CATAWABA, N.C. – The halfway point in the season was not without its wild moments Sunday at Mountain Creek Speedway as 45 cars signed in to compete in five division.
In the cadet division, Will Spencer took off to an early race lead, passing Tucker Nash on a restart. Nash worked on Spencer throughout the race and on the final lap he swept into turn one, taking the lead down the backstretch to lead the final two corners to capture the victory. Spencer would come across the line in second, Nolan Fohr finished third, Cameron Hyler finished fourth and Ellie Messer rounded out the top-five
In the beginner box stock main event, Chase DeMarco started on the pole and dominated the race until Wyatt Coffey drove underneath him coming off turn two. The two would squeeze down into turn three with Coffey holding his ground and DeMarco spinning at the bottom of the track.
Coffey came across the line to win, but his celebration Kelley Stewart Agent, Farm Bureau Insurance Victory Lane was short lived after Coffey failed post-race tech. The win was awarded to Addison Lowery. Brexton Busch was second, Reed Cregger third, Jackson Darnell and Braxton Cade completed the top-five.
Hunter Richards returned from leave in Japan while serving in the United States Air Force to drive the Mattesen Racing team car to victory lane ahead of teammate Lou Mattesen in the Yamaha 540 Stock division. Sam Miller completed the podium.
Kolson Nelson looked like he was cruising to another win in the box stock division until the caution flag waved on the final lap for an altercation in turn four. This bunched the field back together for a green-white-checkered finish which saw Nelson leave the door open going into turn one, allowing Wyatt Miller, grandson of NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Dale Earnhardt, to dive to the bottom and lead the final lap to earn the victory.
Miller was joined in the Kelly Stewart Agent, Farm Bureau Insurance Victory Lane by his parents, 2007 NASCAR Whelen Southern Modified Tour champion L.W. Miller and JR Motorsports co-owner Kelley Earnhardt Miller. His uncle, NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt Jr., and his wife Amy also joined him in victory lane.
Colt Currie continues to stretch his point lead in the open division. He picked up another win, leading all 20 laps from the pole while track owner and promoter, Adam Stewart, had his best run of the season to finish second with the long-haul award going to McKenzie Smith, who towed all the way from Iowa, to finish third. C.J. Sweat and Tim Kuhn rounded out the top-five.