Belanger Steals Win Late at Richmond



The Pennant Sports Net Pro Series East headed into Richmond, knowing that tire maintenance would be the name of the game. And as they ran all 100 laps under green, the drivers would surely test out who could maintain their tires the best.Matt Rolfe took the pole and took off early in the race and jumped out to an 8 second lead at the halfway point of the race. But as the field would settle in behind him and as tires began wearing off, some drivers would start working their way closer to the leader. Mike Belanger ran 2nd for a while before Scott Dunlap would get by him on lap 43. Together, the two of them began to track down Rolfe as they slowly inched their way closer and closer to him. They both caught Rolfe late in the race as the laps were winding down, and Dunlap would take over the lead on lap 85. But that’s when Belanger would kick it up a notch as he put the pressure on Dunlap and would grab the lead himself on lap 90. The two had a close call as they navigated lapped traffic, but Belanger would keep his car straight and was able to hang on for the late race victory. Dunlap finished a close 2nd while Russell Berry worked his way up to 3rd. Rolfe would slip back to 4th and Luke Zike would finish off the top 5.

Paddock Pass Online has the full coverage of the action. Results are posted after the break:


  1. Mike Belanger
  2. Scott Dunlap
  3. Russell Berry
  4. Matt Rolfe
  5. Luke Zike
  6. Jason Stout
  7. Scott Bolster
  8. Sean Medling
  9. Andrew Marienthal
  10. Ken Belanger
  11. Ray Farlow
  12. Dana Walker