Behind the lead duo, series point leader Jade Hastings moved the Ault Construction No. 8H onto a podium spot and brought fast qualifier for the night, 2021 series rookie of the year Riley Goodno of Knoxville, IA with him into fourth.
Dobmeier completed the top five through ten laps in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 13 as Pierce reeled Mullen back in as the leaders made their way through heavy lapped traffic.
The second caution of the race with nine laps left ended the long green flag run, though Mullen continued to lead when the race went back to green.
In the ensuing laps before the final caution with six to go saw Dobmeier, Hastings, and Pierce battle for the second spot which Dobmeier grabbed before the yellow flag flew.
Pierce took second back as he and Dobmeier traded the spot as the race resumed allowing Mullen to pull away for his 11th series victory. Hastings and Goodno completed the top five.
“I was kind of excited," Mullen said about getting cautions while leading late. "I was in thick thick traffic and I kind of just had that feeling like [the leaders] got to be coming.”
Mullen continued to say, "All in all I think starting on the pole in that race was a big deal. Track was fast and my guys had this car absolutely perfect.”
Dobmeier finished the five-race Wayne Anderson Cup, winning the mini-series overall title by 15 points over Mullen. Hastings was third in the final Cup standings with Jack Croaker, driver of the Hugo's Family Marketplace Eight-ball finishing fourth and Nick Omdahl rounding out the top five with the CMS No. 0.
The 2023 season comes to a close on Friday night September 15th in another all-Sprint program that will see the series share River Cities with the Superior Customs Red River (IMCA) Sprint Series, the Western Renegade Non-Wing Sprint Series, and the POWRi Minn-Kota Lightning Sprints.