The Upstate Racing League Rookie Approval Series rolled into the Lucas Oil Raceway tonight for race 4 of 8 in the Approval Series. Justin Fuller and Justin MacDuff would share the front row for the start of the Les Enterprises MP Roy Inc. 75. Fuller would lead the early stages, but the field would be slowed 4 laps into the action for a massive pileup that would take out both 1st and 2nd place in points, Trevor Williams and Al Smith Jr. As a result, the points race picture became a lot blurrier.
Fuller would continue to lead until a mid race caution would come out and he would elect to come down and take his four tires handing the lead over to AJ Bunch. Bunch would go on to lead the most laps in the race but a late caution with 15 laps to go would once again wreck havoc on race strategy for the leaders. For the ensuing restart, both Bunch and Fuller stayed out, Travis Wallace would take 2 tires, while Dale Owen, who was third when the yellow flag waved, would take 4 along with Justin MacDuff and Dylan Gaudette respectively.
Owen would easily grab the lead on the restart and the fight would be on for 2nd-5th. After some intense battling, the final order would shake out with Dale Owen taking home the win, Justin Fuller in 2nd (new points leader), Dylan Gaudette in 3rd, AJ Bunch in 4th and Justin MacDuff rounding out the top 5. The points battle was shaken up with Justin Fuller taking over the points lead, Trevor Williams falling back to 2nd (-8), Al Smith Jr in 3rd (-9), Dylan Gaudette in 4th (-10) and Justin MacDuff in 5th (-12).
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Les Enterprise MP Roy Inc. 75 Results: 1. DALE OWEN, 2. Justin Fuller, 3. Dylan Gaudette, 4. AJ Bunch, 5. Justin MacDuff, 6. AJ Hamel, 7. Travis Wallace, 8. Jay Dee Callahan, 9. Danny Dubuque, 10. Jay Dubuque, 11. Mike Holtsclaw, 12. Brandon Atkins, 13. Matt Smith, 14. Brian Rogers Jr, 15. Al Smith Jr, 16. Cale Frennier, 17. Greg Netherwood, 18. Trevor Williams, 19. Bruce Perry, 20. Josh Kotten (DNS), 21. Rodney Haack (DNS), 22. James McIntyre Jr (DNS) Provisionals: Carson Hocevar, Nicklas Rasmussen and JR Smith