Zach Forster hinted a few weeks ago that this might be his last season in Mod Lites competition as his son will be competing next season.

If that happens, the division could be a wide-open affair.

Until then Forster, who houses around a dozen of the cars in his shop, remains the driver to beat.

Forster passed Anthony Balcazar on the 11th lap and pulled away for his seventh win in eight races.

After the race, Forster was emotional.

“I get to race with my brother (former Major League pitcher Colby Lewis), and all the kids I help in the shop … I’ve won more than 100 races and I’d like to dedicate this one to my dad. He’s got cancer and he’s been such a big help to all of us.”

Balcazar finished second in the 20-lapper with JD Brown third and Jacob Diamond fourth.

Don Mead led from start to finish to win the 25-lap Hobby Stock feature for his second win of the year.

“I don’t know how I got that draw (to start on the pole) but I’ll take it,” Mead said.

Trevor Baker challenged Mead for the lead over the final two laps but wound up a car length behind. Points leader Cody Johnson was a close third.

Cody Laney led from start to finish to win the 20-lap Late Model feature, which started just four cars.

Tony Toste made a run at Laney midway through the race but then fell back a few car lengths and could not regain his momentum. Toste was the fast qualifier ans won the heat race.

In Hard Tops action, Rich Sousa passed Matt McCaslin with two laps to go to win the 15-lap feature.

McCaslin took the lead on the second lap and had a several car length advantage evaporate when a caution fell on the 11th lap. Sousa came low out of turn four to take the lead on the14th lap. The two raced side-by-side on the final lap before Sousa edged in front for his third win. Tyler Weeks was third.

The final round of the the-two race Pro Stock Motor City Throwdown Series was not completed at print deadline.

Pro Stock heat race winners where Clay Daly and Devin Crockett.

Daly wins at The Dirt Track

Clay Daly of Watsonville raced to victory on Friday night at The Dirt Track at Kern County Raceway in the first leg of the Pro Stock Motor City Throwdown. Daly took the lead 12 laps into the 40-lapper and finished 5 ½ seconds ahead of Brady Bell. Devin Crockett was third, followed by Justin Crockett and Tim Randolph.

In other races, Shane Devolder raced to victory in A-Mods, followed by Steve Noland and Danny Lauer. Gary Dutton won in B-Mods and Dakota Brown won the American Stock feature.

Mike Griffith can be reached at 661 395-7390. Follow him on Twitter at @MikeGriffith54. 

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