Despite qualifying deep in the field for the first feature on Saturday night at Sunset Speedway, Rick Spencer-Walt rebounded for a pair of top-10 finishes.
The 2016 Peterborough Speedway Champion started the first 35-lapper from 16th, and began to make up ground in the first half, running 11th as of the halfway mark. He continued to move forward, missing an incident on Lap 20 to break into the top-10. From there, he continued to move forward, battling Brittney Gresel for eighth with 10 laps to go.
He got the spot, continuing to move forward as he got alongside Paul Maltese for seventh, but the caution would fly for an incident on the backstretch. Restarting eighth with five laps to go, he was able to get back alongside Maltese and pass him for seventh before taking the checkered flag.
Starting eighth for the second feature, he moved up quickly, taking the fifth spot on Lap 4. He would then get alongside Maltese for fourth a couple laps later, completing the pass prior to the first caution at Lap 9. During the middle portion of the feature, he continued to run fourth, trying to snag the third position through the series of restarts, but unable to do so. Instead, he fell back to fifth by the second last caution with five laps to go.
On the restart, an incident happened between the leaders in turn two, allowing Spencer-Walt to move up to third. He’d battle hard on the final restart, but ultimately crossed the finish line in fourth. However, post-race, the winner was disqualified, bumping Spencer-Walt up to third.
The top-five continue to add to this season’s results, though, marking 12 podium finishes in 24 features this season. Notably, the team has now posted eight top-four finishes in the last 10 features at Sunset Speedway.
Spencer-Walt will be back in action on Saturday, September 9 as just two nights remain on the schedule.
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