Ellsworth First In Mod Lite

By Tim Baltz

The Mod Lite division has grown in popularity over the last few seasons at Mohawk and they put on a great show during their 15 lap event. Harley Brown was looking to erase the demons that have plagued him over the first 2 weeks as he took command of the field over Dan Reif and Karine Thibault. Brown would lead the opening 4 laps before opening day winner and defending track champion Deric Ellsworth would take over the lead while Dan Reif, Nick Mallette and Scott Mere would complete the top 5. On lap 6 Harley Brown would slow with rear end problems on his car. Brown would go pit side and return to the event for a 6th place finish at the checkers. On the restart Ellsworth would put his car on auto pilot and despite a late race surge by Dan Reif and points leader Nick Mallette, “Superman” would hold on claiming his 2nd win in 3 weeks over Dan Reif, Nick Mallette, Kevin Foster and Brad Reif.