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Laila Walser Rebounds from Spin for Jr. Late Model Victory at Sunset Speedway

INNISFIL, Ontario — Despite going for a spin in the feature, Laila Walser rebounded for the victory at Sunset Speedway.

The night started out with a spin, as Jake Spencer-Walt spun out of the lead on Lap 1 of the first heat. Two laps later, there was a yellow flag for an incident involving Laila Walser and Ryder White. The final lap would then see contact for the lead between Spencer-Walt and Kyle Parker, resulting in both going around. Ryder White picked up the checkered flag in front of Walser, Brandan Magee, Oliver Ferguson, Parker, Keegan Moat, and Spencer-Walt.

The second qualifier started off with a caution for Moat going around in turn four. The battle for the win between Spencer-Walt and Parker once again saw contact, this time with two laps to go. Laila Walser picked up the checkered flag ahead of Parker, White, Ferguson, Magee, Spencer-Walt, and Moat.

Come feature time, Brandan Magee started pole in front of Jake Spencer-Walt, Keegan Moat, Ryder White, Oliver Ferguson, Laila Walser, and Kyle Parker.

The cautions would fly immediately, with the first one on Lap 1 for Spencer-Walt going around in turn four.

Walser got a good restart to take over the top spot in front of White, with Spencer-Walt taking Moat and Parker there-wide for third. Spencer-Walt got the spot, bringing Parker through with him for fourth in front of Moat, Magee, and Ferguson. Magee would then make his way by Moat for fifth on Lap 5.

The second caution flew three laps later for Spencer-Walt going around for second time in turn four. The restart saw another yellow flag, for a human wandering on to the track surface in turn two.

Walser got a good restart to keep the top spot in front of Parker and White. Spencer-Walt would get by White for third, then try to challenge Parker for second. However, there wasn’t enough room underneath, resulting in Spencer-Walt going around in turn two for the fourth caution.

The restart saw a battle for the lead between Walser and White, with Spencer-Walt back up to third. Walser would maintain the lead, with Spencer-Walt and Parker both getting by White on Lap 11. Parker would then get by Spencer-Walt for second a lap later.

Walser’s flawless run came to a halt when she would go around for the spin on Lap 12 for the fifth caution, with Spencer-Walt going around as he avoided her. With eight laps to go, Parker led Spencer-Walt, White, Moat, Magee, Walser, and Ferguson.

Parker got a good restart to maintain the advantage with White moving ahead of Spencer-Walt for second, as Walser climbed back up to fourth. Spencer-Walt would try to get back by White on Lap 14, however contact would result in White going around for the spin in turn two.

Walser would get a good restart to take the top spot ahead of Parker and Magee, but the yellow flag quickly returned a couple laps later for Spencer-Walt breaking.

Due to the length of the event, the officials made the decision to call the event on time. Laila Walser got the victory in front of Kyle Parker, Brandan Magee, Keegan Moat, Oliver Ferguson, Jake Spencer-Walt, and Ryder White.

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