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA). The most recent coming on October 7, which saw Carson Macedo pass Joey Saldana on the last lap for the victory in thrilling fashion. “The racing was phenomenal this year with the winged cars and we are looking forward to providing a similar racing surface for the highest caliber drivers in the country,” Curl added.

FALS, voted three-time DIRTcar Track of the Year, is a well-decorated dirt track facility that races Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks and Hobby Mods on a weekly basis. Additionally, FALS hosts one of Late Model Racing’s Crown Jewels – The Prairie Dirt Classic – featuring the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Models.

“Our fans put faith in us to provide them with a great on-track product. We’ll have the track right and let the best drivers and teams in the business put on a show. The Outlaws are the best in the country and we are really looking forward to it,” Curl explained.

With FALS being in the heart of Central Illinois and the Midwest racing scene, a strong regional sprint car count is expected to compete with The Greatest Show on Dirt.

This can’t miss event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 30, 2018. The support class will be announced at a later date. Ticketing information will be released in the near future; be sure to stay tuned to FairburySpeedway.com for that information as it comes out.

Ballou, Macedo Capture Sprint Mania Wins

by Rocky Ragusa

After rain washed out the opening night of "Sprint Mania" on Friday, the Fairbury American Legion Speedway track prep crew went to work in preparation for Saturday’s feature races. In spite of a late afternoon shower, Mother Nature blessed race teams and fans with an outstanding night of racing action on an ultra-fast track that saw Sprint Cars touring the 1/4 mile oval in the 11 second range.

oct7-sprThe Lucas Oil POWRi WAR East and Wisconsin WingLESS Series brought in 31 drivers for their 35-lap, $4,000 to win race. Landon Simon, Tyler Courtney, Mario Clouser, and POWRi WAR points leader Korey Weyant won their respective heat races, while Kevin Thomas Jr. took the B-Main. Joe B. Miller led at the start, with Robert Ballou, Courtney, Clouser, and Dave Darland in a heated battle for second. Following a caution, Miller led Courtney as Ballou and Darland followed. Terry Babb brought out a red flag on the 14th lap as he flipped his car along the front stretch. Courtney pressured Miller on the restart and threw a slide job on Miller to take the lead. As Courtney maneuvered his way through traffic, Ballou, Darland, Miller, and Simon closed in on the race leader. With four laps to go, Courtney was working his way by a lapped car. Courtney’s car made contact, rolled, and his bid for the win ended. Ballou was able to lead the remaining circuits for the win. “We had our car too tight in practice and then too loose in the heat race,” spoke Ballou. “Hats off to the Fairbury track prep crew. Anywhere else they would have thrown in the towel. They wanted to make this race work. I think their effort will catch the attention of a lot of people. A lot of the Sprint Car tracks don’t put in the effort to prep a track.”

oct7-spr225 MOWA/IRA Winged Sprint Cars were on hand, vying for a starting position in their 35-lap, $4,000 to win race. A.J. Bruns, Carson Macedo, and Joey Saldana took heat race wins. On the start of the feature, Bruns and Brad Loyet tangled to bring out a caution. The restart had Saldana leading Hunter Schuerenberg. Saldana was able to extend his lead until encountering slower cars. Schuerenberg was able to catch up to the leader and looked to take the lead, but a caution fell on the eighth lap saving Saldana. After another caution, Saldana checked out on his competitors until Jake Blackhurst slowed on the track for a lap 12 caution. The yellow flag waved again on the 12th lap as IRA points leader Bill Balog slowed on the track. Saldana once again pulled away on the restart, with Schuerenberg, Macedo, Balog, and Travis Philo trailing. As Saldana threaded his way by the slower cars, Schuerenberg and Macedo closed the gap. Saldana got caught behind a slower car and Schuerenberg looked to take over the lead, but a caution flag fell giving Saldana the lead back. With three laps to go, Macedo’s car came to life as he shot by Schuerenberg. On the white flag, Macedo executed a pass on Saldana to take his second win of the year at Fairbury. “I got my wind back and the car came on in the end,” commented Macedo, a California native. “I am so thankful to God for a team like this. It’s phenomenal to come out here in the Midwest, to live the dream, and race everywhere.” A dejected Saldana settled for second, followed by Schuerenberg, Balog, Philo, Bret Tripplett, Mike Terry Jr., Joe B. Miller, Jordan Goldesberry, and Jim Moughan.

oct7-mdAction ended with a 20-lap, $1,000 to win UMP Modified race. McKay Wenger and Mike McKinney were the heat race victors. McKinney led the opening lap before Wenger powered his way to the lead. Wenger put his new Elite Chassis on the top groove and pulled out to a five car length lead over McKinney. Although plagued by cautions, Wenger was never contested until the 17th lap. On the restart, McKinney got his car under Wenger and grabbed the lead going down the backstretch. As the drivers entered turn three, Wenger’s car broke the studs off the right rear wheel and slammed into the wall. After the track was cleaned, McKinney was able to go unchallenged the last three laps for his sixth Fairbury win of the year. “McKay was kicking our butt there,” said McKinney.” I don’t think that I ever ran a race that fast, but to finish first, you have to first finish.” Paul Niznik, Derek Neville, Adam Pockrus, Billy Puckett, Garrett Jameson, Jason Brandt, Wenger, Mike Petersen, and Eric Vaughan completed the top ten as seven cars were running at the finish.

Results

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints A-Main - 35 laps
1. 12-Robert Ballou (4); 2. 17GP-Dave Darland (9); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller (2); 4. 24-Landon Simon (6); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (7); 6. 6-Mario Clouser (1); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (10); 8. 74-Josh Hodges (19); 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (18); 10. 52F-Logan Faucon (22); 11. 14-Chad Wilson (12); 12. 38-Allen Hafford (21); 13. 5H-Patrick Haynes (13); 14. 11-James Lyerla (20); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (16); 16. 31L-Buddy Lowther (14); 17. 4G-George Gaertner III (15); 18. 23C-Tyler Courtney (5)-DNF; 19. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (17)-DNF; 20. 47-Katlynn Leer (3)-DNF; 21. 8D-Terry Babb (11)-DNF; 22. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (8)-DNF

Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (6); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (1); 3. 14-Chad Wilson, Toledo, OH (2); 4. 31L Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (5); 5. 4G-George Gaertner III, Salem, WI (7); 6. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (3); 7. 24X-Kyle Simon, Covington, OH (7)

Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 23C-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (1); 3. 17GP-Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (5); 4. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (8); 5. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (6); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (7); 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IN (4); 8. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (2)

Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (1); 2, 12-Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (5); 3. 5H-Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL (2); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (3); 5. 89-George Gaertner Jr, Salem, WI (6); 6. 7-Steve Clott, N/A (8); 7. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr, Cullman, AL (7)-DNS; 8. 74-Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (8)-DNS

Heat 4 - 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 47-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (4); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (6); 4. 38-Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL (3); 5. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (2); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 7. 37X-Dave Gross, Rochester, IN (7)

B-Main - 12 laps
1. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (14); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson (7); 3. 74-Josh Hodges (15); 4. 11-James Lyerla (2); 5. 38-Allen Hafford (1); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon (4); 7. 31-Austin Sears (5); 8. 89-George Gaertner Jr (3); 9. 95-Tommy Rockwell (12); 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (11); 11. 29-Randy Stanford (10); 12. 37X-Dave Gross (9); 13. 7-Steve Clott (6); 14. N2-Nic Harris (8); 15. 24X-Kyle Simon (13)

 

MOWA/IRA A-Main - 35 laps
1. 3G-Carson Macedo (4), 2. 71-Joey Saldana (1), 3. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg (2), 4. 50-Bill Balog (9), 5. 5T-Travis Philo (7), 6. 22-Bret Tripplett (12), 7. 85-Mike Terry Jr (10), 8. 51B-Joe B Miller (17), 9. 65-Jordan Goldesberry (6), 10. 1M-Jim Moughan (18), 11. 10S-Jeremy Standridge (23), 12. 23D-Trey Datweiler (14), 13. 90-Patrick Budde (22), 14. 9-Paul Nienhiser (13), 15. 52F-Logan Faucon (19), 16. 25-Jake Blackhurst (11), 17. 5H-Patrick Haynes (20), 18. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (8), 19. 77U-Chris Urish (16), 20. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn (15), 21. 32-Jeff Tuxhorn (21), 22. 44-A.J. Bruns (3), 23. 05-Brad Loyet (5), 24. 57-George Crawford (24), 25. 79J-Jacob Patton (25)

Heat 1 - 10 laps
1. 44-A.J. Bruns (2), 2. 65-Jordan Goldesberry (5), 3. 05-Brad Loyet (8), 4. 23D-Trey Datweiler (1), 5. 22-Bret Tripplett (7), 6. 51B-Joe B Miller (4), 7. 52F-Logan Faucon (3), 8. 10S-Jeremy Standridge (6), 9. 57-George Crawford (9)

Heat 2 - 10 laps
1. 3G-Carson Macedo (4), 2. 20-Hunter Schuerenberg (6), 3. 5J-Jeremy Schultz (8), 4. 25-Jake Blackhurst (5), 5. 77U-Chris Urish (2), 6. 9T-Dylan Tuxhorn (7), 7. 5H-Patrick Haynes (3), 8. 79J-Jacob Patton (1)

Heat 3 - 10 laps
1. 71-Joey Saldana (5), 2. 5T-Travis Philo (4), 3. 85-Mike Terry Jr (2), 4 – 50-Bill Balog (6), 5. 9-Paul Nienhiser (7), 6. 1M-Jim Moughan (3), 7. 90-Patrick Budde (1), 8. 32-Jeff Tuxhorn (8)

Ballou Best at Sprint Mania

by POWRi

SPR100717-3Robert Ballou made his POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprint League debut in stunning fashion coming out victorious at the league's season finale event at Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Sprint Mania gathered a wide variety of drivers for the inaugural event with nine different states represented among the field of 31 cars. Ballou bested the group over Dave Darland, Joe B. Miller, Landon Simon, and League Champion Korey Weyant rounded out the top five.

The feature event was full of big sliders, close calls, and drama. Mario Clouser and Joe B. Miller led the 22-car starting field to green flag racing Saturday night with Miller leading lap one while Ballou sat third, but he didn't waste any time before throwing a slide job in turns three and four to take over second.

The yellow flag flew early on in the race for Mitch Wissmiller and Kevin Thomas Jr. who tangled and came to a stop in turns three and four. Kevin Thomas Jr. and Josh Hodges had originally travelled to Haubstadt, Indiana earlier that day for a race at Tri-State Speedway which got rained out. They loaded up and hauled directly to "FALS" where they tagged the back of the B-Main and both transferred into the feature event. Thomas won the B-Main from the back.

When the green flag came back out, a fierce battle within the top five continued to heat up. Joe B. Miller remained in the lead while Tyler Courtney challenged Ballou for second and then Dave Darland showed his nose to challenge Courtney for third. Courtney found enough momentum coming off of turn two and threw the slider at Ballou in turns three and four to make the pass for second leaving Ballou now in third.

As Miller began to catch lapped traffic, the red flag would wave for Terry Babb who got above the cushion in turns three and four and upside down. He climbed out under his own power but was done for the evening.

21 laps remained. The green flag flew, and Courtney was hot on Miller's trail as he followed him down the backstretch. Courtney threw the slide job for the lead, Miller crossed over and they drag raced down the front straightaway to the crowd's delight. Courtney was the new race leader.

Courtney remained in a comfortable lead while Ballou and Darland worked their way past Joe B. Miller. Ballou began reeling Courtney in as he caught lapped traffic. Ballou pressured Courtney in turns three and four, but Courtney remained in the lead until he made contact with lap car Kevin Thomas Jr in turns one and two and flipped with four laps to go. Courtney climbed out under his own power, but would not refire.

With an open racetrack and four laps left ahead of him, Ballou would go on to snag his first POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East win of his career and a stellar $4,000 payday over Dave Darland and Joe B. Miller.

Results

Heat 1 - 8 laps
1. 24-Landon Simon, Tipp City, OH (6); 2. 56-Mitchell Davis, Auburn, IL (1); 3. 14-Chad Wilson, Toledo, OH (2); 4. 31L Buddy Lowther, Cincinnati, OH (5); 5. 4G-George Gaertner III, Salem, WI (7); 6. N2-Nic Harris, Atlanta, IL (3); 7. 24X-Kyle Simon, Covington, OH (7)

Heat 2 - 8 laps
1. 23C-Tyler Courtney, Indianapolis, IN (3); 2. 8D-Terry Babb, Decatur, IL (1); 3. 17GP-Dave Darland, Lincoln, IN (5); 4. 1-Mitch Wissmiller, Saybrook, IL (8); 5. 11-James Lyerla, Hillsboro, IL (6); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon, Elkhart, IL (7); 7. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker, Bloomington, IN (4); 8. 95-Tommy Rockwell, Towanda, IL (2)

Heat 3 - 8 laps
1. 6-Mario Clouser, Auburn, IL (1); 2, 12-Robert Ballou, Rocklin, CA (5); 3. 5H-Patrick Haynes, Bradley, IL (2); 4. 20-Steve Thomas, Rantoul, IL (3); 5. 89-George Gaertner Jr, Salem, WI (6); 6. 7-Steve Clott, N/A (8); 7. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr, Cullman, AL (7)-DNS; 8. 74-Josh Hodges, Tijeras, NM (8)-DNS

Heat 4 - 8 laps
1. 99-Korey Weyant, Springfield, IL (1); 2. 47-Katlynn Leer, Moulton, IA (4); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller, Millersville, MO (6); 4. 38-Allen Hafford, Beach Park, IL (3); 5. 31-Austin Sears, Macomb, IL (2); 6. 16-Anthony Nicholson, Bartlett, TN (5); 7. 37X-Dave Gross, Rochester, IN (7)

B-Main - 12 laps
1. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (14); 2. 16-Anthony Nicholson (7); 3. 74-Josh Hodges (15); 4. 11-James Lyerla (2); 5. 38-Allen Hafford (1); 6. 52F-Logan Faucon (4); 7. 31-Austin Sears (5); 8. 89-George Gaertner Jr (3); 9. 95-Tommy Rockwell (12); 10. 1T-Tyler Shoemaker (11); 11. 29-Randy Stanford (10); 12. 37X-Dave Gross (9); 13. 7-Steve Clott (6); 14. N2-Nic Harris (8); 15. 24X-Kyle Simon (13)

POWRi Lucas Oil WAR East Sprints A-Main - 35 laps
1. 12-Robert Ballou (4); 2. 17GP-Dave Darland (9); 3. 51B-Joe B. Miller (2); 4. 24-Landon Simon (6); 5. 99-Korey Weyant (7); 6. 6-Mario Clouser (1); 7. 56-Mitchell Davis (10); 8. 74-Josh Hodges (19); 9. 16-Anthony Nicholson (18); 10. 52F-Logan Faucon (22); 11. 14-Chad Wilson (12); 12. 38-Allen Hafford (21); 13. 5H-Patrick Haynes (13); 14. 11-James Lyerla (20); 15. 20-Steve Thomas (16); 16. 31L-Buddy Lowther (14); 17. 4G-George Gaertner III (15); 18. 23C-Tyler Courtney (5)-DNF; 19. 9-Kevin Thomas Jr (17)-DNF; 20. 47-Katlynn Leer (3)-DNF; 21. 8D-Terry Babb (11)-DNF; 22. 1-Mitch Wissmiller (8)-DNF

Harrison hustles to Third Casey's Modified Nationals Win

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by Rocky Ragusa

Highland’s Mike Harrison held off a stout field of Modified competitors to win the Fifth Annual Casey’s Modified Nationals race Saturday night at the Fairbury American Legion Speedway. Lucas Lee of Paris, Tenn., was the winner of the Mullins Race Engines Non-Qualifiers Shootout, while Bloomington veteran racer Billy Drake took the Late Model feature.

67 Modified drivers representing 10 states were on hand for the $10,000 to win American Modified Series race featuring some of the top open wheel drivers in the country. Qualifying was broken down into two groups that saw Buffalo’s Jeff Leka earning fast time honors at a 13.646 in group one, while Lucas Lee was quickest in the second group with a 13.755. Six heat races were held that saw the top two finishers advancing to the feature race. Ray Bollinger (Kewanee), Mike McKinney (Plainfield), Mike Harrison, Brian Shaw (Robinson), Danny Schwartz (Ashmore), and Dylan Woodling (Warsaw, Ind.) taking the wins. Four B-Mains gave drivers one last chance to move into the prestigious event. Ryan Unzicker (El Paso), David Stremme (Mooresville, N.C.), Tyler Deibert (Highland), and Zach Hoffman (Troy) earned their way into the 50-lap main event.

sep2-mdBollinger and Harrison led the 24-car field to the green flag. Harrison led with Bollinger, Schwartz, Allen Weisser, and Brent Mullins following. Bollinger was able to keep pace with Harrison as the top two drivers in the national points held nothing back. Bollinger, running the bottom groove, took over the front position on lap nine. Harrison came back at Bollinger to lead on laps 14 and 15, while Weisser joined the mix for the lead. Weisser was able to take the lead on lap 16 and opened a 10 car length lead as Harrison and Bollinger battled for second, followed by Schwartz and McKinney. Bollinger’s race came to an end on the 23rd lap as he dropped out with suspension problems, drawing the first caution of the night. Weisser led on the restart, but on lap 28 a light rain began to fall. After a 10 minute delay, track crews went to work and soon had the track ready to race. Weisser lost his lead to Harrison on the restart, but Weisser was relentless in his bid to reclaim the lead. Behind the duo, four cars put on a show as Schwartz, Mullins, Unzicker, and McKinney swapped the third spot. Cautions fell on lap 34 and 35 with Weisser taking over on the 35th circuit. Weisser’s car began to misfire and his dreams of taking the big check vanished as he had to park his car in the infield with motor problems. Harrison moved back into the lead and after another brief rain delay, and Mullins’s attempt to take over the lead, Harrison pulled away to claim his third Casey’s Modified race, fourth A.M.S. race of the year, and 32nd feature win of the season. Mullins, Unzicker, 19th starter Devin Gilpin, 18th starter Levi Kissinger, McKinney, 23rd starter Jeff Curl, Michael Long, Stremme, and Schwartz completed the top ten in a race that saw six lead changes among three drivers. A jubilant Harrison commented after the race. “I ran as hard as I had to. Allen started to pull away and I had to get back at it. I hated it for Ray and Allen’s misfortune. I felt the rain showers benefited me, but those guys were still tough on the bottom. The last 20 laps I drove my heart out for my team and the fans.”

sep2-lmThe I Beam Sliding Doors Late Model race drew 23 entries for the 40-lap, $3,000 to win special. Oakwood’s Bobby Pierce, tuning up for this weekend’s World 100, set fast time at a 12.484. Billy Drake, Pierce, and Bloomington’s Jason Feger captured heat wins, while Towanda’s Donny Walden took the B-Main. Following a caution on the 32nd lap, Drake moved his car to the bottom of the track and powered by Pierce for the lead. Drake was able to pull away and win his second feature race of the year at Fairbury. Ryan Unzicker, Pierce, Scott Bull, Mike Spatola, Kevin Weaver, 15th starter Allen Weisser, McKay Wenger, Jay Morris, and Feger rounded out the top ten. “We have either been really good or bad here. There hasn’t been much in between,” said Drake. “Thanks to my sponsors and crew. We found something wrong with the car last night and my crew busted their tails to get us here tonight.”

sep2-md2The night of racing ended with a 20-lap race for Modified drivers not making the featured event. Lucas Lee started 20th in the race and took over the lead on lap 12. Bob Pohlman Jr. tried repeatedly to reclaim the lead but Lee withstood the challenge. Jeff Leka, Travis Kohler, Scott Heeren, Bradley Jameson, Chris Smith, Dawson Cook, Blake Thompson, and Tommie Seets Jr. finished in the top ten positions. A somewhat disappointed Lee spoke in victory lane. “It’s better than nothing. I had to go to my backup car after messing up in the heat race. We will take this win and go on to the next race.”

 

Harrison Scores Summit Racing Equipment AMS Casey’s Modified Nationals Victory at FALS

by AMS

The Summit Racing Equipment American Modified Series rolled into Fairbury American Legion Speedway on Saturday evening for the Casey’s Modified Nationals and the result would be the same as the night before at Farmer City as Mike Harrison of Highland, IL picked up his fourth win with the tour in 2017 and record his thirty-second UMP DIRTcar feature victory of the season and bag the $10,000 first place prize money.

Harrison took the lead at the start of the 50-lap, $10,000 to win event and maintained his spot on the point until lap nine when Ray Bollinger drove past Harrison for the race lead. Bollinger and Harrison battled for the lead until Harrison reclaimed the top spot on lap fourteen. Allen Weisser got into the mix at this point and Harrison’s second stint as the race leader would be short-lived as Weisser took the race lead on lap sixteen. The first caution of the event waved on lap twenty-three when Bollinger, who was running second at the time, slowed in turn two with a broken rear suspension. Weisser maintained the lead on the restart until the caution waved again on lap twenty-eight for a brief rain shower that passed over the track. When racing resumed, Harrison took the lead for the third time in the event, taking it away from Weisser until Dylan Woodling spun on lap thirty-four to draw the caution. On the restart, Weisser retook the race lead from Harrison, but action slowed again on lap thirty-six for a three-car tangle on the frontchute involving Brian Shaw, David Stremme, and Jay Ledford.

This restart saw Weisser maintain the lead until lap thirty-nine when Harrison took the lead in the contest for the fourth and final time. One final caution on lap forty-three for debris in turn one slowed the action, but Harrison would not relinquish the top spot again on his way to the $10,000 victory. Brent Mullins finished in the runner-up slot, with Super Late Model ace Ryan Unzicker driving to a third place finish. Devin Gilpin charged from the 19th starting position to finish fourth and 18th place starting Levi Kissinger completed the top five. The remainder of the top ten at the completion of the Casey’s Modified Nationals A-Main were Mike McKinney, 23rd place starter and hard charger award winner Jeff Curl, 17th place starting Michael Long, 15th place starter David Stremme, and Danny Schwartz.