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Champions Crowned At Skagit Speedway

ALGER, Wash. – On the final night of point racing in 2022, four champions were crowned at Skagit Speedway.

Three champions capped their year with main event wins, with Brett McGhie, Rick Smith and Adam Holtrop taking the feature win to go with their season title.

Chase Goetz played the ultimate spoiler in the 360 division, taking the main event win while Jason Solwold won the track title. 

Three different drivers each held the lead twice in the Budweiser 360 Sprints season finale.

Jason Solwold led the first six laps before Goetz snagged the top spot from him on a restart.

Solwold drove back by Goetz to take the lead on lap eight, while Trey Starks moved himself into contention, driving from his seventh place starting spot to third.

Solwold held the lead until lap 15 when Starks got by him to take the top spot.

As Starks went to extend his lead, he encountered a mechanical failure, ending his night and handing the lead back to Solwold for a lap 18 restart.

Solwold looked to be working towards his second feature win of the year when his car lost speed, allowing Goetz to clear him for the lead on lap 25. It was all Goetz the rest of the way in taking the win ahead of Colton Heath and Greg Hamilton.

Despite whatever slowed him persisting through the checkered flag, Solwold kept enough speed to finish fifth on the night and took home the season title in the process for the Shaylen Raye Motorsports team. 

It took six tries to get the Sportsman Sprint main up and running, with attrition playing a huge factor throughout the field. As the checkered flag fell, it was McGhie leading every lap of the main event and securing the season championship in the process. Bill Rude and Steve Vague rounded out the podium. 

Smith finished out his impressive season with another feature win for Team Geritol racing and a season championship to boot. Rick led all 25 laps of the main event without challenge after securing the pole position by winning the scramble. Second went to Ben Gunderson and third was Alan Grimbly. 

Holtrop capped off his championship with an entertaining win in the Hornet class. After winning the scramble, Holtrop chased Colin Sims around for four laps before sneaking by him on lap five and held strong the rest of the way for the win. Roger Burt came from dead last to challenge Holtrop late but would end up second while Brian Michelson started second to last and raced to third. 

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