Shaun Buffington ran in a familiar place on his way to winning the first NHMS legends race of the season. It was the two unfamiliar faces behind him that surprised in the 2013 opener. Teammates Dean Dezak (second) and Mike Alton (third) both made their first career appearances on the NHMS podium.
Dezak finished comfortably in second, but Alton was forced to contend with three-time NHMS winner, Tom Gray, throughout the 12-lap race. Gray, a teammate of Buffington's, has had more success, and Alton said after the race that he'd expected that he might get passed at some point.
The race in the Moat Mountain Road Course Legends Series was the first of a doubleheader on the weekend. The drivers will be back on the 1.6-mile course again at 11 a.m. on Sunday morning.