Nineteen of the Upstate Racing League’s best stormed into the Lanier Raceplex for the eighth race of the White Knuckle Clothing Inc. Pro Late Model Series, the Lokotoco Designs 125. For the first time in his URL career, Alex Orians would set quick time and win the Rumar Vinyl Speed Demon Award!
Orians would jump out to the initial lead and hang on throughout the first forty-nine circuits. Two-time winner and current high point man in the Art’s Barber Shop Points Standings Stefan Marinak would work his way past Orians and into the top spot on lap fifty. Defending series champion Nicklas Rasmussen would also get by Orians to move into the runner up position. On lap eighty-five, heavy contact between Orians’ number nine machine and the eighty-eight of Jake Watson would send Orians spinning and bring out the first yellow of the evening.
Marinak would lead the field to the green and drive away from the fray. Rasmussen would ride in second, while Shawn Cool and Team Bushfink Racing Hard Charger Award Winner (18th to 4th) Matt Kocher would battle for the final podium spot. Battles raged on all throughout the top ten as the laps ticked down, but for Stefan Marinak it would be smooth sailing as he cruised off to his third win of the season! Rasmussen would finish second, followed by Cool, Kocher, and Jake Watson in the top five. Race winner Stefan Marinak was the Joker’s eSport Squeaky Clean Driver of the Race.
After eight races, Stefan Marinak leads the Art’s Barber Shop Point Standings by twenty-two points over Shawn Cool. The Green Mountain Madman AJ Hamel has a firm grip on the final Chase position by fourteen points over Mike Holtsclaw. Big Shot Scott Naslund has a one point advantage over Jake Watson in the Brian Rogers Motorsports Slammin’ the Dew Rookie of the Year Points Standings.
The URL goes all-star racing at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this Thursday! Coverage for the White Knuckle Clothing Inc. All Star Invasion begins at 9:30 PM EST Thursday night on LSRTV!