LITCHFIELD WINS SPS REGULAR SEASON OPENER
By: Brandon Aschenbrenner
Just five days after the Sunday special race, the cars were back on track at State Park Speedway. A new and very noticeable change this season is group qualifying presented by Fred Mueller. The first attempt at this type of qualifying set up time frames for cars to make some laps in practice type format. Then the fastest individual lap of the division would be awarded with fast time honors.
In the Green Mill Super Late Models presented by C-Tech we saw MG Gajewski take fast time breaking into the thirteen second bracket. Natalie Decker and Jeremy Lepak took home heat wins. The feature was full of action all over the race track which started with Mark Mackesy and Jeremy Lepak on the front row. Eleven laps into the sixty lap contest, yellow came out for Robin Procknow to ensure he would be safely able to exit the racing surface after numerous black flags. Shortly after the restart, Lepak would work past Mackesy and assume the lead. Just after that, Mackesy spun off of turn four and collected Jay VanDerGeest and Decker. VanDerGeest would be able to drive away, make some repairs and re-join the field, but Decker would not. On the restart Mike Lichtfeld took the lead away from Lepak and set sail. James Wenzel spun in turn one with thirty-one laps remaining and caused the third yellow. The racing would continue to be wild and crazy until the end with Lichtfeld taking the win and Lepak holding onto second. VanDerGeest got his slightly damaged ride back up to a very respectable third place finish with Ryan Hinner and Jerry Brickner taking top five finishes.
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