Bayston, outperformed 46 other Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions competitors Saturday night. Pushing forward from seventh from the main event grid he secured his position on feature podium.
Cole Duncan finished second during the 40-lap program, followed by Tim Shaffer, Dale Blaney, and defending Arctic Cat All Star champion Chad Kemenah.
Spencer Bayston said, “Holy crap, we’re in victory lane here at Attica Raceway Park. I didn’t even know how to get to victory lane or where to go. I drove on to the front stretch, but I figured out pretty quick that was wrong. This place is absolutely packed. A big ‘thanks’ to all of the fans for coming out here tonight. Hopefully you guys enjoyed it.”
At the Pole Cole Duncan took tood the lead followed by Shawn Dancer and California native Carson Macedo. Duncan maintained the top spot during the first seven circuits, ultimately surrendering the point position to Carson Macedo on lap eight. It took Macedo two attempts to get around Duncan, eventually pulling slide job between turns three and four to take the lead. Utilizing the very topside of the speedway, Macedo cruised out in front of the field for the next five circuits, but a mechanical problem on lap 14 pulled him out of contention.
Inheriting the top spot, Bayston was the man to watch.Previously climbing from the inside of row four to seize third on lap six, and moving into second on lap 11.The former USAC National Midget Rookie of the Year hit traffic for the first time just beyond the halfway mark, but still maintained a three second advantage, eventually increasing his command to four seconds by lap 30.
A late-race caution on lap 33 stacked the field one last time, but no one could catch him, he took the checkered flag with a two second advantage ahead of Cole Duncan and Tim Shaffer.
Bayston said, “We were getting through traffic pretty clean there. I wasn’t really sure who was behind me. I could feel the rubber starting to build, so I just tried to be as conservative as I could with my tires. I can’t thank Kevin and Jordan Swindell, as well as my parents, enough for this opportunity. They have done so much with this program. This is going to be a fun year.”
One week from today, the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude their April tour of The Buckeye State with a visit to the Wayne County Speedway near Orrville, Ohio, on Saturday, April 22.