Macon, IL (July 30, 2022) Reigning series champion Zach Daum returned to Macon Speedway on Saturday night and parked his #31 McGarry Motorsports machine in victory lane. Saturday’s event served as the series’ first visit back to Macon Speedway since 2020, when Daum last bested the field.
Trevin Littleton and Daum led the field of 18 cars to green. Taking the early race lead after battling Littleton for the top spot, it was smooth sailing for Daum as he raced towards his third career series victory.
Quickly navigating through lapped traffic, Daum used the other competitors to his advantage to expand his lead over the field. Trevin Littleton, while running second, became victim of circumstance to bring out a yellow flag after colliding with Caden Englehart on lap 14. Littleton rejoined the field before retiring early after spinning once more on lap 18.
Daum led back to green and continued to hold control over the field. Slater Helt inherited second after a 360-degree spin from Paul Nienhiser who dropped a few positions in the incident. Once more, a yellow flag was thrown over the field with five laps remaining with Jeremy Standridge slowing atop turn two.
A last ditch effort on the ensuing restart allowed Helt to pull up to Daum’s rear bumper but he was unable to capitalize. Daum cruised to victory for his first #MOWASprints victory of the 2022 season. Slater Helt, Cory Bruns, Brent Crews and Jacob Patton rounded out the top five.
The Morrow Brothers Ford MOWA Sprint Car Series will return to action on August 19, at Lincoln Speedway as a part of the “Night before the Mile” event on lllinois State Fair weekend.
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A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 31-Zach Daum; 2. 22S-Slater Helt; 3. 44-Cory Bruns; 4. 71-Brent Crews; 5. 79J-Jacob Patton; 6. 6R-Ryan Bunton; 7. 7A-Will Armitage; 8. 42-Preston Perlmutter; 9. 9X-Paul Nienhiser; 10. 10S-Jeremy Standridge; 11. 1-Tyler Shoemaker; 12. (DNF) 42B-Andy Bishop; 13. (DNF) 63-Ted Kirkpatrick; 14. (DNF) 17-Paul Haley; 15. (DNF) 1T-Trevin Littleton; 16. (DNF) 71M-Caden Englehart; 17. (DNF) 357-Ryan Edwards; 18. (DNF) 9-Tyler Duff
5D Speed Shop Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. 44-Cory Bruns; 2. 7A-Will Armitage; 3. 22S-Slater Helt; 4. 71-Brent Crews; 5. 42-Preston Perlmutter; 6. 71M-Caden Englehart
Collision Concepts Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. 31-Zach Daum; 2. 9X-Paul Nienhiser; 3. 10S-Jeremy Standridge; 4. 42B-Andy Bishop; 5. 6R-Ryan Bunton; 6. 9-Tyler Duff
Walker Electric Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. 1T-Trevin Littleton; 2. 79J-Jacob Patton; 3. 17-Paul Haley; 4. 63-Ted Kirkpatrick; 5. 357-Ryan Edwards; 6. 1-Tyler Shoemaker
Midland Performance High Points Driver: Paul Nienhiser
BMRS Hard Charger: Ryan Bunton – +7