By Tim Baltz
No points were on the line in Novice Sportsman but the big trophy was out there for all drivers and Dana Francis was looking to grab his first one ever with Gregg Henry and Thomas Jock III chasing him from 2nd and 3rd. Henry and Francis both were running the low lane which gave Jock the chance on the top side. On lap 8 TJ3 made his move going from 3rd to 1st down the back stretch with Dana Francis now 2nd while Gregg Henry, Melvin Rush and Brian McGinnley completed the top 5. As the laps clicked off Gregg Henry started to pick up the pace as he took 2nd from Francis and then ran down Thomas Jock III. On the final lap Henry used the bottom lane while Jock kept his car wound up on the top side. As they raced to the line Gregg Henry would get the pull of the bottom he needed as he marched on to score his 2nd win of the year by a car length over Thomas Jock III, Melvin Rush, Dana Francis and Brian McGinnley.