Aug 06, 2013
After a grueling 200 laps of intense racing, 18 year-old Blake Williams brings home the win in the 14th running of the Napa Auto Parts Idaho 200! Dave Garber came in a close second, followed by Andy Brown in third. All three of these drivers call Stateline Speedway their home track. Thus, the home town heroes did a great job defending their track against the best in the Northwest!
It was 27 super late cars that towed in to try and make the Napa Auto Parts Idaho 200. The main event would only have 22 available starting spots, so five cars would have to go home before the drop of the green flag. The top 12 were locked in by qualifying times and the remaining 10 spots were filled by taking the top 10 from the B main LCQ. Fast time was set by #16 Blake Williams, #33 Nicole Behar earned the outside pole, and #93 Dave Garber was third quick. So the event started with a little home town domination.
The first 100 lap segment started with Nicole Behar passing Blake Williams to take the lead. Battling behind them was Dave Garber, Gary Lewis, and Andy Brown. On lap 41 the #1 of Agni Howell broke a rear end and ended Howell’s night early. After a few more cautions Dave Garber would win the first 100 lap segment, with Blake Williams in 2nd, and Andy Brown in 3rd.
The second 100 lap segment started with 67 laps of green flag racing and then Camping World Truck Series winner #88 Justin Lofton hit the wall and brought out the caution. Lofton would be unable to continue in the race. After Dave Garber and Blake Williams swapped the lead back and forth it would be Blake Williams in his Ford Fusion who would be crowned the winner of the of the 14th annual running of the Napa Auto Parts Idaho 200. Blake Williams is the youngest winner in Idaho 200 history.
Congrats to Blake Williams and the entire #16 team!
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