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Brandon Passer Escapes Super Stock Chaos for Spring Velocity Victory

 

Fans are used to seeing Brandon Passer dominate en route to victory. Instead, it was about getting lucky on Sunday when chaos struck to finish the super stock feature.

Paul Pepper won the first heat followed by Lane Zardo, Tyler Hawn, Dan Archibald, Cory McAllister, Dan Robb, Brandon Feeney, Brandon Passer, and Connor Maltese.

Lane Zardo scored the victory in the second qualifier, followed by Archibald, McAllister, Passer, Hawn, Pepper, Feeney, Robb, and Maltese.

Come feature time, Dan Archibald started pole in front of Lane Zardo, Paul Pepper, Tyler Hawn, Cory McAllister, Brandon Passer, Brandon Feeney, and Connor Maltese.

The drop of the green flag would see Archibald and Zardo battle for the top spot, as Pepper and Hawn ran side-by-side for third in front of McAllister, Passer, and Feeney. Zardo took the top spot on Lap 3, as the battle for third continued. Pepper would finally clear Hawn for the spot on three laps later.

The field mostly strung out single-file until Lap 18, when Archibald was able to reel Zardo back in for the top spot. He would give a slight bump to the back of the No. 36, allowing him to take the top spot. While Zardo offered a bump later in return the next lap, it wasn’t enough to retake the lead. Pepper continued to run third, followed by Hawn, McAllister, Passer, Feeney, Robb, and Maltese.

Pepper continued his climb forward, taking second on Lap 26, with Maltese heading down pit road three laps later with mechanical gremlins. Hawn was able to move into third on Lap 30, bringing McAllister and Passer through with him a couple laps later. Passer then got alongside McAllister for fourth on Lap 34, taking the spot two laps later.

With the laps counting down, the battle for the lead came into focus as Pepper closed the gap between himself and Archibald. He found himself on the rear bumper of the No. 07 with a couple laps to go, making the move to the inside as they came off of turn four. Down the frontstretch, contact was made between the pair, resulting in Archibald making significant contact with the frontstretch wall.

Brandon Passer got a good restart to take the lead, and pace the field en route to victory in front of Tyler Hawn, Lane Zardo, Cory McAllister, Dan Robb, Brandon Feeney, and Paul Pepper.

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