Carroll tames Kentucky!
Sparta – Loud Pedal Motorsports driver Drew Carroll has found himself snake bit in the spring segment of the Premier Racing League seasons so far, great runs, strong races, but just never quite could get the finishes he deserved. Starting P5 on the night behind Pole Sitter James Krahula, Drew got to the front of the field and stayed there.
The racing action was intense and door to door in the warm Kentucky night, 5 different leaders paced the field for 8 lead changes.
Green flag was also the name of the game, as the race was only slowed 2 times by caution. The first green flag run was for 58 laps.
The lead cycled between James Krahula, Brian Yaczik, Drew Carroll, and Rick Thompson using a different strategy to try to grab the win.
The first caution came out when the #05 of Tommy Emasie spun off of turn 2, not hitting the wall. The 2nd caution came when the #75 of Casey Campbell had issues off of turn 4, which setup the final trip down pitlane, which saw Krahula get the lead out of the pits over Yaczik and Carroll.
The restart saw frantic action, where every position was up for grabs, and drivers were going 2 and 3 wide around the 1.5 mile oval. Lots of rubbing, but no wrecking.
The winning pass came out of turn 4 with 15 laps to go. From there the 87 and the 4 never got more than 3 tenths apart over the finish of the race.
Drew grabbed his first win of the 2017 campaign.
“I’m so happy to get a win in PRL in any of the series out of the way” said Carroll in the virtual victory lane. “Just proud of everbody at LPM and so happy we could get a win tonight!” James Krahula found the 2nd step on the podium, after a thrilling battle to the end. “I was better on the longer run the entire night” said Krahula, “Overall it was a pretty fun race racing with Brian and Drew”.
Yaczik came onto pit road that final time with the lead, but ended up coming out 3rd. “Yeah, I slid through my stall” said Yaczik to GSRC. “3rd place is acceptable because its a good points night”
Speaking of points, Yaczik continues his points lead by 47 points over James Krahula and Tyler Dalton, who are tied for 2nd in points.
The series is back in action turning left and right at Mid-Ohio for the segment 1 finale next Sunday!