Harris brings broom to Natural Bridge

Jerald Harris brought his “A” game to Natural Bridge Speedway Saturday night, winning both his heat and the Virginia Sprint Series main event. (Photo by Jim Haines) 

By Jim Haines

NATURAL Bridge, Va. (May 25, 2024) – On the first hot humid night of the season, Jerald Harris was on a hot streak sweeping his heat and feature for his second Virginia Sprint Series feature win of the year.

Harris and Matthew Leach paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field at Natural Bridge Speedway to green and Harris was out first with Leach, Chris Humblet and John Scarborough in tow.

On lap two, Leach spun in turn two to reload the field and Harris took off again with Humblet and Scarborough racing for second. On lap five, Leach and John Smith got together, ending the night for both. 

Harris took off with Humblet and Scarborough right with him Dylan Shatzer and Caleb Harris were racing for fourth. Scarborough got by Humblet and was using the low line to close in on Harris that liked the higher line. Shatzer got by Humblet to get to third as the laps were clicking off fast.

Traffic came into play as the race was winding down and Scarborough was not going away as Harris was making the right moves to stay out front.

With two to go, Harris was able to put a car between them and sped to the waving checkered flag for his second win of the year. At the line it was Harris the winner ahead of Scarborough and Shatze.

The VSS will next be on track at Hagerstown Speedway on Fathers’ Day weekend June 15 and will be joined by the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series and Pennsylvania Sprint Series series for the annual Fathers’ Night out at the speedway.

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