Pro Late Model Dirt Series – Fall Nationals R2 Recap
by Ryan Senneker
03 Nov 2021
Pro Late Model Dirt Series | Round 2
Fall Nationals | USA International Speedway
Davin Cardwell absolutely dominated the field at the Pro Late Model Dirt Series Fall Nationals event around USA International Speedway. The top qualifier, winning his 10 lap heat race, Cardwell led all 30 laps of the feature. With an impressive gap between Cardwell and Underwood, in second place, Cardwell had his victory in the bag until two late race cautions stacked the field back together with only 5 laps to go and then again with 4 laps to go.
Able to hold off both points leaders, Ryan Underwood and Ethan Toedter finishing 2nd and 3rd respectively, Cardwell was feeling the pressure through both restarts. Cardwell got great starts both times and held the lead, defending the inside as he crossed the finish line side by side with Underwood taking the checkered flag by only .06 ahead of Underwood. Underwood holds onto first place in the points standings going forward in the Fall Nationals, followed by Toedter and Cardwell.
“I have tons of respect for everyone in the race and, you know, everything just played out in my favor tonight.” Cardwell knew the last few laps weren’t going to be easy with Underwood and Toedter on top of him coming out of the restarts. “Underwood was really fast there and he was actually faster than us, but we were able to keep him behind us.”