Next was Evan Bogovich and Blake Olson. We fully expected Even to dominate but it ended up not being a sure thing. Blake parked it causing Even to spin. The judges deemed the spin to be Blakes’s fault.
For Evan’s lead, he simply destroyed and advanced to the final 4
The final battle of the great 8 was John Schafer and Blaze Potts in what was to be another weird battle. John started off strong but Blaze uncharacteristically spun out for an incomplete. For the next run, John broke right after the start. Blaze advanced because I think John broke first so Blaze had an incomplete run that was more of the course and longer.
Now it was the final four. Rome took on Alec Robbins. Rome had an awesome lead and Alec a very strong chase, two Pro 1 cars duking it out.
But Alec spun giving Rome a huge advantage.
With a big advantage due to Alec’s spin, Rome had a pretty conservative follow. It was almost an inactive chase but Rome stepped it up a few turns into his chase.
By the end of his chase, Rome was right in there and advanced to the final battle while Alec went to the third-place battle.