Nic Montanari Scores Feature Victory in Montanari 1-2 at Sunset Speedway

The Mini Stock feature was all about family, as Nic Montanari scored his second Signs of Innovation Mini Stock victory of the season ahead of Daniel Montanari at Sunset Speedway.

The first heat saw issues for Charlie Smith as he’d head down pit road on Lap 3. Meanwhile, Ken Townsend and Melissa Bullen got together off turn two on Lap 3. Daniel Montanari picked up the win ahead of Nic Montanari, Cameron McGlashan, Doug Butler, Stefan Woyslaw, Lisa DeLeeuw, Josh Bullen, Dylan Holmes, Curtis Stewart, and Melissa Bullen.

Mike Robinson Jr. won the second heat ahead of Eric Yorke, Johnny Paradzinski, Bob Phinnemore, Randi Seguin, Chandler Bos, Joe Dunlop, Doug Wilman, Eric Rainey, Amanda Shave and Peter Wakeling.

Charlie Smith won the third heat ahead of Nic Montanari, Butler, Daniel Montanari, McGlashan, Josh Bulen, Woyslaw, DeLeeuw, Melissa Bullen, Holmes and Stewart.

The final heat did not go without incident, as Phinnemore spun Wakeling on Lap 3, followed by a caution on Lap 9 for Wakeling going around by himself. Eric Yorke picked up the win ahead of Robinson Jr., Paradzinski, Dunlop, Seguin, Rainey, Bos, Wilman and Phinnemore.

Come feature time, Paradinski grabbed the early lead ahead of Wilman, Rainey and DeLeeuw, with Woyslaw, Holmes and Dunlop three-wide for fifth at Lap 2. A lap later, though, it turned into a three-wide battle between Nic Montanari, Woyslaw, and Dunlop. Montanari got the spot, followed by going three-wide with Wilman and Rainey for second at Lap 4.

Montanari got the spot on Lap 5 with Rainey moving into third as Wilman, DeLeeuw and McGlashan went three-wide for fourth. McGlashan got the spot a lap later, moving past Rainey to move up into third, with Smith alongside Rainey next.

Smith got the spot, getting alongside McGlashan for third at Lap 7, with Yorke moving up to fifth ahead of Daniel Montanari, Butler and Robinson Jr.The shuffling continued through the field, with Montanari  getting alongside Yorke for fifth at Lap 9, with McGlashan grabbing third ahead of Montanari and Smith a lap later.

At the front of the field, Nic Montanari tracked down Paradzinski for the lead, taking the top spot on Lap 11. Paradzinski now ran second with McGlashan and Daniel Montanari side-by-side for third, as Yorke and Smith went side-by-side for fifth. Mike Robinson Jr. would run seventeh as of Lap 13 ahead of Butler, Woyslaw and DeLeeuw.

Daniel Montanari would take the third spot on Lap 14 ahead of McGlashan as Smith and Yorke went side-by-side for fifth. McGlashan got the spot a lap later ahead of Yorke, Robinson Jr., Butler, Woyslaw, DeLeeuw, Dunlop, Seguin and Rainey.

With 18 laps on the board, Nic Montanari led Daniel Montanari and Paradzinski, with Smith and McGlashan side-by-side for fourth ahead of Yorke, Robinson Jr., Butler and Woyslaw. Smith got the spot on Lap 21, with Yorke getting alongside McGlashan next as Butler headed down pit road with a problem with three laps to go.

Smith continued to move forward, passing Paradzinski for third with two laps to go, as McGlashan and Yorke continued to run side-by-side. Yorke would clear McGlashan, passing Paradzinski for fourth on the white flag lap.

Nic Montanari picked up the win ahead of Daniel Montanari, Charlie Smith, Eric Yorke and Johnny Paradzinski. Mike Robinson Jr. finished sixth ahead of Cameron McGlashan, Stefan  Woyslaw, Lisa DeLeeuw, and Joe Dunlop. Josh Bullen finished 11th, followed by Bob Phinnemore, Eric Rainey, Chandler Bos, Doug Wilman, Dylan Holmes, Melissa Bullen, Curtis Stewart and Peter Wakeling.

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