Al Cook, Jr. took the lead on lap 5 and held off a hard charging Derek Griffin to win his first ever SUPERPRO feature event Sunday at Winchester Speedway.
Veteran Kevin Todd and young Eric Barcus brought the field to the green for the DJ Safety 50 presented by Race Status.Com. with Barcus jumping into the early lead. Al Cook moved quickly from his fourth starting position to gain the runner up spot on lap 3 and took into the lead on lap 5 with brother Tommy Cook grabbing second on the following circuit. On lap ten, fast qualifier Griffin wrestled second away from Tommy Cook and set sail for Al Cook. The only caution of the race came on lap 15 when Barcus crashed heavily into the turn two wall, ending his run.
At the half way mark, it was Al Cook, Griffin, Tommy Cook, first time SUPERPRO competitor Wes Griffith and Justin Mattson. Wes Griffith grabbed third away from Tommy Cook on lap 33 and Mattson got around the current point leader the following lap for fourth.
Griffin moved inside of Al Cook coming out of turn 4 on lap 36 and the two battled side by side for the next several laps with Al Cook retaking the advantage on lap 45. He maintained a two car length lead to the checkers followed by Griffin, Griffith, Mattson and Tommy Cook. Todd held on for sixth followed by rookie of the race Reagan May, Royce Mason II and Barcus.
Griffin won the Aluminum Racing Products Fast Qualifier Award with a lap of 16.379 seconds and an average speed of 110.011 miles per hour. Al Cook was the All Star Performance Hard Charger, Barcus was the ARP Hard Luck recipient, May was the Turbo Blue - Corrigan Oil Rookie of the Race and Mattson was the winner of the Penske Shocks “Shocking Move of the Race” certificate.
SUPERPRO moves to Spartan Speedway in Mason, Michigan for the Contingency Sponsors 75 presented by Drive Train Specialists and All Star Performance on Sunday, September 5 th. as part of the “Harvest 300.” For more information, go to the web at www.spartanspeedway.com or www.superproracing.com.
DJ SAFETY 50 PRESENTED BY RACE STATUS.COM
1. AL COOK JR. 50 LAPS
2. DEREK GRIFFIN 50 LAPS
3. WES GRIFFITH 50 LAPS
4. JUSTIN MATTSON 50 LAPS
5. TOMMY COOK 50 LAPS
6. KEVIN TODD 50 LAPS
7. REAGAN MAY 50 LAPS
8. ROYCE MASON II 49 LAPS
9. ERIC BARCUS 15 LAPS
10. JASON DIETSCH DID NOT START
11. MATT HALL DID NOT START