For the final race of the season, the NEORacingNews.com Pro Cup Series headed back to the state where it all began. Chris Cable came into the race looking to hold off Greg Netherwood for the overall championship while Nick Silver had the segment championship all but wrapped up. 23 drivers would take the grid for what turned out to be a thrilling finale.
Chris Cable started his race off right by securing the pole. He would pull out to an early lead over John Higman Jr and Shawn Powell. Cable’s strong start would quickly diminish as he lost control of his car coming out of turn 2 on lap 12. Cable would escape serious consequences as the field was able to avoid his stationary car. Higman Jr would lead the field onto pit road and to the green on lap 17. The field would next see the yellow flag on lap 20 as Patrick Hahe would lose control coming out of turn 2 after a near collision with the #25 of Nick Silver. This would leave Sean Casto as the leader on the next restart after he decided to stay out on the round of pit stops.
Casto and Shawn Powell would battle for the lead before Powell would take over from Casto. After another yellow on lap 40, it would be Nick Silver’s turn at the point after coming off pit road first. The first incident with huge championship implications of the night would come on lap 55. Higman Jr would get loose out of turn 4 with Cable sending him the rest of the way around. Shawn Powell would not slowdown in time, rear ending the #05 of Cable, causing massive damage. This suddenly put the #1 of Greg Netherwood back in the championship hunt as he would be tied with Cable points-wise at this point in the race.
Silver, Casto, and Netherwood would lead them to the green on the restart. “This is definitely a Greg type of track,” said Silver. With no shortage of talent at momentum tracks, Netherwood was suddenly a favorite to contend for the win. He would dog Silver for the lead over the next six laps until another yellow waved. Robert Barney would stay on the track to inherit the lead during the caution. Nick Silver would pull back into the second spot and retook the lead the following lap. Patrick Hahe would suddenly become a contender as he took over the second position. Unfortunately for Netherwood, his championship hopes would be dashed on lap 76 as he and the #52 of Casto would come together in turn 1. Netherwood would try to hang onto it but while doing so would make contact with the outside wall, not bringing out a caution, but severely damaging his car and chances of a top finish.
The rest of the race would continue under green with Nick Silver leading the rest of the race on his way to his ninth race win of the season and the second segment championship. Scott Walter would bring it home second. Shane Ewing, Sean Casto, and
Colton Harvey would play bumper cars in turn 4 coming to the checkered. This would see Ewing coming home third, Colton Harvey fourth, and Sean Casto rounding out the top 5.
Chris Cable would hang on to take the overall season championship with Nick Silver taking the second segment championship. This brought what has been a fantastic, record-breaking season to a close. 16 different winners took home the checkered flag in what was definitely one of the most competitive seasons at Can-Am Racing to date.