Glen Day (77) leads out of the turn during last month's Dust Bowl race meet at Tri-Port Speedway.

Track title on the line in finale

This weekend sees stock finale at the Tri-Port Speedway.

PORT HARDY—Having enjoyed its largest turnout of drivers and cars in several years over the past month, the Tri-Port Motor Sports Club is planning to pull out all the stops this Saturday when it wraps up its 2014 track points championship series at Tri-Port Speedway.

Time-ins begin at 6 p.m., followed by a trophy dash, two heat races and a main event.

Reigning track champion Glen Day has all but clinched a repeat title by building up a big lead over teammate and former champion Daniel Hovey. But organizers will give fans a bonus with a “Last Driver Standing” main event to wrap up Saturday’s show.

The first 20 laps of the main will be held as a traditional points race. At that point, racing will continue, with drivers continuing to amass points for laps until forced to the pits. Once a car leaves the track it may not return, and the race ends when only one car remains running.

“There will have to be some strategy involved,” said Darlene Cartwright, longtime track volunteer. “They’ll have to consider fuel conservation along with everything else.”

On Sept. 7, in the last points series race, Hovey posted the fast qualifying time and earned top points for the evening. But he was hardly able to dent the overall lead of Day, who won both the second heat and the main event.

Day sits at 837 points for the season, with Hovey next at 605 and Brock Shore third with 530 points.

Shore won both the trophy dash and the first heat in the Sept. 7 event.

Tickets for this weekend’s racing are $5 for adults, $3 for teens and $2 for children and seniors.

AUTO RACING

Tri-Port Speedway Series Points Races

Sept. 7

Fast time: Daniel Hovey.

Trophy Dash: Brock Shore.

Heat 1: 1. Shore; 2. Hovey; 3. Cody Robbins.

Heat 2: 1. Glen Day; 2. Robbins; 3. Hovey.

Main event: 1. Day; 2. Shore; 3. Robbins; 4. Ryan Doyle; 5. Hovey; 6. Steven Demoe.

Season points

1. Day, 837; 2. Hovey, 605; 3. Shore, 530; 4. Jared Breitkreitz, 394; 5. Doyle, 373; 6. Paul Weeks (4), 299; 7. Robbins, 268; 8. Demoe, 163; 9. Weeks (44), 136.

 

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