REPLAY: ULTIMATE HOA at Circle City
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series regular rode a strong qualifying run throughout the rest of the night, sweeping the event in the process. While it was his first appearance at the quarter-mile oval, his second will come quickly with another race Sunday bookending the weekend in Indiana.
“It’s a super nice facility and we had a good night here, it’s our first night here. I’m looking forward to coming back Sunday,” Erb said on the Speed51.TV broadcast. I’m sure it will be totally different, I would guess it will be a lot wetter. I’ve watch quite a bit of races here and the top’s really good.
“We were fortunate to get a good qualifying lap and win our heat, and that set us up good for the feature. It’s a good night and we’ve got two more this weekend back here and it, so I’m looking forward to it.”
Erb started on the pole by virtue of his win in the first heat race and never looked back, leading all 50 laps while staving off early charges from Devin Gilpin. The bottom was the place to be during the main event, with the field quickly finding their way to the low side.
“I wanted to go up there and try it but it was just too crummy up there, too many dry crumbs. I was fortunate to start on the pole and I thought if somebody passes me up there, then they’ve got to be really good.
I just tried to make 50 good laps and not miss the bottom. It’s really tricky because you think you make a little bit of speed and then you’re almost stopped in the middle of the corner. It’s a cool racetrack and a beautiful facility, hopefully we can do it again on Sunday.
Gilpin held on to the second spot just ahead of fellow Indiana driver Kent Robinson. Pennsylvania’s Drake Troutman and Joe Godsey rounded out the top-five.
A replay of Friday night’s ULTIMATE Heart of America Super Late Model Series event at Circle City is now available on Speed51.TV.
-Story by: Koty Geyer, Speed51 National Correspondent – Twitter: @kgeyer3
-Photo Credit: Speed51 Photo
Ultimate HoA Circle City Results:
- Tyler Erb
- Kent Robinson
- Devin Gilpin
- Drake Troutman
- Joe Godsey
- Tristan Chamberlain
- Larry Martin Jr
- Britan Godsey
- Kody Marsee
- Jeffrey Shackelford
- Jared Bailey
- Rohn Moon
- William Bartholomew
- Brayton Laster
- Brady Lear
- Quentin White