Brooks Doubles Up, Points Leader Has Trouble



Shortly after the SLM series took the track at Langley, the MRolfeDesigns Pro Late Model Series would take their turn at Langley, for their first round of Twin 75 races of the season. Race 1 would see straight up qualifying, with Race 2 having a random invert to mix things up.

In race 1, Justin Brooks had no problems picking right back up where he left off on Monday night, when he took the pole and the win in the K&N race. Again Brooks would set the fast time in qualifying by over 2 tenths of a second over the other Pro Late Models

And he would take no time running off with the lead. Behind him, Jacob Linkiewicz and last week’s winner Anthony Celentano would battle it out for the 2nd spot. Celentano would gain the position on lap 38 and hold off Jacob for the remaining laps.

Neither of them would have anything for Brooks though as he sailed on to pick up the win in the first portion of the Twin 75’s. Celentano, Jacob Linkiewicz, Matt Rolfe, and Scott Dunlap rounded out the top 5.

Coming into the event, points leader Clay Snider held the top spot by 40 points over Rolfe. But late in the first segment as he was running in the 4th position, contact from his teammate Derek Robinson would send the two for a spin and leaving Snider with a 12th place finish. But his bad luck wouldn’t end in the first segment.

In Race 2, the field would see an 8-car invert, which would set up Jason Garrett and Russell Berry on the front row. Garrett would lead a couple of laps before Jarrett Lawrence took his turn at the top spot.

However it would just take Justin Brooks 8 laps to find his way to the lead, from his 8th starting position. And again, it seemed like the field would again be battling for only the 2nd position.

But further back in the field, again Clay Snider would have more trouble. And again, it would be his teammate of Derek Robinson who would get in the back of him as the field was battling very close in mid-pack. This would end both of their nights, which left Snider with another 12th place finish.

Back up front, Rolfe would finally hang on to the second spot, while Jacob would make contact with his brother James Linkiewicz, but Jacob would go on to finish 3rd. Russell Berry and Jason Garrett would finish out the top 5.

Brooks would go on to dominate both of the Twin 75 races, and picked up his third win of the week at Langley.

With Snider’s troubles on the evening with 12th place finishes in both races, and Rolfe picking up a 4th and 2nd place finish, Rolfe would narrow the gap just to 4 points, while Snider barely hangs onto the points lead.

Snider will look to rebound next week as the series heads to New Smyrna. Full results and points can be found HERE.