Jaylon Shannon scores Sportsman triumph at I-75

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Jaylon Shannon won Saturday’s Sportsman feature at I-75

Along with the United Crate Racing Alliance main event that was contested on Saturday night at I-75 Raceway, the Sweetwater, Tenn. facility also hosted racing in other classes, including the Sportsman division. In that race, Jaylon Shannon ultimately came away as the winner from a caution-filled feature.

Shannon was fastest in qualifying among the twelve cars to be signed in for competition for the Sportsman class when he turned a lap of 13.801 seconds around the third-mail clay oval. Justin Winters, Scottie Hogan, Isaac Boring and D.J. Shannon rounded out the top-5 on the feature starting grid.

No heat races were contested for the division.

There had to be multiple attempts to start the feature as incidents occurred before a lap could be completed in each case. Hogan and seventh qualifier Michael Courtney were among the potential contenders who were eliminated from those early mishaps.

Jaylon Shannon grabbed the lead when the race originally scheduled for 20 laps got underway. Winters, Boring and DJ Shannon followed the leader on the initial circuit. DJ Shannon and John Smith moved forward on lap 2 as they sailed passed Boring to take third and fourth respectively.

Jaylon Shannon and Winters separated themselves from the pack as the race stayed under green flag conditions for several laps. However, a lap 7 caution for a spin by Bo Allison erased their advantage. DJ Shannon also dropped out of the race during that yellow flag session.

On the ensuing restart, Winters made a bid to wrest the lead of the race away from Jaylon Shannon but the No. 22 machine was able to keep his challenger in arrears after a couple of side-by-side laps of racing.

Eventually, however, the race had to be cut short due to pending weather and the length of time required for the cleanups from those early race cautions.

Jaylon Shannon won the race to the checkered flag ahead of Justin Winters, John Smith, bobby Doss and Isaac Boring.

 

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