Hamilton Jr. Extends Streak, Scores Southern Sprint Title

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — Davey Hamilton Jr. extended his current pavement sprint car win streak to six-in-a-row with his BG Products Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series victory at 417 Southern Speedway Saturday night. In the process, Hamilton Jr. also secured the series title in the season finale. Hamilton Jr., who started in sixth position, was in the lead by lap seven after he took the top spot from polesitter and early race leader Joe Liguori. Hamilton Jr. then began to build a sizable lead and it appeared he would go uncontested the rest of the way, but that would not be the case. On the restart, Miller got the jump and took the top spot way from Hamilton Jr. Miller would lead, however Hamilton Jr. had other plans as he took the lead back. Hamilton Jr. built a 3.549 second gap in the final 13 laps over second place Miller followed by Liguori, Bo Hartley and fifth place Scotty Adema. “He (Miller) got a good run on the outside” explained Hamilton Jr. ”When he got in the lead, I was a little worried because he had the clean air.

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