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Ryan Kimball Goes From Back to the Front for Sunset Speedway Feature Victory

(C)Eric Uprichard | Sunset Speedway

In what has been deemed as one of the strongest performances at Sunset Speedway, Ryan Kimball made his way from the back of the field to score his second feature victory of the 2017 campaign.

Starting from the tail, he avoided some of the chaos ahead of him – including a five-car crash in turn three early in the event, making progress up through to the front of the field. He’d make his way into second in the final laps, getting by Rick Spencer-Walt on a late-race restart to take home the victory.

Rick Spencer-Walt crossed the line in second, backing up his fourth from the first feature on the night. It marks his 13th top-five of 2017, and his fifth straight top-four finish, proving his team has their program on point.

Travis Hallyburton finished third for his second podium of the night, as he placed third in the first feature. It marks his eighth top-five of 2017.

After winning the first feature, Gord Shepherd drove from 12th to fourth for his 17th top-five finish. It will help keep the steady gap that he has grown in the points standings by being the most consistent driver this season with just one finish (eighth) outside of the top-five.

Chris Morrow rounded out the top-five with his ninth top-five of 2017, followed by Thayne Hallyburton in sixth with his 14th top-10 finish. Taylor Holdaway rebounded from a spin in the first feature to place seventh in the second, which was nice to see after watching that team struggle over the past couple of weeks.

Both Nick Goetz and Ron Quesnelle found themselves facing backwards at one point or another throughout this feature in turns three and four, but they both rebounded for top-10 finishes. Goetz finished eighth for his 15th top-10, followed by Quesnelle in ninth with his fourth top-10. Mike Wilkinson rounded out the top-10 for his sixth top-10 of 2017.

Dwayne Baker finished 11th, followed by Paul Maltese and Kendra Adams; both Maltese and Adams were involved in the five-car crash on Lap 4, with significant damage for Maltese. Billy Zardo finished 14th following a spin, with Jordan Latimer in 15th. Al Inglis was 16th, followed by Brittney Gresel, with Gresel as another one of those cars involved.

Ernie Fumerton rounded out the field in 18th after experiencing a fire, followed by being involved in the crash.


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