JAKE VANADA WINS THE DAV FALL CLASSIC FOR THE 2ND STRAIGHT YEAR - RICK MARTIN CROWNED CHAZ’S AUTO BODY SPORT TRUCK CHAMPION
The Chaz’s Auto Body Sport Truck division rolled out for their extra-distance 35-lap feature to decide the championship between Rick Martin, Barry Shaw Jr., Mike Duarte, and Brittany Campbell.
Duarte was the first playoff driver to face trouble, as a Lap 4 stack up in Turn 2 caused enough damage to Duarte’s No. 50 truck to force him to retire, and in turn, end his championship run.
After the restart, the race was on between Shaw, Martin and Campbell as all three made their way forward. In the meantime, Jake Vanada began walking away from the pack in the lead. Shaw and Martin raced nose-to-tail, with Shaw defending with the bottom knowing his championship chances depended on it.
By Lap 27, Martin finally found a way around Shaw on the inside, pulling away in the closing laps, crossing the line first out of the remaining playoff drivers.
Rick Martin is your 2022 Chaz’s Auto Body Sport Truck champion, making it his second Sport Truck championship and sixth overall track championship.
As they crossed the line, Vanada took down his first win of the year, Martin second, followed by Ethan Heilborn, Shaw, Danny Thibeault, and Campbell rounding out the top six.
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