The night at Eldora got off to a rousing start in the 358s and immediately they got rowdy. The heat races were 3 and 4 wide for the first few laps. But the heats dont pay here, and it was the mains where the fun is. Aaron Daeffler would charge to the win in the C, and Trevor Williams would swipe the B. In the A Feature, it was a tale of the comers and the goers. Brodie Oravetz would wall it early and he’d fall out, and pole sitter Chris Cable would find himself upside down at one point near mid race. All the while, Zack Passen is just pacing the field in front of usual contender Bobby Sweeney. Aaron Daeffler and point leader Brett Rowles were on the move though. Daeffler roared from the C all the way into the A and a 21st starting spot to fighting for the top 3, Rowles was motoring from 14th right on Daefflers bumper. A late restart would see Daeffler and Rowles challenge Matt Yorker and Josh Kotten for the top 5, with Sweeney and Passen out too far. It would be for naught for them all, with Passen getting another 358 victory!
The top 5- 1- Zack Passen (3) 2- Bobby Sweeney (2) 3- Josh Kotten (7) 4- Matt Yorker (8) 5- Aaron Daeffler (21)
Tonights Heat Winners were Chris Cable, Bobby Sweeney, Zack Passen and Brodie Gravetz.
C-Main winner was Aaron Daeffler. B-Main winner was Trevor Williams.
Well. That was quite an event tonight in the CARS Super Dirt Series. An adventure, in every sense of the word. Hayden Cardwell would start pole and lead a good chunk of laps right off the get go, holding off during multiple restarts Tyler Ducharme and Bobby Sweeney. But frequent miscues with lapped cars and others all throughout the pack would see eventually Bobby Sweeney inherit the lead for what would seem like the rest of the race. However, with 2 laps to go he would get together with Dustin Hall off turn 4, sending them both spinning, and Greg Seager along with Daryl Barrett would come out of no where to sneak through the carnage and dual for the win. But it was Seager who would collect his first career Big Block Super Dirt Series victory from the 17th starting spot!
The rest of the top 5- 1- Greg Seager (17) 2- Daryl Barrett (18) 3- Aaron Daeffler (14) 4- Tyler Vandekamp (20) 5- Jeff Sharp (22)
Tonights B-Main Winner was Bruce Perry.
Tonights heat winners were Cardwell, Ducharme, and Bryce Bailey.
The best feature event of 2020 in the CARS 358 Series thus far did not disappoint thats for sure! Richie Preston would start pole, and off the rip 3rd place starter Demetrios Drellos jumped to the inside for a 3 wide dash to the lead onto the backstretch. This set the dogs loose, and it was 2 and 3 wide throughout for most of the feature. Ryan Dolbear and Brett Rowles were making moves to get up to battle for the lead, but Demetrios had it on lock. That is, until just past the halfway point, when he would get a tick too high on exit and slap the wall, ending his night with a badly damaged ride. This allowed Bobby Sweeney to inherit the lead from his 5th starting spot. Through some late race restarts due to some rough deals for Josh Christy and Matt Yorker, Sweeney was holding the dogs at bay. Dustin Hall and Zack Passen were making him work, though. And with a 3 lap dash to end it, Passen was motoring up top with Sweeney holding court down low. Off turn 2 it seemed like Passen was shot out of a cannon, getting right up to Sweeneys right front on the entry to turn three. And out of turn 4 it was a drag race! But Sweeney held him off by a few feet at the line, grabbing the big win at Kokomo!
The rest of the top 5- 1- Bobby Sweeney (5) 2- Zack Passen (6) 3- Dustin Hall (4) 4- Brett Rowles (12) 5- Robert Shaeffer (8)
Tonights B-Main winner was Eric Tupper.
Tonights heat race winners were Richie Preston, Max Hill, Demetrios Drellos, and Dustin Hall.
Week 2 of the CARS 358 and Super Dirt Series went off much better than the first, and the stars came out to shine in both events.
The 358s got the night kicked off first with Payton Talbot starting up front by virtue of his heat 1 victory. He’d more or less set the pace for the majority of the event, though Aaron Daeffler was making life difficult for him in 2nd. The laps were slowly ticking down all while Bobby Sweeney was making a charge from 11th, and right on his bumper was 22nd starting driver Eric Tupper. It was Bryce Bailey, though, the local hot shoe who was making the most noise. Through a few restarts he was able to position himself on Talbots bumper, and a restart with 3 laps to go would give him his chance. He’d get the lead and hold on for a G-W-C finish, taking his first victory of the season from the 12th grid spot!
Heat winners – Talbot, Ryan Dolbear, Dustin Hall, Aaron Daeffler, Jamie Jeffers. B-Main – Brandon McDonald C-Main – Matt Hearn
The Big Blocks were the belle of the ball tonight, though. Tyler Ducharme would again start pole, and get out to a few decent leads after restarts. But surprisingly he wasn’t really alone. Dustin Hall was running him down in the late going, giving him a real challenge. In the mid-race, Bobby Sweeney again would come through the field from 13th to fight for a top spot, with Hunter Bates and Colin Bokus making noise. A late restart though would see Hall not able to regain his speed and allow Ducharme to pull away to a 1 second win, leading every lap for his second Big Block Super Dirt Series victory in as many tries!
Heat Winners – Ducharme, Hayden Cardwell, Jarrad Wakefield, Dustin Hall B-Main – Bobby Sweeney C-Main – Bruce Perry
A pretty historic night with the CARS 358 and CARS Super Dirt Series both kicking off their long awaited seasons, to a very wide ranging pair of results.
The 358 Series would get things started with Alex Payne taking the C-Main victory over Ryan Barrett. On to the B-Main, Brett Rowles would lead 9 laps and secure his spot in the A, ahead of Eric Tupper and AJay Potrzebowski. But the A was where the real race would be. Aaron Daeffler would start pole and seemingly want to run away with it. But with 6 laps to go, he would hop the cushion and that allowed Zack Passen to get by. With Chris Roberts trying to run him down on the bottom and Travis Miller right behind, Passen would go on to get the W to start the season.
The Big Block Super Dirt Series was next up at Volusia, and they showed why they’re the pros. They put on a wail of a show. The C-Main was exciting beyond words, with a 3 wide finish to win, Bruce Perry holding off Leo McGurrin and Ryan Dolbear (who started last!). In the B-Main, Dolbear again would show off his car, driving from 15th to take the win out of nowhere! In the feature, Payton Talbot would be lucky enough to start on the pole, and he would make life difficult for Tyler Ducharme. Quinn Wallis was motoring from 11th, and Passen and Josh Sunn were right there hoping for a chance. But it was truly between Ducharme and Talbot. On a lap 23 restart, Talbot would make the ill-fated choice to start on the bottom, and Ducharme would finally get by. While Ducharme wouldn’t run away, it was all over but the shouting, and he’d go on to get the first win in the CARS Super Dirt Series history!
Tonights winners- 358 Heats: Aaron Daeffler, Chris Roberts, Zack Passen, Josh Kotten, Daryl Barrett and Quinn Wallis. Big Block Heats: Payton Talbot, Tyler Ducharme, Aaron Daeffler, Braden Eyler, Zack Passen