Preston Carr Wins Number Six of 2017
The 250 Intermediate Class has been so much fun to watch so far in 2017. There are many different drivers each week that have a legitimate shot to take home the win. Six of the last eight races though, we have seen the same RFC Karts #46 pick up the Main Event Win. Preston Carr put together another solid night and came away with his sixth victory of 2017.
The race began with outside front row starter Mariah Ede jumping out front. Ede has been impressive in each of the last two races now. Last Saturday night during Points Race #11 she was attempting to pass for the lead when a lapped car spun in front of her causing her to spin to a stop. This week she was up front and in control of the race until Lap 10. Then the unthinkable happened, again. As Ede was exiting turn number four to come down to nine to go, a slower car spun right in front of her leaving her nowhere to go and for the second race in a row she would spin to a stop thus ending her chances at victory. It was a heartbreaker for Ede but Preston Carr would not complain as he then took over the race lead and would not look back as he picked up his sixth win of the 2017 season. Brody Armtrout has run a limited schedule at Cycleland this season. He picked up his first top five finish in his sixth start of the season by way of finishing second in the Main Event. Kaiden Butler finished in the third spot, his seventh top five finish of the season. Tyler Matheny continues to improve each week, he ran second throughout much of the first part of the race before fading back to finish fourth for his third top five of 2017. Last Saturday night’s Main Event Winner Evan Burrola would round out the top five with a fifth-place finish. His sixth top five of the season. The Hard Charger of the Main Event was the #56C of Carson Hammes who started 15th and finished eighth, passing seven karts along the way.
The Points battle in the 250 Class has been the closest of all classes so far this season. The Points lead has been swapped back and forth a few times already this season. Right now though it is Preston Carr on top of the charts. He leads Raymond Baldez now by 15 points after Baldez had a rough Main Event on Saturday night. Kaiden Butler sits third in the standings but has fallen to 113 points out of the top spot. Jack Phillips is currently fourth in the standings at 234 points behind. Tyler Matheny is now fifth in the standings just two points behind Phillips for fourth in the standings and 236 points out of the lead.
Points Race #13 is on tap this Saturday night, July 22nd, 2017. Hot Laps for the Open cars are scheduled to hit the track at 5:30 PM. That will be followed immediately by Qualifying for all classes. For ticket information and/or directions to the racetrack please visit our website at www.cyclelandspeedway.com.
Points Race #12 Results
QUALIFYING: RAYMOND BALDEZ – 10.858 (3)
HEAT RACES: TYLER MATHENY (3), MARIAH EDE (2)
TROPHY DASH: RAYMOND BALDEZ (4)
MAIN EVENT: PRESTON CARR (6)