Hunter Schuerenberg won at Wayne County Saturday
After the heats I went back to the pits and Buddy’s car was sitting there without much activity around it. I mean, the crew was lazily removing the crushed top wing and a few other things so it looked like Buddy was done. The left rear shock was not attached to anything at the top of it, so that may have been a broken frame. However, as they were coming up to B-main time, all of a sudden, Buddy’s crew started running across the pits and to another smaller trailer. Upon opening the trailer, they wheeled out a backup car that looked identical to the original, except the tail tank was number 1 instead of 11. They pushed the car over to the big trailer and proceeded to get it ready for the B. They barely got it out in time. Starting at the back, Buddy struggled to move forward and gained only 2 spots. He was in the A, but they ended up parking it for the night instead of racing the A.
The dash was all Spithaler as he raced away for the win. He was followed by Schurenburg, Peck, PPM, Wise and Thomas.
As the A was getting ready, a big, ominous cloud was getting so close to the track and you could see the rain. But it never quite reached the track. Hurry up, hurry up! Let’s get this race in!
At the start, it looked like Schuerenburg jumped before Spithaler did and Hunter grabbed the lead. I thought they would bring it back but it stayed green. Spithaler fell back, but Schurenburg stayed out front all the way. Around lap 15, Peck got around 2nd running PPM and then started to chase Schuerenburg, even getting close in traffic, but a yellow on lap 28 cleared away the lappers and Hunter had a clear track for the restart. Peck made a valiant charge but it was Schurenburg passing the checkered flag first. Peck, Wise, PPM, Courtney, Thomas, Wilson, Eliason, Henry and Spithaler rounded out the top 10.
Thank you All Stars and thank you Wayne County Speedway! See you at the next race!