Last lap victories are, by their very nature, events that make News. This past Sunday, two races at different ends of the spectrum had dramatic changes in the final lap, each of them paying $20,000 to win.
At New York’s Oswego Speedway, Michael Barnes was on his way to victory in the 67th running of the Oswego Supermodified Classic with one lap to go. But his fuel ran out, allowing Dave Danzer to sweep by. Barnes coasted across the finish line in fifth spot.
Meanwhile, at Pennsylvania’s Lincoln Speedway, Brent Marks was heading for victory in the Dirt Classic X 410 Sprint feature, taking the while flag ahead of Danny Dietrich. But Dietrich had other ideas, throwing a major league slide job on Marks heading into turn three. Marks, however, wasn’t done. Off the final turn, with Dietrich now in front of him, Marks pulled to the inside, at full throttle to the finish, to win by inches at the line.
If ever the time honored racing cliche, “the race isn’t over until the checkered flag flies” applied, it was at Oswego and Lincoln on Sunday – as proven by Dave Danzer and Brent Marks!