Drake Edwards after winning at Marysville Raceway Park. (WMR Photo)

Drake Captures Marysville WMR Victory

MARYSVILLE, Calif. — Drake Edwards earned his fourth points-paying Western Midget Racing win of the season when he captured Saturday’s action at Marysville Raceway after a 20-lap feature. Edwards became the third different WMR winner in the series’ three appearances at the speedway.

Logan Mitchell and points leader Bryant Bell split the eight-lap heat races. A five car inversion placed Greg Dennett and Edwards on the front row.

13 Midgets charged into turn one for the main event but trouble struck the field immediately. Nate Wait tagged Mitchell, sending him into a hard flip to end his race in the first corner. Bell struggled to re-fire during the stoppage as well, with the top-two in the championship both retiring from the race.

Edwards and Dennett then collided on the restart in turn one, relegating both cars to the rear of the field.

Jerry Kobza assumed the lead while Edwards charged through the pack. Edwards was up into second by lap three then drove to the outside of Kobza for the lead. Wait crashed in turn one for a caution and Edwards was credited with leading lap four by just .029 seconds.

Edwards led the field into lapped traffic on lap 10. The final caution of the race fell when Kobza spun from second trying to navigate the traffic.

Edwards crossed the line first followed by Anthony Bruno in a career-best second with Adrianna DeMartini earning another podium finish during her rookie campaign. Dennett and Adam Weisberg rounded out the top-five.

Feature Finish (20 Laps)

1. 4R Drake Edwards 2. 54 Anthony Bruno 3. 19 Adrianna DeMartini 4. 7 Greg Dennett 5. 15 Adam Weisberg 6. 3 Jerry Kobza 7. 66 Darin Horton 8. 35 Blaine Craft 9. 68x Gene Sigal 10. 68 Marvin Mitchell 11. 35W Nate Wait 12. 09 Bryant Bell 13. 11 Logan Mitchell