By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
For the second straight race, Martin won the event. He took home the $40,000 on Saturday night after he defeated Kye Kelley in the final round at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, Ohio.
Martin also defeated Kelley two weeks ago at New England Dragway in Epping, New Hampshire. The Oklahoma native is the first two-time winner of the season thus far.
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He also won the event on his girlfriend Cherish Casey’s birthday.
Kelley won the first points race of the season when he defeated Jerry Bird in the all Team NOLA final round at Virginia Motorsports Park in North Dinwiddie, Virginia. Robin Roberts won the postponed Maple Grove Raceway race at New England Dragway over Bird.
The Oklahoma native also won the first race of the season at Palm Beach International Raceway in Jupiter, Florida. Martin defeated Lizzy Musi in the final round. However, it was a non-points race for the teams.
With the win, Martin is the unofficial points leader. He now has 200 points, as the teams in the coming days head to Beech Bend Raceway in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
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Kelley is in second place, as he now has 190 points. Bird is the nearest driver close to Kelley, who is just 20 points behind with 170.
All the other drivers have 130 points or less on the season thus far.
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