Bare claims Steel Block Bandits victory at Eastside
WAYNESBORO, Va. (July 16) – Booper Bare of Rockbridge Baths, Va., raced to his second D&D Auto Recycling Steel Block Bandits victory of the season Saturday night when the tour visited Eastside Speedway for a $2,000-to-win event. Bare led all the way in a 40-lap race slowed by five yellow flags. | Slideshow
Walker Arthur of Forest, Va., scored the runner-up finish with Greg Roberson of Waynesboro, Va., third. David Watts of Buchanan, Va., was fourth and Sean Merkel of Pottstown, Pa., was fifth.
Notes: Bare’s Sprouse and Cromer Motorsports entry is sponsored by Jimmy’s Tree Service, JC Body Shop, Fast Frames by James and Devenny’s Automotive. ... Bare’s previous Steel Block Bandits victory came July 9 in the Firecracker 30 at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Va. ... The event was the second race of a doubleheader weekend for the tour that saw Late Model rookie Justin Williams of Shipman, Va., win Friday night at Natural Bridge (Va.) Speedway. ... The tour returns to action Aug 13 at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pa.
Steel Block Bandits @ Eastside: (1) Booper Bare, (2) Walker Arthur, (3) Greg Roberson, (4) David Watts, (5) Sean Merkel, (6) Kristian Looney, (7) Matt Cosner, (8) Matt Howsare, (9) Rick Singleton, (10) Kyle Merkel, (11) John Groome, (12) Tommy Hoy, (13) Kenny Geer, (14) Lee Jamerson, (15) Joe Leavell, (16) Wes Bonebrake, (17) Rick Hulson, (18) Daniel Brown Jr. Scratched: Danny Brown. Fast qualifier: Arthur, 18.090 seconds. Heat race winners: Bare, Roberson.