Crystal, MI (Wednesday, June 2, 2021) - During what was supposed to be a double-header weekend for the Great Lakes Super Sprints, Dustin Dagget found his way to Victory Lane for the first time this season. Daggett, a veteran of sprint car racing in the great lakes region, used a good starting spot and years of experience to his advantage en route to the win Saturday night.
After Friday night's race at Hartford Motor Speedway was washed out early in the day, teams had ample time to prepare for Crystal Motor Speedway on Saturday. Daggett started the night off as a clear contender when he set quick time with a 13.619, besting Ryan Ruhl's 13.665. From there, Daggett nearly beat the invert finishing second in his heat race behind Phil Gressman.
In the feature, Daggett rolled off alongside Ryan Coniam on the outside pole of the 25 lap event. After two quick cautions before a lap could be completed, Coniam jumped out to the early and convincing lead. Daggett settled into the second position as the laps clicked off around the 3/8ths mile oval. Then, as Coniam caught lapped traffic, Daggett caught Coniam.
Near the halfway mark, Daggett made his move for the lead down the front stretch. Getting inside position, Dagget forced Coniam out of the preferred inside line, taking the lead into turn one and never looking back on his way to a $2,000 payday. Coniam held on for second, with Gregg Dalman finishing third, Ruhl fourth, and Jay Steinebach finished fifth.
Next up for the Great Lakes Super Sprints is a double-header weekend starting Friday, June 4th at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan before heading to Butler Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 5th. For more on the Great Lakes Super Sprints, log onto www.GreatLakesSprints.com
Story - Zach Hiser, Horsepower Happenings
Photo - Jim DenHamer