(KANSAS CITY, KS) The ASRS Camping World Truck Series stormed into Kansas Tuesday night as 25 trucks took the green flag for the 125 mile race at the ultra fast, high banked 1.5 mile track.
New faces peppered the grid as the Maxxed Out Motorsports and MO2 Motorsports teams joined the truck series bringing the field up to 25 trucks, the largest starting field of 2016. MO2 Motorsports driver Zac Bozanich led the field to the green flag with Pete Baskins joining him on the front row, as the pair made their truck debuts.
Robby Baskins took the lead on lap two from Bozanich but Bozanich battled back to retake the lead on lap three. Early on it appeared that Bozanich’s #91 had the field covered, but a slew of mid race cautions changed the running order.
Caution flew on lap 11 for the spinning Eric Bannenberg. After a short green run followed by another caution for Edward Eastley’s #71 hitting the backstretch wall, Baskins would retake the lead on lap 23 before once again relinquishing it a lap later to Bozanich. John Kennedy and Jason Linder took turns leading before Bozanich retook the lead again on lap 30. Kennedy would retake the lead on lap 42 and hold it until lap 71 when Jim Foose took two tires while the rest of the lead lap trucks look four tires under caution.
Foose would lead four laps before Zac Bozanich retook the lead, but it was short lived as Jamie Vaughn and Bozanich made contact, sending Bozanich spinning from the lead. Foose retook the lead and held it until three laps to go when Bradley Cross took the lead.
Cross would hold the lead for the final three laps to take the win, fending off Jamie Vaughn and Jim Foose. Jared Mogard would finish second after a last lap charge, Jamie Vaughn was third, Foose fourth and Justin Vaughn rounded out the top five.
Robby Baskins finished 15th but retains the championship points lead by nine over Foose as the Camping World Truck Series heads to Dover next week the second in a three race stretch.