“It might have been something with the tires,” he said. “I didn’t want to wreck. We wanted to get a solid finish, which we did.”
Spencer Bayston set the fast time; winning a heat race and the feature for the Mel Kenyon Midgets as he started his rookie season campaign in impressive fashion.
It was only Bayston’s, fifth time in competition with the series.
Bayston slipped inside of Jessica Bean entering Turn 3 to take the lead with 11 laps remaining and went on to record the victory.
Alexandria’s Clayton Gaines, who recorded his first-ever win in a heat race, led the first 14 laps until Bean and Bayston got underneath coming off the second corner.
Bayston won by 4.5 seconds followed by Bean, Travis Young (2012 champion), Cordy Horn and Gaines.
“I just ran a good line,” Bayston said. “I’m very happy.”