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Sexton Soars, Closes Wilmot Season With Sprint Car Win

WILMOT, Wis. — With lightning in the air and rain not far off, the Wilmot Raceway season came to a close with the Fall Spectacular on Saturday. 

Wilmot completed its entire season schedule without losing a single night to weather.

Tommy Sexton took the checkered flag in a hotly contested 20-lap 604 Crate Engine Winged Sprint Car feature. Chris Klemko took the initial lead, maintaining it until seven laps remained.

Sexton shot into the lead just prior to a pair of back to back cautions for unrelated incidents.  Sexton, who came out of retirement for the August 16 fair race of the 604 Crate Engine Winged Sprint Cars at the suggestion of Klemko, scored the win.  Klemko held on to second with a fast finishing Brian Kristan taking a close third. Ryan Marshall was fourth. Ellie Hensley, who earlier won her first heat race ever, was fifth.

“Chris talked me into giving it a try for the fair race,” said Sexton. “Then I saw the car roll out of the trailer and it’s replica paint scheme of my championship car from years ago.  Then it’s mainly his crew that also pits for me.  It was a fun race and to be in victory lane after all of these years, I have to thank my family, sponsors and the ones who were behind me back then too. 

“This is a great way to end the season.”

The 20-lap Open Competition Non-Winged Sprints saw Ryan Marshall overcome an early spin to win.

The Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Cars championship was won by Ryan Johnson as David McKellips won the race. 

Scott Barnharst narrowly missed the modified title despite winning the race. Joel Seegert secured the championship.