With an extra $5,000 on the line, Joe Trickle claimed the $10,000 winner’s check with his victory in the STSC’s Midwest Spring Nationals at Rockford Speedway (IL).
The Wisconsin native capitalized on a late caution in the 100-lap race, falling during green-flag pit stops and trapping several of the fastest competitors in the race multiple laps down. Those who had not pitted yet were able to make their stops under caution, setting up a late-race duel among themselves.
Curd ultimately finished fourth, as Oats and Juan Deag passed him in the closing laps. Harvey Bakerfield rounded out the top five, which included four drivers recording their best finish of the season.
Luis Cabrera Perez remains the series points leader after a tenth-place finish. Trickle moved up to second in points with his win, 30 markers behind Perez. Kurt Gunnabee fell to third after being involved in the incident which brought out the lone caution of the race, with Tallahassee King (12th) and Jack Stevens (ninth) rounding out the top five in points.
B-Main Recap: Alex Light dominated the B-Main, leading all 38 laps to secure his spot in the A-Main field. Cody Ghostspeed shined in the B-Main, driving from 13th to seventh to earn his spot in the A-Main. Duff Wallace outdueled Ernest King for the final transfer spot.
Last Chance Qualifier Recap: Jim Richmond made quick work of the field in the 25-lap Last Chance Qualifier to earn his spot in the B-Main. Jek Porkins raced his way from sixth to fourth to take the final transfer spot, outdueling Charlotte Bowey.
Next Race: The Short Track Simulation Circuit remains in the Midwest for its next race, the White River Showdown. The White River Showdown takes place at Winchester Speedway (IN), a half-mile with 37 degrees of banking which produces incredible speeds, rivaling those at the more famous Bristol Motor Speedway (TN).