09 Jun 2016 — Aaron Jackson commanded the top spot most of all, leading 78 of 100 laps on a run to first place in the Apple Valley Speedway NSCR15 in Round 4 of the CanAm StockCar Oval Challenge series.
Jackson swapped leads multiple rounds with Joe Miller in a long and tense fight for the race lead starting midway through, running within an apex of each other over a stretch of 65 laps. Jackson ran nearly all leading Miller after being caught by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 76, Jackson cleared Miller for the second time and into first place on lap 84, and defended it against pressure by Miller the remaining 17 laps to the checkered flag.
Jackson moves up to fifth in the standings, 150 points behind April Dillon. Jackson has three starts and led 117 of his 446 laps while taking the win once.
Making his 10th start in the Centennial, Jim Barisoff drove to a third-place finish.
Barisoff took the fight back and forth with Rich Baker in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for third starting early on, running within a car length of each other over a range of 58 laps. Barisoff ran nearly equal parts leading Baker after challenging and passing him on lap 23. After losing the spot on lap 80, Barisoff passed Baker for the third time and into third place on lap 95, and defended it against pressure by Baker the remaining six laps to the conclusion.
Barisoff remains in third in the standings, cutting the gap to second’s Rich Baker to five points. Barisoff has four starts and led 22 of his 519 laps while finishing as high as third.
In the 10 career runs taken by Barisoff in the Centennial, he has led 22 laps in all and finished as high as third four times.
Joe Miller logged 21 laps at the front in a second-place run.
Miller wrestled the advantage back and forth with Aaron Jackson in a lengthy and determined fight for the race lead from the middle stages, running within car lengths of each other over a stretch of 65 laps. Miller ran the majority pursuing Jackson after catching him on the first lap, coming from as many as three positions back. Ultimately Miller settled into second the 17 laps running to the finish.
Miller remains in the lead of the standings, increasing the lead over rival Rich Baker to 20 points. Miller has four starts and led 173 of his 525 laps while taking the victory once.
CanAm StockCar Oval Challenge series moves on to its fifth and final round in two weeks at Palm Springs Speedway. The series has nine drivers competing for points in the championship.
Joe Miller leads the championship in a tight campaign over Rich Baker, separated by just a handful of finishing positions. The title continues to be challenged by Jim Barisoff, April Dillon, Aaron Jackson, and Charlie Civitarese as well. The Top 5 places are an open ring for six drivers in the running with one race remaining.
Rich Baker captured fourth place.
Baker wrestled the advantage back and forth with Jim Barisoff in a long and tense fight for third from the early stages, running within an apex of each other over a range of 58 laps. Baker spent nearly equal parts leading Barisoff after being caught by him on the first lap. Driving the Centennial, Baker fended off an extended attack by Barisoff late in the action, staying just an apex ahead of him over an unbroken run of 15 laps. Ultimately Baker lost the spot on lap 95 and settled into fourth the half-dozen laps running to the conclusion.
Baker remains in second in the standings, 20 points behind Joe Miller. Baker has four starts and led 44 of his 522 laps while taking the win once.
April Dillon won fifth place.
Driving the Edgar, Dillon swapped leads multiple rounds with Rich Baker in a long and tense fight for fourth from the early stages, running within a bumper of each other over a range of 53 laps. Dillon drove the majority pursuing Baker after engaging him on lap 11. Dillon launched an extended challenge at Baker early in the running, staying within a car length behind him and keeping pace over a solid run of 10 laps. In the end Dillon settled into fifth the 28 laps running to the conclusion.
Dillon remains in fourth in the standings, 15 points behind Jim Barisoff. Dillon has four starts and led 11 of her 516 laps while finishing as high as second.