Weaver fends off Lance, stays perfect at Shepp's
ALEXANDER, Ill. (Aug. 15) — Winning his third consecutive series visit to Shepp's Speedway, Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, Ill., held off a hard-charging Steve Lance Jr. of Cuba, Ill., on Sunday for a $2,000 Northern Allstars Late Model Series victory.
Jason Feger of Bloomington, Ill., led the first 11 laps of the 30-lap feature, but Weaver got past on the low side as Feger slipped back amid traffic. Lance came on strong in the closing laps but fell a half-length short at the checkers on the quarter-mile oval in central Illinois.
Weaver, who swept two Northern Allstars visits to Shepp's last year, is perfect in series competition at the track and has nine career series victories overall.
Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., was third followed by Feger and Brian Dively of Springfield, Ill.
Northern Allstars @ Shepp's: (1) Kevin Weaver, (2) Steve Lance Jr., (3) Ryan Unzicker, (4) Jason Feger, (5) Brian Diveley, (6) Mike Hammerle, (7) Chris Dick, (8) Dillan White, (9) Brandon Sheppard, (10) Bobby Pierce, (11) John beck, (12) Adam Mefford, (13) Jim Moon, (14) Roger Brickler, (15) Kerby Damery, (16) Dick Taylor, (17) Brandon Thirlby, (18) Shane Garrison, (19) John Barnard, (20) Ryan Little. Heat race winners (among 26 cars): Weaver, Feger, Lance. Consolation winner. Brandon Sheppard. Provisional starters: Mefford, Barnard.