Dobmeier rode a huge wheelie out of turn two at the beginning of the race, dragging the tail tank of his number 13 down a good portion of the back straightaway, giving Hastings the early advantage.
Dobmeier remained close in the first five laps, reeling Hastings back in as the pair started working lap traffic on lap seven. Dobmeier took the lead coming off the bottom of turn two at that point, though Hastings remained close, pulling even at the bottom of turn four on a number of occasions.
As the leaders continued to work through thicker lap traffic around the midway point, the only caution of the race with ten to go set up a single file restart.
Dobmeier, however, got a great restart as the green flag flew once again, while Hastings ended up pulling to the infield at the conclusion of the lap with mechanical woes.
This made, what was a race long battle for third, the new battle for the runner-up spot as Nick Omdahl in his CMS No. 0 and Austin Pierce in his Opp Construction No. 2A battled for the position as the leaders pulled up to the rear of the field again, with six to go.
Dobmeier remained unfazed in the thick traffic in the closing laps and continued on to victory while Pierce stole second coming off of turn four from Omdahl on the final circuit. Brennan Mullen’s Native Nations Cannabis No. 11M and Zach Omdahl’s No. 17 Minn-Kota Power Co-op No. 17 rounded out the top five.
“Tell you what, you know, we had a good car, we were a little tight. They did a little more track prep than we thought they were gonna do, but they made the right moves and had an excellent “I think I looked at the stars all the way down the backstretch,” Dobmeier said in victory lane about the early race wheelie. Dobmeier continued, “but I kind of got my head underneath me and got rolling and waited until the track loosened up a little bit, then we made our move around some lapped cars when we needed to.”
Dobmeier’s win also secured the track’s points championship for him, the eighth of his career. Hastings clinched the NOSA title just by showing up to the track on Friday night, winning by 26 markers over Dobmeier.
Mullen finished third in the series standings followed by Nick and Zach Omdahl, who finished fourth and fifth respectively.
Blake Egeland finished sixth in points with the Engelstad Farms No. 26 with Jack Croaker, driver of the Hugo’s Family Marketplace Eight-ball seventh, and rookie of the year Adam Sobolik finishing eighth as driver of the Evil Iron Classics No. 52.
Tom Egeland, driver of the Egeland racing Engines No. 14, and Jordan Graham, driver of the Advanced Tile & Stone No. 99 completed the top ten in the final series standings.