ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Dylan Zampa affirmed his place among the very best Pro Late Model racers in California, outfoxing Jeremy Doss for victory in Saturday’s Velocity Solar Night for the NASCAR Berco Redwood Late Models in Roseville.
Zampa’s sweep of the 35-lap features at the All American Speedway powered by Roseville Toyota lifts him to 11 wins and places him in a nearly insurmountable championship lead with the finale set for September 10.
“Jeremy’s a great guy and I love him like a brother. Glad I got to race him like that,” Zampa said. “Some good door-to-door racing and we may have bumped a few times but it was all in love I think.”
Doss started fifth and Zampa started seventh, but the duo was quickly up to the first and second positions in the second twin feature. Meanwhile Aidan Daniels and Kenna Mitchell battled for third. Mitchell cleared Daniels for third before Daniels tapped her into turn three. Mitchell spun to bring out a caution on lap 11. Daniels was penalized to restart at the rear of the field as well.
Doss chose to restart on the outside of Zampa with the duo racing side-by-side. Zampa went up the inside to lead lap 14 by a nose. Doss executed a crossover down the backstretch to drive inside for the lead on lap 16. Zampa crossed Doss over exiting turn four, then used a slight nudge into turn one to grab the lead back on lap 20 in a decisive maneuver.
Mitchell drove past Thomas Martin for third on lap 22, but was unable to claw towards the leaders. Zampa stretched his lead out to a .773 second advantage at the checkered flag over Doss, Mitchell, Martin, and Daniels.
In the first 35-lap contest, Daniels was the early pace setter. A caution flew on lap three when Conor West spun in the third corner. West’s teammate Martin drove around the outside of Daniels to lead lap six. Zampa then went to the outside to take second on lap eight. Zampa drove inside Martin on the backstretch to lead lap 14. Zampa scored victory while Martin fended off Doss for the second position. Mitchell finished fourth ahead of Daniels.
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