Johnny Avila won his second career championship in the ASL Elite Series, besting Todd Cray by under a second at Chicagoland Speedway. Among the championship four, Avila and Cray emerged in the final pit sequence to battle for the lead. Cray led a race-high 70 laps, but relinquished the lead with 12 laps remaining.
Among the other two championship contenders, Bentley Glaser finished fourth, and Duane Hunt finished a disappointing ninth. Hunt was involved in the only natural caution of the race, spinning after contact. The minor damage incurred left him too slow to compete for the win.
Also finishing in the top five at Chicagoland were Justin Gann (third) and Tyler Saville (fifth).
The Elite Series is off until July 10, when the Fall season begins with the Next Gen cars at Daytona. In the meantime, the Super Late Model Tour kicks off its mid-season summer stretch on June 5 at Langley Speedway.
Drivers interested in joining ASL for upcoming events are welcome to apply at the recruitment page!