(Siblings Caleb Day (83) and Emily Day (71) battle for the lead at Southern National / Photo credit : Josh Parrish)
LUCAMA, NC : Caleb Day scored the win in a barnburner for the Legends division. Much of the race was a battle between Caleb and his younger sister Emily Day. Emily passed Caleb after a mid-race restart and appeared to be on her way to her first Legend Car win in only her second start, but Caleb got back around her in the final laps and went on to win.
“I don’t know if it was as fun as it was stressful,” Caleb Day said in victory lane. “I thought I had a pretty good car until that caution came out and we didn’t hit on much after that caution. I wasn’t going to push the topic with her. Me and her, I don’t know, third or fourth Legends race, I just let her go on. You could tell she’s got a little work to do, same as me. I hate her and Stancil got together and sent her to the rear. She had a second-place car before the caution and just as good a car after the caution. It was a good day and at least we didn’t tear anything up.”
Emily Day was running second on the last lap but was involved in an incident with Chris Stancil which sent the race into overtime. Caleb Day held off Eric Courtney and Kade Lambert for the win.
“It’s a good way to start the year off,” Caleb remarked. “We started running dirt Legends and been messing around with that and we decided to come back and try it since we were going to be down here anyway. We had fun, it was good.”
Emily Day ended up finishing fourth while Aaron Crumpler finished fifth.
In Bandolero action, Parker Frazier scored the feature race win over Cameron Murray and Ethan Johnson.
Legends – Results :
- Caleb Day
- Eric Courtney
- Kade Lambert
- Emily Day
- Aaron Crumpler
- Cameron Murray
- Chris Stancil
Bandoleros – Results :
- Parker Frazier
- Cameron Murray
- Ethan Johnson
- Matthew Gurganus
- Jacob O’Neal
- David Snook, Jr.
Southern National Motorsports Park will be back in action on Saturday, April 14th for the Whelen Engineering Spring Fling. The Spring Fling will be headlined by twin 75 lap races for the Late Model Stock Car division and also features the Chargers for 40 laps, Mini-Stocks for 35 laps, Legends for 20 laps, Bandoleros for 20 laps and Any Cars for 15 laps.
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– Southern National Motorsports Park Press Release, Andy Marquis