LAKELAND, FL (August 27, 2017) – The Team VLR World of Outlaws Craftsman® Late Model Series season opener at USA International Speedway was stacked with 26 Late Model drivers from around the world, but that didn't stop second-starting Howard Weaver from taking home a hard fought victory over some strong contenders.
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LAKELAND, FL (August 27, 2017) – Hastings, NE Mike Molnar dominated the 21 car VLR World of Outlaws Craftsman® Sprint Car Series field at USA Speedway on Sunday night, but a hard charging Austen Semmelmann of Brookfield, WI took command with two laps to go after rallying from eighth place to hang on to win the season opener in a wild finish.
Eric Hough rounded out the top three after rallying from the B Main and starting 14th in the 16 car A Main to earn the hard charger award. The Iowa driver was followed home by Marc Molnar and Brad Casch rounding out the top five.
“We had a great run here tonight,” Semmelmann said in Victory Lane. “I wish the show went a little smoother and we had more green flag racing, but all in all it was a really good night and I personally like having the track so slick like it was tonight. I was able to put myself in good position most of the night and we eventually got up there to battle for the win and pull it off.”
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ROSSBURG, OH (June 4, 2017 - Alex Bergeron battled hard with Howard Weaver at tonight's WinView Games 35 event at Eldora Speedway before utilizing the high side to his advantage and pulling off an impressive victory from his fifth place starting position. With his win, Bergeron picked up his second victory in three starts this season at VLR.
"Our car was very fast tonight once again," said Bergeron after the race. "We were catching him a little bit (Weaver) after I messed up in the heat race but we came back and got the win so I'm happy with that."
The Canadian driver lead the final 17 circuits of the race as Austen Semmelmann made a late pass for second over Weaver but was unable to run down the 10 of Bergeron at the end.
Read more: Bergeron battles from fifth to win at Eldora in 360 Sprints!