Saturday, August 22, 2020

Youth Reigns at Skagit Speedway as Thornhill Wins

 Alger, WA - It was a coming of age night on Thursday for 14 year old Colby Thornhill at Skagit Speedway as the Enumclaw, WA driver became the youngest driver in track history to win a 360 Sprint Car main event. Tyson Blood and Cory Sweatman were also feature winners.

The Budweiser 360 Main Event was almost won by Mother Nature. Jeff Dunlap set out to the early lead and held a strong advantage before Eric Fisher and Tyler Thompson got together, bringing out the red flag on lap five. At the time, a light sprinkle turned heavier, forcing the cars off the track while officials made a plan for the weather. The rain lightened up, and cars came back to the track to roll the moisture back into the surface. About 15 minutes after the cars were sent off, the track was back in race shape and the main event continued. Dunlap resumed his march toward a potential first win, with Thornhill battling past Reece Goetz and into second place. As he came out of turn four to complete the 21st lap, Dunlap suddenly lost power and pulled into the infield, ending his run and giving the lead up to Colby. A short three laps later, Thornhill crossed under the checkered flag and made Skagit Speedway history, with Goetz taking second and Devon Borden advancing from 16th to 3rd.

Tyson Blood had a dominant night in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds, leading all 25 laps of the main event. Blood had a half track advantage nearly all race long. Rick Smith and Craig Moore went hard for the runner up spot, with Smith eventually getting the nod and Moore settling for the third spot.

Cory Sweatman is 2 for 2 at Skagit Speedway in the Outlaw Tuner Class. Sweatman took the lead from Adam Holtrop in lapped traffic on lap nine before running to the win. It was Holtrop and Rick Young rounding out the podium.

Budweiser 360 Sprints

Fast Time - Lance Sargent 11.922

Heat 1 - Chance Crum

Heat 2 - Bailey Sucich

Heat 3 - Chase Goetz

Heat 4 - Jason Bloodgood

B Main - Colton Heath, Tyler Driever, JJ Hickle, Ashleigh Johnson, Cory Swatzina, Zeth Custer, Brian Boswell, Eric Rockl, Chris Bullock, Steve James

A Main - Colby Thornhill, Reece Goetz, Devon Borden, Chance Crum, Chase Goetz, Lance Sargent, Travis Jacobson, Michael Millard, Bailey Sucich, James Setters, Corbyn Fauver, Tyler Driever, Jason Bloodgood, Jeff Dunlap, Barry Martinez, Colton Heath, Tyler Thompson, Eric Fisher

Lap Leaders - Dunlap 1-21 Thornhill 22-25

Hard Charger - Borden +13

Skagit Aggregates Modifieds

Heat 1 - Adam Holtrop

Heat 2 - Tyson Blood

Main - Tyson Blood, Rick Smith, Craig Moore, Adam Holtrop, Ben Gunderson, Dave Wolford, Dan Butenschoen, Jeff Jansma, Jeff Blanton

Lap Leaders - Blood 1-25

Outlaw Tuners

Heat 1 - Adam Holtrop

Heat 2 - Howard Vos

Main - Cory Sweatman, Adam Holtrop, Rick Young, Ayuka Carlson, Zach Dalrymple, Howard Vos, Colin Sims, Jon Edwards, Max Tucker, Mike Thomas, Tricia Michelson, Matthew Bonafede, Don Briggs Jr, Mike Mcpherson

Lap Leaders - Holtrop 1-8 Sweatman 9-17

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