Nineteen competitors registered for round five of the Brandon Ford Wheelman Series at Citrus County Speedway. Jeff Scofield showed the way in qualifying, with a lap of 14.09 seconds around the ¼ mile facility. Scofield would draw an invert of event, putting the cars of Jake Perkins and Brandon Morris on the front row for the green flag. Morris would take early control from his outside front row starting position, pacing the field. The one and only caution flew at lap seven for a spin involving Eddie Allen and Kevin Macy. Allen would “tap out” for the incident, relegating himself to the rear, and Macy back to his running position for the restart.
Morris took control on the restart, but third-starting Brooke Storer would quickly move by Perkins into second place. Storer quickly ran down Morris by lap 17, and would take the lead before lap 20. Storer then pulled away to cross the stripe first, with Morris, and Matthew Green following behind in second and third respectively.
Post-race tech inspection revealed an illegally modified transmission in Storers #9 machine, which resulted in a disqualification for the event. As a result of the disqualification, second-running Brandon Morris was awarded the victory. Third-place finisher Matthew Green would also be disqualified in post-race tech inspection for an illegally modified transmission as well. This would move Jesse Henley and Jeff Scofield to second and third place finishing positions. Jake Perkins and Tim Alexander would round out the top 5 finishing positions.
The Brandon Ford Wheelman Series will return to Citrus County Speedway on July 25 for round six of the series.
-Brandon Ford Wheelman Series Press Release and Photo