Gravel pounced on the restart, with a big slider on Brown to claim second as he begun to chase down Schatz with 10 laps remaining. With seven to go, Gravel and Schatz exchanged sliders with the latter maintaining the advantage at the line. Schatz was strong on the restart once again, this time sliding Brown for the top spot to lead lap five. Lap five saw a scary incident in turn two with Jason Johnson, Shane Stewart, Greg Hodnett, Sheldon and Jac Haudenschild creating a pileup and bringing out an #Open Red with 25 to go. On the restart, Brown kept pace with Schatz as the duo reached traffic before the final caution of the event flew; this time for Kraig Kinser with 14 laps to go. With five to go, Gravel pounded the cushion to try and get one more shot at the Series Champion. The Watertown, Connecticut driver brought the sold-out Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals crowd to their feet with a thrilling last-lap pass to score the victory. I hope this crowd enjoyed it," an elated Gravel said in Victory Lane. "Barry Jackson, Derek and Zach give me an awesome car every night. Schatz got a brilliant restart and paced the field comfortably the final six circuits to score the victory. This set up a double-file restart with Ian to the outside of Schatz.
While Gravel may have won the battle, Schatz won the war - again. After being awarded the Championship hardware for the ninth time in his career and asked about how long he can enjoy this title he said, "You enjoy it.
Balog was stalked by the Madsen Brothers in the early going, but it was Donny Schatz that made a three-wide pass for the lead down the backstretch to lead lap 10.
Balog, a one-time World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Winner in his career, led the first nine laps of the Feature before extremely heavy lapped traffic slowed his torrid pace.
"The car really took off on the starts and restarts.
I thought we had a shot for the lead a couple of times. Schatz echoed Madsen's statement about the track conditions, "I thought the track would rubber up, but it really cleaned off and made it a lot of fun as a driver." Blaney cited restarts being a focal point to his success on the evening.