Natural Bridge Speedway,
Natural Bridge, VA
Sanction: Steel Block Bandits (Topless Weekend) - $1,500
Information provided by: Series reports (last updated June 28, 5:20 pm)
Leavell spans Natural Bridge for $1,500
What won the race: Polesitter Joey Leavell of Waynesboro, Va., led all 30 laps to notch his seventh career Steel Block Bandits victory Friday at Natural Bridge Speedway, putting him in a tie atop the all-time series victories list.
Key notes: Leavell was never seriously challenged en route to victory, though Denny Bonebrake closed to his deck led on a couple of occasions. ... Larry Ramsey, who ran as high as second, topped Walker Arthur in a side-by-side battle for third. ... David Bennett slammed the frontstretch guardrail to draw an early caution. ... Booper Bare slowed on the 11th lap. ... Leavell has eight total victories on the season. ... Drivers from four states were on hand for the first event of the tour's doubleheader Topless Weekend. ... The steel block tour made its 11th overall appearance at the 3/8-mile and its first of three on the season. ... The series is scheduled to return to Natural Bridge on Aug. 23 and Sept. 19.
Points chase: Entering the event, Andy Fries led Ramsey (-6 points), Arthur (-8), Greg Roberson (-10) and Bonebrake (-12).
Car count: 14
Polesitter: Joey Leavell
Heat race winners: Joey Leavell, Denny Bonebrake
Next series race: June 28, Eastside Speedway (Waynesboro, VA) $1,500
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.