PLUER PUSHES PAST SPOONMORE TO SECURE OVERALL SPRING CLASSIC WIN
LOVES PARK, Ill. (April 14, 2013) - Mark Pluer grabbed his second Spring Classic win since 2010 at Rockford Speedway Sunday afternoon by nipping defending Mid-American Stock Car Series Champion Jeremy Spoonmore at the line in the second of two 25-lap segments. With a second-place finish in the first segment, Pluer needed every inch to take third from Spoonmore to secure the overall win by one point.
"I knew I had to get the spot to take the overall," a content Pluer said in Victory Lane afterward. "I'm thankful he raced me clean and we had a heck of a battle right to the line."
Fast qualifier Brad Keith finished second overall with a second-place finish to Jack Stern in segment two and a fourth-place finish in segment one. Keith and Stern tied with six points for second, but Keith was awarded the tiebreaker as he set fast time earlier in the day.