Todd Guess came up with his first career victory in the ASL Elite Series at the perfect time, holding off a hard-charging Todd Cray in the closing laps to close out the win. With the victory, Guess joined fellow playoff race winners Steve Yenisch and Johnny Avila, as well as regular season champion Bentley Glaser, in securing a spot in the Championship 4 in next week’s finale at Las Vegas.
Entering the race, Guess was competing for the final playoff spot with four other drivers–Josh Connors, Hunter Waters, Joshua Sarif and Adam Matz. Late in the race, all five drivers found themselves in the top 5 at various points, but it was Guess who held the firmest control, leading 114 of 184 laps. Ultimately, each of his playoff competitors fell by the wayside due to late race crashes, allowing Cray, Mark Jenkins, Avila and Jesse Bunnell to finish in the top 5.
The championship finale at Las Vegas will be broadcast live on Trackside Racing Network on April 25, 2021 at 8:30 pm Eastern.