ALGER, Wash. – One week after leaving in an ambulance, Bill Rude had the night of his life at Skagit Speedway.
Rude pulled off a clean sweep and set a track record in the Cook Road Shell Sportsman Sprints Saturday evening.
Zack Fuller and Brian Michelson joined him as winners on the night.
The night started with Rude setting a track record in time trials with a blistering lap of 11.883 seconds, nearly a full tenth under the old mark. After winning his heat race, the veteran took full advantage of an eight invert to lead every lap of the main event, keeping Evan Margeson and Kelsey Carpenter at bay to capture the win and secure the clean sweep in epic fashion.
Cory Swatzina and Joe Lyon were the other heat race winners.
Fuller took his first Skagit Speedway win in the Skagit Aggregates Modifieds with ease, taking the lead on lap six from Mike Steltz and driving away to an unchallenged win from there. Behind him, the battle for second was chaotic with multiple drivers holding the spot before Tim Phillips secured it for good late ahead of eventual third place finisher Ben Gunderson.
The three heat races were won by Tyler Ketchum, Rick Smith and Craig Moore.
Week two of the Outlaw Tuners saw Brian Michelson win with ease as he led every lap of the main event by a huge margin. Much like the modified race, the action occurred for second, where Howard Vos ended up coming from the back of the pack to take the spot ahead of Colin Sims.
Vos and Mike Macpherson won the heat races.