BROWNSTOWN, Ill. – Kevin Thomas Jr. won the No Way Out 40 for non-winged sprint cars for the second time in his career on Saturday night at Brownstown Speedway, earning $7,500.
Thomas joins the late Bryan Clauson as the only two-time winners of the No Way Out 40.
Thomas jumped out to an early lead, but fell back through the field after almost making contact with another competitor. Paul Nienhiser would take the lead at that point, but Brady Bacon would charge to the lead by the halfway mark, riding the high side of the track.
A yellow flag with six laps remaining saw Bacon with the lead, but Thomas had worked his way back to second for the restart. During the restart Bacon’s car had a mechanical problem, handing the lead to Thomas.
Thomas would go on to win the feature and the $7,500 top prize.
Robert Ballou finished second ahead of Nienhiser, Chase Stockon and Kyle Cummins.
Tyler Neal won the pro late model feature while Zachary Stalker picked up the win in the modified class.
The race was streamed live by SPEED SPORT TV affiliate Dirt2Media.
Kevin Thomas Jr., Robert Ballou, Paul Nienhiser, Chase Stockon, Kyle Cummins, Jake Swanson, Logan Seavey, Brandon Mattox, Scotty Weir, Brady Short, Carson Short, Dickie Gaines, Brady Bacon, Jordan Kinser, Justin Grant, Tim Creech, A.J. Hopkins, Jadon Rogers, Chris Phillips, Kyle Shipley.