Lyons takes second win of the year
It wasn’t pretty, but Bo Lyons managed to get his second win of the year.
“I ran two laps with a flat tire,” he said. “(The car) held together just enough to get across the finish line.”
Lyons won the Street Stock class Saturday night at the Ultra Race Shootout at the Hayden Speedway.
Lyons, who is racing Street Stock for the first year, earned his first win since the first race of the year. Lyons took the lead with two laps to go. The Street Stock points leader, No. 63 Samantha Johnston, had been leading for the first 12 laps, but after several cautions, car troubles forced her out of the race.
Lyons, who was third in Street Stock points, said he hopes to remain consistent and said this race will help him in the overall standings.
“This week, I gained ground on Johnston and Musser,” he said.
The winner of last week’s Mini Stock Mayhem races, Jeff Duncan, had problems this week from the get-go.
Three laps into the Street Stock main event, Duncan was trying to make a pass, lost control, hit the guardrail and flipped his car.
Soon after, Duncan got out of his car and waved to the crowd to show he was uninjured.
Unfortunately, Duncan tot–aled his car, but he said he will be back with a new one for the next race.
“Hopefully we can get a new car built and be ready in two weeks,” he said. “We’re going to come back out and get her done again.”
The IMCA Modified class featured 10 racers Saturday and made for some great racing — often times going three to four cars wide in the turns.
H.D. Craig, who won his heat and the race, took the lead early and didn’t look back. Craig, who had car trouble in the heat race last week, held off last week’s winner, No. 92 Brian Powers. IMCA Modified points leader Gregg Kolbaba suffered car problems early in the main event and was never a factor.
In the Ultra Mini main event, Josh Anderson won after points leader and heat winner of the night Scott McKinney had smoke rising from his car only two laps in and had to go to the pit area.
In the Mini Stocks, Matt Hoffman and his No. 13 car won the heat and the main event. Hoffman led the whole race. Carolyn Gochee finished second.
Troy Goodson continued his dominance in Super Streets, easily winning the heat race and main event. Points leader Dean Dare’s car problems led to a short night.
The 2005 race season at the Hayden Speedway will continue July 9 with the Street Stock Scramble. All races start at 6:30 p.m.
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