LAKE VIEW, SC – Daulton Wilson led all but one lap for a dominating win in Championship Race #1 for the Mid-East Modified Tour Saturday night at Lake View Motor Speedway. The race was the first of a three-race championship series for the Mid-East Modified Tour.
Wilson was the fastest qualifier over the 24-car starting field and would start alongside Jeremy Steele for the 30-lap feature. Steele jumped into the lead before the caution would wave on lap 1 for an incident between Jeff Robinson and Jason Garner in turn two. On the restart, Wilson got the advantage to take the lead over Steele and Stephen Pedulla.
The hardest crash of the night occurred on lap 13 after Dustin Parker got loose in turn four and collected Robinson, Albert Brayfield, and Colton Beasley on the front straightaway. Wilson went unchallenged the rest of the way to take the win over his teammate Case Daniels, Pedulla, Steele, and Jeff Parsons. Rounding out the top 10 were Andrew Durham, Chris Stowe, Daniel Allen, Garner, and AJ Bellanger.
Shaun Harrell returned to Lake View Motor Speedway to take his second Late Model win of the year in dominating fashion. Brian Strickland set the quickest time of the year in qualifying with a lap of 16.438 seconds, but Harrell got the advantage on the initial start. The first caution of the night waved on lap 1 when Michael Marlowe and Dustin Perritt spun in turn three. Matt Pridgen’s strong run ended on lap 8 when his car caught the inside guardrail in turn three. Strickland was running second until a mechanical failure with six laps to go ended his night. Following Harrell at the checkered flag were Willie Milliken, John Eller, Marlowe, and Chris Miller.
The Carolina Sprint Tour returned to Lake View for the first time in 2020 and Nick Tucker was able to take home the win. Sean Vardell grabbed the lead at the start from polesitter, Ben McCall. The first caution waved on lap three for a spin by John Frutchey in turn two. Following the restart, Tucker hounded Vardell for the lead, taking the top spot on lap 7. McCall’s top five run ended with two laps to go as his car went over the turn three embankment. Tucker took the checkered flag over Vardell, Frank Peters, Mike Sellers, and Chaz Woodward.
Stephen Ford took the lead from Donavan Jackson with six laps to go and led the rest of the way for the Mod-Lite win. Thomas Brown took the wildest ride of the night as his car barrel-rolled in turn three late in the race. Following Ford and Jackson at the finish were Mason Ford, Steve Dunn, and JJ Williams.
The Bell & Bell Vintage Modifieds were also in action with Jeremy Cumbee taking the Pro Modified win, Wes Horrell was the winner in the Modified division, while Roger Dale Hammond took the win in Sportsman, Sherman Garris in 6-Cylinder, and Pete Corey in the Senior division.
The next event at Lake View Motor Speedway will be the 2nd Annual Larry Long Memorial “Run Whatcha Brung” race for the Late Models on Saturday night, October 3rd, along with Super Street, Crate Racin’ USA Street Stocks, SCDRA Sport Compacts, and the debut of the new Stock V8 division. Be sure to “Like” Lake View Motor Speedway on Facebook, follow @LakeViewDirt on Twitter to keep up on all that’s going on in 2020 or visit lakeviewmotorspeedway.com.
-Lake View Motor Speedway Press Release and Photo