This past Thursday night, the TUNDRA Super Sim Series presented by LOKOTOCO Designs returned to the Irwindale Speedway for the longest race in SARA history, the Midwest Powersource Springfest 300.
Race Winner – The night belonged to Ty Majeski as he lead a total of 244 laps on his way to his 78th career SARA victory.
Race Summary – An 8-car invert after Qualifying Night brought Brandon Wilkinson up to lead the field to the green flag, but it was Bill Martin in the early laps that was able to use the lower lane to take the lead. However not too far behind them, Ty Majeski was charging to the front and it took just over 30 laps before Majeski was able to get by to take over the top spot. Some strategy was played out during both the competition caution at lap 100, and also when drivers would take new tires later in the race, but in both cases Majeski would quickly work his way back to the front and held control of the race. The final restart on lap 217 would allow all of the drivers with new tires to battle it out up front, but eventually Majeski would continue to pull away as he would dominate the final run and went on to pick up the win by over 6.5 seconds.
Pole Award – Last Thursday night, Ty Majeski picked up the Mid-West Race Updates Qualifying Night pole award, his 88th career SARA pole.
Dynamic Autosports Hard Charger – Russell Berry started deep in the field after needing a provisional and ended up with a strong 8th place finish, gaining 17 positions on the night.
Rookie of the Race – Michael Goddard had a solid night and ended up with a 4th place run as the top rookie of the night. Despite an early wreck, Zack Novak holds onto the Rookie points lead.
Title Fight – Jimmy Mullis entered the night as the points leader, and rebounded from getting caught up in an incident to finish 7th, but his points lead over Joe Schaffer Jr. shrinks down to just 12 points.
Triple Crown – The Springfest 300 was also a Triple Crown event for the series and Joe Schaffer Jr.’s runner up finish puts him at the top of the Triple Crown standings with 7 points, just 4 points up over Jimmy Mullis.
Up Next – The series will travel from Irwindale to the South Boston Speedway next Thursday night for the Doctor Noise 150.