By CHARLIE BROWN, DELMAR, DE – It was “all in the family” as Jamie Mills captured the first of the Twin 20’s in the NAPA Big Block Modifieds then chased his nephew, Jordan Watson who won the second 20 lap main on Foster and Adoptive Family Night.
Dale Hawkins led the first two laps of the first NAPA Big Block Modified feature before Jamie Mills, who had started in seventh shot to the top. Matt Hawkins followed Mills into second and Shawn Ward took third. At the halfway sign Matt was within a car length of Mills while Ward, Brad Trice and H.J. Bunting rounded out the top five.
The second and final yellow was out with eight to go when Bunting slowed with a flat rear tire. Mills would open some breathing room on the restart as Beau Wilkins powered into the top five. Wilkins was up to fourth with four to go and two laps later got by Ward for third.
Mills would collect his sixth win of the season by a comfortable margin with Matt Hawkins turning in another solid performance in second. Wilkins would settle for third with Ward fourth and Trice fifth. Heats were won by Mils and Matt Hawkins.
“Charlie (Cathell) threw us a little bit of a curve with this new surface,” said Mills following the win. “We put in our little motor for tonight and it seemed to like this kind of track.”
1st NAPA Big Block Finish: 1. Jamie Mills; 2. Matt Hawkins; 3. Beau Wilkins; 4. Shawn Ward; 5. Brad Trice; 6. Howard O’Neal; 7. Joseph Watson; 8. Bobby Watkins; 9. Jordan Watson; 10. HJ Bunting; 11. Robert Dutton; 12. Dave Dissinger; 13. Scott VanGorder; 14. Dave Simmons; 15. Drew Simmons; 16. Blaine Bracelin; 17. Dale Hawkins; DNS: Michael White.