INNISFIL, Ontario — The APC Auto Parts United Late Model Series season is off to a good note for Spencer-Walt Motorsports, after Rick Spencer-Walt parked the No. 31w in victory lane on Saturday at Sunset Speedway.
Although he did not show speed in practice, Spencer-Walt was quick when it mattered in laying down a 14.103 second lap for the quickest time in qualifying.
The invert would see him start fourth for the 100 lap main event, with him staying there until the first yellow flag at Lap 7 for contact on the backstretch. Restarting on the second row, he would move up into third, challenging for second on Lap 9. Although he was unsuccessful at the time, he tried once again 17 laps later, this time successfully taking the position. He then got alongside the leader at Lap 28, with his persistence paying off to take the top spot six laps later.
Despite finding himself at times three-wide in the midst of lap traffic, Spencer-Walt was able to continuously pull away from his fellow competitors, all the way until a late-race caution with 18 laps to go for a spin just behind him.
The speed remained in the No. 31w late model on the restart, as he once again pulled away from the field, cruising all the way to the checkered flag for the victory.
The victory gives him the early points lead with just one race in the books this APC Series season. It also marks his second podium finish of 2022 after placing third in the Sunset Speedway opener.
Spencer-Walt will be back with the APC Series tour at Flamboro Speedway on June 4.
Spencer-Walt Motorsports is proud to be supported by CM Precision, Struyk Energy Systems Ltd., Jordan Rooley PFP, QAFP- Scotia Bank Investment Specialist, Jim Wilson Chevrolet Buick GMC, Green steelroof.ca, Imagewraps.ca, Epic Racewear, Byers Equipment Motorsports, Heidi’s RV Superstore, TL Tire, and McColl Racing Enterprises for 2022.
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