Crazy format they were using last night. The inverts for the heats made them interesting. But the inverts for the feature made no sense. You had two heat race winners start 16th and 18th while drivers finishing third in their heats started near the front.
Disguised competition caution? Would be my best guess want to keep it close?Mike Marlar win the Knoxville Late Model Nationals over Tim McCreadie and Ricky Weiss (really strong runs for him lately). Looked like Tyler Erb might win for a third night in a row, but he broke a rear end while leading, was able to repair it during the fuel break caution, and rallied to finish sixth.
I'm curious why the late models are able to do 100 laps at Eldora and some other big tracks, but need a fuel stop for Knoxville.
I'm honestly surprised this isn't happening more. Both DLM series have been in complete denial about Covid. Never seen even the slightest attempts being made to prevent spread. Like masks. The pit announcers used masks LAST YEAR but apparently the pandemic is over...
Oddly enough Clanton had them covered tonight but broke something with 11 laps to go. I missed first half of race. MavTV is weird. I checked it around 7PM to see if anything was on. Midgets. Went back couple hours later and scrolled to LIVE just on a hunch and there was Lucas at 25 laps in. Looks like McCreadie has the championship tied up.Man Clanton has lost his way. But McCreadie/Shepard/Richards also were horrible. All got lapped early and never made a move.
Did you notice his car bouncing going into three last 3-4 laps he ran? Not the usual susp-locked-out bounce since they were actually using the brakes & slowing down for corner entry. Don't know why he didn't just change that flat tire unless he knew something broke? I know not much to be gained with 10 laps to go but...?Pearson finished third, yeah. I believe Clanton just got a flat while leading. JD flattened both left side tires at one point, I assume he ran over something.
It's good to see McCreadie closing in on his first Lucas championship. Very deserving driver.