Shelnut starts last and wins race #6

After 3 months of no racing at Punta Gorda Speedway, at least mother nature gave a helping hand and spared the track of rain for a couple days so everything could dry out. The drivers, crews and fans where all ready to get back to the sport they love and support, and it showed as fans lined up waiting to get back to racing.

After qualifying, were the heat races, it took some time for everyone to get back in the swing of things, drivers were a little aggressive and had fans stay till the last featured checker flew.

First up were the Rookie Trucks, James Dellea III of Port Charlotte, sat on the pole and beat Chad Chastain to the line to lead the race. Chastain had a fast truck and by lap five brought out the first caution as he made contact with Dellea and was sent to the rear. Good hard racing by these Rookies while Dellea continued to lead and it was lap fourteen that Chastain made it by Dellea for one lap then broke, Dellea went on to win his first race in the Rookie class, Corey Bigley second and Travis Miller was third.

Perfect Pest Control Pro 4 came out for their twenty five lap feature and what a good close race that saw the 04 of Ryan Collver of N, Ft Myers and Paul Richards Jr of Naples swap back and fourth for the lead. First time out in his new car was Kris Bridges that won the heat and charged to the front to finish second while Richards came home first and Collver was third. Bridges was DQed in tech giving second and third to the Collver brother Ryan and Dan.

What can you say about the Cowboy Cadillac feature except if you were not there to witness the beating and banging and show they put on for the fans you missed it. Jeff Deeble of Port Charlotte took over the lead on lap 4 and held off the field behind him that had spins, wrecks and even cone racing. Mike Bialecki survived for second and John Pummell Jr was third and what was that 88 truck thinking while fans cheered for him to be sent to the pits.

Do Not miss next weeks race when they go 30 laps.

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