At one point in the Fall Brawl 100 at Montgomery Motor Speedway, Christopher Tullis was being lapped by championship rival Hunter Robbins.
In fact, at that point, Robbins was in position to win the Show Me The Money Pro Late Model Series championship, but the final stages of the race were when calamity ensued.
Shortly after Tullis was lapped by Robbins, a caution would come out for Steven Chunn spinning in turn four. This would give Tullis the free pass, placing him back on the lead lap.
Several more caution flags kept flying until finally, Christopher Tullis found himself in the top five. On the final restart, Tullis would move up to fourth position, where he would eventually cross the line, securing the Show Me The Money Series Championship.
“We had a pretty sloppy night. Went a lap down, but caught a lucky break with the caution,” said Tullis. “Just dodged a lot of the carnage. We were able to pull it out, and I was surprised.”
“I knew (at the start of the year) that we’d run good races here. I feel like we were right there with (Hunter Robbins). He always just had that little extra on us that we never really had.”
“I knew with him not running the first race, we’d be in decent position, but I didn’t expect to be as close coming into this last one. With the race we were having, I really didn’t expect to be the champion by the time it was all said and done.”
Hunter Robbins, who went on to win the 100-lap feature event, needed to finish seven spots ahead of Tullis to have a shot at the championship, but that ultimately would not come to fruition.
“I thought we may have had the championship before the caution came out,” said Robbins. “But honestly, it was (Tullis’s) championship to lose, not ours to win. We set out to win the race and we won the race.”
Dawson Sutton crossed the line in second, with Gavin Graham rounding out the podium in third position. However, post-race tech would see Sutton be disqualified for having excessive compression in his engine.
While the resulting position changes after the disqualification didn’t affect the championship, it did move Gavin Graham up to second, with Christopher Tullis officially ending the night with a third place finish.
Fall Brawl 100
Montgomery Motor Speedway
September 30, 2023
- Hunter Robbins
- Gavin Graham
- Christopher Tullis
- Hudson Bulger
- Connor Zilisch
- Jim Wall
- Dustin Bryson
- Gage Rodgers
- John Bolen
- Jolynn Wilkinson
- J.C. Cleckler
- Steven Chunn
- Jonathan Knee
- Zach Dixon
- Johnny Aramendia
- Jaxon Bishop
- Wayne Willard
- Dawson Sutton – DQ