Seekonk, MA — Tom Scully, Jr. of Cranston, RI used a last minute pass on the backstretch of the final lap of the Pro Stock feature to gain his second wind of the season over Dave Hutchins Sr. of Somerset.
Hutchins was roaring, as he took off from his outside pole position and stationed a fast, good handling car at the front for 39 ½ laps. Jake Vanada chased him for the first part of the race, the Berkley driver bitterly yielding ground.
Acushnet’s Mike Brightman had been annoying both Scully and Hutchins from his position in third, trying to get under Scully each time he went to the outside for a pass, but unable to succeed. He finished third, protecting his points lead on the division as his primary antagonists, Westporter Fred Astle, Jr. and Dave Darling of Rehoboth finished behind him in fourth and fifth.
The leaders entered the backstretch on the final lap, and Scully suddenly burst around Hutchins and into the lead as they entered turn 3. Brightman closed on Hutchins, who had left some room down low, but Hutch closed the door; there was contact and he got loose in the rear. Brightman eased off and they crossed behind Scully, 1-2. Astle and Darling followed, with all four of the leaders on the same second.
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