Hodgeson Wins Hauser Memorial

The next feature on the card would be the Ron Hauser Memorial for the Affordable Tire and Service Center Pro Late Models. This race would be a special event, run in two 19-lap segments. Jon Beach would set the pace on the initial start, and held the lead for the opening 11 laps, but would be overtaken after a brief battle with John Forsythe III. Beach and Forsythe would make contact, and Forsythe would go around, bringing out the caution. This would hand the lead over to Dave Bigos. Bigos was the sentimental favorite for this race, a long time friend and business partner with Ron Hauser. Bigos would complete the first segment at the top of the leaderboard. Bigos would restart on the pole, but Joe Hodgeson Jr. would get by on the restart. Bigos would do everything he could, but Hodgeson would not be denied, as he picked up his second straight, and third overall, feature win of the 2012 season. Bigos settled for second with Ryan Etchison, Jason Felver and Leo Smith completing the top five. Heat race wins went to Jeff Jostock, Jimmy O. Smith and Dave Bigos, with Hodgeson setting fast time with a 16.295.

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