Last week;s drama, week 2 of the season, 19 drivers signed into the Richmond International Raceway. Ricky LaDuke in the #96 would set fast time at the 3/4 mile oval at 21.210 sec and joining him on the outside of the front row, the #13 Dave Melson. The race had 7 lead changes among 5 drivers, and slowed for the yellow flag 10 times. Series drivers, #10 Terry Bombard and #32 Bill Kring were victims of accidents. The #58 of Fred Hill was taken out of a top five finish by an Invader driver with 2 to go. The Pole setter would lead 50 laps but encounter late race problems and fell back to 12th. In the end, the battle would come down to the #13 and the #60 Chad Barcomb. When the checkers waved it was the #13 crossing the line ahead of the #50 for Dave Melson’s second win of the season.
This week the series is taking the week off and will return next Tuesday at the 5/8th mile Thompson Speedway for the first of two visits this season.