Justin Zimmerman on his way to victory Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway. (Bobby Thomas Photo)
Justin Zimmerman on his way to victory Friday at Heart O' Texas Speedway. (Bobby Thomas Photo)

Zimmerman Is Elite In The Heart O’ Texas

WACO, Texas – Making it 10 victories with the ASCS Elite Non-Wing Series presented by Abilene Powder Coating, Justin Zimmerman topped the Gordon Wolley Classic Friday night at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.

Going from fifth to second on the opening lap, Zimmerman trailed Keith Martin through the first part of Friday’s feature. Pacing low at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, the field slowed on lap three for a pair of cars coming together in the third and fourth turns.

Keeping Zimmerman at bay on the restart, Martin slipped high through turns three and four. Opening the door for Zimmerman, the No. 1 worked even with the No. 79 into the first turn. Drag racing to the back straightaway, the pair made contact, sending the Express Car Wash entry on a wild series of flips. Martin was able to walk away.

Restarting with Dalton Stevens in pursuit, traffic presented a couple of shots at the lead with the No. 99 not able to capitalize. Building distance for a few laps, traffic again bought Stevens within striking distance as the caution lights blinked just after the white flag waved.

Back to green, Dalton Stevens spun to a stop to draw another caution. During the final with Paul White in pursuit, Zimmerman had his hands full with 11th starting Steven Shebester, lurking on the outside line. Letting Zimmerman pull away, the margin at the line was 1.373 seconds. White held on for second by .194-seconds over Shebester with Cody Price and Mason Smith making up the top-five.

The finish:

1. #1-Justin Zimmerman[5]; 2. 1-Paul White[4]; 3. 22X-Steven Shebester[11]; 4. 91-Cody Price[6]; 5. 31-Mason Smith[2]; 6. 72-Harli White[13]; 7. 3S-Stephen Smith[9]; 8. 71-Colby Estes[10]; 9. 57-Chase Parson[7]; 10. 118-Scott Evans[17]; 11. 21-Michelle Parson[15]; 12. 51X-Ben Saye[21]; 13. 18-Devon Debrick[19]; 14. 33-Mike Merrell[18]; 15. 64-Mark Zoeller[14]; 16. 51-Jim Gardner[22]; 17. 99X-Dalton Stevens[1]; 18. 48-Caden McCreary[8]; 19. 79X-Keith Martin[3]; 20. 24-TJ Herrell[16]; 21. 52-JD Fry[12]; 22. (DNS) 44-Jason Howell

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