Once Kevin Weaver found a line, he was golden. It just took him a while to find that line.
Weaver finally overtook Dennis Erb after a caution involving Steve Sheppard Jr. and his son Brandon Sheppard on Lap 84, then cruised to a five car-length victory at the Herald & Review 100 at Macon Speedway.
Sheppard looked wild throughout the early stages of the race, trying to find a way off of the Turn 2 berm that his high racing line was taking him into.
"Most of the time you can get some momentum coming off that berm and there's a way to drive it," Weaver said. "There was no way to drive that berm tonight."
But Weaver kept trying, slipping at least three spots behind the leader at one point. He tried the low side of the track, then back to the high side before something finally clicked midway through the race. Weaver made up ground until the caution on Lap 84, then just ran a steady path to the win. No one got close to him once the got the lead.
Asked if he had the fastest car and just had to find a way around the track, Weaver smiled and said, "We didn't have the fastest car. "I drove the (bleep) out of it to get this win."
It's his fourth H&R 100, tying the legendary Bob Pierce for most wins all-time. That means a lot to the graying man from Gibson City.
"I know one thing, I'd love to be the one with the most wins," he said. "The Herald & Review is a great race, and it was a great race tonight. This is a big win."