SOUTHEAST: Bolin, Honeyman Take Rd. 3 Makeup Wins At Charlotte

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Cameron Bolin celebrates his second Bandolero Outlaws win of the season at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Jacob Seelman photo)

CONCORD, N.C. — Forced into the daylight hours for the second consecutive week, Cameron Bolin (Outlaws) and Leland Honeyman (Bandits) took round three make-up Bandolero features during the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Starting seventh, Bolin charged up five spots in two laps, putting himself solidly in position early on as Tommy Good showed the way out front after starting from the pole position.

Bolin finally inherited the lead on lap eight, after Good was sent to the rear for a pair of jumped starts, and never looked back en route to his second-consecutive class victory.

The win was the seventh of Bolin’s Summer Shootout career.

“It sucks to win it that way,” Bolin admitted. “I wanted to pass Tommy for the lead, not have it handed to me like they did, but at the end of the day it is what it is. There’s a box that you’re supposed to go in … and he couldn’t hit it today, I guess.”

“Last year we struggled in the daytime and won all three of our races at night, so to come back this year and win two races already in the daylight … it shows how much effort my grandpa has put in to making this car better and I’m so thankful for all his help and support. We took a big swing at things last week and found something that’s working for us.”

Good led the first seven laps of the 20-lap feature, surviving two early cautions on laps two and four before being penalized prior to the lap eight restart.

That put him to the rear of the field, but in position to sneak through after a 15-car pileup on lap nine scattered the field and shuffled the front-runners.

None of the calamity was any consequence to Bolin, however, who raced to the line 2.579 seconds ahead of Trevor Wester as the twin checkered flags waved over the field.

Ethan Norfleet, Garrett Lowe and Matt Emery completed the top five.

Leland Honeyman applies the winner sticker after Tuesday’s Bandolero Bandits make-up feature. (Jacob Seelman photo)

In the Bandolero Bandits main event, Leland Honeyman passed Caden Kvapil with nine laps to go and ran away to claim his first division win at the Shootout and his third-career series win overall.

Honeyman took the win despite a restart with seven to go, after polesitter and opening lap leader Zac Fowler spun in turn two.

“I just tried to back up my corners a little bit, so I could get (Kvapil) tight off the corners putting the pressure on,” Honeyman explained of his move for the lead. “I got low and gassed it, and was able to get around him there … it feels really good to get the win, especially after coming so close last week.”

Kvapil passed Fowler on lap two and led the next 10 circuits before Honeyman took control for good.

Rapp eventually grabbed the second spot away from Kvapil in the closing stages, with Zack Miracle and Kade Brown completing the top five finishers.

Action for round four of the 24th annual Bojangles’ Summer Shootout kicks off at 7:15 p.m. ET, following opening ceremonies, and can be seen live on LegendsNation.tv.

 

RESULTS: Bojangles’ Summer Shootout; Round 3 Makeup Features; Charlotte Motor Speedway; June 27, 2017

Bandolero Outlaws A-Feature (20 laps): 1. Cameron Bolin, 2. Trevor Wester, 3. Ethan Norfleet, 4. Garrett Lowe, 5. Matt Emery, 6. Tommy Good, 7. Johnathon Lesik, 8. Justin Gareis, 9. Franklin Caricofe, 10. Jadyn Daniels, 11. Josh Speas, 12. Andrew Faircloth, 13. Ethan Johnson, 14. Tucker Scanlon, 15. Carson Ramsey, 16. Emily Day, 17. Garin Mash, 18. Jordan Plummer, 19. Chase Dixon, 20. David Sullivan, 21. Cameron Johnson, 22. Blaise Maddox, 23. Isaak Love, 24. Benjamin Johnson, 25. Luke Akers, 26. Brandon Gantz.

Bandolero Bandits A-Feature (20 laps): 1. Leland Honeyman, 2. Landon Rapp, 3. Caden Kvapil, 4. Zack Miracle, 5. Kade Brown, 6. Conner Jones, 7. Jaiden Reyna, 8. Zac Fowler, 9. Truett Miranda, 10. Jacob Bradley, 11. Santiago Hill, 12. Parker Eatmon, 13. Stanley Hayes.

 

About the Writer

Jacob Seelman is the Managing Editor of Race Chaser Online and creator of the Motorsports Madness radio show, airing at 7 p.m. Eastern every Monday on the Performance Motorsports Network.

Seelman grew up in the sport, watching his grandparents co-own the RaDiUs Motorsports NASCAR Cup Series team in the 1990s.

The 23-year-old is currently studying Broadcast Journalism at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, S.C., and is also serving as the full-time tour announcer for the Must See Racing Sprint Car Series.

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