The Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series kicks off their playoff season with some night racing at Bristol Motor Speedway and the UNOH 200 presented by Ohio Logistics.
Grant Enfinger will sit on the pole and bring the field to green with Brett Moffitt starting alongside on the front row.
Stages one and two of the race are 55 laps each with stage three lasting 90 laps for a total of 200 laps around the half mile track known as The Last Coliseum.
It’s the same old Bristol, but the drivers will have to deal with some new tires in this race.
Kurt Busch joins the broadcast crew for this Truck Series race.
Armed with the helmet cam, Grant Enfinger brings the field down for the green flag start of the race from the outside lane but it is Brett Moffitt who gets out in front for the lead.
Lap three the top nine spots are all filled by playoff drivers.
Lap four, regular season champion Austin Hill has some damage to his truck after contact on the track.
Lap five, the top five are Brett Moffitt, Grant Enfinger, Tyler Ankrum, Sheldon Creed, and Zane Smith.
The first caution flag of the race comes out on lap eight for debris on the track.
Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag restart from the outside lane on lap 14 and jumps out in front for the lead.
Brett Moffitt is in the lead with Tyler Ankrum in second; Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.
Lap 19, Brett Moffitt has a haf second lead on Tyler Ankrum; Sheldon Ceed, Zane Smith, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.
Lap 23, Josh Reaume is off the track.
Lap 25, Brett Moffitt, continues to lead the race with a lead of over half a second on Tyler Ankrum; Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five.
Grant Enfinger reports some engine issues with his truck, saying that it keeps shutting off on him.
Lap 30, Brett Moffitt has pulled out to a lead of nearly a second and a half on Tyler Ankrum.
Stewart Friesen is having some issues with his truck; also saying that his engine is shutting off.
It rained in Bristol prior to the race and the trucks were left out in the elements; FOX broadcasters report that it is possible that the engine issue are due to wet electrical wires.
lap 38, Stewart Friesen brings his truck down pit road.
Austin Hill is reporting possible brake issues on his truck.
Lap 39, there are 21 trucks on the lead lap.
Lap 50, Bree Moffitt has a lead of over two seconds on Tyler Ankrum; Sheldon Creed, Zane Smith, and Grant Enfinger round out the top five. Playoff drivers Todd Gilliland and Austin Hill are one lap down with only 15 trucks on the lead lap.
Norm Benning is off the track; Stewart Friesen is still in the pits.
Brett Moffitt wins stage one.
The top 10 at the end of stage one:
Brett Moffitt is the only lead lap driver to bring his truck down pit road. He reported a tight condition on his truck. Several lap down drivers come down pit road for service.
Grant Enfinger is on pit road so that the team can try and find the source of his engine issues.
Tyler Ankurm brings the field down for the green flag start of stage two with Sheldon Creed alongside on the front row and edges out for the lead.
Lap 69, Tyler Ankrum leads the race with Sheldon Creed in second; Johnny Sauter, Zane Smith, and Brett Moffitt round out the top five. There are 16 trucks on the lead lap.
Lap 72, Tyler Ankrum holds on to a narrow lead on Sheldon Creed with Johnny Sauter in third over a second back.
Lap 77, Tyler Ankrum has a half second lead on Sheldon Creed; Johnny Sauter, Zane Smith, and Derek Kraus round out the top five.
Back in 15th place, the crew appears to have repaired Grant Enfinger’s truck.
The caution flag comes out on lap 83 when Danny Bohn spins out.
Sheldon Creed gives up second place for a trip down pit road. Sheldon Creed was caught speeding on pit road and will have to restart the race form the back of the field.
Tyler Ankrum brings the field down for the green flag restart on lap 89 from the outside lane. Ankrum jumps out in front for the lead.
Lap 90, the top five are Tyler Ankrum, Zane Smith, Johnny Sauter, Same Mayer, and Matt Craton.
Lap 95, Tyler Ankrum has pulled out to a lead of nearly two seconds on Johnny Sauter; Zane Smith, Brett Moffitt, and Sam Mayer rounding out the top five.
Ten laps remain in stage two; there are 16 trucks on the lead lap with Tyler Ankrum leading the way by over two seconds on Johnny Sauter.
Five laps remain in stage two, Tyler Ankrum has a lead of over thee seconds on Johnny Sauter with 16 trucks on the lead lap.
Tyler Ankrum wins stage two for his first stage win of the season…and his truck series career.
The top 10 at the end of stage two:
Tyler Ankrum missed pit road after a radio communication misunderstanding.
After being the only driver on the lead lap to pit at the end of stage one, Brett Moffitt is in the lead and will bring the field to the green flag start of stage three.
Lap 120, Brett Moffitt takes the lead as the drivers gets three wide across the track.
Lap 123, Brett Moffitt has a lead of over half a second on Zane Smith; Derek Kraus, Trevor Bayne, and Sam Mayer round out the top five with 17 trucks on the lead lap.
With 73 laps remaining in the race Brett Moffitt has al lead of over a second on Derek Kraus; Sam Mayer, Zane Smith, and Trevor Bayne round out the top five.
Lap 130, Brett Moffitt has increased his lead to over a second and a half on Sam Mayer; Derek Kraus, Zane Smith, and Trevor Bayne round out the top five.
Brett Moffitt continues to lead the race, but 17 year old Sam Mayer is closing the gap.
Sixty five to go, Brett Moffit’s lead is down to just over a second on Sam Mayer.
With only 50 laps to go, Sam Mayer has closed the gap on leader Brett Moffitt to under half a second; Zane Smith, Chandler Smith, and Parker Kligerman round out the top five.
Already a lap down, Austin Hill is in danger of going a second lap down.
Leader Brett Morristown has led the most laps in his career but Sam Mayer is closing in on the leader.
The caution flag comes out with 46laps remaining in the race when Austin Wayne Self spins out and hits the wall hard.
Todd Gilliland is the “lucky dog”.
A few drivers come down pit for for service and adjustments.
Brett Moffitt reports that his truck is getting too tight.
Zane Smith is reporting that he is having issues getting through the center of the corner.
With 34 laps remaining in the race Brett Moffitt brings the field down for the green flag restart with Moffitt getting out in front to hold on to his lead.
Austin Hill was charged with having too many members over the wall and has to serve a penalty.
Lap 170,Brett Moffitt and Sam Mayer battle for the lead with Mayer taking the lead; Zane Smith, Tanner Gray, and Parker Kligerman round out the top five.
With 25 laps to go, Sam Mayer has a half second lead on Brett Moffitt.
Twenty to go, Sam Mayer is in the lead with Brett Moffitt, Zane Smith, Parker Kligerman, and Tanner Gray rounding out the top five.
Just 10 laps remain, Sam Mayer continues to lead the race by over a second on Brett Moffitt.
Zan Smith is dropping through the field and is in 15th.
Six to go, Sam Mayer has pulled out to a lead of over two seconds on Brett Moffitt.
Three to go, Sam Mayer is now over four seconds out in front.
Sam Mayer takes the white flag in only his fourth start of the season.
Sam mAyer wins his first race!
The unofficial results of the UNOH 200:
Jennifer Jo Cobb
Austin Wayne Self