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Ross Bailes Takes Drydene Xtreme Win At Lake View

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Ross Bailes Takes Drydene Xtreme Win At Lake View

Ross Bailes Takes Drydene Xtreme Win At Lake View

LAKE VIEW, SC (February 20) – Clover, SC’s Ross Bailes took the lead from fast qualifier, Matthew Nance, with six laps to go and led the rest of the way to take the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series win Saturday night at Lake View Motor Speedway.

Nance was the quickest in qualifying with a lap of 90.452 miles per hour around the fast 4/10 mile speedway. Nance, Kyle Strickler, and Cla Knight each scored heat race wins.

Ross Bailes Takes Drydene Xtreme Win At Lake View

After the top six qualifiers redrew for their starting positions, Bailes started on the pole, but Nance was able to take the lead as the duo raced down the backstretch. They quickly worked their way into slower traffic, following Kale Green and Jimmy Sharpe for several laps. On lap 25, Green slowed abruptly down the back stretch in front of Nance, with Nance and Bailes both receiving body damage as Green spun.

On the restart, it was clear that Nance’s Rum Runner Racing machine was not as strong as it had been, as Bailes started to look for a way around. Bailes made the winning move with a pass on the high side of turns three and four on lap 34. Bailes led the rest of the way for the win over Nance, Knight, Dustin Mitchell, and NASCAR Truck Series driver, Stewart Friesen. Rounding out the top 10 were Daulton Wilson, Strickler, Chris Madden, Trent Ivey, and Pearson Lee Williams.

Jeff Parsons took the lead from Andrew Durham on an early restart and led the rest of the way to score the Mid-East Modified Tour win. The restart was set up by a caution for Jeff Robinson after he made contact with the front stretch wall. Stephen Padulla finished second over Durham, Chris Stowe, and Case Daniels.

Ross Bailes

The Mid-East Street Stocks made their debut at Lake View with Ricky Greene scoring the win after a late-race penalty for the apparent winner. Andy Stewart crossed the finish line first, but was dropped one position after jumping the final restart of the race. Finishing behind Stewart and Greene were Brandon Carter, Caleb McLaughlin, and Evan Williams.

The regular season opener at Lake View Motor Speedway will be on Saturday night, March 20th featuring a $1500 to win race for the Late Models, as well as the debut of the Carolina Outlaw Super Streets, 602 Open Wheel Modifieds, Crate Racin’ USA Street Stocks, Stock V8s, and SCDRA Front Wheel Drives. The track will host open practices for all cars on March 6th and March 13th. For more information, please “Like” Lake View Motor Speedway on Facebook, follow @LakeViewDirt on Twitter or by visiting lakeviewmotorspeedway.com.

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