#11 Andrew Sherman and #14 Jay Van Allen combined for the 3 checkered flags while consistently running smooth laps without much interference. #13 Ryan Decker delivered the blocks and #16 Zac Van Allen crushed with surgeon-like precision to secure the wins. Even Ryan’s father #10 Jerry Decker contributed by subbing for Sherman in the first round.
Full Throttle, winners of the September 2015 event, were seeking back-to-back wins, but first had to seek out a 4th driver. Last-minute changes forced them to recruit a ‘ringer’ and they found one in Team Demo icon Wally Hartung. Ironically, the luck of the draw pitted Full Throttle against the debuting Thunderstruck, which included Wally’s son #71 Nick Hartung.
Nearly 10-minutes of mayhem ensued! The Hartung’s dueled with both mind & machine, #47 Steve Vollbrecht and #76 Levi Turnbaugh tore their sedans to shreds, and Thunderstruck fell short of the upset by 1 turn. #7 Kevin Gress fought through engine problems and managed to eclipse #44 Steve Schaefer for the lead on Lap 4. Seconds later, #40 Ron Johnston shoved him backwards towards the previous turn and the #71 stalled out for good.