JORDAN WATSON MAKES LATE RACE PASS FOR 2ND WIN IN BIG BLOCKS

By CHARLIE BROWN, DELMAR, DE – Saturday night at the Delaware Internatioal Speedway it was the Tony Steele Memorial for Vintage Cars. In the NAPA Big Block Modifieds it was Jordan Watson making the late race pass to post his second win of the season.

Matt Hawkins started on the pole in the 25-lap feature and after two attempts to get the first lap in, quickly opened a lead over the field. Scott VanGorder controlled the second spot until the halfway sign when Watson, who started in eighth, dropped him to third. At this point H.J. Bunting had climbed from tenth to fourth and Jamie Mills, who started in ninth was running in fifth.

Watson was searching for a quicker line and began to reel in Hawkins. With five to go he had caught the leader but the caution would come out a final time with four to go. Hawkins, looking for his first career win in the division maintained the lead on the restart but Watson would make the winning pass with just two laps to go. Bunting edged by Hawkins with one to go so the top three at the checkered were Watson, Bunting and Hawkins. Mills finished in the fourth spot and VanGorder held on to fifth. Heats were won by Matt Hawkins and Watson.

NAPA Big Block Modified Finish: 1 Jordan Watson; 2. HJ Bunting; 3. Matt Hawkins; 4. Jamie Mills; 5. Scott VanGorder; 6. Howard ONeal; 7. Beau Wilkins; 8. Brad Trice; 9. Michael White; 10. Dave Dissinger; 11. Trent Willey; 12. Dave Simmons; 13. Bobby Watkins; 14. Shawn  Ward; 15. Dale Hawkins; 16. Drew Simmons. DSC00656