Shelnut starts last and wins race #6

Pro Trucks qualified and it was Michael Burns of Port Charlotte that had fast time and was awarded 5 gallons of racing fuel from speedway owner Kevin Williams but would start second row outside. Sam Scott of Naples jumped out to an early lead with Burns right on his bumper, Burns took over the lead by lap three. It was Burns and Scott running first and second while trucks behind them were fighting for position till the first caution came out on lap eighteen. Kelli Burns made contact with the twenty six of Jessica Murphy and was sent to the rear, Sam Scott had to restart on the outside of Michael Burns while Travis Gossard was inside, Sam held on but Gossard got by Scott for second. You couldn’t tell those were girls in those trucks by the way they were driving, as Kellie Burns, Whitney Poole and Jessica Murphy were all fight for the same spot and bringing out the last caution on lap thirty one. Poole was not able to continue and came out on the worst end, after being spun coming out of turn four. Michael Burns went on to win, Travis Gossard was second Sam Scott third.

Super Late Models saw the twenty three car of Mike Smith from Auburndale, set fast time and the only driver to break into the fourteens but it was Wayne Anderson that started on the pole. Daryl Shelnut who knows how to get around the Punta Gorda Speedway, had some problems with his qualifying, giving him the starting position of last place in this 100 lap feature. Wayne Anderson of Wildwood jumped to the early lead as fast qualifier Mike Smith was on his bumper during the first fifty laps that were filled with cautions. Cars came and cars went and some just stopped running but it was still Anderson and Smith while several drivers took turns running in the third spot like Steve Gill, Richie Anderson who both broke and Bobby Shelton who was celebrating his birthday and looking for a win.

Halfway mark and Billy Bigley Jr made a run on the outside and this time couldn’t get it done while Daryl Shelnut was picking them off one by one and made a move on the outside of Smith and Anderson to take over the lead with twenty five laps to go. While Shelnut was moving into first, Smith saw and opportunity to pass Anderson to take over second and give Anderson the third spot.

Daryl Shelnut of Lake City had it on cruise control for the last twenty five caution free laps to bring home the win, Mike Smith second and Wayne Anderson third. Awarded twenty five dollar gift certificates from Race Car Engineering was 1st place, Daryl Shelnut, 5th place, Jeff Schofield, 10th place, Dylan Bigley and 15th place, Steve Weaver.

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