By Tim Baltz
The Novice Sportsman division was set for a 15 lap contest and Kurt Russell (not the actor) would take away the lead from the outside of the front row over Brian McGinley, Dana Francis, Jason Anderson and Thunder Anderson. Russell had a dominant race car and was pulling away from the field as the top 5 were trying to keep pace. On lap 8 the first yellow flew for Greg Henry as he made contact with the wall in turn sending him pit side for the night. Over the next 3 laps, 3 cautions would fly for minor spins but Russell was not phased at all but the drivers behind him were determined to take away the lead. When the green flew for good on lap 12 Russell charged away while Dana Francis charged to the 2nd spot and was closing quickly on the leader. However Kurt Russell hold off all challenges to score his first career victory over Francis, Thunder Anderson, Junior Delormier and Melvin Rush.