PEEVLES, OH : The final race of the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series hit the track Friday Night at the 37th Annual Rhino Ag Dirt Track World Championships! The end of the night would result in a 2017 Series Champion Crowned. However, the race first needed to be run and just so happens it would be alongside the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for their highest paying event of the year! Portsmouth, OH lended to some beautiful weather on Friday at the Portsmouth Raceway Park as the Stars of the Legend Cars took to the track to decide their champion.
Steve Duderstadt and Gerad Miller would share heat race wins early in the night and the invert of 3 Would put Shaun Scott and Miller on the front row together. When the 20 Lap feature came up, the green fell and Duderstadt jumped out early with Scott following closely. The battle for the lead was on early while in the pack, Derek Minshew lead the Championship Contenders! A crash between Shaun Scott and Steven Partin would put both cars out of the race and bunch up John Gutman, Cole DeMint and Derek Minshew who were all left battling for a Championship after Josh Francis made contact with a stalled car ending his hopes. Duderstadt once again rocketed to the lead with Gerad Miller following but Minshew was under fire from Cole DeMint for the Championship.
Duderstadt crossed under the white flag and so did the Championship battle and thats when things heated up! Minshew made one final stab at Cole DeMint who had just slipped by to take the Championship lead mere laps before. Derek Minshew’s #91 Adams County Heating and Cooling ride made contact with DeMint’s #c12 in the first turn spinning the Championship Leading DeMint around. Minshew would continue on to complete the lap and win his first Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series Championship while Steve Duderstadt became the first ever Legend Car Dirt Track World Champion by winning the main event! Gerad Miller, Derek Minshew, John Gutman and Randy Clark would round out the top 5 in the event.
Friday’s wild finish was the final tour race for the National Legend Car Association in 2017 with one more exhibition scheduled for November 4th at Brushcreek. Officials with the Ohio Valley Roofers Legend Car Series/NLCA would like to thank all of the fans, sponsors and media members who have made this season another success! Scheduling has begun for the 2018 Season and the series looks forward to having new and exciting venues to visit along with the familiar favorites! To keep up with all the off-season news visit www.facebook.com/BrushcreekLegends or follow them on Twitter at @BMCupdates.
– Hidden Gem Motorsports Press Release