Parkinson Scores First WAR Sprint Victory
CALIFORNIA, Mo. – In a race that saw four different leaders, Chris Parkinson led when it mattered most as he picked up his first career Wingless Auto Racing sprint-car win on Sunday night at Double X Speedway.
Brad Ryun led the first two laps as he was chased by Chad Goff and Taylor Walton. On lap three, Ryun slipped over the bank in turn one and Goff took over the lead as he was followed by Walton and Shields. With five laps in the books, the race’s first yellow came out for a P.J. Grimes spin in turn two.
On the restart, Goff would continue to lead as he chased by Walton and Shields, who had a nice battle going for second over the next few laps. By lap nine, Cody Baker joined in the fun as only a few car lengths separated the first four. Shields, using the high line, would go by Walton for second and a lap later, he would get by Goff to take the lead.
Shields would continue to get pressure from Goff and Baker with Walton not far behind the top three. Baker’s shot at a win would come to a stop on lap eleven as he brought out the yellow flag with a flat right rear tire. On the restart, Shields would continue to lead as Chris Morgan, who was running fifth at the time, went over the turn one bank costing him a handful of positions.