The MRolfeDesigns Pro Late Model Series visited Lanier on Wednesday night with a 125-lap feature event for the 3rd race of their season.
In time trials, 28 cars attempted to make the starting grid, and it was Jarrid Boiros who set the fast time for his 29th career SARA pole. Boiros led the top 8 cars from time trials into the Qualifying Dash, and he showed that he had the speed early as he led all 10 laps for the Dash win. Those top 8 cars from the Dash would be inverted for the feature, which sent Boiros back to 8th, while Ian Layne was inverted to the front.
Layne brought the field to the green flag and led the race in the opening laps, which was the first time he led multiple laps in a single race in his SARA career. That lead was short lived as David Krikorian got by on lap 7 to lead 4 laps, but it only took Boiros 12 laps before he made his way back out front to take over the lead. The field got their final restart on lap 33, and went on a 92-lap green flag run to the finish which allowed Boiros to set a torrid pace out front. Boiros went on to lead 114 laps, and lapped all but the top five cars to pick up his 19th career SARA win.
Joe Schaffer Jr. had a strong run as well and ran in the 2nd spot for most of the race, but didn’t have quite enough to keep up with his teammate to contend for the win. Cody Kelley worked his way up to a 3rd place finish after a rare starting position outside the top ten. James Linkiewicz ran inside the top five all race long and settled into a 4th during the long green flag run, while Derek Robinson made his way into a top five finish after also starting outside the top ten as well.
Just outside the top five, positions were swapping nearly every lap as Dale Owen, David Krikorian, Davey Riendeau, and Tim Bills battled in the late stages of the race. Bills prevailed for the 6th spot, while Krikorian, Riendeau, and Owen finished 7th-9th respectively. Owen was also the biggest mover of the race after starting 22nd and gaining 13 positions for his finish. Rounding out the top ten was Ian Layne in the 10th spot after being the early race leader.
With his 7th place finish, David Krikorian leaves Lanier as the points leader with just a 9 point gap back to 2nd in the standings.