Race in Review (Part 1)
Race in Review (Part 2)
As the prime time sky descends into a thick forest of darkness, the 10:00 church bells can be heard from miles away. The drivers seem to be paranoid about their fuel load coming to the green flag with 30 laps to go. Tony Long, Brodrick Wittmann and Craig Lee each topped off on the final caution lap and start from the back of the pack. Dan Johnston seems to be the least concerned about fuel-mileage while Ben Geer, Tim McDonnell, Ken Pettit & Tony Pizzaro look to conserve a little here and there as the run goes on. Tony Long, Brodrick and Craig will remain in fuel save mode for the entire run. The mind games will begin:
Ben Geer restarts first and jumps ahead
Ken Pettit regains his earlier lead
Ken's teammate Tony takes the spot
Tony Long and Craig Lee tangle with only 21 laps to go!
Craig collides with the outside wall and loses the draft!
Tony Pizzaro is ready to save some gas...
...and so is Ken. Dan Johnston is taking the dreaded chance!
Everyone parades behind Dan while saving
Dan and Ken cannot make the distance. Dan spins out!
Ken burnouts exiting and spins himself. Oh no!
Three more come in with 2 laps to go
Tim and Ben collide, flipping Tim over in the process!
Tony Long avoids the destruction and stays behind glen for extra mileage
It's the last lap, and Tony Long is out on the backstretch!
Somehow Tony manages to coast around for the well deserved victory!
An extremely impressive display by a young driver who gets his first N.O.R.L. win in the fifth annual All-Star Race!