(Bradley Erickson captured the Legends feature race Saturday night / Photo Credit : Hammer Down Racing Media)
TUCSON, AZ : Jeffrey Erickson, a rookie in the Bandolero Bandits, and Bradley Erickson, a rookie in the Legends division, both drove their No. 23 cars to victory lane Saturday at Tucson Speedway.
Alexis Bjork led the Bandolero Bandits to the green flag, but quickly lost the lead to Quinn Davis. Jeffrey Erickson made it a three-way battle for the lead coming into lap two, however Bjork reclaimed the top spot.
Erickson clung to Bjork’s back bumper until lap four when he took the lead and pulled away from the field until a caution and red flag on lap eight regrouped the field.
As the safety crew assisted Gage Jarvis’ stalled car on the backstretch with a blown motor, Bjork slammed hard into the safety barrier on the exit ramp when the throttle cable stuck in her No. 7 car.
Bjork was not injured in the impact, but the car suffered major damage and she was unable to complete the race.
On the restart, Erickson held off a hard charge from Sebastian Lafia for his second win of the season. Lafia held on for second as Davis rounded out the podium.
Adam Farr had the pole for the unrestricted Bandolero Outlaw division with Keirstin Jones and Anika O’Brien in second and third, respectively. O’Brien cleared Jones for second on the first lap.
With the brakes rubbing on her No. 15 car, Jones fell off the pace, driving the car to a third-place finish.
Farr opened up his lead. O’Brien was able to close the gap slightly on Farr, but settled for a second-place finish as Farr continued to victory lane for his third win of the season.
James Webster and Justin Case had the front row for the start of the Legend main event. Bradley Erickson dove low on the start to take the lead as they came into lap two as Tyler Hicks followed him into second.
While in third, Edward McClenon spun in front of traffic on lap two. All cars were able to avoid the car.
Erickson, a rookie in the Legend Cars, again took charge of the field, and held off Hicks for his first win. Webster rounded out the top three.
INEX Legends Feature Results :
- Bradley Erickson
- Tyler Hicks
- James Webster
- Michael Vanderlip
- Michael Webber
- Justin Case
- Tom Scott
- Edward McClenon
- James Hansen
- Boddie Parker – Did Not Start
- Estevan Silvas – Did Not Start
Bandolero Bandits Feature Results :
- Jeffrey Erickson
- Sabastian Lafia
- Quinn Davis
- Devin Jones
- Maddox O’Brien
- Eliana Schilling
- Alexis Bjork
- Gage Jarvis
- Jaden Silvas – Did Not Start
Bandolero Outlaws Feature Results :
- Adam Farr
- Anika O’Brien
- Keirstin Jones
Tucson Speedway press release prepared by Kristi O’Brien