Mike Ling Wins AVSS Feature at Berlin

Berlin Raceway

From Berlin Raceway

The final cars to take the track were the Auto Value Super Sprints. With a record setting feature the last time they were at Berlin Raceway, the fans were anxiously awaiting their feature. Starting on front row were #24 Bill Tyler and #71 Curt Schumaker. Tyler was off to the fast start, followed closely by Schumaker. The #81 car of Dave Baumgartner and the #55 of Mike Ling were also close behind. Baumgartner passed Schumaker on the inside lane on lap 3 for second; he quickly got on Tyler’s heels. Tyler managed to shake Schumaker off, as Schumaker was now fighting off Ling for second on lap 9. The #07 car of Ryan Litt started to make his way behind the leaders on lap 12. On lap 14 Ling moved passed Baumgartner for second; Ling wouldn’t stop there as he passed the leader Tyler one lap later. Just as Ling moved into first, a yellow came out for a stopped car on the track; it was the #99 Chad Goff. Out of the restart Ling held his lead, but Tyler lost second place as Litt sped past him. Ling and Litt were far in front of the pack. Another caution came out for debris on the track on lap 17. Ling and Litt picked up were the left off, with a large lead over the rest of the field. Ling separated himself from Litt with a 2.649 second lead. On lap 25 another yellow came out as the #35 David Price was on the wall. Ling continued to lead and would take the win over Litt, winning by 3.716 seconds. Litt, #26 Jeff Bloom, #46 Jim Swain, and Baumgartner were the remaining top five spots.