BILLINGS, Mont. — Making his return to Big Sky Speedway for the first time since 2018, Logan Forler bettered his position by one from Friday night, capturing Saturday’s $2,000 score with the Brodix ASCS Frontier Region.
Working through a couple of cautions in the opening laps, Forler was unphased as the Forler Trucking No. 2L quickly put distance on the field. Putting a straightaway over second-running Joe Perry before getting into traffic, the backmarkers didn’t do much to slow the No. 2L.
As Forler navigated the top of the Big Sky Speedway, the caution lights came on again when Shad Petersen came to a stop along the backstretch with an expired engine.
In a race for second on the restart, Trever Kirkland dove past Perry for the position. In pursuit of the No. 2L, the race for the lead was on.
Getting a run as they hit traffic with eight laps to run, Kirkland shot under the No. 2L for the lead. Taking the point down the back straightaway, Kirkland quickly put a straightaway between himself and Forler.
But after a caution with four laps to go, the restart saw Kirkland encounter issues, as the car pushed hard up the track into the first turn. Slowing around the three-eighths-mile oval, the No. 37 drew the caution before heading into the pits.
When the race went back to green, Forler was untouchable for his sixth career victory with the ASCS Frontier Region.
Joe Perry crossed second with D.J. Brink, from tenth, made it to third, with Kory Wermling clawing from 16th to fourth. Phil Dietz completed the top five.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2L-Logan Forler; 2. 28-Joe Perry; 3. 38-DJ Brink; 4. 9K-Kory Wermling; 5. 72-Phil Dietz; 6. 11M-Mindy McCune; 7. 33T-Tyler Driever; 8. 38B-Bryan Brown; 9. 74U-Chauncey Filler; 10. 0J-Jeremy McCune; 11. 00B-Michael Bingham; 12. 11H-Heath Denney; 13. 14-Madison Crowther; 14. 37-Trever Kirkland; 15. 2X-Mike Manwill; 16. 5C-Channing Filler; 17. 2-Shad Petersen; 18. 81-Darren Smith; 19. 77-Damon McCune; 20. 18-Paul Jones; 21. 38C-Caleb Crowther