For the second straight year in a row, Tyler Roahrig celebrated in victory lane at Jukasa Motor Speedway, picking up the victory in the Ontario Outlaw Super Late Model Series feature on Saturday night.
2016 NASCAR Pinty’s Series Champion Cayden Lapcevich started on pole ahead of Frank Jiovani, Brandon Watson, Phil Bozell, Dario Capirchio, Tyler Roahrig, JR Roahrig, Glenn Watson, Jeff Hanley, John Cadman, Albert Francis, Shane Maginnis, Jake Sheridan, Jordan Howse, Roy Passer, Dwayne Baker, Adrian Foster, Dustin Jackson, Sean Grosman, Jamie Richardson, Chris Burrows, Mike Miller, Andy Bozell, Ryan Kimball, and Brandon Passer.
The opening lap would see Lapcevich and Jiovani side-by-side, with Jiovani grabbing the early advantage on Lap 2 ahead of Lapcevich and Brandon Watson. However, the race wouldn’t remain under green long as Howse would hit the turn three wall, ending his day early with a yellow flag on Lap 3; the incident for the 2017 Sunset Speedway St. Onge Recreation Super Stock Champion came following contact with another driver.
Lapcevich got a good restart ahead of Jiovani and Watson, with Bozell running fourth ahead of Tyler Roahrig. Though once again, the yellow flew as on Lap 4 for Dustin Jackson rolling to a stop. With 71 laps to go, Lapcevich led Jiovani, Watson, Bozell, Roahrig, JR Roahrig, Cadman, Sheridan, Miller, Baker, Kimball, Glenn Watson, Andy Bozell, Hanley, Shane Maginnis, and Capirchio.
Lapcevich maintained the lead ahead of Jiovani, Brandon Watson, Phil Bozell, JR Roahrig, Tyler Roahrig, Cadman, Sheridan, Baker, Capirchio, Glenn Watson, and Hanley. JR Roahrig would move forward a little, passing Phil Bozell for fourth on Lap 11, as Tyler Roahrig continued to run sixth with Grosman pulling off to the pits. The drivers would continue to fall out, with Maginnis following him two laps later. Dario Capirchio was next to fall victim to mechanical issues, drawing the yellow flag on Lap 17. Under caution, Tyler Roahrig made his way into the pits for adjustments.
Lapcevich got another good restart with Brandon Watson slipping into second ahead of JR Roahrig, Jiovani, Bozell, and Cadman. Hanley would run seventh ahead of Glenn Watson, Sheridan, Andy Bozell, Baker, and Kimball. Ultimately, this marked the end of Kimball’s day as he headed to the pits on Lap 23, done for the event. Hanley dropped back shortly thereafter, allowing Glenn to move up into seventh ahead of Tyler Roahrig. Phil Bozell began to fight back on Lap 29, passing Jiovani back for fourth. Tyler Roahrig’s progress also continued, as he got by both Glenn and Cadman to move up to sixth, before passing Jiovani for fifth just before the caution flew for the fuel yellow at Lap 38.
The restart would see a change in the lead with Brandon Watson grabbing the top spot ahead of Lapcevich, as JR Roahrig and Phil Bozell battled for third ahead of Jiovani and Tyler Roahrig. JR got the spot on Lap 40 ahead of Bozell, Joivani, Tyler, Glenn Watson, Cadman, Andy Bozell, and Baker. Tyler continued to move forward, though, passing Jiovani for fourth at Lap 47. With the leaders catching the back of the field once again, Saturday wasn’t meant to be for Lapcevich as he’d blow the motor on Lap 52, drawing the yellow flag, with a red for a lengthy clean-up.
Brandon Watson would get a good restart, with Tyler Roahrig making the jump up to second ahead of JR Roahrig, Phil Bozell, Glenn Watson, Jiovani, Andy Bozell, Cadman, and Baker. The climb back through the field would be complete for Tyler at Lap 60, as he put the No. 24 Super Late Model out front with the pass on Watson.
Pacing the final 15 laps, Tyler Roahrig grabbed the checkered flag first ahead of Brandon Watson, Phil Bozell, Glenn Watson, JR Roahrig, Frank Jiovani, Andy Bozell, John Cadman, Dwayne Baker, Adrian Foster, Jamie Richardson, Chris Burrows, Cayden Lapcevich, Roy Passer, Jake Sheridan, Mike Miller, Jeff Hanley, Ryan Kimball, Dario Capirchio, Shane Maginnis, Sean Kimball, Albert Francis, Dustin Jackson, Jordan Howse, and Brandon Passer.