Swindell Sweeps Up In Dodge City
DODGE CITY, Kan. — Jeff Swindell made it a perfect weekend in Randy Washburn’s No. 0, taking the $4,000 victory Sunday night in the Wicked City Shootout at Dodge City Raceway Park.
“I felt the rubber up there a little bit but it didn’t feel that strong and next thing I know I turn around and Tony [Bruce] went flying by me and I just thought oh my gosh. I couldn’t believe it” Asked about Bruce closing in on the final lap,” Swindell said. “I heard him under there but I knew as long as I stayed right there kind of in the middle he couldn’t get the run on me to clear me.”
Drawing the pole in the feature, Swindell was challenged from the start by Brian Brown, who exchanged slide jobs with Swindell at both ends of the track before the Casey’s General Store No. 21 began to pull away.
Moving in to battle for second, front row starting Danny Wood worked the inside line on Swindell. Able to pull even on several occasions, the State Wide Services No. 81 would settle back in line before the red flag flew for Taylor Velasquez on lap six.
Battling from 10th, Tony Bruce Jr. was on the move. Taking over fourth on lap 11, Bruce utilized the high line at both ends of the track. Working past Brady Bacon on lap 16, slower traffic would bring the battle for the lead to a three-car affair.
Working the top the first half of the race, Brown moved to the bottom as Jeff Swindell and Bruce continued to run the high side.
Coming around to complete lap twenty, Brown would nearly see his night end after making contact with the slower No. 9m of Ricky Montgomery exiting the bottom of turn four.
With Brown on the binders, Swindell and Bruce took over the top two spots. Pulling to the back bumper of Swindell off turn two the following lap, Tony Bruce Jr. saw the high line open. Putting all four tires in the rubber, Bruce would take the point exiting turn four with nine laps to run.
Coming around for the final three rounds, Bruce made contact with the wall in turns one and two allowing Swindell to reclaim the lead. Moving into the tire tracks of the Washburn Motorsports No. 0, Bruce gave it one last run, but Swindell collected his fourth Lucas Oil ASCS presented by MAVTV victory.
Bruce finished 0.124 seconds behind Swindell.
Brown, Danny Wood and Brady Bacon filled the top five.
Jeff Swindell, Tony Bruce Jr., Brian Brown, Danny Wood, Brady Bacon, Wayne Johnson, Logan Forler, Johnny Herrera, Jason Johnson, Dustin Morgan, Zach Chappell, Brad Loyet, Joe Wood Jr., Mike Goodman, Seth Bergman, Wes Wofford, Gary Taylor, Ricky Montgomery, Kyle Bellm, Gary Wright.