Joe Trickle Cashes In at Midwest Spring Nationals

With an extra $5,000 on the line, Joe Trickle claimed the $10,000 winner’s check with his victory in the STSC’s Midwest Spring Nationals at Rockford Speedway (IL).

The Wisconsin native capitalized on a late caution in the 100-lap race, falling during green-flag pit stops and trapping several of the fastest competitors in the race multiple laps down. Those who had not pitted yet were able to make their stops under caution, setting up a late-race duel among themselves.

From there, Trickle took the lead from Chester Curd before pulling away to the victory by nearly three seconds over Oats.

Curd ultimately finished fourth, as Oats and Juan Deag passed him in the closing laps. Harvey Bakerfield rounded out the top five, which included four drivers recording their best finish of the season.

Luis Cabrera Perez remains the series points leader after a tenth-place finish. Trickle moved up to second in points with his win, 30 markers behind Perez. Kurt Gunnabee fell to third after being involved in the incident which brought out the lone caution of the race, with Tallahassee King (12th) and Jack Stevens (ninth) rounding out the top five in points.

RESULTS: Midwest Spring Nationals A-Main

B-Main Recap: Alex LightĀ dominated the B-Main, leading all 38 laps to secure his spot in the A-Main field. Cody Ghostspeed shined in the B-Main, driving from 13th to seventh to earn his spot in the A-Main. Duff Wallace outdueled Ernest King for the final transfer spot.

RESULTS: Midwest Spring Nationals B-Main

Last Chance Qualifier Recap: Jim Richmond made quick work of the field in the 25-lap Last Chance Qualifier to earn his spot in the B-Main. Jek Porkins raced his way from sixth to fourth to take the final transfer spot, outdueling Charlotte Bowey.

RESULTS: Midwest Spring Nationals LCQ

Next Race: The Short Track Simulation Circuit remains in the Midwest for its next race, the White River Showdown. The White River Showdown takes place at Winchester Speedway (IN), a half-mile with 37 degrees of banking which produces incredible speeds, rivaling those at the more famous Bristol Motor Speedway (TN).

18 Comments

  1. Lets not forget the strange issues that Borsepher NaNa had at the start of A-Main that messed up a lot of midfield cars on the outside lane at the start. Interesting race though. Alex Light is very happy to have finished where he did. For once, luck was on his side. šŸ™‚

  2. That race by my driver might’ve been the most boring/consistent performance that I’ve seen so far. Basically spent the entire race in the 9-12 range and even during the chaotic pitstop time, I came in 10th and came out 10th, but the the people around me had all changed. Not overly exciting but I guess that’s why I put all these points into consistency…

    Congratulations to Trickle, now stop being so good please.

  3. I had such a quick pit and was going to be getting out ahead of a few others and probably moving up to 3rd from what I could tell, but I hit Gunnabee coming out of the pits and screwed up the race for a bunch of people. Thankfully I still managed an 8th place finish.

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