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Jacob Gomes (Steve Himelstein photo)

Gomes Banks $25,000 All-Star Showdown

IRWINDALE, Calif. — Jacob Gomes earned the biggest victory of his super late model racing career Saturday night at Irwindale Speedway.

Driving the No. 16 late model, Gomes won the All-Star Showdown 200 for the SPEARS SRL Southwest Tour, banking $25,000 for the triumph.

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Jacob Gomes won Saturday’s All-Star Showdown at Irwindale Speedway. (Tom Macht photo)

Gomes grabbed the lead from fast qualifier Kole Raz, who also led at the halfway break, shortly after the restart for the second half of the 200-lap event on the half-mile oval.

Gomes battled with Blaine Rocha, Dan Holtz and John Moore before beating Moore to the checkered flag by 3.549 seconds.

Jeremy Doss finished third, with Chris Davidson and Darren Robertson completing the top five.

Raz was the fast qualifier with a lap of 17.448 seconds for the 29-car field

Linny White was declared the winner of the Pro Late Model main event when the race was called after 56 laps because of curfew. White’s teammate, Sean Woodside, finished second.

The All-Star Showdown was televised by SPEED SPORT affiliate SPEARSracing.tv.

The finish:

Jacob Gomes, John Moore, Jeremy Doss, Chris Davidson, Darren Robertson, Chris Eggleston, Andy Allen, Sean Hingorani, Jace Hansen, Cale Kanke, Jeff Bischofberger, Jake Finch, Jonathon Gomez, Nick Cooper, Dylan Zampa, Kole Raz, Dan Holtz, Ethan Nascimento Jr., Scott Sanchez, Bubba Pollard, Barrett Pohlemus, Zach Telford, Blaine Rocha, Zach Morris, Austin Herzog, Buddy Shepherd, Brandon Farringon, Dennis Rock, Andre Prescott.