Last week, the Upstate Racing League Coach’s Corner Pro Late Model Series headed to Lakeland, Florida’s USA International Raceway for race six on the schedule, the NHR 100. Matt Kocher entered the event as the leader in the Art’s Barber Shop Points Standings, and he would start his night out strong by winning the Rumar Vinyl Creations Pole Award.
Kocher would dominate the entire event. Second place starter Jake Watson fell back to third on the initial start, but would eventually work his way by Shawn “Rocket Fuel” Cool to take over second. Jake was able to run Matt down but could never get a run. Matt would fend off the field on four restarts, and on the second to last restart Shawn Cool would be able to get by Jake and hold him off to bring home a runner up finish. Matt Kocher grabbed his third win in six attempts, followed by Cool, Watson, AJ Hamel, and Brian Rogers Motorsports Rookie of the Race Will Drevicky in the top five. Kocher was the Beth’s Colorful Creations Clean Driver Award winner and Stefan Marinak was the Hard Charger (22nd to 7th).
The next race on the schedule is the makeup event at Lucas Oil Raceway, the Coach’s Corner 100. Coverage begins on MaxSpeedTV at 9 PM EST, with Roger Muth, Kelly Dahl, and KR Stolfus working hard to bring you all the action!
Upstate Racing League Coach’s Corner Pro Late Model Series – NHR 100 – Official Results: 1. MATT KOCHER, 2. Shawn Cool, 3. Jake Watson, 4. AJ Hamel, 5. Will Drevicky, 6. Justin MacDuff, 7. Steph Marinak, 8. Blake Near, 9. Rex Hoyle, 10. Guillaume Fortin, 11. Dillon Canova, 12. Brian Rogers Jr., 13. Brad Carpenter, 14. Al Smith Jr., 15. Paul Henley, 16. Josh Mayeu, 17. Danny Dubuque, 18. Thomas Mitteer II, 19. Mike Holtsclaw, 20. Jeremy Carpenter, 21. Jeremy Watkins, 22. Matt Roll, 23. John Mignacca, 24. Brett Bartels, 25. AJ Childs, 26. Bryan Hacker
DNQ: Andy Lambert, Doug Wysocki, Jay Dubuque, James McIntyre Jr., Jason Mcclatchie