Chris Madden and his team entered night two with all the momentum of a championship caliber team on the hunt. After back to back wins the Gray Court, SC native was looking for his third consecutive win outside of his home region.
With an 8th place finish Friday night — his 8th top-ten finish of the year — Marshalltown, IA driver Ryan Gustin entered Saturday hoping to narrow the points gap between him and the rest of the 2021 rookie class.
The 19R team did just that by picking up a 5th place finish, their second top five of the year.
After missing the feature Friday night, Pennsylvania driver Gregg Saterlee mad a big improvement and ended the weekend with a 10th place finish.
Tyler Bruening moved up to third Friday night and gained a six-point lead over Kyle Strickler. With a 7th place finish on Saturday, the Decorah, IA driver increased that points lead by 30 more points.
Night 2 Winner - Chris Madden
Chris Madden seized his moment Saturday night during the Billy Vacek Memorial at Port Royal Speedway to claim his second win in a row at the Pennsylvania track.
With 22 laps to go, race leader Brandon Overton made a mistake in traffic, allowing “Smokey” to dive underneath him and steal the lead.
Prior to that, Overton had opened a full straightaway lead over Madden 15 laps into the race before he caught the back of the field. That’s when Madden started to reel him in and plan his attack.
“Leading in lap traffic is tough when it’s one lane,” Madden said. “[Overton] took a shot at a lap car and tried to move to the outside of it in [Turn] 1 and 2, and I was able to fill the hole.”