The NEO Racing News Legends League made the trip up to the New Hampshire Motor Speedway tonight, as they looked to tackle the Mini-Oval for a 60 lap feature event. 15 cars would put down times in qualifying to attempt to make the 12 car starting field. Ty Majeski would set the fast time with a 15.642, nearly two tenths of a second in front of second place qualifier, Matt Rolfe.
Majeski would jump out into the early lead as the field looked to settle in behind him. Mike Rhyno moved into the second spot with Brian Tedeschi following him into 3rd, while Rolfe slipped down to 4th. A couple early runs would see some tight battles while the leaders looked to battle it out up front as well. As the field reached the half way mark in the race, the track began to get a little slick as cars would begin to slide around a little more as the race went on.
The slippery track would get the leaders after a lap 33 restart, when Majeski would come around turns 3 and 4, and as he began to get sideway and tried to save it, the top 3 cars as well as a couple of others would all get tangled up in the wreck. Bill Martin was able to sneak by on the bottom to grab the lead while Rolfe drove around it for the second spot. Martin would lead after the restart, with Rolfe and Dale Owen behind him. At this time, Majeski was working his way back towards the front and grabbed the 3rd spot on lap 44.
In addition to the slippery track, the pace car would also provide a little bit of havoc during the restarts. The pace car would drive to in the inside of the track fairly late, which mean the field was taking off with the pace car still on track. On the lap 51 restart, Martin took off on the inside, while Rolfe was taking off, he began to get loose and spun in front of the field, collecting Rhyno as well.
This would set up a final run to the finish as the field took the green with just 1 lap to go. As they took off, James Poleske in 4th would get in the back of Majeski on the outside, and as they both go loose, they would tag Martin as well and the whole front of the field got tangled up. Martin and Majeski would end up flipping on the front stretch as other cars spun into the infield barriers. But out of the whole mess, Dale Owen would avoid the wreck and come out on the other side with the lead.
As the rest of the field gathered it up from the wreck, Owen would have no problems as he came around the next lap to pick up the win, his first career SARA victory. Patrick Hahe also found his way through the wreck and came around in the 2nd spot. Clay Snider was one of the cars involved, but somehow got his car turned back around and came around to finish out the top 3. Majeski would finish 4th despite just rolling his car over, and Brandon Anglemyer would bring it home in 5th. With Snider’s 3rd place finish, he extends his points lead to 104 points over 2nd place.
- Dale Owen
- Patrick Hahe
- Clay Snider
- Ty Majeski
- Brandon Anglemyer
- James Poleske
- Todd Cousins
- Bill Martin
- Matt Rolfe
- Mike Rhyno
- Stan Bragg Jr
- Brian Tedeschi
- Forrest Gregg
- Ken Belanger
- David McGrane
Next week the series visits the always exciting Langley Speedway for a 50 lap event.
For the full results and standings, click HERE.