From DeSoto Speedway
DeSoto, FL — (November 14, 2015) — Troy DeCaire won the sprint car feature Saturday night at Desoto Speedway. DeCaire held off a charging Dave Steele for the victory.
DeCaire made a dramatic move on the outside at the green flag to go from his 10th place starting position all the way to second by the time the field completed the first lap. He needed just three laps to run down leader Shane Butler and took the lead with a slide-job pass on Butler on the seventh lap.
DeCaire was pulling away from Butler and the rest of the field when the caution flew for Terry Taylor’s stalled car on lap 12. On the restart, DeCaire pulled out to a straightaway lead over new second place runner Mickey Kempgens and third place Steele, who both got by Butler on the restart.
Steele got by Kempgens for second with five laps to go and set his sights on DeCaire. With two laps to go DeCaire started getting extremely loose and nearly spun on a couple of occasions, but was able to hold on for the win.
“We started running out of fuel with two laps to go, and that makes these cars get really loose,” DeCaire said after his second win in the last three races at Desoto.
Steele and Kempgens rounded out the podium. Dave Retzlaff, who won a feature event in May, won the series points title.