With another racing weekend come and gone, we welcome the final stretch of the season. With a points race on the line in both series, many drivers continue to make the push to remain in the points championship.
With consistency being king in S2 in both divisions, the STSC ventured to Winchester Speedway to see if the standard would continue to be the norm. From the drop of the green flag, it would be proven that we would have anything but clean racing as the track itself presented many challenges in both A- and B-Main events.
While 7 cautions would plague nearly every car in the leader, Yoro Wozy would escape mass carnage and twisted metal to take the checker and while the oft talked about series leader Spark Spencer III may have finished 17th it proved to be not as disasterous had many other drivers got caught up in the chaos. Other notable finishers: Rick James (5th), Cooter Bigsby (28th), and Carl Downey (DNQ).
A Tale of Two Tracks
In Race #9, we saw the NSRS go to Nashville to try and break up a recent streak of dominance between Danny Vandoorne and points leader, Kevin Keselowski. While a few accidents plagued the race at the midway point as Tigole Bitties and Chester Curd would get tangled up, the fans were treated to a race total of 3 lead changes. Vandoorne would lead a race high of 93 laps, but lapped traffic would cause problems for both him and Alex Light as Charlotte Bowey would slip by to take her first win in the Tier 2 series.
A trip to California was a much welcomed change of weather and excitement, as Auto Club Speedway provided some early race excitement upfront. Within the first 28 laps we would see various cars jockying for the lead resulting in 13 lead changes on the super speedway. As the 29th lap came and went, Danny Vandoorne cruised to a dominating finish by leading the remainder of the race. Surprising finish of the day would assuredly be Jack Stevens starting near the rear of the field and making his way up to a 9th place finish, while Luis Cabrera Perez would find his way to an unlucky, second consecutive finish out of the Top 20 after qualifying 4th.
STSC heads to 5 Flags Speedway (5/8)
NSRS heads to I-70 Speedway (5/9)