CHARLESTON, Ill. — Zach Daum held steady on the low line in the Charleston Speedway feature event with the Lucas Oil POWRi Wingless Auto Racing Sprint League to win a 25-lap feature for the Wildcard Series.
Soaring into the initial start would see high-point qualifier and polesitter Parker Fredrickson battle outside front-row starter Shane Cockrum on the first lap with contact between the front runners bringing out the first caution of the feature.
Finding speed from restarting out front, Daum held off an all-race charge from second-place finisher Mitch Wissmiller in an outstanding technical track.
Wissmiller got run after run on Daum for the front of the field but would avoid contact with the leader in clean and close quarters.
“I’m usually not very good in the slick but I was protecting the front, If someone was going to pass me, they were going to have to move me,” said Daum.
Hard-charging through the field would find Ricky Lewis placing third past Garrett Aitken to finish fourth with Shane Cockrum rebounding from a lap-one incident to round out the top -five.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5D-Zach Daum; 2. 29-Mitch Wissmiller; 3. 43-Ricky Lewis; 4. 32-Garrett Aitken; 5. 66-Shane Cockram; 6. 88-Terry Babb; 7. 4U-Allen Howard Jr; 8. 17GP-Kyle Shipley; 9. 29L-Brayton Lynch; 10. 4C-Daylan Chambers; 11. 37-Dave Gross; 12. 20-Steve Thomas; 13. 7-Bobby Logan; 14. 34-Parker Frederickson; 15. 8-Broc Hunnell.