LAKE CITY, FL – An apparent last-lap pass and ensuing victory by Vermont’s Kevin Chaffee was nixed in post-race technical inspection, handing Josh Allen of Milford, Pa., the STSS Crate 602 Sportsman 25-lap triumph worth $1,500.
Chaffee cleared Allen on the final lap of the main to streak under the Sunoco Race Fuels checkered flag. However, a carburetor infraction nixed the win.
Allen was then credited with the triumph over Steve Davis, Jeff Watson, Dylan Madsen and Brandon Watkins. Apparent fifth-place finisher Michael Ballestero was disqualified due to a tire infraction.
The Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Sunshine Swing continues tomorrow through Saturday night at the All-Tech Raceway with both the Modifieds and 602 Crates in action.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco Crate 602 Sportsman Sunshine Swing Event No. 1 Feature Finish (25 laps): JOSH ALLEN, Steve Davis, Jeff Watson, Dylan Madsen, Brandon Watkins, Brian Calabrese, Craig Whitmoyer, Joe Toth, Blaine Klinger, Mike Nagel, Jr., Marty Kelly III, Jason Quenneville, Gary Smith, Josh Masterson, Bobby Watkins, Johnny Bruno, Anthony Warren, Kyle Smith, Addison Bowman, Eric Kormann, Scott Hitchens, John McPhee Jr., Alex Layn, Walter J Hammond, Alex Bell, Payton Talbot
Disqualified: Kevin Chaffee & Michael Ballestero
Did Not Qualify: Tyler Corcoran, Tom Princiotta, Richard Murtaugh III, Tim Millman, Dave Dickey, Kevin Stevens, Gordon Smith, Shawn McPhee, Seth Zacharias, Ryan Zelosko, Kenny Bock, James O’Hara, Jimmy Avery, Walter Hammond, Jr., Matthew Sobiech, Maverick Eldridge
Accurate Collision Halfway Leader ($100): Josh Allen
American Racer/Lias Tire Bonuses (FREE Tire Certificate): Brian Calabrese (sixth)
Angela Tolosky, Weichert Realtors Neighborhood One Worst Draw ($25): Kenny Bock
Beyea Custom Headers Redraw Bucks ($25): Dylan Madsen (redrew 10th)
Fastline Performance Bonuses ($100 Certificates): Steve Davis (second) & Jason Quenneville (12th)
Fastline Performance Heat Winners ($50 each): Brandon Watkins, Dylan Madsen, Bobby Watkins, Alex Bell & Craig Whitmoyer