-Cody Darrah, driver of the #91 Great Clips/Sage Fruit/ASE Maxim
Darrah had to work for the win as he started 12th when the 35-lap main event took the green flag. From the start it was obvious that Darrah had one of the top cars in the field as he sliced and diced his way to the front. Kinser started from the pole position and led the first 20 circuits until Donny Schatz muscled around him to take the lead in lapped traffic.
Schatz continued to pace the field until a late race red flag ended up being his downfall. As the cars tried to slow down, Schatz tangled with a lapped car, which sent the four-time champion to the work area. With Schatz off the track temporarily, Darrah assumed the lead and never looked back. Throughout the two green-white-checkered attempts, Darrah held on and even ran away from the back on the second one. Teammate Sweet worked his way around Kinser for second.
“If I would have been the boss, I would have fired me a long time ago,” Darrah said as he high-fived his crew in front of his #91 Great Clips Maxim. “We’ve been through a lot this year and this victory makes it all worth it. There are a ton of people to thank but first and foremost I have to thank Kasey (Kahne) for sticking by me and keeping a ride for me after I got injured last year and through all the things we’ve been through this year. I watched Steve (Kinser) on a few of those restarts and kind of learned a few things. We had an awesome car tonight. This feels amazing and I am so happy to be back in Victory Lane. I have to thank Great Clips too for sticking with me.”
On Friday night, Cody qualified eighth, finished second in his heat, eighth in the dash and eighth in the A-main event. Cody is currently eighth in the point standings.
-Paul McMahan, driver of the #83 HR Cattle/Roth Motorsports Maxim
Paul had two solid nights in Canada. On Saturday night at Castrol Raceway, he qualified ninth, won his heat, finished seventh in the dash and fifth in the A-main event. On Friday night, Paul qualified third, finished third in his heat, won the dash, led the first 17 laps of the A-main before settling for a fourth-place finish. Paul is currently fourth in the point standings.
-Brad Sweet, driver of the #9 Red Bull/Ollie’s Bargain Outlet/Sage Fruit Maxim
Brad Sweet turned in impressive performances both nights at Castrol Raceway. On Saturday night, Brad finished second behind teammate Cody Darrah. Brad qualified 11th, finished second in his heat and seventh in the dash. He challenged Cody for the win at the end, but settled for a second-place finish.
“This feels like a win to me even though we finished second,” said Sweet as he watched Darrah celebrate. “It’s a great team effort from everyone at KKR. Cody is a great driver and to see him over there means an awful lot to us. He’s one of my best friends. Our Red Bull/Ollie’s Maxim was great tonight and hopefully we’ll be in Victory Lane soon.”
On Friday night Brad qualified seventh, won his heat, finished sixth in the dash and finished seventh in the A-main.