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|Stewart Swoops in for Win at Skagit Speedway
Alger, WA - The old adage is “It’s better to be lucky than good.” On Friday night, Shane Stewart proved to be both lucky AND good as he raced to a victory on night one of the Outlaw Energy Showdown at Skagit Speedway with the World of Outlaw Craftsman Sprint Car Series.
Brad Sweet led the initial eight laps of the thirty lap feature at Skagit Speedway with his KKR teammate Daryn Pittman in hot pursuit and Stewart reeling the pair in as the entered slower traffic. Disaster struck for the lead pair on lap nine as Sweet collided with the back of a slower car, collecting Pittman with him as Stewart snuck through the narrowest of holes to avoid contact and take the lead as the race went to caution. Shane survived three more restarts over the course of the contest to pick up the victory, with Jason Johnson nipping at his heels in second and Jac Haudenschild holding off Donny Schatz to round out the podium. Stewart was quick time on the night. Heat winners were Haudenschild, Pittman and Johnson. Jacob Allen won the Last Chance Showdown.
The Northwest Focus Midget Series was the support division on Friday night, with 30 cars ready to battle it out for supremacy. Evan Margeson took the victory on the evening, taking the lead for the first time from Nik Larson on lap 11 before slipping up and letting Nick Evans by on lap 23. Margeson was undeterred, driving back underneath Evans in turn one to retake the lead on lap 24 and running on to the win. Evans settled for second with Tristin Thomas taking third. Heat winners were Tristin, Garrett Thomas and Eric Turner. Shane Smith won the B Main.
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