Dan Northrop headed into the Summernationals riding a 12-round unbeaten streak in Englishtown. He extended that to 17 rounds before taking on red-hot John Labbous Jr. in a rematch of last year’s Super Gas final. Labbous, the runaway points leader in Super Gas and a winner a week earlier in Epping, was slightly quicker off the starting line, but Northrop held him off for a 9.921 to 9.927 victory in his ISC Racer’s Tape Vega. Despite a 20-mph speed differential, Northrop was able to take the stripe by just .009-second. All told, Northrop has four wins at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and a runner-up finish thrown in for good measure.