Race #6 of the NW Series was hosted by Birmingham International Speedway. Following a solid week of rain, the track was washed clean of any traction providing rubber. For the second week in a row, “icey” conditions would plague the drivers and require a soft touch on the gas pedal. Vermont’s Jim “Tree Hugger” Windrow would set fast time in qual putting him on the pole. Unlike most tracks, the outside line held all the traction and speed. PA’s Cori Bibbus would use his outside pole position to jump immediately to the lead and never look back. Overcoming his early season bad luck, he would only give up the lead under pit stops . Slick conditions would lead to a total of eight cautions and cause the early retirement of several top drivers including series points leader Windrow. When pressed for an interview, Windrow threw his helmet at the camera crew and stormed into his hauler. Following his on-track antics after being DQ’d and then his actions towards the TV crew an invitation to the Series Trailer was issued. Results of that meeting were not available at this writing. The last half of the race was run mostly under green and brought tire wear into the picture. Shredded tires and body parts brought out the caution to end the long green flag run because of debris. One final self spin would set up a green-white-checker finish. Bibbus would hold off the hard charging Gregg Trogden and Danny “Seriously” Savary to lead 101 of 105 laps along with the final one for his first win of the season. Trogden would spin heading to the checkers allowing Savory into second and ending up in third. ECT Q and Ellis Jamrich would round out the top five. Next week is the final race of the the Alabama stint in Huntsville. The track surface in Huntsville will provide a much different kind of race. Come and join the competition.
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