Making his way to the front quickly, Warren Paxton won Sunday’s Great Lakes Concrete Series Mini Stock 35 to take over the series points lead with one race remaining.
Kevin Bridge won the first heat ahead of Warren Paxton, Daniel Montanari, Alex Hastie, Eric Rainey, Jason D’Antimo, and Rob Welles.
Andy Kamrath won the second heat ahead of Cameron McGlashan, Dylan Holmes, Craig Kamrath, Curtis Stewart, Bob Phinnemore, and Chandler Bos.
Warren Paxton won the third heat ahead of Montanari, Bridge, Hastie, D’Antimo, Rainey and Welles.
Andy Kamrath went for the daily double ahead of Holmes, Craig Kamrath, Phinnemore, McGlashan, Bos, and Stewart.
Come feature time, Alex Hastie led the field to green ahead of Bob Phinnemore, Daniel Montanari, Craig Kamrath, Kevin Bridge, Andy Kamrath, Warren Paxton, Eric Rainey, Dylan Holmes, Jason D’Antimo, Cameron McGlashan, Curtis Stewart, Chandler Bos, and Rob Welles.
The race got off to a rocky start with Phinnemore leaking fuel due to a loose gas cap, which caused fluid to be dropped with Holmes going around mid-pack for the first yellow flag. Phinnemore would be forced to pit and fix the cap, giving up the runner-up spot, with Holmes being given back his spot for the restart.
The second attempt to start the event went cleaner with Montanari grabbing the top spot ahead of Bridge, Hastie, Kamrath, and Paxton. Kamrath and Paxton would take Hastie three-wide on Lap 2, with Kamrath moving into third ahead of Hastie and Paxton. Kamrath then got alongside Bridge for second on Lap 4, with both him and Paxton making their way to bump Bridge back to fourth. Paxton then got alongside Kamrath on Lap 6, completing the pass a lap later for second. Bridge continued to run fourth, with Hastie and Holmes side-by-side for fifth. It didn’t take Paxton long to track down Montanari for the lead, getting alongside him on Lap 9, taking the top spot a lap later.
With 11 laps on the board, Paxton led Andy Kamrath, Montanari, Bridge, and Hastie as Holmes goes for a small slide in sixth. Behind them, Craig Kamrath ran seventh ahead of McGlashan and Phinnemore. Holmes would get back alongside Hastie for fifth at Lap 14, but was unable to complete the pass as he fell back in line four laps later. Behind them, McGlashan would challenge Craig for seventh at Lap 19, completing the pass as Holmes got back alongside Hastie. The pair would battle once again, with Holmes unable to complete the pass. Unfortunately, Bos’ top-10 run came to an end with a trip into the pits on Lap 28.
Warren Paxton snagged the win ahead of Andy Kamrath, Daniel Montanari, Kevin Bridge, Alex Hastie, Dylan Holmes, Cameron McGlashan, Craig Kamrath, Bob Phinnemore, Curtis Stewart, Eric Rainey, Jason D’Antimo, Rob Welles.
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