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Silvestri, Berry Split Late Model Twins at Dominion Raceway

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Silvestri, Berry Split Late Model Twins at Dominion Raceway

Silvestri, Berry Split Late Model Twins at Dominion Raceway

By JD Wright

It looked like the rain would take the headlines this weekend, but it held off and Daniel Silvestri and Josh Berry split the twin late model races that will be used to help set the field for the 200 lap event on Halloween night.

All classes practified Saturday night thanks to the delay with drying the track. After all three groups had finished, Berry took the pole with a time of 15.12, but started third in the field after the redraw. Silvestri started on the pole and led till almost the halfway mark when Doug Barnes was able to get past him after 11 laps of door to door racing. But it was short lived and the two swapped the lead over the final 30 laps, with Silvestri pulling out the win in the first 60 lap feature for his second win of the year. Rounding out the top five were Silvestri, Barnes, Aaron Donnelly, John Goin and Sergio Pena.

The second 60 lap feature saw only one caution which gave Barnes and Berry both the ability to drive their way from mid pack up to the front inside of 15 laps. Barnes started sixth following the mandatory invert and Berry started ninth after some issues in the first race that caused him to pit with only three laps to go. With 13 to go, Berry and Barnes were side by side and shortly after, Berry was able to pull away and park it in victory lane for his third win of the year at Dominion. Barnes, Silvestri, Peyton Sellers, and Conner Jones rounded out the top five.

The Virginia racer Late Models ran a thirty-five lap feature that ran caution free and Zack Lightfoot picked up his fifth win of the year and extend his point lead over Logan Clark with only two races left. Lightfoot led flag to flag and was never really challenged. Eddie Slagle, Davey Callihan, Clark and Reid Murphy round out the top five.

The Dominion Stock class was in action and Gary Burke won his fourth race of the year and extended his points lead over Bobby Curtis with only one race left. Curtis led for the first several laps at the start of the race, but Burk was able to pick his way through the field after starting fifth to take the checkered flag. Dan Rogers, Curtis, Travis Weber and Andrew Condrey all finished in the top five.

The INEX Legends and Bandaleros made their last stop of the year this week. Tommy Jackson picked up his sixth win of the year in the Legends division and Ryley Music got his sixth win as well in the Bando class.

The UCAR and any car class rounded out the feature events Saturday night with Alex Ayers coming from sixth starting position to get his third win of the year in the UCARS and extend his points lead over Don Schumann and Cameron Ruggles with only three races left. Rounding out the top five were Ruggles, Michael Frayser, Kris Kurtz and Schumann. Any Car checkered flags were taken by Thomas Fontain in the 4 cylinder and Michael Pifer in the eight-cylinder class. This was Pifer’s first ever race and first ever win.

This coming Saturday there will be twin races for both the Late Models as well as the Modified divisions, and single lap features for the UCARS and Any Car Divisions. Gates open at 3and racing starts at 5 pm.

By JD Wright

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