The Xfinity 40 Week Series Lakes Region 200 race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway started with Bill Benedict on the pole and setting the fastest lap of the race. Michael Hensley gained 10 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Bill Benedict led the most laps with 80, going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good race-craft, which resulted in 3 cautions with 6 lead changes and there were 2 disqualifications and 5 disconnect in a 21 car field The race ended with Bill Benedict capturing his 1st win of the season, with Mike Schrader taking 2nd, Joel Kilburn in 3rd and Robert Vining nabbing 4th.
This week the Xfinity Series moves to the US Cellular 250 race at Iowa Speedway with the current points leader Mike Schrader looking to maintain the lead in the series. The question is … can he hold off the charging Old Bastards?
We shall see when the green flag drops at 11:40 am Eastern time.
The Iowa race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.
July 23, 2018
Written By Mike Schrader