SATURDAY NIGHT BORDER BATTLES
VICTORIA, BC (May 18) - The 2019 season opener of the Keg Late Model Series was Saturday night at Western Speedway. Jason Frost kicked off his season by qualifying the Northern Provincial Pipelines Ltd./The Keg #81 Dodge in the number one spot. "We were fastest in qualifying," exclaims the Victoria, British Columbia driver, "but there were a lot of good drivers here tonight." After a fourth place finish in his Heat race Frost was ready for the first of two 50 lap Feature events. "It was a bit of a track position race tonight," says Frost, "unfortunately we never quite got to the front." Frost finished 5th in the first 50 lap Feature and 6th in the second 50 lap Feature. "The car was good all night. We made all the right decisions (regarding setup) and that's the most important thing." Each Feature had only a single caution flag fly adding to the fast paced night. Malahat, BC's Gary Smith won the first Feature. Nanaimo, BC's Mike Haslam won the second Feature. "I would have certainly liked to have finished a little bit higher," adds Frost, "but it is the first race of the season. Onward and upward. We'll be ready to go again for the next race." Race #3 and 4 of The Keg Late Model Series at Western Speedway is June 1st.
ALGER, WA (May 18) - Lane Zerbin ended a string of frustrating DNF's with a third place finish in the Saturday night Feature at Skagit Speedway. The Victoria, British Columbia driver originally planned to compete at Grays Harbor Raceway but altered his track destination Thursday. After a 4th place finish in his Saturday night Heat race, Zerbin started the 25 lap Feature in the 7th position. Several caution flags flew early in the Feature hampering Zerbins efforts to move to the front in the Northern Provincial Pipelines/C-Force Marine #81 Modified. At the halfway point Zerbin found himself running second. He would hold onto second for only a few laps. Zerbin held onto third to register his second podium finish of the year. Zerbin finished second back on April 20th, also at Skagit Speedway.
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