Keller Claims Second Ford Division Win and Championship

Jared Keller set fast time and led all 25-laps of the feature event, but the crucial action took place in the battle for second. James Mikesell entered the night with a slim point lead over Allen Wagner with Keller sitting in third. The two drivers were battling for the second spot when on lap 23 they made contact on the back straight, sending both drivers to the back of the field on the restart. Due to the altercation and feature win; Keller went on to win the Vintage Wrench Ford Division championship.

“We won opening night and have had some bad luck the rest of the year,” Keller said in the Riley & Sons Victory Lane. Keller had to survive five different restarts, the last setting up a green-white-checker finish. At the finish it was Keller winning by .967-seconds over Noah Allison with Shelbie Crabtree, Ricky Craig and Tyler Dobbs rounding out the top five. Dobbs finish was impressive since he started deep in the 17-car field and worked his way toward the front at the finish.