Tuesday April 24, 2018 (Knoxville Raceway) - Fresh off a win two weeks ago at VLR, Zakery Rounds decided he liked the feeling and wanted it again. The Michigan driver did just that in the race of the year for the late models with a last lap pass for the victory.

Rounds was running six with six laps to go, nearly two seconds behind the leader and seemingly out of contention. Much like his win two weeks ago at Limaland however, he would work the cushion better than anyone and run down the leaders who were entrenched in a three-way battle before passing second and third and trading slidejobs with Austin Carr in the last two laps.

Carr developed a push on the final lap which allowed Rounds to cross under him out of turn two for the lead and shoot out to a lead down the backstretch and go on to take his second career win at VLR.

"I'm still in shock after this one," said a surprised Rounds in victory lane. "I knew I was quick, but so were the five or six guys in front of me on that last restart (with 13 laps to go). I didn't think it was going to turn out like this at all. I think everybody in the top five led a lap at some point. But yeah, I was just the lucky one to come out of it on the last lap I guess."

Austin Carr came out of the mayhem with a second place finish after leading virtually the entire race until the closing laps. Tyler Hudson made a strong late charge to come home third after starting 14th, while last weeks winner Jacob Fields brought home fourth after battling for the lead late. Pole-Sitter Dylan Wilson rounded out the top five finishers.

Jason George earned the WRT Speedwerx Professional Motorsports Photography Hard Charger Award after advancing from the back row in 24th to bring home 11th place. David Heileman grabbed the Hindman's Wrecker Service Hard Luck Award after briefly leading late in the race before running out of fuel with just two laps remaining.

Austin Carr picked up the Team Friday Fast lap Award with an 18.348 lap time around the legendary half-mile oval.

Next Tuesday the stars of the Team VLR Late Model Series head to the Lanier Speedway for our first 100 lap feature of the season. Should be a good one!

 

Race Winner: Zak Rounds (Started 7th; Finished 1st)

Hard Charger: Jason George (Started 24th; Finished 11th)

Fast Lap Award: Austin Carr (18.348)

Fast Qualifier Award: Dylan Wilson (18.50)

 

FULL A MAIN RESULTS:

1. Zak Rounds

2. Austin Carr

3. Tyler Hudson

4. Jacob Fields

5. Dylan Wilson

6. Howard Weaver

7. Robert Schaeffer

8. Jacob Leverstein

9. Ian Blanchard

10. Dylonn Fox

11. Jason George

12. Garrett Niebruegge

13. Chris Orencia

14. Josh Phillips

15. Virgil Graham

16. TJ Carter

17. Ken Short

18. Dylan Ackart

19. Dylan Houser

20. David Heileman

21. Eric Hough

22. DJ Kilanowski

23. Shane James

24. Brad Dyer

25. Mike Molnar

 

D1RT Jackpot Standings

D1RT Jackpot Series
Pos Driver Points
1 Edens 156
2 Fields 153
3 A Bergeron 152
4 Cooper 150
5 Cannon 148
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