Roeder said he had a good battle with Smith until Smith “seemed to have lost a valve.” Roeder said he saw a flame shoot out of Smith’s pipe.
“Smith was hard to get around tonight, and I was not sure I could get back around him till his mishap,” Roeder said.
The race marked the return of Kevin Atherton, who suffered a head injury at the Daytona Short Track in 2006. In his first race back since the injury, Atherton looked good in his heat race, finishing a close second to Carr. In the main, Atherton finished 13th.
In the four-lap Trophy Dash, Joe Kopp took the win ahead of Roeder, Smith and Carr.
Kayl Kolkman won the Top Gun 450 main.