After taking an early lead, Kyle Fowler looked unstoppable as he roared towards his first career GAS series win at Peach State Speedway Saturday night.
But somebody forgot to tell Commerce driver Dennis Wilder, who stormed out of nowhere to catch and pass Fowler with two laps left to claim his first career GAS series win. Wilder also became the tenth different winner over the 12 race GAS season, a new series record.
Meanwhile, Dacula's Russell Fleeman steered clear of trouble to bring his Ford home in fifth, giving him his second consecutive Georgia Asphalt Series championship.
It was a history making night, as Fleeman's title win made him the first driver in series history to win back-to-back championships.
The top ten finishers, unofficially, were;
1. Dennis Wilder (Commerce, GA)
2. Kyle Fowler (Smyrna, GA)
3. T.J. Reaid (Acworth, GA)
4. Allen Gordon (Albany, GA)
5. Russell Fleeman (Dacula, GA)
6. Beau Slocomb (Macon, GA)
7. Bobby East (Concord, NC)
8. Max Gresham (Griffin, GA)
9. Bubba Pollard (Senoia, GA)
10. Ralph Carnes (Anderson, SC)
All results are unofficial until confirmed by Georgia Asphalt Series officials.
For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Jackson Herald or The Commerce News.