After winning the first round of the “STOCK” Car Nationals at Flamboro Speedway, Andy Kamrath put together another solid performance to win the second round on Sunday.
It’d be Treyten Lapcevich setting the quick time in qualifying, though, followed by Kamrath, Randy Rusnell, Brad Collison, Carson Nagy, Rick Hay, Kent Nuhn, Justin Collison, Jeff Bean, RJ Croteau, and Bobby Mercer. Lapcevich rolled a one on the dice for the invert, leaving him on the pole.
He’d get a good start to hold the lead ahead of Kamrath and Rusnell, but that didn’t last long as the caution came out on Lap 2 for Brad Collison spinning Rusnell in turns one and two.
Lapcevich got a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Kamrath, Nagy, Nuhn, Hay, Mercer, Justin Collison, Brad Collison, Rusnell, Croteau, and Bean. Brad Collison would get alongside his son Justin for seventh at Lap 7, while Mercer and Hay made contact for fifth. Mercer got the spot on Lap 9 ahead of Hay, Brad Collison, Justin Collison, Rusnell, Croteau, and Bean.
Brad Collison then got alongside Hay for sixth at Lap 12, completing the pass a lap later, bringing Justin Collison and Rusnell through with him as Hay got sideways off of turn four. Hay would remain ninth ahead of Croteau and Bean initially, until he pulled off on Lap 15.
The caution would come out that same lap for Nuhn and Mercer going around in turn four. Mercer tried to cut underneath the lap car of Bean, making contact, resulting in Bean touching Lawrence to send him around for the spin. With 35 laps to go, Lapcevich led Kamrath, Nagy, Brad Collison, Justin Collison, Rusnell, Nuhn, Mercer, Croteau, and Bean.
The first attempt at a restart saw contact between Lapcevich and Kamrath, resulting in a cut tire for Lapcevich and a second caution. Lapcevich went to the pits, getting the tire changed, before returning back to the track, restarting at the back.
The second restart went cleanly with Kamrath leading Nagy, Brad Collison, Rusnell, Mercer, Lapcevich, Nuhn, Justin Collison, and Croteau. Mercer then challenged Rusnell for fourth at Lap 22, completing the pass a lap later, bringing Lapcevich, Nuhn, and Justin Collison through with him. Rusnell now ran eighth ahead of Croteau and Bean.
The field would string out single-file through the second half, but the race wasn’t short any drama. Lapcevich’s charge back to the front continued, as he passed Mercer for fourth at Lap 35. He’d catch Brad Collison for third, with the pair battling back and forth, contact happening, and Collison going around at Lap 43. There’d be no caution as Collison was able to continue, but Lapcevich headed pit side a lap later.
Andy Kamrath took the win ahead of Carson Nagy, Bobby Mercer, Bobby Mercer, Kent Nuhn, Justin Collison, Randy Rusnell, Brad Collison, RJ Croteau, Treyten Lapcevich, Jeff Bean, and Rick Hay.