Paul Krumrei found himself out of contention for the win entering the tri-oval on the final lap, with the rookie driver fighting for a top 5 finish. However, a three-wide scrum for the lead went horribly wrong, opening the door for Krumrei to take advantage and edge out a hard-charging Rob Jenkins for his first ASL Elite Series victory at Talladega.
Thanks to four cautions, each resulting in multicar incidents, there were few undamaged cars at the end of the race. Jesse Bunnell found himself up front in his dinged-up Camaro, however Stephen LouAllen made a run off Turn 4 and appeared poised to take away the win. Derek Pemberton had a big run and attempted to squeeze between LouAllen and Bunnell in the tri-oval and the contact triggered a giant crash that took each out of contention. Krumrei and Jenkins squeezed through, with the heavily damaged Bentley Glaser finishing third. Charlie Woods earned his second consecutive top-5 finish and Mark Jenkins rounded out the Top 5.
In total, 15 drivers led at least one lap, with Stage 1 winner William Kempf leading a race-high 18 laps. Kempf was caught up in the late-race accidents and finished 12th.
The ASL Elite Series heads to Circuit of the Americas and Texas Motor Speedway for the Texas Two Step double-header on May 23rd. Catch all the action live on Trackside Racing Network.