Shelnut makes it two in a row

Speedway owner Kevin Williams was asked from track announcer Racin Jason Beckner on the front stretch in front of the fans about his son Josh Williams that finished 9th in points in the Arca racing series. Williams took that opportunity to thank the fans, drivers and crews for all their support and how much the track has meant to him and his entire family that has put many hours and money into getting the speedway up to the standards it is now. Williams said it is not about the money for him, it is about saving the Punta Gorda Speedway and his passion for the place that he also raced at for many years when it first opened. He concluded in saying he will not give up the speedway without a fight, which had the entire crowd on their feet cheering as he left the track.

The best of the best super late model drivers were at Punta Gorda Speedway to race for 100 laps, were you race your way into the winners circle and they did just that.

Thirteen, top notch drivers were here to race and it was Daryl Shelnut that set fast time but Wayne Anderson would start on the pole with Richie Anderson outside. This race was 100 laps of real hard racing that ran start to finish with no cautions, no wrecks and just an ill handling car of Steve Gill was the only car not to finish, that took thirty minutes to run. Wayne Anderson ran in the first position while Richie Anderson had his car running well and right on his bumper. Shelnut didn’t start in the rear this time but fourth row back inside and by lap twelve had his sights on Richie Anderson for that second spot was while Wayne Anderson knew he was coming. Good, clean, hard racing as they started lapping cars by lap twenty nine, as it was still Anderson, Anderson and Shelnut weaving in and out of cars and still everyone racing hard with no cautions. Lap fifty two Shelnut made the move on Richie Anderson for second, passing him on the outside clean and had his sights on Wayne for that first place as they continue to lap more cars. Lap fifty six Shelnut made his outside move on Wayne Anderson to take over the first spot and would continue to lap the field while cars behind them were racing for position and trying to stay ahead of the leader. When the checkered flags flew, it was Shelnut that had his car on a rail again for the second race in a row and Wayne Anderson was second and Richie Anderson had a strong run coming home in the third spot. Randy Anderson would finish fourth, Bobby Shelton fifth both would be the only other cars to finish on the lead lap. Shelnut came up to the fan side after he passed tech to award his first place trophy to a lucky six year old fan named Caden.

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