RICKY “THE ROCKET” BLAST TO THIRD WIN IN LATE MODEL CHAMP QUALIFIER

The S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Models went 25-laps on Saturday night with the winner earning a guaranteed starting spot in the Delaware State Dirt Track Championships. Donald Lingo, Jr. and Mark Pettyjohn both looked strong in winning their qualifying heats but it would be Ricky Elliott rocketing from third to first to lead lap one.

Lingo wasted no time moving from fifth to second but it was Nick Davis who seemed to be on a mission on the outside climbing from 11th to second by lap three. Elliott would get into a rhythm as the race stayed under the green and by halfway he had a comfortable lead over Davis with Lingo, Pettyjohn and point leader Ross Robinson all running strong in the top five.

With three to go, Geoff Carey got around bringing out the first caution and erasing Elliott’s 3.72 second lead. Elliott controlled the restart but the battle was for second as Pettyjohn and Davis swapped the spot several times in the closing laps.

Elliott would get the victory and Davis was able to get by Pettyjohn in the final turn to capture second. Lingo finished in the fourth spot with Robinson rounding out the top five. The finish tightened up the battle for the championship with just one race remaining. Robinson, Pettyjohn and Lingo all within 45 points.

S.R. Pete & Sons Super Late Model Finish; 1. Ricky Elliott; 2. Nick Davis; 3. Mark Pettyjohn; 4. Donald Lingo, Jr.; 5. Ross Robinson; 6. Kerry King; 7. Amanda Whaley; 8. Geoff Carey; 9. Kellie Lewis; 10. Bob Geiger; 11. Jason Dean; 12. Rob Schirmer.