Starting on pole, Eric Yorke didn’t look back as he led flag-to-flag en route to scoring the victory in Sunset Speedway’s Spring Velocity Signs of Innovation Mini Stock 35-lap feature.
After Saturday’s qualifying heats, Yorke drew pole ahead of Paul Boyd, Will Gibbons, Josh Bullen and Nic Montanari. Daniel Montanari started sixth, followed by Warren Paxton, Brian Wilson, Branden Bullen, and Chandler Bos. Johnny Paradzinski started 11th, followed by Mike Robinson Jr., Thomas Dunn, Daniel Montanari and Bob Phinnemore. Craig Kamrath started 16th, followed by Lisa DeLeeuw, Eric Rainey, Cory Young, and Nick Clarke. Andy Kamrath started 21st, followed by Matt Young, Cameron McGlashan and Morgan Roboson Jr.
Off the drop of the green flag, Yorke put the No. 51 Skytec Rentals, Partimer Signs, Can-Alignment Motorsports, Solex Steel, Budget Tire, Scentsy Consultant – Lisa DeLeeuw and Cabral Racing Promotions Nissan 240SX out front with Boyd slotting into second ahead of Gibbons, Paxton and Nic Montanari. Unfortunately, Robson’s race ended early, as he headed down pit road on Lap 2, done for the event.
Gibbons then got alongside Boyd for second, with the first caution flying a lap later on Lap 4 for Daniel Montanari going around courtesy of contact with Josh Bullen. With 32 laps to go, Yorke led Gibbons, Boyd, Paxton, Nic Montanari, Paradzinski, Robinson Jr., Branden Bullen, Rino Montanari and Young. Wilson ran in 11th, followed by Andy Kamrath, Craig Kamrath, McGlashan, Bos, Clarke, Dunn, Phinnemore, Rainey and DeLeeuw, Young, Josh Bullen and Daniel Montanari.
Yorke got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Gibbons, as Paxton moved into third with Nic Montanari getting alongside Boyd for fourth on Lap 6. Montanari got the spot two laps later, with Paradzinski attempting to following him through but unable to. The climb continued for Montanari as he passed Paxton on Lap 11 to move up to third.
Behind them, it was a three-wide battle for fifth between Boyd, McGlashan and Paradzinski. McGlashan got the spot on Lap 13 with Kamrath slipping up into sixth ahead of Paradzinski, Robinson Jr. and Young as Boyd fell back to 10th. Rino Montanari then got alongside Boyd for 10th at Lap 15, as McGlashan passed Paxton to move into fourth, bringing Kamrath, Paradzinski and Robinson Jr. through with him to drop Paxton back to eighth.
Young ran ninth ahead of Boyd, Rino Montanari and Craig Kamrath. Boyd began to make up some ground, passing Young for ninth at Lap 22, with Montanrai getting alongside Young for 10th. Boyd would move back closer to the front, passing Paxton at Lap 28 for eighth. Rino Montanari ran 10th, with Daniel Montanri alongside Young for 11th with five laps to go. Daniel got the spot, getting alongside his dad for 10th at Lap 32. He was easily able to complete the pass, getting alongside Paxton for ninth with two laps to go.
At the front of the field, it was all Eric Yorke as he picked up the win ahead of Will Gibbons, Nic Montanari, Cameron McGlashan and Andy Kamrath. Johnny Paradzinski finished sixth, followed by Mike Robinson Jr., Paul Boyd, Daniel Montanari, Rino Montanari and Warren Paxton.
Craig Kamrath finished as the first car a lap down in 12th ahead of Cory Young, Nick Clarke, Brian Wilson, Thomas Dunn, Josh Bullen, Bob Phinnemore, Lisa DeLeeuw, Chandler Bos, Matt Young and Branden Bullen.