The Xfinity DC Solar 200 race at Darlington Raceway started with Sal Casey on the pole and setting the fastest lap of the race. John Hastings gained 10 spots for the most positions gained bonus. The race produced many close battles for position through the field with many position changes. Sal Casey dominated the race by leading the most laps with 60, wrecking late and Mike Schrader going on to take the win. This week the drivers showed good communication, which resulted in no cautions with 4 lead changes and there were no disqualifications and 4 disconnects in a 18 car field The race ended with Mike Schrader capturing his 1st win of the season, Steven Thomson in the #67 Ride TV Camry taking 2nd, Jeffery Merck in 3rd and Kenney Kulikowski nabbing 4th.
This week the Xfinity Series moves to a late afternoon race for the Drive 4 Clots 300 at Auto Club 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.
In the Xfinity Series points championship Steven Thomson in 2nd, Kenney Kulikowski 3rd Jeffery Merck in 4th and Bruce Pearson in 5th.
The Auto Club race will be intense, and expect to see close battles all over the track.