Alger, WA - Redemption, thy name is Justin Youngquist. After taking a full year off from racing to heal up from injuries, the Burlington, WA driver returned to the seat of his 360 Sprint Car and led every lap of the main event in the Budweiser 360 Sprints on a lightning quick night of racing at Skagit Speedway. Joining Justin in victory lane were Kevin Smith and Cory Swatzina.
The story started during the heat races, as Youngquist and Steve Reeves battled side by side for eight straight laps that saw Justin lead the final 50 feet to score the win. With a pole position starting spot, Youngquist blasted out to the top side of the raceway early and built a huge lead that only waned after a couple of yellow flags. As the race went long, Youngquist maintained his huge advantage amongst slower traffic, showing no rust after a year off in piloting his family owned car to an emotion filled victory lane. Eric Fisher battled to second with Colton Heath taking third. Jared Peterson set quick time and Greg Hamilton won the first heat race.
Watch the Heat Race here:
Watch the A Main here:
Budweiser 360 Sprints
Fast Time - Jared Peterson 12.044
Heat 1 - Greg Hamilton, Jared Peterson, Matt Jensen, Chance Crum, Chris Ochs, Steve James, James Setters
Heat 2 - Justin Youngquist, Steve Reeves, Eric Fisher, Colton Heath, Bud Ashe, Jordan Milne
Main - Justin Youngquist, Fisher, Heath, Jensen, Hamilton, Peterson, Crum, Reeves, Ochs, Setters, James, Milne, Ashe
Lap Leaders - Youngquist 1-25