By Jim Haines
NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (Aug. 20, 2022) – Jerald Harris in the Harris Moving Sprinter showed he can move on track as well winning both his heat and feature, sweeping the Virginia Sprint Series show Saturday evening at Natural Bridge Speedway.
Caleb Harris and Bill Rice paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature to green with Rice out first and Jerald Harris right behind up high on the oval.
Rice stayed out front after a quick yellow with Harris second and Lance Christie, Matt Mullins and Joe Leavell rounding out the top five.
The front three stayed right with each other as Leavell made his way to fourth. At halfway, Rice had started to get loose and Harris pounced, going low to the top spot and leaving Rice to battle with Christie.
Christie went by and Leavell made it to third not long after. The front pack was close as the laps clicked off, trying different lines to make it to the lead.
The front three were all within a few car lengths with the end in sight and Harris was able to hold them off as he flashed under the waving checkered flag. Christie and Leavell were next to the checkers.
The checkers were the second of the season for four-time series champion Harris.
The Virginia Sprint Series will return to action on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Shenandoah Speedway.