In dominating fashion, Andrew Gresel made his first OSCAAR start of the season as he scored the victory on Friday night at Delaware Speedway.
Shane Maginnis led the first half of the race, but just past halfway business picked up as Gresel tracked him down for the lead. The pair then battled back and forth, including contact at one point, with Gresel taking the top spot. The 2014 OSCAAR Super Late Model Champion then led the rest of the way en route to scoring the victory.
Gresel told Clayton Johns that it was tons of fun to make his return to the series.
“It’s like nothing else really. There’s lots of power and it handled. When they’re handling it’s awesome,” Gresel explained. “You drive them so much differently. You can really power it around the corner if you need to get it to turn.”
Maginnis crossed the finish line in the runner-up spot for his second podium of the season.
The battle for the third spot was just as close with three drivers going back and forth with about 10 laps to go. Series veteran Rob Clarke came out on top, finishing third ahead of Glenn Watson and current points leader J.R. Fitzpatrick.
Jesse Kennedy finished sixth, followed by Charlie Gallant, Tyler Hawn, Gary Passer, Roy Passer and Darrell Lake.
Going into the Chase for the Colors at Peterborough Speedway this Saturday night, the drivers eligible for the OSCAAR Chase are: Fitzpatrick, Roy Passer, Gallant, Watson, Gary Passer and Hawn.
Delaware Qualifier Results
Heat 1: Shane Maginnis, Glenn Watson, Rob Clarke, Tyler Hawn, J.R. Fitzpatrick, Gary Passer
Heat 2: Andrew Gresel, Jesse Kennedy, Roy Passer, Charlie Gallant, Darrell Lake
Heat 3: Rob Clarke, Charlie Gallant, Darrell Lake, Gary Passer and Tyler Hawn
Heat 4: J.R. Fitzpatrick, Glenn Watson, Shane Maginnis, Jesse Kennedy, Roy Passer, Andrew Gresel
By: Ashley McCubbin