Brandon McFerran would continue his dominant season on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway as he scored the hat trick en route to scoring his eighth feature victory of the season.
McFerran started off the night in victory lane by winning the first heat ahead of Samantha Shaw, Jordan Howse, Terry Woodley, Lance Foster, Trevor Hemingway, Eric Rainey, Stefan Woyslaw, Lisa DeLeeuw, Dave Middel and Candiss Everingham.
Kendra Adams would score her first Sunset Speedway victory with a win in the second heat ahead of Nicole Podewils, Gerritt Tiemersma, Mike Gettliffe, Lauren Halliday, Ken Townsend, Brian Love, Steve Belanger, Jerry Noble, Doug Wilman and Bob Phinnemore.
Andy Kamrath would win the final heat ahead of Warren Paxton, Ben Melenhorst, Eric Yorke, Miles Tyson, Nic Montenari, Wendy Adams and Steve Love.
Miles Tyson would win the first b-main ahead of Foster, Townsend, Belanger, Rainey and DeLeeuw. Wilman would be the first driver to not qualify ahead of Wendy Adams and Everingham.
There’d be a quick yellow in the second b-main for Middel going for the spin. Lauren Halliday picked up the victory ahead of Montanari, Hemingway, Brian Love, Noble and Woyslaw. Bois would be the driver to not qualify ahead of Middel, Phinnemore, Jake Watson and Steve Love. Watson was driving Treyten Lapcevich’s car after breaking the motor in his mustang during practice.
McFerran went for the daily double ahead of Kamrath, Podewils, Shaw, Paxton, Kendra Adams, Tiemersma, Howse, Melenhorst, Woodley, Gettliffe and Yorke.
Come feature time, Nicole Podewils would start her No. 79 Fox’s Bakery and Deli Mustang on pole ahead of Tyson, Montanari, Shaw, Kendra Adams, McFerran, Hemingway, Foster, Melenhorst, Tiemersma, Kamrath, Howe, Woodley, Townsend, Yorke, Kamrath, Belanger, Love, Rainey, Noble, DeLeeuw, Woyslaw, Wilman, Bois, Wendy Adams, Middel, Halliday and Gettliffe.
Podewils would take the early lead ahead of Tyson and Shaw while McFerran battled Montanari for fourth. McFerran would get the spot, then getting alongside Shaw for third ahead of Montanari, Adams and Melenhorst. Shaw and McFerran continued to battle for third while Melenhorst got alongside Adams for sixth at lap two. McFerran would get the spot ahead of Shaw, before grabbing second from Tyson at lap three. His climb to the front would be complete at lap four, getting alongside Podewils for the lead before putting the No. 64 Peter D Laird, Meisner Construction, Road Ranger, Fast Eddie Racewear, Finish Line Painting and Restoring, absolutewebsite.com, Epic Race Wear Mustang out front on lap five.
McFerran would begin to stretch his lead out while Shaw got alongside Podewils for second. Podewils would hold her off, keeping the second spot ahead of Shaw, Tyson, Montanari, Melenhorst, Howse and Kendra Adams. Montanari would slip up, sliding back three spots as Howes, Melenhorst and Adams were able to slip by. Adams would then lose seventh at lap nine as Kamrath was able to make his way by. As the leaders worked their way through lap traffic, the top seven would run single-file while Paxton and Adams battled for eighth. Their battle would be cut short, though, when the caution flew at lap 14 for Montanari spinning after getting sideways while racing Yorke. With 11 laps to go, McFerran led Podewils, Shaw, Tyson, Howse, Kamrath, Melenhorst, Kendra Adams, Paxton, Tiemersma, Woodley, Yorke, Townsend, Belanger, Hemingway, Foster, Love, Noble, Halliday, Rainey, Woyslaw and Montanari. Gettliffe ran as the first car a lap down in 23rd ahead of DeLeeuw, Wilman, Bois, Wendy Adams and Middel.
McFerran would get a good restart to keep the lead ahead of Podewils as Shaw and Howse battled for third. As the pair continued to battle, Melenhorst solidly ran fifth ahead of a battle between Paxton and Kamrath. However, all battles would come to a halt again for a second caution with Belanger blowing the motor. With nine laps to go, McFerran led Podewils, Shaw, Howse, Melenhorst, Paxton, Kamrath, Tiemersma, Kendra Adams, Woodley, Yorke, Townsend, Hemingway, Foster, Noble, Love, Tyson, Halliday, Woyslaw and Montanari.
McFerran would get the jump while Howse battled Podewils for second as Shaw battled Paxton for fourth. Howse would clear Podewils on lap 18 for second, while Shaw held off Paxton for the time being. Paxton would get back alongside Shaw at lap 19 ahead of Kamrath, Melenhorst, Tiemersma and Yorke. The battle would turn three-wide at lap 22 with Kamrath joining Paxton and Shaw. Shaw would get the advantage with two to go ahead of Paxton and Kamrath.
At the front, it was all Brandon McFerran, though, as he took the victory ahead of Jordan Howse, Nicole Podewils, Samantha Shaw, Andy Kamrath, Warren Paxton, Ben Melenhorst, Terry Woodley, Kendra Adams, Gerritt Tiemersma, Eric Yorke, Ken Townsend, Trevor Hemmingway, Lance Foster, Lauren Halliday, Brian Love, Myles Tyson, Jerry Noble, Nic Montanari, Stefan Woyslaw, Mike Gettliffe, Eric Rainey, Lisa DeLeeuw, Doug Wilman, Chandler Bois, Dave Middel and Wendy Adams.