Trent Prevails in Late Models

In his first start of the year Danny Trent drove a near perfect race to capture the McGunegill Engine Performance Late Model 75-lap feature. Trent took the lead on the second lap with a pass of Jaren Crabtree with fast qualifier Jeff Marcum and Charlie Keeven climbing up through the field after the six-car inversion. Both Marcum and Keeven moved into the second and third spots by lap 24 and waged a back-and-forth battle until the end. Keeven claimed the second spot with five laps remaining with an inside pass of Marcum entering turn three. Despite either Keeven or Marcum being glued to his rear bumper, Trent consistently hit his marks entering the corners. “I was able to maintain a car length lead, but the lapped cars bunched us up a little,” Trent said in victory lane. “I knew they would run me clean. I did what I needed to do.” He becomes the third different driver of a Late Model feature victory this year joining Marcum and Caleb Rescher.