(Chris Hammett with his first Legend car win / Photo Credit : Lisa Andresen)
BETHEL, NY : Chris Hammett started on the pole and captured his first career Legend car win at Bethel Motor Speedway on Saturday night. Hammett held onto his number one starting spot once the race began, with Brad Lowmaster in the second position. This left Gillian Kirkpatrick and Mikey Policastro in the battle for third, Kirkpatrick successfully capturing the position.
The field formed a single file “nose to tail” formation around the speedway, with Hammett holding onto his first place position, Lowmaster in second, and Kirkpatrick in third. With ten laps in the books and ten to go in, Hammett, Lowmaster and Kirkpatrick held their positions, until an intense run between Kirkpatrick and Lowmaster brought both cars sideways, resulting in both their divergence to the rear.
Once caution lifted, the second and third positions were held by Steve Chapman and Policastro. Lowmaster was able to regain a spot in the top three as laps wound down. Hammett took the checkered, followed by Chapman, Lowmaster, Kirkpatrick and Policastro.
INEX Legend – Results :
- Chris Hammett
- Steven Chapman
- Brad Lowmaster
- Gillian Kirkpatrick
- Mikey Policastro
- Peter Bennett
- Sean Verwys
– Bethel Motor Speedway Press Release