After weeks and weeks or rainouts, Greenville-Pickens Speedway got in a complete twin 40-lap late-model stock program, and it also turned out to be dropped valve night among the front-runners.
Engine problems hit Marty Ward first, as he dropped a valve in the opening race and was not able to compete in nightcap.
Will Burns, driving Toby Porter's car in the nightcap, dropped a valve and could not finish the race, and shortly after Anthony Anders dropped a valve in his car but still managed to finish third.
Jeremy Sorel, from Stateville, NC, was making his first-ever start at Greenvlle-Pickens, and he started in the front for the second race and led the entire race. Sorel, who normally races at Hickory, was also the top qualifier. Ryan Walker took second in the nightcap, with Anders in third, Trey Walker fourth, and Greg Tinsley was fifth.
In the first 40-lap main event, Trey Gibson, who qualified second and started fourth due to the inversion, but as soon as the green flag fell he jumped to the front and was never headed. Already the youngest driver ever to win a late-model stock main event at the historic halfl mile, Gibson thanked a lot of people from Victory Lane but most especially his grandfather, Ed Porter, for allowing him to race. Current points leader Anthony Anders passed Ryan Walker with just three laps remaining for second place, and Will Burns, driving Toby Porter's racer, finished fourth. Jeremy Sorel was fifth, and Marty Ward, who lost a cylinder in his racer midway though the race, finished sixth.