MILLER CLAIMS CAUTION FREE ‘SALUTE TO AMERICA’
Jeremy Miller started third in the twenty-four car field, took the lead on the second lap and never looked back as he won the 48 lap feature for the Big 8 Late Models in a caution free event.
Brady Liddle and Wayne Freimund brought the field to the green flag with Liddle taking the early lead with Jeremy Miller and Dale Nottestad wasting no time to challenge.
Miller took the lead coming out of turn two on lap 2 with Liddle and Nottestad fighting it out for second as the three broke away from the pack. Two laps later Nottestad won his battle with Liddle for second with John Baumeister and Rich Schuman Jr. completing the top five. On lap 9 both Schuman Jr. and Michael Bilderback moved up a position when they overtook Baumeister.
Out front Miller was building up a sizeable advantage of nearly two seconds over the field. On lap 14 Bilderback worked past Schuman Jr. for third with Casey Johnson also moving into the top five. On lap 18 Bilderback took the third spot from Liddle with Johnson and Zack Riddle also powering their way past Liddle.
On lap 29 Bilderback was closing fast on Nottestad for second and took the spot away, but he still had a lot of ground to catch the leader. Two laps later, Johnson passed Nottestad for the third position.
Bilderback was doing his best to keep Miller in his sights, but with ten laps to go was nearly three seconds behind and hoping for a caution flag. Making matters worse for Bilderback was getting caught behind lapped traffic with eight laps to go allowing Miller to keep his advantage.