July 2, 2011
On the eve of the third annual FanFest 2011 where upwards of 4,000 fans filled the bleachers at Speedway 660, St. Martins John Rankin made the podium for the first time this season winning the Martins Home Heating Sportsman feature.
The feature was dominated early on by Steve Seveck of Temperance Vale and Danny McNeill of Douglas, with Seveck holding onto first spot through the first ten laps before Seveck’s No. 44S and McNeill’s No. 80 got together in turn two giving Saint John’s Randy Moore the lead with Rankin moving up to second.
Both drivers battled over first through two cautions with Moore holding onto the lead until a caution on lap 27, which gave Rankin the outside line. On the final restart Rankin took Moore on the outside to take the feature with Moore having to settle for second.