Caudill Jr Takes Control of New Smyrna



The RB Performance Super Late Model Series made the trip down to Florida to take on New Smyrna Speedway in the Governors Cup 200. 22 cars would set the field for the 200 lap event, and drivers would have to be patient early to be around at the end.

Camaron Manis took the quick time for the pole over points leader Tyler Breeding. But with Breeding starting on the outside, he would take the top spot early.

The back of the pack had a little trouble settling in, with a couple early cautions, but the leaders seemed to be content with just logging laps. One driver who started in the back though, wasted no time hanging back as Jim Caudill Jr. would charge from his 20th starting spot top the top 5 within 15 laps.

After a restart on lap 50, Caudill Jr would work his way up to the lead, and the field would go on their longest run of the race as they stayed green until lap 115. After the run, the field would all come down pit road except for last week’s winner, Heath Smith.

Smith would lead 23 laps before contact between some of the leaders would see Smith facing the wrong direction. But it would be Caudill Jr. who would inherit the lead after all the contact.

From there on out, it was Caudill’s race. He would jump out to sizable leads, and would go on to lead the remainder of the race and pick up his first career SARA victory.

Behind him, the rest of the field would battle it out for the remaining spots. Ty Spearman ran up front all race long, as well as Fred Moreau as they finished 2nd and 3rd. Smith would hang on for 4th place while Mike Belanger recovered from early trouble to take 5th.

Breeding would have mechanical issues, but would hang on for the 8th spot. Despite finishing behind Matt Rolfe by two spots, Breeding’s qualifying bonus points would be enough to ensure he didn’t loose any points on the night as he still leads by 20 points.

Next week the series heads to Oxford Plains Speedway. For full results and standings from tonight’s race, click HERE.