Legends Race August Tripleheader
Alton Gets First Career Legends Win at NHMS
Sunday Morning - Alton Earns First Career NHMS Win
Mike Alton won for the first time in his career at NHMS on Sunday. He took over the lead midway through the race when points leader Shaun Buffington had car troubles and went on to run away with the win.
Both Buffington and his teammate, Tom Gray, who were first and second (respectively) in the standings entering the race, had issues and that allowed for a new look to the podium. Alex Vorrilas finished second, his sixth podium of the season, and Jordan Lamothe was third, his first career podium in legends.
Lamothe's position came down to a last lap battle with Taylor Martin, and he held her off coming to the checkered flag to earn the podium.
Saturday Evening - Gray Breaks Up Buffington's Win Streak
Tom Gray ended Shaun Buffington's five-race win streak in the legends cars at NHMS. He jumped to the lead early in the 25-lap feature on the mini-oval and never looked back in the caution-free event. It was his fifth NHMS win of the season and third on the mini-oval.
Buffington settled for second in the race. His streak had spanned both the road course and mini-oval dating back to Gray's mini-oval win on July 27. In a peculiar streak that continues to grow, Taylor Martin finished in third for the eighth consecutive mini-oval event.
The Gifford's Famous Ice Cream Bandolero Series then put on the race of the day. Jordan Lamothe started on the pole and there were three lead changes in the 12-lap feature, including a last lap pass by Casey Call for the win. Lamothe finished second and Derek Debbis was third.
Saturday Morning - Buffington Unphased by Late Race Caution
Shaun Buffington started out the August Legends Cars tripleheader with a win on the Moat Mountain Road Course. Mike Alton and Alex Vorrilas rounded out the podium by using a late restart to slip around Tom Gray (fourth).
Gray had been comfortably running second to Buffington at the time of the caution, but was shuffled back by Alton and Vorrilas on the restart. The win moves Buffington in front of his teammate at the top of the standings with 1040 compared to Gray's 1036.