Eric Wood backed up his 2012 championship in the Loudon Road Race Series Middleweight Grand Prix by winning the 2013 opener in the class. The hotly contested "Dash for the Cash" saw Shane Narbonne finish second and Scott Greenwood third.
Greenwood led early and seemed to have a stronghold on first place before a red flag came out and reset the field. Narbonne grabbed the lead on the restart, but Wood used lap-traffic later in the race to maneuver his way to the front and pull away for the win.
The Loudon Road Race Series will wrap up its first race weekend of the year with a full, 12-race slate on Sunday afternoon. The first race green at 12 noon, following the Moat Mountain Road Course Legends Series race.