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Zach Blurton in victory lane. (ASCS photo)

Blurton Bursts To Wakeeney Score

WAKEENEY, Kan. — Leading start to finish at WaKeeney Speedway, Zach Blurton found his way into victory lane with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network on Sunday night.

Pocketing $5,000 in the Western Kansas Showdown, Blurton is the 163rd driver to win with the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network, the eighth from the state of Kansas, and first from Quinter.

Working through several attempts at the start, the green finally waved with Blurton taking off with the lead. Slowed again after a single lap, the red lights came on after contact sent Wayne Johnson flipping violently off the top of the third turn.

Back to green with Hahn and Martin chasing, the leaders were in traffic by lap five as the line began migrating to the center. Picking through the slower cars, Blurton was faced with the task of fending off Hahn a few laps later.

Going pass for pass around lapped cars, Hahn edged ahead of the No. 2j for the point, but the caution would bring the field back to the last fully completed lap.

Advancing Blurton back to the lead, the No. 2j worked on hitting his marks. A final caution putting the field at six laps to run, Zach pulled away by 2.215 seconds at the finish.

Crossing second, Hahn’s three consecutive podium finishes on the weekend helped advance the defending series champion into the point’s lead by 41. Brining his run of podium finishes to four in a row, Martin now finds himself 56 points out of the lead.

A rebound night for Brandon Anderson, who suffered a DNF after leading on Friday, the No. 55b crossed fourth with Jake Bubak breathing down his neck the entire race to finish fifth.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2J-Zach Blurton[1]; 2. 52-Blake Hahn[2]; 3. 36-Jason Martin[3]; 4. 55B-Brandon Anderson[6]; 5. 1B-Jake Bubak[7]; 6. 95-Matt Covington[8]; 7. 1X-Tim Crawley[13]; 8. 24-Garet Williamson[20]; 9. 10-Landon Britt[22]; 10. 17B-Ryan Bickett[10]; 11. 7C-Chris Morgan[18]; 12. 10K-Jordan Knight[17]; 13. 10P-Dylan Postier[16]; 14. 1-Nick Haygood[24]; 15. 2-Dylan Opdahl[21]; 16. 45X-Kyler Johnson[9]; 17. 47-Brant O’Banion[14]; 18. 77B-Michael Bingham[23]; 19. 187-Landon Crawley[5]; 20. 10X-Lincoln Drewis[19]; 21. 6-Kaden Taylor[15]; 22. 10C-Jeremy Campbell[12]; 23. 2B-Brett Becker[4]; 24. 2C-Wayne Johnson[11]

 

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