NEW CAR, SAME RICKY ELLIOTT, IN JAKE MARINE- OWNED SUPER LATE MODELadmin
Ricky Elliott is no foreigner to victory lane at Delaware International Speedway. This Saturday, Elliott debuted the No. 85, Jake Marine-owned Super Late Model and headed straight to victory lane. Jake Marine, a long-time owner in Delaware modified racing offered to fund Elliott’s Super Late Model after announcing his retirement at the end of the 2017 season in his personally-owned No. 88.
“This is my first time ever racing a Ford motor,” said Elliott in victory lane. “I just can’t thank Jake Marine enough. He owns the car and I maintain it.”
Elliott captured the 20-lap feature event with ease, with the help of his pole sitting starting spot. Predominantly, the racing action was behind him, as Amanda Whaley, Ross Robinson, Donald Lingo Jr., and Nick Davis fought tooth and nail for the top five positions throughout the event.
Amanda Whaley, fresh off her RUSH Late Model “Battle of the Bay” success, had to earn the second-place position three times with first lap cautions. By lap five, Elliott had extended his lead with Whaley, Lingo Jr., Robinson, and Davis rounding out the top five.
On lap 10, fourth place runner, Donald Lingo Jr., spun in the center of turns three and four. On the single-file restart, Lingo Jr., powered from the tail end of the longest line and had returned to sixth in a single lap.
The resurgence of Lingo Jr., set-up for a three-car battle for the third position between Robinson, Davis, and Lingo Jr.
Elliott crossed the finish-line with ease, leading all 20 circuits, with Whaley settling in for a comfortable second-place finish, followed by Robinson, Lingo Jr., and Davis rounding out the top five.
Heats were won by Elliott and Lingo Jr.
S.R. Pete & Son Super Late Model Feature Finish: RICKY ELLIOTT, Amanda Whaley, Ross Robinson, Donald Lingo Jr., Nick Davis, Dylan Evans, Kevin Scott Jr., Rob Schirmer, Geoff Carey, Bob Geiger, Kelly Lewis, David Dill, Herb Tunis