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Glenn Watson Extends Points Lead with Top-Five at Jukasa

Running up front throughout the 75-lap feature on Saturday at Jukasa Motor Speedway, Glenn Watson scored himself another top-five with a fourth-place finish.

“We’re pretty happy with a fourth-place finish,” he told SHORT TRACK MUSINGS. “We would’ve liked to have been a little bit better, but all in all, the car was really loose at the start. So we came in and pitted and made some adjustments and it made it a lot better. We worked our way back up and the car was pretty decent towards the end of the race.”

Starting eighth, Watson ran mid-field throughout the event just outside of the top-five, until the final stretch where he was able to make some passes, cracking the top-five with just under 20 laps to go, he made a move late in the event to score the fourth-place finish.

Comparing himself to the podium finishers, Watson joked they would need to put race winner Tyler Roahrig in the car to get the No. 22 up front.

“The car tightened up right at the end so if it didn’t do that, we may have been able to get a couple more spots or challenge a bit more,” he added. “It was nice to be able to run with the cars up front.”

The next race for the Outlaw Super Late Models takes place at Sunset Speedway, which has been a track with success for Watson in the past previously, as he led flag-to-flag in the first Canada Day feature before scoring a fifth in the second 35-lap affair. Notably, the fifth was after a mid-race incident with a lap car. Going into the Velocity 250, Watson says he is “looking forward to a good weekend. Hopefully we get a good number of cars out, and put on a good race.”

He will enter the event as the points leader for the Ontario Outlaw Super Late Models, but that doesn’t faze him as he’s “trying to not pay too much attention to that, but work each race at a time. Hopefully the points work themselves out.”

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