Santa Maria Raceway,
Santa Maria, CA
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (The Nationals) - $3,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated May 28, 7:51 am)
Drake picks up Nationals finale at Santa Maria
- Steve Drake
- Jason Papich
- Cody Laney
- Tony Toste
- Clay Daly
- Scott Bartels
- Rob Sanders
- Chett Reeves
- Randy Brown
- Andy Obertello
- Dennis Souza
- Cory McDonald
Steve Drake gets rolling before his $3,000 victory at Santa Maria.
What won the race: Making his way to the front midway through the 30-lap weekend finale of Santa Maria Raceway’s annual Nationals, Steve Drake of San Luis Obispo, Calif., led the final dozen laps to claim a $3,000 victory. Runner-up Jason Papich finished 1.512 seconds behind with Cody Laney rounding out the podium.
Key notes: Six of the 12 starters completed all 30 laps. ... The race took 25 minutes, 48 seconds to complete and was slowed by four cautions, including a lengthy yellow on lap 15. ... Early race leader Tony Toste slipped to fourth after pacing the first 14 laps. ... Jason Papich piloted a former Dunn-Benson Motorsports ride. ... Santa Maria's traditional Memorial Day weekend doubleheader for Super Late Models included $2,000- and $3,000-to-win events. ... Third-place finisher Cody Laney outran Clay Daly in Saturday's opener.
Winner's sponsors: Drake's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Drake Farmers Transportation and Golden Hills Auto Center.
Car count: 12
Fast qualifier: Clay Daly
Time: 14.351 seconds
Dash winner: Cody Laney
Heat race winners: Tony Toste, Jason Papich
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.