Parsons takes 2018 Sheetz Season Opener.

After nearly a month delay for a snowout and rainout the 2018 SHEETZ Mid-East Modified Tour officially kicked off Saturday night at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin NC. Blessed with near perfect weather 16 602 modifieds signed in for the season opener.

Jeff Parsons started the night off by setting fast time during qualifying, but would start 5th after the top 6 revenge draw. Jason Wallace and Kevin Pangrazio would lead the field to green for the 30 lap feature. Pangrazio would jump out to the early lead and hold off Shawn Robinson the first third of the race. After a few early cautions for minor spins Robinson would finally get around Pangrazio on a restart and lead the middle stages of the race while Parsons and Robert Poole worked their way to the front. A caution with 11 laps to go, Robinson and Parsons ran side by side before Parsons was able to clear Robinson and lead the remainder of the race and take the first feature win of the 2018 season. Poole was able to get by Robinson on the final restart with 5 laps to go to finish second. Robinson, Pangrazio and Trailers of the East Coast Rookie of the Year contender Jake Gibbons rounded out the top 5. 13th starting Johnny Stovall was the Leonard B Harris Fence Co Hard Charger with his 7th place finish.

The SHEETZ Mid-East Modified Tour would like to thank everyone that came out for the season opener as we now turn our attention to the second and third rounds coming up May 26th at Princeton Speedway in Princeton WV and May 27th at Wythe Raceway in Wytheville VA.

1. Jeff Parsons
2. Robert Poole
3. Shaun Robinson
4. Kevin Pangrazio
5. Jake Gibbons
6. Jason Wallace
7. Johnny Stovall
8. Michael Harrell
9. Landen Lewis
10. Lowell Wagner
11. Zack Tate
12. Tony Lowe
13. Larry Martin
14. George Pierce
15. Joel Bray
16. Kevin Gwyn