Last night the RB Performance Super Late Model headed to The Milwaukee Mile for 150 laps of action in the Howie Lettow Memorial 150 event. 24 cars took the green, in a race that would get shortened by 9 laps due to “rain” (aka, the session ran out of time). This race was the first real test for the new super late model cars at a larger track in our series, and they seemed to handle the track well.
Jim Caudill Jr picked up the quick time in qualifying for his second pole of the season, and he looked to have the strongest car early as he pulled out to the lead. Behind him there was plenty of action throughout the race as the top group of cars seemed to shuffle back and forth a number of times. Drivers like Trey Jarell, points leader Tyler Breeding, Cam Manis, and James Poleske all had strong runs in the early laps, while Ty Majeski joined the party a little later on after working to the front from his 24th starting position.
Caudill Jr would give up the lead to Breeding for just 2 laps on lap 48, but took it back right after where he would continue to lead through the half way point of the race.
There were 7 cautions on the night which slowed the pace due to some long pace laps, but there were plenty of long green flag runs all night. Things would get shaken up though on the lap 81 caution, as Caudill Jr and the leaders would all duck down pit road to take the extra fuel needed to finish the race. At this point, Majeski would stay out on the track and inherit the lead.
The final restart would come on lap 97, and with Majeski still out in front, the field would make the final run to the checkers.
As the timer in the session wound down, the field got the white flag on lap 140 and Majeski would bring it around to take the checkers in the shortened race, and would pick up his first career SARA victory. Behind him, Jarell would finsh two seconds back in 2nd place, while Caudill Jr would work his way back up for the 3rd place finish. Poleske and Breeding would round out the top 5.
With Breeding’s 5th place finish, he would again increase his points lead over Matt Rolfe up to 33 points with 3 weeks remaining in the season.
Next week the series makes a complete U-turn, going from a mile long track, to the small bullring of South Boston. For the full results and standings from last night, click HERE.