Marne, MI – official release by T.J. Buffenbarger – T.J. Buffenbarger photo — Dustin Daggett has Berlin Raceway figured out.
Daggett continued his perfect record in feature events at Berin after winning Friday night’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature event. Daggett took the lead at the start and never relinquished it, lapping cars into the top five by the end of the feature. The win worth $5,000 was Daggett’s fourth SOD victory of the 2014 season and seventh overall for 2014.
“Something about this place that the car really works good here,” said Daggett after the feature. “This was a different setup than we had the in car last year, and I think the car was even better tonight. I know (Randy) Hannagan was catching me when I was running the top in one and two, then I noticed a lap before the caution came out that (Kyle Sauder) pulled away from me coming out of two on the bottom. So the next lap I was planning on going to the bottom and then the caution came out. The car was a rocked.”
Daggett started on the front row with Jared Horstman for the feature event. Daggett took the lead immediately leaving Horstman and Hannagan to race for second. Following a caution for Brett Mann stopping in turn two Daggett pulled away and quickly started to overtake lapped traffic. Hannagan worked past Horstman on lap 21 and started to reel in Daggett in thick traffic.
Just when it appeared Hannagan might need a caution, it turned out he brought one out himself with an incident between turns three and four. Hannagan had to retire pit side.
This lined up Horstman behind Daggett for a restart with just three laps to go, but Daggett was up to the challenge and motored to the victory. Horsman held on for the runner up stop while Ruan Ruhl topped a spirited battle with Max Stambaugh for the final podium position. Sauder rounded out the top five after starting 19th.