Steve Yenisch won his second race of the season and 15th of his ASL career at Bristol Motor Speedway. Yenisch edged Justin Gann with eight laps remaining. Those final eight laps were on the only ones Yenisch would lead during the race, but it was enough to steal the win after starting in 20th position.
Todd Cray was a mainstay up front throughout the race and finished in third. Tyler Saville won the opening stage and led 48 laps before finishing in fourth place. Fifth place went to Thomas McBride, who scored his first top five of the season.
Next week at Kansas marks the final race of the regular season and will lock in the 12-car playoff grid. Catch the action live on WFO Racing Network on Sunday, March 12 at 8:15 pm Eastern.
Reece Schaefer made the most of his debut performance in the ASL Elite Series, winning at Kentucky Speedway. Schaefer took advantage of a late caution and took control of the race from Joseph McWhorter.
Justin Gann started from the pole, but quickly ceded the lead to Johnny Avila and Schaefer, who battled for the stage win, with Schaefer edging him out. The opening stage was clean and green with no cautions slowing the action.
The second stage became a battle between Schaefer and McWhorter, with two cautions slowing the pace. McWhorter was great on tire management, extending his lead until the final caution bunched the field back up. This allowed Schaefer back into the picture, and he seized control of the race and never looked back.
Completing the Top 5 behind Schaefer and McWhorter were Gann, Todd Cray and Bentley Glaser. Glaser maintains his lead in the points standings heading into next week’s race at Bristol.
There are now just two races remaining in the regular season, with Bristol and Kansas poised to determine the twelve drivers who will make up the playoff grid. Catch the action at Bristol live on WFO Racing Network on March 5 at 8:15 pm Eastern!
Steve Yenisch stayed ahead of the fracas and held off Hunter Waters for his first victory of the season. Yenisch started from the pole position and led a race high 96 laps en route to his fourteenth career win.
The closed quarters at Indianapolis Raceway Park produced excellent side-by-side racing throughout the field, however the closed quarters led to several incidents that escalated the drama amongst the 29-car field. Front-runner Todd Cray was probably the most directly impacted, as after his stage win, contact with Duane Hunt ruined both drivers’ chances for victory just after the midway point of the race.