Rick Reed of Punta Gorda wins big Road Warrior 50

Rick Reed of Punta Gorda wins big Road Warrior 50

What looked to be like another rained out night of racing, turned out to be a night of some of the best racing action yet. Practice was just about over when a brief shower came through and put a damper on things and just when the track was dried it rained again. The speedway staff did a great job of pumping water, drying the track and speedway owner Kevin Williams gave the ok to open up and lets go racing.

If you stayed home you missed out on the door to door fast and furious racing action that makes PGS the place to be on Sat nights.

Qualifying, heat races and the parade lap was done when the first featured event took to the track, the Cowboy Cadillacs. The number eight of Jeff Deeble from Port Charlotte sat on the pole and took the lead and did his best to keep Stuart Vandevender behind him for the first half of the race.

When the checkers came out it was Vandevender that finished first and Deeble had a hard fought second place, John Pummell Jr. was third.

Pro 4 class was lined up and ready to go when Dan Collver from N. Ft Myers was in the lead and holding off hard charger Paul Richards Jr.from Naples while brother Ryan Collver was chasing Richards. Dan ran in the first spot in this caution free twenty five lap feature while doing what he could to stay in front of Richards.

Two laps to go and Richards did it again, got by to bring home the win and Dan Collver would have to settle for second while Ryan Collver was third.

T.Q. Midgets came out for twenty five laps and saw the 63 of Mike Belusar on the pole with young Chris Gimmler outside to start the race. Belusar jumped to the lead while Gimmler ran on his bumper for the first twenty laps and the “Cowboy” Rob Kohler third. Five to go sign and the front two coming on to lap traffic, young Gimmler went low and the lap car forced Belusar to go high and Gimmler took over the lead. Bellusar found him self chasing Gimmler to the checker and a not so happy Belusar was heard in the interview saying a lap car cost him the race, coming in second. Chris Gimmler had the pedal to the metal and brought the 51 machine home in first place while Rob Kohler held on for a strong third place.

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