20 Dec 2016 — Lazaros Filippakos held off Jim Barisoff at the finish line by the hairline margin of 0.039 seconds to take first place for his 130th career victory in the Alabama Speedway NSCR15.
Filippakos swapped leads with Jari Bruppacher in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for second late in the action, running within a car length of each other over a span of 14 laps. Driving the Titan, Filippakos drove the majority leading Bruppacher after being engaged by him on lap 38. After losing the spot on lap 46, Filippakos cleared Bruppacher and into second place on lap 50, and defended it against pressure by Bruppacher the remaining six laps to the rousing finish with Barisoff.
The notable victory for Filippakos came on his first outing in the Titan.
Ricardo Gomes held off Jari Bruppacher at the finish line by the tight margin of 0.258 seconds to take third place.
Driving the Titan, Gomes took the fight back and forth with Lazaros Filippakos in a long and tense battle for second in the late stages, running within a scrape of each other over a range of 46 laps. Gomes spent the majority pursuing Filippakos after targeting him on the first lap. Gomes launched an extended challenge at Filippakos in the beginning, staying within a bumper behind him and keeping pace over an unbroken run of 39 laps. In the end Gomes settled into fourth the eight laps running to the conclusion, holding off Bruppacher by the tight margin at the line.
Jim Barisoff held the lead for 11 laps in a run to second place.
Driving the Centennial, Barisoff swapped leads multiple rounds with Jari Bruppacher in a lengthy and unrelenting battle for third from the beginning, running within a scuff of each other over a range of 44 laps. Barisoff drove nearly all leading Bruppacher after challenging and passing him on the fourth lap. Barisoff fended off an extended challenge by Bruppacher in the beginning, staying just a scuff ahead of him over an unbroken run of 34 laps. After losing the spot on lap 46, Barisoff passed Bruppacher for the third time and into first place on lap 48, and kept it the remaining seven laps to the checkered flag.
Jari Bruppacher logged two laps at the front in a fourth-place run.
Bruppacher swapped leads with Lazaros Filippakos in a long and persistent fight for second in the late stages, running within a turn of each other over a range of 14 laps. Bruppacher drove the majority pursuing Filippakos after targeting him on lap 38, coming from as many as three spots back. In the end Bruppacher settled into third the half-dozen laps running to the finish, missing Ricardo Gomes ahead by just 0.258 seconds at the line.