The second night of The Labor Day Classic had a hard act to follow with all of the action on night one; and with the 604 Late Models in town it was sure to be a great night of racing.
The feature events kicked off with the 604 Late Models. Thirty-seven cars came to town to take a shot at the $2000 winner’s purse, and after four heat races and a Last Chance Showdown won by Nick Kirkus, the field was set. Johnny Collins and Jackson Hise brought the field to the green with Collins leading lap one. On lap two Donnie Chappell took the lead and never looked back, holding off a late challenge from Clay Harris, who came from 8th to 2nd but wasn’t able to find a way around Chappell. Chappell scored the win and a second straight big payday at VSP.
The second feature of the night was the ¾ Modifieds. The previous night’s winner Jesse Powers was looking to go back to back on the weekend, but he would have to come from deep in the field if he wanted to make it happen. The front row saw young Lawton Minchew and veteran Timmy Hogan lead the field to the green. Hogan took the early lead and found his way back to victory lane followed closely by Wade Olmsted in second and Korbin Minchew in third.
Third out were the 602 Late Models. Thirty-three cars returned after night one to contend for the $2000 winner’s purse. Four heat races and a Last Chance Showdown won by Devin Walker set the field with Chase Collins and Nevin Gainey leading the field to the green. Trey Mills found his way to the front early and was in for a few battles before this one was over. Jason Garver threw the challenges early to mid-race, and later in the race Devin Walker moved up to second and challenged for the lead, but in the end, Mills took the checkered flag, scoring another victory at VSP. Walker came home second and Garver third.
The final feature of the night was the ThunderStocks. Twenty-five cars lined up for this one, and with several previous race winners in the field, it was pretty much anyone’s race to win. Jason Garver and Justin Reynolds started on the front row and when the green flag dropped the duel was on. Garver and Reynolds swapped the lead back and forth early, but eventually Reynolds got clear and Bud Chancey moved up to challenge. As the laps wound down Reynolds held on to the lead, taking the win and banking $750. Chancey finished second and Shaun Daugharty finished third.
Join us again on September 18th as the ThunderStock Series returns to VSP. Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Labor Day Classic with us and enjoy your Holiday tomorrow!