One of the young men asked me if I was doing a podcast, because I was talking into me little recorder. No, just taking verbal notes for an article on a website. He said, “Oh yeah? Cool, tell your readers that I said and predict that if Larson was here, He would win!” I agreed and we all high fived. Then we discussed who would win tonight and the consensus was RICOOOOOOOO! And we again all high fived!
After the dashes and B main, The feature lineup got us Trey Jacobs on the pole with Abreu alongside. Row 2 was Thomas and Madsen. Cale Thomas is driving the Grove 70 car and Madsen is driving the Baughman 17 car. In row 3 we had Shaffer and Ruetzel.
The track was not re-worked before the feature and it looked like it was going to take rubber.
At the start Jacobs grabbed the lead down low with Abreu following. After a yellow on lap 1, the race resumed and Rico managed to edge around Jacobs on lap 5 or 6. Shaffer had come up to third but then started to fade as Reutzel started to inch forward. On about lap 12 Jacobs regained the lead from Abreu and then another caution. On the restart Rico used momentum to get around Jacobs and then Reutzel came up to pressure Jacobs. Aaron got around Jacobs on lap 15 and then set sail to chase Abreu. Reutzel would get close on many occasions the rest of the way….but not close enough to slide or pass Rico. They were close enough to each other to keep the crowd on it’s feet, racing nose to tail and providing a tense contest and a tense last lap. Rico held on for the win and in victory lane, our young and ruckus friends made their way down to the front and loudly cheered RICOOOOOO! Rico commented on the crowd which by now was very loud and exuberant on Rico’s behalf! Rico commented on how intense the racing was and that he was just hanging on there at the end.
Thank you Attica and Thank you All Stars for a wildly entertaining evening. Hopefully we can do this again next year here at Attica Raceway Park! RICOOOOOOOO!!!!