Capitalizing on Mistakes
Coming into Fresno, Bowers knew he was getting close to clinching the championship and was focused on getting through the weekend safe and maintaining his points lead. The racing began with the Dash for Cash where Bowers sat in second until the leader went down with one lap remaining, handing Bowers the lead and the win. In the main event, Bowers got off to another great start in second and looked to pressure the leader into making another mistake, but on lap six it was Bowers who would make a mistake in one of the rhythm lanes and go down. He remounted in fifth and wasted no time working his way back to the front, but could not catch the leader and settled for second.
“I had a great night,” said Bowers. “I was handed the win in the Dash for Cash to start the night. In the main, had it not been for my crash I think I had the speed to win it too. My crash was a freak thing. The front end was compressing so much in the transitions through the rhythm section and on lap six, I had my weight a bit too far forward and it bucked me off. I got up in fifth and just didn’t have enough time to catch the leader.”