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Dean Captures First WSoA Win; Sutton Goes Back-to-Back


New Smyrna Beach, FL - An intense side-by-side battle for the first two laps with Derrick Griffith was the most work that Bluffton, South Carolina's, Gus Dean had to do to before collecting his first career World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing win on Sunday night at New Smyrna Speedway. Starting on the outside pole, Dean was able to drive around Griffith on the outside of the race track to take the lead; a position he never gave back. In fact, Dean stretched out his advantage to over two seconds at the end of the 35-lap contest.


In the Pro Late Model contest, early race cautions slowed the event and put the race in jeopardy of being cut short due to time. However, a long green-flag run in the middle of the 35-lapper was all the field needed to go the distance. Jimmy Renfrew and Dawson Sutton were locked in an intense battle at the front of the field, as Sutton tracked down Renfrew from his seventh starting spot. Inside of 10 laps to go, Sutton was working Renfrew trying to get a run to his inside; his efforts would be slowed, though, when a caution flew. On the restart, Renfrew chose the outside line, the opening that Sutton needed to take the lead. An impressive rebound put Hunter Wright as the runner-up for a second straight night. Wright had to battle back after going to the tail when he was involved in a crash early in the race.


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Story - Zach Hiser

Photo - Racing America


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