Blair Bides His Time!
After the race, Blair felt his patience paid off on the bumpy surface. "I kind of had to take my time, as rough as the track was and tried to save my equipment for the end and then at the end of the race I really went to pushing it. Everything worked out."
The front six starting positions were determined by a dash for cash with Scott Slay parlaying the pole starting spot into the victory and the pole for the feature. But while Slay had the pole it was Jeff Chanler grabbing the early lead at the start. Chanler would maintain that lead as the race was restarted due to a pile up involving Mike Berry, Butch Patton and Tommy Surret. Chanler would hold the lead until lap 6 when Slay took over the point but Chanler wasn’t ready to concede the top spot as he resumed the lead on lap 9. Chanler appeared to be the car to beat as the race reached the halfway mark but he would be surpassed by Jody Prince on lap 32 and he would fade out of contention there after, parking his car for the night on lap 35.
Jody Prince, who started 18th, put on the charge of the night as he was able to climb all the way up to the lead but his lead would be short-lived as well as he parked his car for the night with front suspension damage. Ryan Plaisance assumed the lead at this point but he was unable to hold off Blair, who now sensed victory and he would not be denied as he grabbed the lead on lap 43 and held off Plaisance to claim the win.
67 Texarkana Speedway proved to be tough on
the competition as just 10 of the original 22 cars were running as the
checkers waved. 4 heat races were contested with the wins falling to Rusty
Cummings, Scott Slay, GRT Top Qualifier Dave Siegert and Jay Blair. Mike
Berry claimed the last chance race to lock in the 22-car field.
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