Justin Stone Wins Mohawk International Raceway Series Race #2 Friday Night

HOGANSBURG, NY – After another week of rain in the area, the MIR track prep crew was up for the challenge on Lazore’s Construction night.

The 2nd round of the MIR series would take place as well as double features for the Bandit division. With the heat races in the books, it would be time for some fantastic features.

The Bandit division would welcome some first time drivers to the track and they would make quite the first impression. Nathan Smart, would debut from the pole position, and find multi time feature winner Frances White along side. The first 5 laps would see a side by side by between the 2 cars. However by Lap 5 Smart would begin to walk away from White. Nathan Smart would go on to capture his first ever win at MIR.

Novice Sportsman would also see a first time winner in Victory Lane as Matt Leonard would take the lead on Lap 3 and pick up the win.

The Bandits would make their second appearance of the evening. This time though, Frances White made quick work of the field and would lead all 10 laps.

Next up the MIR Series Race #2 would venture onto the raceway for their 35 lap affair. Kristian Smoke and Rickey Thompson would take the green flag coming out of Turn 4 to begin. After sustaining heavy damage the previous week, Dustin Bradley would make his way to the #1 position on Lap 5. Making his second appearance of the year at MIR and starting from the #3 position, Justin Stone would keep within striking distance of Bradley. Stone would duck underneath Bradley coming out of Turn 4 on Lap 9 to gain the lead. Stone would go on to pick up his first win at MIR and the second round of the MIR series. Zach Arquiette would start deep in the field and pick a solid 6th place finish.

Finally the Mod Lites would conclude the evening’s events with their 15 lap feature. After capturing his first ever win 2 weeks ago. Tristan Dibble would repeat with another dominating performance after taking the lead on Lap 2.


Sportsman MIR Series #2:

1. J.Stone 2. DJ Gonyo 3. N.Heywood 4. R.Thompson 5. D.Bradley 6. Z.Arquiette 7. B.Wheeler 8. T.Bruno 9. D.Legrow Jr 10. A.Rasmussen 11. K.Smoke 12. T.Cook 13. J.Begor 14. D.Rabtoy 15. M.Delormier 16.C.Swamp 17. B.Reeves 18. F.Swamp 19. B.McGinley 20. J.Pete 21. G.Snyder 22. M.Bourey 23. D.Mitchell 24.B.Cook 25.B.Gray 26. D.Reif 27. M.Fewster 28. D.Legrow 29. C.Castell 30. D.Ellsworth

Novice Sportsman:

1.M.Leonard 2. B.Arquette 3. S.Bushey jr 4. X.Delormier 5. T.David 6. R.Laware 7. P.Stacey 8. B.Reif 9.R.Purcell 10. C.Vallance 11. T.Lamica

Mod Lites:

1. T.Dibble 2. N.Mallette 3. H.Brown 4. J.Premo 5. J.Putnam 6. I.Lyon 7. J.Lyon 8. S.Sharpe

Bandits Feature #1:

1. N.Smart 2. J.Fountain 3. M.Daniels 4. J.Laporte 5. J.Young 6. F.White 7. N.Leonard 8. C.Smith 9. G.Sharlow

Bandits Feature #2:

1. F.White 2.N.Smart 3. J.Laporte 4. J.Fountain 5. M.Daniels 6. J.Laverne Jr 7. C.Smith

(DNS) J.Young, N.Leonard