Taking the lead with just under 10 laps to go, Daniel Montanari led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory in the Signs of Innovation Mini Stock feature at Sunset Speedway on Saturday night.
Daniel Montanari won the first heat ahead of Joe Dunlop, Pat MacDonald, Randi Seguin, Doug Wilman, Mike Robinson Jr., Curtis Stewart, Trevor Hemingway, Chance Isherwood, Thomas Dunn, Dylan Holmes, and Amanda Shave.
Eric Yorke won the second qualifier ahead of Nic Montanari, Josh Bullen, Dave Crumbie, Chandler Bos, Stefan Woyslaw, Lisa DeLeeuw, Cameron McGlashan, Tyler Seaboyer, Eric Rainey, and Peter Wakeling.
The third heat saw a caution on the opening lap, with Holmes going around. Daniel Montanari went for the daily double ahead of MacDonald, Wilman, Seguin, Robinson Jr., Dunlop, Stewart, Isherwood, Dunn, Holmes, and Hemingway.
Cameron McGlashan won the fourth qualifier ahead of Woyslaw, Nic Montanari, Yorke, Crumbie, DeLeeuw, Bullen, Bos, Seaboyer, Rainey, Dave Middel, and Wakeling.
Following the re-draw, Pat MacDonald started pole ahead of Josh Bullen, Doug Wilman, Joe Dunlop, and Randi Seguin. Stefan Woyslaw qualified sixth, followed by Daniel Montanari, Nic Montanari, Eric Yorke, and Justin Holmes. Peter Wakeling started 11th, followed by Tyler Seaboyer, Eric Rainey, Trevor Hemingway, and Chandler Bos. Lisa DeLeeuw started 16th, followed by Curtis Stewart, Thomas Dunn, Cameron McGlashan, Mike Robinson Jr., and Dave Middel.
While there was chaos right at the beginning with three-wide through the field, it’d be Josh Bullen holding down the top spot with five laps on the board ahead of MacDonald, Yorke, Daniel Montanari, Nic Montanari and Wilman. Seguin then got alongside Wilman for sixth at Lap 7, completing the pass a lap later, as Woyslaw looked to follow her through,
Further up the field, Daniel Montanari continued to move forward as he got alongside Yorke for fourth at Lap 10 , completing the pass two laps later. Nic Montanari looked to follow him through, but was unable to do so. Behind them, Seguin ran sixth now ahead of Woyslaw, Crumbie, and McGlashan.
With 15 laps on the board, Bullen continued to lead with Daniel Montanari now up to second, with Yorke and MacDonald side-by-side for third. Yorke got the spot a lap later, bringing Nic Montanari through with him.
At the front of the field, Daniel Montanari was able to track down Bullen for the top spot, getting alongside him on Lap 17. He’d complete the pass a lap later to take the lead, with Yorke following him through.
Nic Montanari was next to get alongside Bullen, but a three-wide battle with the lap car of Seaboyer resulted in Bullen going around for the first caution on Lap 19. With seven laps to go, Daniel Montanari led Yorke, MacDonald, Seguin, McGlashan, Crumbie, Isherwood, Dunlop, DeLeeuw, Wilman, Holmes, Hemingway, Bos, Bullen, and Nic Montanari.
The first attempt to go back green saw the top line not go on the restart, resulting in another yellow flag. The second try was not much better, with Hemingway going around on the backstretch, collecting Wakeling in the process.
The third restart was a go, with Daniel Montanari jumping out in front of Yorke and MacDonald, as Seguin and McGlashan went side-by-side for fourth. McGlashan got the spot with four laps to go ahead of Seguin, as Isherwood moved up to sixth ahead of Woyslaw, Crumbie and Nic Montanari. Crumbie then got alongside Woyslaw for seventh with two laps to go.
Daniel Montanari led the rest of the way en route to victory ahead of Eric Yorke, Pat MacDonald, Cameron McGlashan, and Randi Seguin. Chance Isherwood finished sixth, followed by Dave Crumbie, Stefan Woyslaw, Nic Montanari, and Joe Dunlop. Lisa DeLeeuw finished 11th, followed by Doug Wilman, Josh Bullen, Dylan Holmes, and Trevor Hemingway. Chandler Bos finished 16th, followed by Thomas Dunn, Eric Rainey, Curtis Stewart, and Tyler Seaboyer.
Peter Wakeling finished 21st, followed by Mike Robinson Jr. and Dave Middel.