Spencer Saunders Finally Parks It in Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway Victory Lane; Bradley Kilby Ties Putman in Points with Win

Hampton, VA – Spencer Saunders finally closes the deal in the Cycle City Corp Legends divisions to pick up his first victory in over three years at Langley Speedway. Tommy Jackson Jr., who has had a not so great start to the 2017 season, bounced back this weekend to lay down the fastest time of afternoon to earn him the pole for the 25-lap feature. Saunders lap was just slower than his and he would line up second.

It got pretty hairy early when the field came off turn two three wide battling for third. Jackson and Saunders had cleared the field and the racing was on behind them. Somehow the drivers found a way to get things under control and in a straight line. The field clicked out ten circuits around the .395-mile oval before trouble plagued the middle of the pack.

The lead almost changed hands as the field worked lap number ten, however, things would be put on pause just after Saunders passed Tommy Jackson down the backstretch coming to lap eleven from the spinning Zach Lightfoot. Because the caution was displayed for the car facing the wrong way in turn two and the field was not able to complete the lap, Jackson was awarded the lead as officials revert to the last completed green flag lap.

Once Lightfoot was able to get going back in the right direction the Krispy Kreme cone was set on the front stretch. Giving drivers the chance to give up their position in line to restart on the outside, Cody Carlton and Woody Howard elect to try their luck. When the green was displayed we ran into big problems on the backstretch. The outside line looked to stall and Jamie Price made contact off turn two with Carlton that sent him into the outside wall. Woody Howard, Devon Courtney, Colby Flowers, and Zach Lightfoot all got a piece of the action in some form or fashion.

Once all the drivers were checked and okay, clean up was complete, it was time to go back racing. Saunders kept tight to Jackson once again setting up the right time to make his move. That time looked to be lap nineteen when the number seven of Saunders forced his way under Jackson out of two and took the lead. Fighting right back Jackson, Jr. regained the lead with his very own power move exiting two. With one last effort to seal the deal, Spencer took an aggressive line coming off of turn four and to the white flag to drive past Jackson into turn one and collect his first win of the season.

“Yes it’s been a long time coming, I think the last time in Victory Lane was in 2014 so what, three years ago”, Saunders mentioned in Victory Lane. “Just a lot of second, thirds and a lot of hard work has gone into this car”. I just want to thank all the fans who come out and support me every week”.

 

Bradley Kilby picked up his fourth pole and third win of the 2017 campaign this past weekend at Larry King Law’s Langley Speedway in the Cycle City Corp INEX Bando division. Autumn Weaver, who has also picked up a victory this year, looked poised to give the young man a very honest run for his money until she would go for a spin to bring out the races first and the only caution. Once back green, Kilby had some challenge from Cole Bruce but was able to hang onto the lead. Kilby’s third win ties him with Jacob Putman, who finished third, for the points lead with 173.

 

Legends Results;

  1. #7 Spencer Saunders; 25
  2. #87 Tommy Jackson Jr; 25
  3. #22 Brian May; 25
  4. #33 Coby Flowers; 25
  5. #7l Zach Lightfoot; 25
  6. #88 Ryan Center; 25
  7. #17 Devon Courtney; 25
  8. #31 David Brandt; 23
  9. #4 Chris Hayes; 23
  10. #08 Jamie Price; 10
  11. #94 Cody Carlton; 10
  12. #14 Woody Howard; 10

 

Bando Results;

  1. #5 Bradley Kilby; 15
  2. #31 Cole Bruce; 15
  3. #3 Jacob Putman; 15
  4. #18 Autumn Weaver; 15
  5. #48 Wesley Newell; 15
  6. #22 Wyatt Philyaw; 15
  7. #87 Kenton Case; 12
  8. #8 Jacob Derrick; 11

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