Pecore Takes Speed Equipment Sportsman Series At MIR

By Tim Baltz

Jamie Begor and Shane Pecore brought a strong field of 28 drivers to the start of the Number One Speed Equipment Sportsman Series with Begor leading the way but Pecore was right there to challenge. On lap 4 Pecore took over the lead with Begor and Lalancette close behind. Over the next 10 laps these 3 drivers put on a classic battle for the race lead as Begor and Pecore swapped the lead several times as Lalancette did all he could from the 3rd spot. On lap 12 Pecore took over the race lead on the bottom and began to pull away. With Pecore in front the battle was on as Begor, Lalancette, Ryan Stabler and Thomas Cook all battled for 2nd through 5th as they traded these spots for several laps even in lapped traffic. With 15 to go Pecore remained in front but Thomas Cook was on the move taking the 2nd spot using the outside lane on the speedway and began to run down the race leader. On lap 25 the yellow flew for debris bunching the field up for a restart. When the green flew Pecore again would take control while behind him Justin Lalancette made a great move to take 2nd over Cook, Stabler and Brianna Ladouceur. With 4 to go the final caution flew giving the field one last shot at Pecore for the win. When the green flew for the final time Shane Pecore was able to get away by 3 car lengths and despite a solid effort by the rest of the top 5 Shane Pecore had the fastest car as he cruised to his first win of the year and 4th ever series win over Justin Lalancette, Thomas Cook, Ryan Stabler and Brianna Ladouceur.