Howard Wins Thriller At Irwindale
Ryan Howard passes Ricky Hardin late in the race to win the Race 4 Laura Lymphoma Awareness 100 at Irwindale Sunday. Scott Eckrich won the Savage Spinners Pole for the event, and lead the first 18 laps before making a mistake on a restart that took him and Paul Pepper out of contention. Ricky Hardin then lead the next 65 laps of the race with Ryan Howard right on his tail. On the final restart, Howard was able to sneak past Ricky on the hide side and held on to get his first Sportsman Truck Series victory and lock him into the Chase. James Krahula came home 2nd after also passing Ricky Hardin. Reed Rundell and John Martin battled hard and come home in the Top 5 as well. A post race glitch by iRacing moved multiple drivers to the end of the lead lap but they were corrected post race.
Jason Swann currently sits in the points lead tied with James Krahula. Dan Murray, Jake Wright, and Jody Green make up the resto f the Top 5. The Sportsman Truck Series is off next week but will return at the Martinsville Speedway.