Skagit Speedway kicked off our 60th Anniversary season Saturday night despite weather rolling in before the 410 sprints and Outlaw Tuners could complete their main events. Before weather took over the night's events, Kelsey Carpenter was able to carry his momentum from the 2013 season and win the 360 A Main while Zach McCabe emerged victorious after a last-lap pass in the Sportsman Sprint A Main.
In the Budweiser 360s, Kelsey Carpenter led wire-to-wire for all 25 laps of the A Main which was interrupted by multiple cautions and red flags. Tayler Malsam, Cam Smith, Derek Roberts, and JJ Hickle rounded out the top five. Rudeen Racing's Tayler Malsam took the MyTrafficMan.net Quick Time award in qualifying time trials with a lap of 11.705. Heat race wins went to Justin Youngquist, Reece Goetz, and Colton Heath.
As the rain began to fall, Zach McCabe took home the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprint A-Main by making a last-lap pass by Cory Samuelson. Samuelson, James Bundy, Cory Swatzina and Robbie Price rounded out the top five. Heat race wins went to defending Sportsman Sprint champion Steve Parker and Sedro-Woolley's Cory Swatzina.
Racing double duty, Tayler Malsam won the MyTrafficMan.net Quick Time award in the 410 sprint class with a lap of 11.074 seconds. Matt Jensen, a rookie in the 410 class this season, took home the heat race win.
The Outlaw Tuners hit the track for the first time this season but were unable to compete for an A Main event trophy due to weather. Heat race wins went to Freddie Vela and Brian Michelson.
MyTrafficMan.net Quick Time: Tayler Malsam - 11.705
Heat One: Justin Youngquist, Matt Jensen, Cam Smith, Tayler Malsam, Lawrance Kirkham, Zeth Custer, Brett Cole
Heat Two: Reece Goetz, Steve Reeves, Kelsey Carpenter, Derek Roberts, Michael Harris, Steve James, Greg Hamilton
Heat Three: Colton Heath, Brock Lemley, Bud Ashe, JJ Hickle, Phil Schemenauer, Michael Bollinger
A Main: Kelsey Carpenter, Tayler Malsam, Cam Smith, Derek Roberts, JJ Hickle, Michael Harris, Matt Jensen, Zeth Custer, Phil Schemenauer, Justin Youngquist, Greg Hamilton, Colton Heath, Reece Goetz, Brett Cole, Brock Lemley, Steve Reeves, Lawrance Kirkham, Michael Bollinger, Bud Ashe, Steve James
Heat One: Steve Parker, Zach McCabe, James Bundy, Bill Rude, Clayton Sibley, Ashley Lewellen, Michael Hodel, Joe Lyon, Robbie Price
Heat Two: Cory Swatzina, Brady Janson, Cory Samuelson, Roger Oudman, Greg Otis, Paul Burdick, Joshua Griffiths, Daniel McGrew, Victoria Cantu, Tyler Fox
A Main: Zach McCabe, Cory Samuelson, James Bundy, Cory Swatzina, Robbie Price, Bill Rude, Brady Janson, Michael Hodel, Steve Parker, Clayton Sibley, Joshua Griffiths, Ashley Lewellen, Roger Oudman, Joe Lyon, Paul Burdick, Greg Otis
MyTrafficMan.net Quick Time: Tayler Malsam - 11.074
Heat Race: Matt Jensen, Austen Wheatley, Tayler Malsam, Eric Fisher, Kevin Smith, Steve Vague, Shane Vaillant, Jesse Whitney
Heat One: Freddie Vela, Matt Powers, Matt Ploeg, Jenn Matteson, Howard Vos, Becky Boudreau, Mark Toth, Clint Meins
Heat Two: Brian Michelson, Brandon Berg, Cliff Ballenger, Tom Warner, Tina Thibert