Mike Marlar grabs USA Nationals preliminary victory at Cedar Lake

Mike Marlar victorious at Cedar Lake

Mike Marlar claimed his third feature win of the year in the state of Wisconsin as he was victorious in a preliminary for the 35th annual USA Nationals in a World of Outlaws CASE Construction Late Model Series-sanctioned race at Cedar Lake Speedway.

The Longhorn Chassis driver from Winfield, Tennessee earned $6,000 in a race held at the 3/8 mile track located in New Richmond, Wisconsin shown live by DirtVision.com.

A total of 46 cars were signed in for competition

Qualifying Results:

Group A Results- 1. Jonathan Davenport(13.377), 2. Mike Marlar, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Kye Blight, 6. Brandon Overton, 7. Ricky Weiss, 8. Ryan Gustin

Group B Results- 1. Brent Larson(13.676), 2. Chase Junghans, 3. Kyle Strickler, 4. Gordy Gundaker, 5. Tyler Erb, 6. Bobby Pierce, 7. Cade Dillard, 8. Ashton Winger

Heat 1 Results: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Shane Clanton, 3. Dennis Erb Jr., 4. Garrett Smith

Heat 2 Results: 1. Mike Marlar, 2. Brandon Overton, 3. Brandon Sheppard, 4. Shannon Babb

Heat 3 Results: 1. Brent Larson, 2. Tyler Erb, 3. Kyle Strickler, 4. Tanner English

Heat 4 Results: 1. Chase Junghans, 2. Gordy Gundaker, 3. Bobby Pierce, 4. Jake Timm

Last Chance Showdown 1 Finish: 1. Ryan Gustin, 2. Brian Shirley, 3. Ricky Weiss

Last Chance Showdown 2 Finish: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Ashton Winger, 3. Cade Dillard

WoO Redraw Results: 1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Mike Marlar, 3. Brent Larson, 4. Chase Junghans, 5. Gordy Gundaker, 6. Shane Clanton, 7. Tyler Erb, 8. Brandon Overton

Feature Re-cap: At the start of the 30-lap feature it was Davenport took the early lead with Larson, Marlar, Gundaker and Junghans trailing. Clanton moved to fifth on lap 3 when he passed Junghans, while at the same time, Marlar challenged Larson for second but Larson fought back the challenge.

Davenport began to pull away as Marlar finally did get by Larson for the runner-up spot. Things took a bad turn for the leader on lap 10 when Davenport suddenly slowed to bring out a yellow flag.

On the restart, Larson moved in to fight with Marlar but the 2018 champion held the top spot. However, a lap 15 caution flag was displayed on lap 15 when Smith slowed with a flat tire.

Marlar quickly drove away following the lap 15 restart with Larson and Gundaker in his tire tracks. Sheppard made his way into the top-5 onm lap 19 when he passed Clanton. Behind Marlar, the battle for second involved Larson, Gundaker and Junghans until a caution came out on lap 22 for the smoking car of Strickler.

Gundaker moved to second on the lap 22 restart behind Marlar. Sheppard continued to rise as he moved around English for fourth.

On lap 25, Gundaker slipped up the track allowing Larson to regain second. Then, a multi-car incident on lap 26 entangled Clanton, Madden, Weiss, Bruening and Gustin.

English and Sheppard pushed Gundaker back to fifth on the restart.

But in the end, it would be Mike Marlar who would sail under the checkered flag for the win.

Feature Results: 1. Mike NMarlar, 2. Brent Larson, 3. Tanner English, 4. Brandon Sheppard, 5. Dennis Erb Jr., 6. Tyler Erb, 8. Shannon Babb, 9. Cade Dillard, 10. Gordy Gundaker, 11. Brian Shirley, 12. Max Blair, 13. Bobby Pierce, 14. Shane Clanton, 15. Boom Briggs, 16. Ryan Gustin, 17. Tyler Bruening, 18. Ricky Weiss, 19. Chris Madden, 20. Kyle Strickler, 21. Brandon Overton, 22. Garrett Smith, 23. Jimmy Mars, 24. Jonathan Davenport

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