(Will Bristle in victory lane for the second time in the 2018 season at Carteret County Speedway / Photo Credit : Andy Marquis)
SWANSBORO, NC : Fourteen of the area’s top Legend Car drivers lined up for the $1,200-to-win special on Saturday night at Carteret County Speedway as part of the CARS Tour weekend on the Crystal Coast of North Carolina.
Peyton Saxton put the Mark Nahrstedt prepared #5 car on the pole with Will Bristle alongside in his #91 Dillon Spain Motorsports, RPM Race Cars chassis ride for the 25 lap feature race.
Saxton led the first lap, but it didn’t take long for Bristle to take away the top spot as he did so in turn one on the second lap. Isaak Love and Brenton Irving, a Carteret County Speedway regular were the top four out in a breakaway.
On lap 9, Saxton got a run under Bristle for the lead as the two went side by side for the lap before Saxton emerged back on top of the scoring pylon.
As the leaders came off turn four on lap 16, they closed up on a the slower car of Tucker Jones which bottled up race leader Saxton and opened the door for Bristle to power by on the outside and retake the race lead.
A few moments later, Kade Lambert overcooked turn one and ran into the back of Joel Carlyle as they were in a battle for 10th. The contact sent Carlyle around before they both came to a rest at the bottom of the turn and the caution waved.
With five laps to go, Saxton retook the lead with an inside move into the first turn. That change was very short-lived as one lap lap later Bristle pulled the same manuever and moved back out front.
Behind the leaders, Brenton Irving was able to get around Love to take the final spot on the podium at the checkers.
Saxton was unable to mount a final challenge as Will Bristle took home his second win of the season at Carteret County Speedway and the $1,200 pay day that went with it.
“That was an absolute blast with Peyton,” Bristle said. “I can’t thank him enough. We raced each other. Rubbing’s racing. We didn’t wreck each other. That was a blast. I’m excited about that money.”
Legends – Results :
- Will Bristle
- Peyton Saxton
- Brenton Irving
- Isaak Love
- Brian Sullivan
- Aaron Crumpler
- Shane Irving
- John Love
- Kade Lambert
- Josh Spence
- Trent Norris
- Tucker Jones
- Skyler Dean
- Joel Carlyle
– Andy Marquis contributed to this story