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LOTS OF SHINE BEFORE LIGHTS WENT OUT

While the lights went out on the late model parade, there's still plenty of shine on the super stock points battle.
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While the lights went out on the late model parade, there's still plenty of shine on the super stock points battle.

Action at Laird International Speedway on Thursday was cut short after a power outage forced the cancellation of the late model feature, the evening's final race, but fans were treated to a full night of racing before hand.

Action in the super stock division continues to be a focal point at LIR. Rob Sartini and George Wilson were tied for the division points lead heading into the races with 286 points apiece, well ahead of third place driver Dennis Varcoe with 195 and fourth place Rod Bolduc Jr. with 189.

Sartini managed to claim the chequered flag in the opening heat on this night as other drivers made names for themselves. Jerry Artuso made his first appearance at Laird since opening night and won the second feature. Bolduc, a rookie super-stock driver, won his first ever race at Laird by claiming the feature.

Rick Leonard was looking to pad his leading point total and won both heat races in the late model class before the lights went out. A double feature will be held next week as a make-up.

Jason Praysner had a big night in the factory-stock division by winning the feature and the third heat race. Marty Devon, Brad MacIntosh and Rob Ritrovato won the other heat races, respectively.

Josh Ware, looking to jump back into the first place battle with leader Ray Golladay, won the feature and the second heat race. Dan Shumbarger won the opening heat.

In the stock four-cylinder division, Corey Diotte completed the clean sweep by winning the heat race and the feature.

Action continues next Thursday night beginning at 7 p.m. Time trials will begin at 6 p.m.