Mat Williamson overtook Stewart Friesen with 17 laps left to win $ 53,000 in the Speed Showcase 200 for big block modifications at Port Royal, Pennsylvania Speedway on Saturday night.
Williamson led 70 laps in the first half of the $ 130,000 event, but Stewart Friesen launched a frantic attack from 39th grid position to take the lead.
Williamson, who lives in St. Catharines, Ontario, fought past Friesen's Halmar Racing, which had been modified at the 183rd circuit, and held him down the track.
On lap 40 of the Main Event, a stuck throttle caused the modified Billy Pauch Jr. to hit the wall of the third corner and turn around. The second generation New Jersey racer managed to get out unharmed, but his car was demolished.
The incident drilled a large hole in the wall and caused a long delay while repairs were made to the outer barrier.
Motor problems in qualifying sent Friesen to the front of the 42-car grid, but the driver from Sprakers, New York, raced through the field into third place. A 10-minute break in the middle of the race sent many of the front-runners to the pits for tires and fuel.
On lap 106 Friesen was back in the lead with Williamson, Matt Sheppard and Anthony Perrego. With 30 laps to go, a leaky tire brought Sheppard into a corner, but the Waterloo rider raced back with the leaders, finishing third behind Williamson and Friesen.
Anthony Perrego was in the top five in the half mile for most of the race and finished fourth. Phoenix, New York, rider Larry Wight pushed his Gypsum Express mount into fifth place, followed by Max McLaughlin, Ryan Godown, Andy Bachetti, Alex Yankowski and Billy Decker.
Other local finishers were Erick Rudolph (11th), Mike Mahaney (12th), Tim Fuller (14th), Billy Dunn (20th), Alan Johnson (28th) and Danny Johnson (35th).
Brian Krummel won $ 2,500 for winning the 30 Round Athlete Event, with Joe Toth finishing second and Kevin Root third.
JAMES MCFADDEN WINS THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS MAIN EVENT IN MISSOURI
James McFadden took the $ 15,000 victory in the Jason Johnson Classic Sprint Cars for World of Outlaws on Saturday night at Lake Ozark, Missouri Speedway. WoO leader Brad Sweet finished second and ten-time World of Outlaw champion Donnie Schatz came third.
WATERTOWN'S TIM McCREADIE COMPLETES THIRD IN LUCAS LATE MODEL SPECIAL
Tim McCreadie from Watertown New York started the season finale of the Lucas Oil Late model at Portsmouth (Ohio) Speedway from pole position on Saturday with an initial prize money of US $ 100,000.
But McCreadie had to be content with third place behind the winners Brandon Sheppard and Ricky Thornton.