Lonnie Wheatley, EFFINGHAM, Ill. (April 30, 2022) – Fron east to west and points in between, several drivers bagged notable wins in 410 Sprint Car racing action across the country on Saturday night.
The biggest payday went to Spencer Bayston, who pocketed $25,000 by fending off Kyle Larson to take the final leg of the World of Outlaws “Bristol Bash” atop the dirt at Bristol Motor Speedway.
With “Yung Money” stalking him, Bayston took the white flag only to see the weekend’s only caution fly when James McFadden slowed with issues.
Set for a green-white-checkered, Larson slid Bayston in turns one and two and then again in three and four. Bayston squeezed between Larson and the wall exiting turn four to retain the point and then cut down in turn one to deny any further advances.
WoO Top Ten: 1. 5-Spencer Bayston; 2. 57-Kyle Larson; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 24-Rico Abreu; 5. 2-David Gravel; 6. 83JR-Kerry Madsen; 7. 41-Carson Macedo; 8. 15-Donny Schatz; 9. 39M-Anthony Macri; 10. 8-Aaron Reutzel.
At Sharon Speedway in Ohio, Cap Henry capped the second night of the All Star Circuit of Champions three-race weekend with a last-corner drive past Pennsylvania invader Brent Marks. After leading the initial 28 of 30 laps, George Hobaugh, Jr., slipped to fifth in the final pair of circuits.
All Star Top Ten: 1. 4-Cap Henry; 2. 19M-Brent Marks; 3. 11-Parker Price Miller; 4. 10-Zeb Wise; 5. 40-George Hobaugh Jr; 6. 13-Justin Peck; 7. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 8. 6-Ryan Smith; 9. 17B-Bill Balog; 10. 10B-Dave Blaney.
To the west, it was a Day night at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway with 16-year-old Corey Day leading all 35 laps to take NARC/KWS honors to the tune of $5,250 with Justin Sanders and Dominic Scelzi trailing in the distance.
NARC/KWS Top Ten: 1. 41X-Corey Day; 2. 2X-Justin Sanders; 3. 41-Dominic Scelzi; 4. 16A-Sean Becker; 5. 83T-Tanner Carrick; 6. 17W-Shane Golobic; 7. 17WX-Ryan Bernal; 8. 17-Kalib Henry; 9. 38B-Blake Carrick; 10. 69-Bud Kaeding
Knoxville Raceway got the 2022 season under way with a familiar face in victory lane as Brian Brown tied Steve Kinser on the track’s win list with his 57th career score. “Blackjack” slid past Matt Juhl on an early restart and never looked back.
Knoxville Top Ten: 1. Brian Brown (3), 2. Matt Juhl (1), 3. Austin McCarl (17), 4. Justin Henderson (4), 5. Don Droud, Jr. (10), 6. Carson McCarl (7), 7. Sam Hafertepe, Jr. (15), 8. Davey Heskin (2), 9. Chris Martin (23), 10. Ayrton Gennetten (8).
In Posse Territory, Danny Dietrich denied Devon Borden a second win in as many nights by posting his fourth Lincoln Speedway triumph of the year while Logan Wagner made himself right at home with his third Port Royal Speedway score of the season.
While Cap Henry posted Ohio’s biggest payday of $6,500 with his All Star score, other Ohio action found Cole Macedo racing to victory lane at Fremont for his second AFCS win of the season, Buddy Kofoid besting the FAST troops at Muskingum County and Danny Sams III doubling up in both 410 and 360 action at Wayne County Speedway.
On the wingless side of things, Matt Mitchell put at least a temporary halt to Damion Gardner’s USAC/CRA domination by beating Charles Davis, Jr., and “The Demon” to the stripe in Perris Auto Speedway’s “Sokola Classic”.