This article originally posted on MyRaceNews.com.
BETHEL, N.Y. (August 3, 2014) – He came, he saw, he conquered.
Legends Pro driver Trey Jarrell made the trip from Virginia to Bethel Motor Speedway this past Saturday to take part in the 7th annual LegendStock event. Jarrell was one of more than 40 drivers who came from eight different states and Canada to compete for the unique three-foot tall guitar shaped trophy and $1,500 winner’s payday in the INEX Asphalt Nationals qualifier.
Jarrell was one of several drivers who had never stepped foot at the track, but he adapted quickly to the tight quarter mile, posting the second fastest time in qualifying. The fastest time was posted by North Carolina native Carson Ferguson, who made a last-minute decision to head to LegendStock following the rainout at Bowman Gray Stadium the night before.
When qualifying and heat races were complete, 18 drivers were locked into the A main. The remaining 26 drivers made every effort to qualify through either the C main or B main. The C main was won by Jeffrey Lefcourt, who advanced to the B main along with Todd McCollum. Six drivers transferred from the B main to the A main – Artie Pedersen III, Joe Graf, Vinny Delaney, Tyler Truex, Joey Ternullo, and Collin Hoeffner.
Jarrell started the A main from the outside pole, alongside Ferguson. Jarrell got out front at the drop of the green, and Bethel regular Christian Eckes quickly came to second, bringing Mike Alcaro with him to take third. With 15 laps complete, Alcaro made his move to pass Eckes for the runner-up spot.
Once in second, Alcaro set his sights on Jarrell, and Alcaro overtook him for the lead just five laps later. At the same time, Brendon Bock took third from Eckes.
Alcaro and Jarrell continued to battle for the lead, but heartbreak struck for Alcaro when the caution flew at lap 32 and he was forced to the pits due to a dragging bumper. Bock, Eckes, and Ferguson were among those involved in the caution, changing the face of the race up front as Stevie Johns inherited the second spot and defending Bethel Pro/Masters champion Matt Evans was shuffled up to third.
Several cautions in the closing laps of the event meant that Jarrell had to stay on top of his game, as Johns was right on his bumper waiting for the slightest chance to get ahead.
Jarrell – a Pro division driver – was first to cross the line for the win in the prestigious event, followed by Johns.