PORT ROYAL, Pa. – Logan Wagner led all 25 laps to capture his fifth Weikert’s Livestock 410 Sprint Car victory of the season Saturday at Port Royal Speedway.
“I’m soo thankful to be with a team like this and have people who support me and make all this happen.” said Wagner. “The car was excellent as it has been all year and I’m just happy to be in this position.”
As a result of earning the most points after dual six-lap heats, Wagner started on the pole with Dustin Baney on the outside front row. Wagner quickly jumped out the early lead over fourth starting A.J. Flick and fifth starting Ryan Taylor.
The races only caution would fly on lap four as Tyler Bear got sideways in turn three and collected T.J. Stutts as well. Both cars would be able to re-join the field.
When green flag racing resumed, it was Wagner again jumping out to a sizeable lead. Taylor, using the bottom of turn’s one and two to slide past Flick, set his sights on Wagner as he moved into the second spot.
Wagner would enter lap traffic on lap 10. Before that, Wagner had been trying multiple lines of the speedway, with Taylor catching him and getting to his tail tank on several laps. With a .347-second lead at the halfway mark, Wagner knew it was time to make his move.
“I was moving around trying to see where the car was working,” said Wagner. “Once I saw Ryan show his nose, I knew it was time to go. I went back up top and just tried to hold on.”
With Flick, Dylan Cisney and Jared Esh putting on an exciting battle for the third position behind them, Wagner began to stretch his lead again over the final laps. Ultimately, he would cross the checkered flag by a margin of 1.434 second lead over Taylor, Flick, Esh and Cisney.
“I just can’t say enough about this team and my crew,” said Wagner, who expanded his series points lead to 400 points. “Even when we are not at our best, I feel like we can win races. Tonight showed that and we earned this one.”
For Taylor, he was looking for his first win since the beginning of the season but was happy with the improvement his team continues to show.
“We found some stuff during the Dream Race and we been working at duplicating that and just being more consistent,” said Taylor. “We held our own with Logan and not too many people have been able to do that with them this year. I just got to get better in lap traffic if I want to complete the deal. But I’m happy.”
Logan Wagner, Ryan Taylor, A.J. Flick, Jared Esh, Dylan Cisney, Danny Varin, Tyler Reeser, Dan Shetler, Kyle Smith, T.J. Stutts, Mike Wagner, Rick Lafferty, Dustin Baney, Jeff Miller, Tyler Walton, Nicole Bower, Trenton Sheaffer, Cory Thornton, Tyler Bear, Ryan Linder, Vince Snyder.