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Sexton Strong In Wilmot Feature Win

WILMOT, Wis. — A first feature win in over 13 years, a follow-up win to last year’s final night and two mains that saw mechanical woes send race leaders to the pits highlighted racing action at Wilmot Speedway. 

Dan Wade jumped out into the lead of the 20-lap Liftpro powered by Gandrud Chevrolet/Hepfner Racing Products Wings Wilmot 604 Crate Engine Winged Sprint Car track series feature. 

The only caution came on lap two.  Sexton powered to the outside on the backstretch coming out of turn two on the fifth circuit, using the high side cushion to take the lead.

Sexton pulled away to the victory. Ion Stear came on strong at the end to take second in a tight battle with third place finisher Wade. Chris Klemko was fourth. Ellie Hensley had a career-best fifth place finish.

“It’s been a long time,” said Tommy Sexton, a five-time Wilmot champion in various classes including mini-modified, Modified Racing Association, Modified and three-time Wilmot sprint car champion. 

“That was fun, but it was a elbows up kind of track and a heat race like feature as far as competition goes.  I have to thank all of my crew, sponsors, my fiance Rhonda Bell and we’re getting married here at the race track (8-24-24).  Next week I am coming as a fan, as a spectator, to see what’s going to be a great show.”

Jay Orr won the Bandit 4-Cylinder Stock Car feature while the Unified Street Stock feature went to Craig Kreuser. 

The 20-lap IMCA Modified went to Joel Crowbridge.