Max Mittry Breaks Through for First Win of 2017 in 250 Class
He is not involved in any kind of points battle or anything like that. His only goal when he comes to the racetrack is to win the Main Event. So far this season he had won two Trophy Dashes but had not yet broken into victory lane in the Main Event. That all changed on Saturday night as he picked up his first win of the 2017 race season in the Mittry Construction #2X kart.
Mittry started in the fourth position and made quick work of the front row as he took the lead before they even got back to the start/finish line. He would then go on to lead all 20 Laps en route to the victory. Another part time competitor, Carsen Perkins tried everything he could to close in on Mittry in the closing laps but couldn't get close enough to make anything happen. He would cross the line in the second position at the drop of the checkered flag. Raymond Baldez had a good points night as he closed the gap in the championship hunt by finishing third in the Main Event. Tanner Pettit made just his sixth start of the season and picked up his sixth top five by way of finishing in the fourth spot. While Jack Phillips rounded out the top five in the fifth position. Drake Standley picked up Hard Charger honors as he charged from the 17th starting spot to finish 10th.
The Points Standings in the 250 Intermediate Class have been fun to watch this season. The main battle for the Championship right now is between Preston Carr and Raymond Baldez. Carr currently holds a 21 point advantage over second place driver Baldez. Kaiden Butler sits third and is still within striking distance if the top two have an off night. Butler sits 122 points out of the lead at the moment. Tyler Matheny is fourth in the standings, he currently sits 251 markers out of the top spot. Jack Phillips rounds out the top five in the standings at 259 points back of the leader. As of now, everyone in the top eight in points still has a mathematical chance at winning the Championship. Driver's from ninth on back have been eliminated. Keep in mind the points listed here will not necessarily reflect the points listed online, as these standings have Driver Point Averages factored in for Substitute drivers.
We will take this weekend off, and return on Saturday August 19th, 2017 for the 20th Annual QRC Cup Perpetual Trophy Night! This is sure to be one of the biggest nights of racing of the season as everyone wants a shot to take home the big trophy for the year. Hot Laps will begin at the normal time of 5:30PM for the Open Cars, with qualifying to follow for all divisions. For ticket information and/or directions to the track please visit our website at www.cyclelandspeedway.com.
POINTS RACE #15 QUICK RESULTS
TIME TRIALS: RAYMOND BALDEZ – 10.584 (5)
HEAT RACES: KAIDEN BUTLER (5), TYLER MATHENY (5)
TROPHY DASH: CARSEN PERKINS (2)
MAIN EVENT: MAX MITTRY (1)