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Brad Sweet (center) shares victory lane with Tyler Courtney (right) and Spencer Bayston. (High Limit photo)

Sweet Breaks Through In High Limit Tilt

ARDMORE, Okla. — In his 10th start with Kubota High Limit Racing, Brad Sweet finally broke through and won Friday’s stop at Southern Oklahoma Speedway to get his first series victory worth $12,000.

“The Big Cat” started third in the 30-lap A-Main and followed polesitter Spencer Bayston for the opening five laps before the first restart allowed the Grass Valley, Calif., native a chance to take the lead on lap six.

Once around Bayston, the Kasey Kahne Racing, NAPA Auto Parts No. 49 set sail and cruised to the win after battling lap traffic and overcoming a green-white-checkered.

Championship leader Tyler Courtney maintained his points lead over Brad Sweet thanks to a hard-charging effort from 12th-to-2nd aboard the Clauson-Marshall Racing, NOS Energy Drink No. 7bc.

For Sunshine, it’s his sixth podium in eight races as he holds onto a 28-point advantage ahead of Salina Highbanks Speedway on Saturday.

Bayston made his first appearance on the podium this season with a third-place effort aboard the CJB Motortsports, TrueTimber No. 5 after beginning the night with a track record in qualifying and a dash victory.

Brent Marks and Corey Day rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 49-Brad Sweet[3]; 2. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[12]; 3. 5-Spencer Bayston[1]; 4. 19-Brent Marks[5]; 5. 14-Corey Day[8]; 6. 24-Rico Abreu[4]; 7. 88-Tanner Thorson[16]; 8. 83-James McFadden[10]; 9. 9P-Parker Price Miller[17]; 10. 8-Cory Eliason[2]; 11. 9-Kasey Kahne[7]; 12. 13-Justin Peck[11]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen[15]; 14. 42-Sye Lynch[14]; 15. 26-Zeb Wise[6]; 16. 41-Dominic Scelzi[19]; 17. 9S-Kyle Clark[23]; 18. 1-Brenham Crouch[18]; 19. 01J-Jeb Sessums[22]; 20. 52-Blake Hahn[21]; 21. 88R-Ryder Laplante[20]; 22. (DNF) 1J-Danny Jennings[24]; 23. (DNF) 5T-Ryan Timms[13]; 24. (DNF) 55-Chris Windom[9]