Shaun Buffington won the opening Saturday race of what will be a weekend doubleheader for the Amsoil NELCAR Legends Tour on the NHMS road course. Evan Beaulieu passed Mathew Bourgoine on the final lap to take second and relegate Bourgoine to third, as the two stayed very close in their battle for NELCAR's overall points championship.
The win was Buffington's seventh of the year at NHMS in a total of 11 starts. Beaulieu came home second for the sixth time at NHMS in 2012, the fifth time he finished in that position behind Buffington.
The legends will return Sunday afternoon for the second leg of the doubleheader. The tour added the second race in order to get the five races required to make NELCAR eligible for national road course competition.