Lemley Stars On Skagit Dirt
ALGER, Wash. — On easily the warmest day of the year ASA member track Skagit Speedway hosted its second race of the 2013 season.
Main event winners were Brock Lemley in the 410 Sprints, Trey Stark in the 360 Sprints, Zach McCabe made it two straight to start the year in the Sportsman Sprints and Freddie Vela won the Outlaw Tuner main.
Trey Starks led the entire way in picking up his first 360 sprint win of the season. Action was fast and furious everywhere you looked with Travis Rutz and Brock Lemley were dicing in and out of lapped traffic with Rutz temporarily taking the second spot when he tangled with two slower lapped cars flipping down the back stretch. Lemley back to second where he would finish ahead of Randy Price, Tyler Anderson and Rod Perkins.
Two amazing runs were seen in this race as Randy Price started from the back of the pack after flipping in his heat race and Mack Brown had to come from the back of the pack after mechanical woes while starting up front.
Zach McCabe won his second straight Sportsman Sprint main event and stretch out his early season point lead. McCabe paced the field and was only challenged on the two restarts by Colton Heath who was substituting for Cory Swatzina. A curious event took place on the third lap. On the back stretch three cars were collected while on the front stretch rookie racer Joshua Griffiths was flipping on the frontstretch.
In the 410 main, Lemley paced the field for the entire race ahead of Travis Jacobson and Jonathan Jorgenson with his best ever finish in a 410 of third place. Kevin Smith brought out the only yellow of the event shredding a wheel on the 14th lap.
For defending champion Freddie Vela it was a total domination of the Outlaw Tuner main pulling away for his first win of the season. Podium finishes were for Rick Young in second and Matt Ploeg in third who banged and rubbed over the final two circuits for the most entertaining of runner-up finishes.