RICHIE HITLER TOPS 31 XCEL MODIFIEDS AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY

Date: 7/5/2015 5:50:24 PM

RICHIE HITLER TOPS 31 XCEL MODIFIEDS AT BIG DIAMOND SPEEDWAY

 

You never know what to expect when you have a week’s worth of rain. July 3rd saw drivers looking at the track wondering how it would hold up. At the end, the track as fine but mother nature took the final laugh.

Jon Josko, the most recent Big Diamond winner, posted the fastest time for qualifying. Consolation races were cancelled due to time restraints. Doug Borger, series owner, decided to run all 31 cars. “I think it would only be fair to start everybody. This will help the show along for  Big Diamond but everybody in the pits.”

Big Diamond offers a wide track and the Xcel modifieds drivers took full advantage of the room. Four wide, on the first lap, coming out of two had the spectators on their feet. Running wide open and the top had Hitzler to the point by lap 7.  Aaron Bowes had made his way to the bumper of Hitzler by lap 10. Chris Eckert held Jonathan Pepe at bay for the third piece of real estate.

A slight rain had fallen by lap 10 but the modifieds were able to continue. Hitzler had the lead over Bowes and Eckert on lap 12 when the caution came out. The race would be called at that time due to the rain getting heavier.

Unfortunately the finish would change for Aaron Bowes and Chris Eckert. They were penalized after failing to show up for post race inspection. Second would go to Jonathan Pepe with Nathan Brinker moving into the third spot.

Hitzler talked about the rain shortened feature.“The track was getting a little slick but nothing we couldn’t race on. Just as the caution came out, the rain got heavier and they called it. I’m not going to complain cause it’s a safety issue but  no driver wants to win because of rain.”

The Xcel Chassis Modifieds will head to Lisle  New York for a tour show. Thunder Mountain will play host to a $1000 pay day as the tour will be in town. Home track points will be awarded to drivers who run Thunder Mountain on a weekly basis.

 

FEATURE  FINISH  (12 LAPS)

 

1)RICHIE HITZLER 2)JONATHAN PEPE 3)NATHAN BRINKER 4)JOSH PEPE 5)JONATHAN JOSKO6)NICK MADY 7)TYLER REESER 8)BARRY BREIDEGAN 9)JOSH BEWLEY 10)DAVE BALDWIN JR. 11)TIM VANHORN JR. 12)DYLAN MCCRONE 13)DAKOTA BARLET 14)BARRY LEE 15)ANDREW ACE 16)SHAWNA SCHIBILIA 17)GRANT SCHIBILIA 18)LUKE HARRAR 19)BRYAN CARE 20)DILLON MINOVICH 21)WYATT HARRAR 22)STEVE STERNER 23)AARON BOWES 24)CHRIS ECKERT 25)KYLE INGLIN 26)DJ HUNT 27)KOREY INGLIN 28)BILLY KOCH 29)SCOTT WASHBURN 30)VINCENT VARANO 31)ABBEY PRICE

 



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