3 In A Row For Kevin Foster In Mod Lites

By Tim Baltz

The drama would continue in the 20 lap Mod Lite feature as Nick Mallette held a 14 point lead over defending track champion Deric Ellsworth. When the green came out Dan Reif would take the top spot over Kevin Foster, Jason Premo, Nick Mallette and Harley Brown. Reif was strong in the early laps but Kevin Foster was on the charge. On lap 6 Foster would take command of the race with Dan Reif falling to 2nd while Nick Mallette completed the top 3 drivers. Deric Ellsworth was slowly making his way to the front as the race reached th halfway point. He took 3rd from his title rival Nick Mallette and was on the charge for the top 2. On lap 10 Dan Reif would spin his machine in turn 2 ending a fantastic run and a shot at the win. When the race restarted Kevin Foster continued to lead but Deric Ellsworth was on his back bumper while Nick Mallette continued to make consistent laps running in 3rd. On the final lap Ellsworth and Foster were battling hard for the win, as the top 2 came to the checkered flag Foster drifted up leaving the bottom open for Deric Ellsworth. They both drag raced to the line end nearly even at the checkered flag. Timing and scoring showed that by 0.024 seconds Kevin Foster would claim his 3rd win in a row over Deric Ellsworth and with a 3rd place finish Nick Mallette would be crowned the 2017 Mod Lite champion.