Tom Tilfords holds off Heather Bartlett for 3rd main win in 2009. Happy Mother's Day. Awesome., Tilford started the feature event on the outside of the first row with Scott Grunert on the pole. Tilford quickly took the lead of the event that underwent a red flag in the early laps when Grunert struck the back side hill and rolled over. He was uninjured in the incident but out of the race. Once restarted, Tilford dominated the top spot until lapped traffic late in the race saw Chicos Heather Bartlett close in on the leader.
Tilford and Bartlett have dueled for the lead in nearly every event so far this season. In this event it came down to the final stretch of the race as the two exited the fourth turn approaching the checkered flag three wide with the lapped car of Danielle Clauson. At the flag Tilford inched his way ahead of Bartlett in a photo finish. Jason Englund finished in third followed by Rick Grunert and Clauson.