KUKOWSKI BREAKS INTO VICTORY LANE IN MANDAN
Washburn’s Bryce Barnhardt took the lead from pole sitter Gunnar Pfaff in the INEX Legends feature. Alex Kukowski passed Barnhardt for the lead on lap three and brought Drew Papke with him. Papke quickly passed Kukowski for the lead and led for several laps before he drastically slowed on the backstretch, handing the lead over to Preston Martin. A caution with seven laps to go regrouped the field and on the restart it was a three car battle for the lead between Martin, Kukowski and Donavin Wiest. The defending track champion, Wiest shuffled into the lead but had his hands full with Kukowski. With two laps to go, Alex Kukowski passed Donavin Wiest for the lead and took home the victory. Preston Martin edged Drew Papke by inches for third place as Austin Wiest rounded out the top five.
Article Credit: Becca Pelkey
Submitted By: Becca Rattei