Spencer Bayston holds back late challenge for WoO Sprints win at Bristol

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Spencer Bayston got his first WoO win of 2022

Spencer Bayston is in his first full season as a World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series driver and on Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway he picked up his first victory of the 2022 campaign. The driver from Lebanon, Indiana earned a total of $25,000 for his efforts on the half-mile track in Bristol, Tennessee on the second night of the Bristol Bash.

A total of 24 cars were signed in for competition.

Qualifying Results: 1. Rico Abreu(13.517), 2. Spencer Bayston, 3. Kerry Madsen, 4. Logan Schuchart, 5. Kyle Larson, 6. David Gravel, 7. Anthony Macri, 8. Jacob Allen, 9. Sheldon Haudenschild, 10. Kraig Kinser, 11. Aaron Reutzel, 12. James McFadden, 13. Donny Schatz, 14. Brock Zearfoss, 15. Carson Macedo, 16. Landon Myers, 17. Brad Sweet, 18. John Carney, 19. Bill Rose, 20. Noah Gass, 21. Brian Paulus, 22. Jason Sides, 23. Matt Frisbie, 24. Jake Spoon

Heat 1 Results: 1. Rico Abreu, 2. Logan Schuchart, 3. Donny Schatz, 4. Anthony Macri, 5. Kraig Kinser, 6. Bill Rose, 7. Landon Myers, 8. Jason Myers

Heat 2 Results: 1. Spencer Bayston, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Jacob Allen, 4. Aaron Reutzel, 5. Brad Sweet, 6. Brock Zearfoss, 7. Noah Gass, 8. Matt Frisbie

Heat 3 Results: 1. Kerry Madsen, 2. David Gravel, 3. James McFadden, 4. Carson Macedo, 5. Sheldon Haudenschild, 6. Brian Paulus, 7. Jake Spoon

Dash Results: 1. Bayston, 2. Schuchart, 3. Larson, 4. Abreu, 5. Gravel, 6. Madsen

Feature Re-cap: At the start of the 25-lap feature it was Bayston who went to the early lead with Larson, Schuchart, Abreu and Gravel trailing. Bayston built a lead of just over one second until he encountered slower traffic on lap 8.

Larson began to reel in the leader in traffic then began to look low in hopes of making a move with 10 laps remaining. Friday night winner Schuchart closed in on the lead duo as the laps clicked away. The top-3 ran in very tight formation over the final five circuits in a race that ran at a torrid pace.

As the cars took the white flag Larson and Schuchart were engaged in a fierce battle for the lead. Then, a caution flag waved for the slowing car of McFadden.

On the restart for the green/white/flag finish, Larson made a couple of valiant dives to the inside for the lead but Bayston held off the reigning NASCAR champion to claim his first win of the 2022 season.

Feature Results: Spencer Bayston, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Logan Schuchart, 4. Rico Abreu, 5. David Gravel, 6. Kerry Madsen, 7. Carson Macedo, 8. Donny Schatz, 9. Anthony Macri, 10. Aaron Reultzel, 11. Jacob Allen, 12. Brock Zearfoss, 13. Brad Sweet, 14. Sheldon Haudenschild, 15. Kraig Kinser, 16. Bill Rose, 17. James Mcfadden, 18. John Carney, 19. Noah Gass, 20. Jason Sides

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