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Glenn Watson Caps off Fast Eddie Championship Season with Velocity 250 Victory

After a great year of competition for Sunset Speedway’s Fast Eddie Late Models, it’d be Glenn Watson taking home the Velocity 250 victory and division championship on Sunday evening.

Glenn Watson started the 75-lap feature on pole following qualifying ahead of Brandon Watson, John Cadman, Pete Shepherd, Sean Grosman, Jordan Howse, Derrick Tiemersma, Tyler Hawn, Charlie Gallant, Dustin Jackson, Adrian Foster, and Gary Passer.

Brandon Watson jumped out to the early lead on Lap 2 ahead of Glenn Watson, Cadman, Shepherd, Howse, Grosman, Hawn, Tiemersma and Gallant. The first battle for position in the early laps was between Jackson and Passer for 10th, with Jackson getting the spot on Lap 6 ahead of Passer, Ian Bourque, Kelly Balson, Dario Capirchio, and Adrian Foster.

Balson continued to move forward, passing both Passer and Bourque to move up to 11th at Lap 10. Bourque moved into 11th a lap later ahead of Passer and Capirchio. The first caution then waved at Lap 16 for a spin in turns three and four.

Brandon Watson got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Glenn Watson, Cadman, Shepherd, Howse, Grosman, Hawn, Balson, and Tiemersma. Balson then got alongside Hawn for seventh at Lap 20, completing the pass a lap later. Tiemersma continued to run ninth ahead of Gallant, Bourque, Capirchio, Jackson and Foster. Jackson tried to make a move on Capirchio for 12th at Lap 24, but was unable to complete the pass.

At the front of the field, Brandon Watson built himself a considerable gap over the field, and was finding himself knee-deep in lap traffic. Unfortunately, contact between himself and Capirchio going into turn one on Lap 37 resulted in Watson making significant contact with the outside wall. Watson was done for the event, while Capirchio did not have serious damage, but was black-flagged and done as well.

Inheriting the top spot, Glenn Watson got a good restart ahead of Cadman, Shepherd, Howse and Balson. Balson then got alongside Howse for fourth at Lap 40, while Grosman and Hawn rounded out the top-seven. Balson was able to take the spot on Lap 44, bumping Howse back to fifth ahead of Grosman, Hawn, Bourque, Gallant, Tiemersma, Foster, and Jackson.

Gallant was then able to get alongside Bourque for eighth at Lap 48, completing the pass one lap later, with Tiemersma following him through for ninth at Lap 53. The caution then waved on Lap 56 for Jackson going around in turn four.

Glenn Watson got a good restart ahead of Cadman, Shepherd, Balson, Howse, Hawn, Kimball, Gallant, Bourque and Foster. The green flag didn’t last long as Gallant spun Grosman in turn one on Lap 65 for the fourth caution. The restart didn’t go as Gallant wanted, as he’d spin around once again in turn one.

The second restart went smoother with Glenn Watson leading ahead of Cadman as Balson and Shepherd battled for third. Balson got the spot on Lap 66 ahead of Shepherd, Howse, Hawn, Grosman, and Bourque.

Unfortunately, Balson’s drive to the front of the field hit a big snag on Lap 68 as he’d blow the motor going into turn three, resulting in multiple cars spinning, including Shepherd backing into the turn three wall. Everybody was able to continue, except for Balson. Under the caution, the field was brought down pit road due to the amount of clean-up. Cadman briefly stopped in his stall, resulting in him being put to the back of the lead lap cars for the restart.

Glenn Watson got a good restart to keep the lead with Howse moving into second ahead of Grosman, Cadman, Hawn and Bourque as Shepherd got alongside Gallant for sixth with five laps to go.

Glenn Watson led the rest of the way en route to the victory ahead of Jordan Howse, Sean Grosman, John Cadman, and Tyler Hawn. Pete Shepherd finished sixth, followed by Ian Bourque, Charlie Gallant, Adrian Foster, and Brett Jackson.

Jamie Richardson finished 11th, followed by Kelly Balson, Derrick Tiemersma, Dustin Jackson, Brandon Watson, Dario Capirchio, and Gary Passer.

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