Joe Santangelo won the Richmond event at the end of May, and ironically, he was in the Super Stock final against Bogan in Charlotte. In the Bristol final, where he faced off against Division 3 racer and former world champ Ricky Decker, Santangelo used a 10.282 on his 10.27 dial to win by five-thousandths. With the season approaching the halfway point, Santangelo has set himself up for a run at a second Lucas Oil Series championship. In national event competition, he has a nearly perfect scorecard with two wins and a runner-up. On the divisional side, he has competed in just two events and has a quarterfinal and a round-three finish to his credit.