Busby and Paul duked it out on the low groove of the dry-slick high-banked 3/8-mile oval, while Foulger fought back from an early spinout to pressure the three from the high groove in the final three laps. When Paul stumbled, Salazar, who was in the hunt the entire feature, made his move and Foulger joined in to chase Busby across the finish line.
“Paul drove a good clean race,” Busby said in victory lane. “I had to give it all I had on the last lap. He had great traction and was running low and fast.”
Paul settled into fourth; Rob Norris took fifth.
Dave Press jumped into an early lead in the Wingless Sprint Car main event and waved goodbye to the rest of the field. Dan Gonderman broke out of traffic late in the feature, but could not close the gap between him and Press. Gary Nelson, Jr. finished third, followed by Billy Macedo and Roy Fisher.
Ricardo Rivera won a wreck-filled Dwarf Car main event, taking the checkered flag under caution due to time limits. Corky Galey was tops in the Four Banger main event. Jim Freethey won the Super Hobby Stock feature, and Danny Wagner took the Mini Trux main event.
The thrilling finish of the Vintage Hard Top main event saw 82-year-old Larry Damitz catch air on the front straightaway as he tangled with another veteran racer, Tommy Thompson, in classic stock cars. Damitz was sidelined and Thompson won after the restart.
– Contributed by Mike Adaskaveg