The RB Performance Super Late Model Series returned to the Concord Speedway on Thursday night, for the first time in over a year. The division took on the unique triangular short track for their 4th race of the season with a 125 lap feature event.
Ty Majeski picked up another pole, his 3rd of the week and his 7th career pole by setting a new track record in Time Trials with a lap of 14.194 seconds. The top ten cars from Time Trials advanced into the Qualifying Dash to run for some extra bonus points, and an 8-car invert dropped Majeski back in the pack while Hunter Combs was inverted to the front. Combs had no issues up front and went on to pick up the Dash win.
Combs led the field to the green flag and jumped out to an early lead. During one of the opening runs of the race, Combs was able to gain the advantage by a few car lengths but the pack behind him wasn’t letting him get away. Cautions plagued much of the event, but they were spread out enough to allow plenty of racing action throughout the field.
On a lap 30 restart, Combs chose to start on the outside groove and jumped into the lead, helping teammate Majeski move up from 4th to 2nd on the restart from the outside as well. Majeski cleared into 2nd by turn one, but was then making his move past Combs in turn three, going from 4th to 1st in just one lap to take over the lead on lap 31.
From there, it was all Majeski at the front of the field. He used the restarts to jump out into the lead and began to pull away each run. Majeski went on to led the final 90 laps of the race, and went on to pick up his 2nd Super Late Model win of the season, and his 55th career SARA victory.
Behind Majeski, Cody Kelley ended up finishing in the 2nd spot, after having to recover from going to the back prior to lap 50. Ty Spearman started just outside the top ten in 11th and made his way up into the top three before halfway where he remained for the rest of the race and finished on the podium in 3rd. Matt Rolfe battled inside the top five for much of the race, and ultimately ended up settling for a 4th place finish. Joe Schaffer rounded out the top five after also starting just outside the top ten, and made steady progress forward during the race to finish in 5th.
Bill Martin had a fairly quiet night, starting at the very back of the field before cracking his way into the top ten just before lap 100 and then moved up to finish in 6th. Both James Wenzel and Windell Stratton had similar races, both starting near the back of the field as well, with each driver running as high as 3rd at one point during the race before slipping back a few spots to finish in 7th and 8th respectively. Camaron Hamilton had to recover from a mid-race spin and found his way back up to finish 9th. After leading early in the race, Combs dropped back inside the back half of the top ten before ending up with a 10th place finish.
With four events on the season now complete, Camaron Hamilton takes over the points lead in the standings by just 14 points. The division will be off next week, before Hamilton leads the series into Lanier in a couple of weeks.