Mobile's Ryan Paul who started on the pole position by virtue of a roll of the dice, used his starting position to establish the lead in the twenty-five lap Pro Late Model feature race on the green flag.
Paul never look back, leading the distance to pick up his first ever Pro Late Model Division win.
The win did not come as easily as it sounds, as Paul had to hold off a determined Donald Crocker and speedster Johanna Long the whole distance.
There was one caution flag during the event, when the cars of Elloitt Massey and Eric Corvell bumped and spun out.
Crocker of Citronelle, Alabama finished the night in the second position, while Long of Pensacola, had to settle for third.
The victory gave Paul the points lead for the season so far with 222 good for a two point lead over Crocker and six points better than Helena, Mississippi's Josh Bragg.
David Jones of Mobile is fourth in the point's standings with a total of 200 for the year, Long rounds out the top five 44 points off the front running pace.
Paul will now make the transition to the Preslar Brothers owned super late model as one of the top entries in the upcoming May 23 Miller Lite Series 100 lap race.
The coming event is part of the Gulf Coast Championship series, pairing Mobile International Speedway and Pensacola's Five Flags Speedway with back to back races.
The Friday evening May 22 race in Pensacola and the Saturday night May 23 race in Mobile afford the super late model teams two complete purses plus a special season points championship fund.
With the five scheduled Gulf Coast Championship events, the regular payout plus three point fund payouts Super Late Model racers have a chance at an estimated $200 to $250,000 dollars for the 2009 season.
The predicate for the estimate is the number cars entered in each race. The amount of prize money paid out will vary with the number of cars entered in each event.
Elliott Massey of Lucedale, Mississippi claimed victory in the first of the preliminary races for the Pro Late Models, while Wyatt Web of Ocean Springs, MS was the winner of the second preliminary 8 lap race.
Pro Late Model May 9 Finish
1. Ryan Paul Mobile, AL
2. Donald Crocker Citronelle, AL
3. Johanna Long Pensacola, FL
4. Wyatt Webb Ocean Springs, MS.
5. Dewey Niedecken, Jr. Pensacola, FL
6. Josh Bragg Helena, MS
7. David Jones Mobile, AL
8. Thomas Praytor Mobile, AL
9. Eric Courville Gonzales, LA
10. Elloitt Massey Lucedale, MS
11. Phil Wendt Theodore, AL