Season 3 Starts with a Bang

Tuck Takes Field to School at Martinsville: Drunk Tuck opened the third season of STSC in dominant fashion, scoring maximum points by leading every lap from the pole for the win at Martinsville Speedway.

 

Tuck started on the pole ahead of Bruce Wayne for the inaugural STSC event at the historic short track. Lightning McQueen and Rick James chased Tuck throughout the race but could not dislodge Tuck from the lead spot. McQueen and James finished second and third, with Maxeem Caron Bouchard fourth and Loukas Alexandros rounding out the top five.

 

MARTINSVILLE RESULTS

 

Cooter Bigsby Tames Darlington in NSRS Debut: Cooter Bigsby took the win in his first NSRS start, while chaos ruled the day at The Lady in Black.

 

A massive incident on lap 105 took out several competitors, including Kevin Keselowski and Tilly Tamburlaine, who had led laps during the race. Bigsby had taken the lead just prior to the caution, allowing him to take the win over Tigole Bitties.

 

Luis Cabrera Perez finished third, with defending series champion Danny Vandoorne fourth. Last year’s STSC champion, Spark Spencer III, finished fifth in his first NSRS start.

 

DARLINGTON RESULTS

 

Rick James Conquers Kern County: After more than two seasons of trying, Rick James made it to STSC victory lane for the first time in his career at Kern County Raceway Park.

 

James qualified tenth but worked his way through the field methodically at the California half-mile. He took the lead from Jimbob Drivefast on lap 46 of the 63-lap race before cruising to victory. Yuno Wozy would take second from Drivefast in the closing laps, while Randy Trombone and Darryl Doty finished fourth and fifth.

 

KERN COUNTY RESULTS

 

Tigole Bitties Takes Iowa Win: Tigole BItties followed up his runner-up finish at Darlington with victory at Iowa Speedway.

 

Robert Phelps dominated the early stages of the race, but a blown head gasket took him out of the running. This opened the door for Bitties, who was the man in charge for the second half of the 125-lap race.

 

Dave Lake, who also briefly led in the race, finished second, with Joe Trickle coming home third. Spark Spencer III continued his impressive debut with a fourth-place finish, while Jack Stevens rounded out the top five.

 

IOWA RESULTS

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    • Saw the Iowa race when it happened. Good on Bitties to come back around for that win. Second place is probably the most painful finish of all of them since it’s in that sweet spot of “I did so well” and “I could have won the damn thing!”

  1. Definitely an exciting start. I don’t think anyone thought Phelps and Keselowski would be so far down after 2 races. Anything can happen!

  2. In the not so subtle words of Ric Flair, I say “WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

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