Bayston Bags Three Top Ten’s
Photo 1 by: Brendon Bauman – Photo 2 by: Finish Line Promotions
INDIANAPOLIS (Apr. 11, 2017) – Spencer Bayston claimed three top ten finishes, in two different divisions, over the course of three nights of racing. A 2nd place finish in the Swindell Speedlab No. 39, alongside 2nd and 6th place finishes in the Keith Kunz Motorsports No.97 entry, made for a successful weekend for the driver from Lebanon, Indiana.
Friday night, Bayston would play bridesmaid to Brad Loyet during MOWA (Mid-West Open Wheel Association) racing competition. Bayston climbed aboard the Kevin Swindell owned 410-winged sprint car and promptly set Quick Time in qualifications under a new series format. The 10.247 second lap would also leave Bayston the track record holder at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois.
Bayston would start in the pole position for the MOWA main event, but the top side proved to be the faster line as Loyet jumped to the lead. After several cautions, Bayston would challenge Loyet for the top spot at the start-finish line, but Loyet would prevail; Bayston coming home second.
“I’m excited to get back in the wing car and get some more seat time,” Bayston said. “We ran well last weekend at I30 Speedway in Little Rock (Arkansas) coming from 17th and finishing 4th. It was nice to start a little further up front and contend for a win. I can’t thank the Swindells enough for this opportunity. Looks like it’s shaping up to be a really great season.”
Switching gears Saturday and Sunday night, Bayston would strap in his Keith Kunz Toyota for some USAC National Midget competition during the Kokomo Grand Prix (Kokomo, Indiana). Bayston took ProSource Fast Time honors laying down the fastest qualifying lap of the 35 entries.
He would go on to win his heat race after starting in the 6th position, guaranteeing himself a spot in the main event. Bayston started on the third row during the first night of the Kokomo Grand Prix, battling his way to the front, and eventually grabbing a 2nd place podium.
The final night of the Kokomo Grand Prix would prove less than thrilling for Bayston after spinning out passing for the 4th position, on lap 10 of the feature. He would however, tag the tail of the field, and race his way back up to a 6th place finish scoring his third and final top ten of the weekend.
“I would like the congratulate Brady Bacon for winning both nights,” said Bayston. “I was able to battle with him for the lead on Saturday and just came up a little short. I made a driver error on Sunday passing for 4th and had to go to the tail. I came back up through the field and finished 6th, just ran out of laps. My crew chief, Al, always gives me fast race cars. Driver just has to do a little better next time.”
Bayston heads to Attica, Ohio in the Swindell Speedlab No.39 April 14th & 15th, where he will try to double dip during back-to-back races at Attica Raceway Park.
Spencer Bayston would like to thank the following sponsors: Keith Kunz Motorsports, Toyota Racing, Bullet by Spike Chassis, Curb Records, Simpson Race Products, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems.
Swindell Speedlab would like to thank the following sponsors: John Christner Trucking, Mike Curb and Curb Records, MPI Steering Wheels, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Arai Helmets, Racing Optics, Maxim Chassis, DMI, Hoosier Racing Tires, Sweet Manufacturing, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Kenny’s Components, High Performance Lubricants.
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