SETH SPAYD STARTED THE FIRST ACTION TRACK USA TAKE OVER
RACE OF 2017 AT LINDA'S SPEEDWAY IN JONESTOWN, PA. BY POSTING
A BIG WIN IN THE ALL-STAR SLINGSHOTS WHILE HOLDING OFF
2 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS WHO MADE HIM EARN THE VICTORY...
Moments after pulling into Victory Lane an excited Seth Spayd gives the #1 sign
which he earned by outlasting a stellar field of All-Star Slingshot Drivers.
Story by Barry Angstadt
Jonestown, PA - Friday's Action Track Takeover event was a big one for the All Star Slingshots as they competed in their first National Tour race of the season. Along with National Tour points, the race also awarded Mid-Atlantic Regional points, and a banner field of 28 Slingers signed in for competition.
There may be 52 cards in a deck, but this night belonged to the "Ace of Spayd’s", as in Seth Spayd from Shillington, Pa.
Spayd started inside the second row and went from third to first on the opening tour of the 25-lap Slingshot main. Once in front, he had to hold off not just one, but two National Slingshot Champions in Dylan Hoch and Brett Bieber, as both of those drivers entered the picture on lap eight. Spayd's Daryl Tillman Team REMAX of Reading No. 10s was up to the task, though, as he separated himself from Hoch and Bieber and set sail out front.VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Three yellows within the final ten tours slowed the pace, but Spayd held serve on each restart and went on to win by almost one second over Bieber, who took the runner-up spot from Hoch with three to go. Hoch's car then gave up with two laps remaining, bringing out the final caution flag.
Spayd cruised under the checkered, safely ahead of Bieber, while Dave Carraghan just nipped Tyler Peet for third in a photo finish. Lindsey Garl ran a strong and steady race to claim fifth place money.
The next Action Track Takeover Night at Linda's Speedway is scheduled for Friday, June 9.
All Star Slingshot National Tour Race, 25 laps: 1.Seth Spayd, 2.Brett Bieber, 3.Dave Carraghan, 4.Tyler Peet, 5.Lindsey Garl, 6.Hunter Zimmerman, 7.Dakota Kohler, 8.Samantha Muller, 9.Kyle Herve, 10.Cole Stangle, 11.Joe Toth, 12.Henry Anderson, 13.Austin Daniels, 14.Scott Gray, 15.Alex Yankowski, 16.Lee Schantzenbach, 17.Emily Fleming, 18.Dylan Hoch, 19.Brianna James, 20.Austin Stufflet, 21.Tess Horvath, 22.Kyle Smith, 23.Mike Glass, 24.Anthony Raisner.