The PSN Pro Series East took to the high banks of Dover International Speedway for 150 laps of action. Coming into tonight’s race, the series hasn’t had a single caution in the previous two races as they have seen lots of clean green flag race. Last week’s race at Iowa turned into a fuel milage race, and tonight’s race was no different.
Matt Rolfe grabbed his 4th consecutive pole in the series, but that has seemed to be bad luck for him. He jumped out to the early lead and led the first 32 circuits, before Sean Medling slowly reeled him and took over the top spot.
The races first caution came out around lap 40, which brought everyone down pit road as tires seemed to be really important. The fuel would last these cars around 100 laps, so drivers began saving fuel immediately, and this is where Rolfe found his issues and would have a faulty starter switch, which would essentially end his night. Mike Belanger would grab the lead shortly after the restart, and would battle it out for a number of laps before Medling regained the lead on lap 73.
It was at this point where some cars would start to save gas, and some cars started to fade, bringing points leader Scott Bolester to the top spot. As the laps wound down, Bolester and Medling would have to pit, Belanger was running on fumes, and it would be Russell Berry would inherit the lead in the late laps. Berry would save just enough fuel to be able to stay out, and would pick up his first career Pro Series victory, and first career SARA win.
Next week the series heads to its first road course in Sonoma.
Paddock Pass Online also had full coverage of the action HERE.
- Russell Berry
- Scott Bolester
- Clay Snider
- Mike Belanger
- Sean Medling
- Mike Testa
- Matt Rolfe
- Jason Stout
- Luke Zike
- Ken Belanger
- Carey Bockting