Hawkins makes most of second chance at Big E
ROSSBURG, Ohio (July 24) — One night after suffering heartbreak while battling for the lead at Eldora Speedway, Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, W.Va., rebounded for a $2,000 victory on the second night of the CarCash Mudsummer Classic. | Slideshow
Hawkins overtook polesitter and teammate Duane Chamberlain of Richmond, Ind., on the 15th lap and led the rest of the 25-lap midweek feature, a Dirt Late Model invitation-only race on the undercard of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event won by Austin Dillon.
Chamberlain settled for second while Tyler Reddick of Corning, Calif., was third. Dale McDowell of Chickamauga, Ga., and Jeff Babcock of Wayne, Ohio, rounded out the top five finishers in a race slowed by two cautions.
Kent Robinson of Bloomington, Ind., who won Tuesday’s invitational during practice night for NASCAR entries, was Wednesday’s first retiree after blowing a tire.
CarCash Mudsummer Classic: (1) Jacob Hawkins, (2) Duane Chamberlain, (3) Tyler Reddick, (4) Dale McDowell, (5) Jeff Babcock, (6) Frank Heckenast Jr), (7) Jon Henry, (8) Jerry Bowersock, (9) Andrew Reaume, (10) Mike Spatola, (11) Jeep Van Wormer, (12) Brian Ruhlman, (13) Joey Coulter, (14) Dusty Moore, (15) Ryan Sutter, (16) Justin Chance, (17) Brandon Thirlby, (18) Kent Robinson. Heat race winners (among 18 cars): Robinson, Babcock, Spatola.