Justin Barger of Montrose, NY lined up on the outside pole to Dale Blaney for the start of the 25-lap feature and led the first circuit before he took over. And from there Blaney began an assault on the field in the non-stop event that saw him move into lapped traffic on the seventh tour.
Greg Hodnett, who started eighth in the field, would eventually end up second, taking over the spot from Barger with five laps to go. But by the time he had secured the spot, Blaney was in the middle of the backstretch as he crossed the start-finish line on the frontstretch.
Hodnett was unable to bite into Blaney’s massive lead before the finish however, instead riding home second by 6.392 seconds. Barger, in his MEM-supported ride, finished a solid third.
Justin Barger leans on it at Port Royal. Wins heat race and finishes third in Main.