Ben Rhodes continued his impressive run in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East on Saturday night at Langley Speedway when he won his fourth consecutive race of the season. Rhodes led the last 162 laps of the Visit Hampton VA 175 and now has five wins in the nine races this season.
The 17-year-old Rhodes is now one win away from tying Ricky Craven's record of five consecutive wins from back in 1991 when the series was called the NASCAR Busch North Series.
Turner Scott Motorsports had five of the top six finishers including Rhodes in his No. 41 Alpha Energy Solutions Chevrolet.
"I can't thank our guys enough at Turner Scott Motorsports," said Rhodes after the event. "I like to call them the 'Dream Team,' and I'm just the fortunate one that gets to drive the Alpha Energy Solutions Chevy. It was really tough early on, I thought we were gonna have a bad day, but they didn't give up, I didn't give up and that's why we were standing over there in Victory Lane."
His TSM teammate Cameron Hayley finished second by 1.191 seconds. Kenzie Ruston of Ben Kennedy Racing finished third to tie her own series best finish by a female driver. Turner Scott Motorsports locked down the next three spots with pole sitter Scott Heckert fourth, Kaz Grala fifth, and Brandon Jones sixth.
Rhodes, who started second, passed Heckert on lap 14 and led the rest of the way.
Nick Drake finished seventh, Eddie MacDonald eighth, Jesse Little ninth, and Daniel Suarez rounded out the top ten. Brennan Newberry was 11th and John Holleman IV was the final lead lap car in 12th. Austin Hill finished 15th, Gray Gaulding 18th, and Ronnie Bassett Jr 20th of the 22 cars in the field.
After nine races Ben Rhodes holds a commanding 71 point lead in the standings over Cameron Hayley. Gray Gaulding is 77 back in third, Brandon Jones is 78 back in fourth, and Daniel Suarez is 91 back in fifth. Austin Hill is sixth, Nick Drake seventh, Jesse Little eighth, Kenzie Ruston ninth, and Ronnie Bassett Jr tenth.
The next race for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East is on July 11th for the Granite State 100 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.Tags: Austin Hill, Ben Rhodes, Brandon Jones, Cameron Hayley, Daniel Suarez, Gray Gaulding, Jesse Little, Kenzie Ruston, Langley Speedway, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, Nick Drake, Scott Heckert, Turner Scott Motorsports