2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 4964 points
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
CARLISLE, Pa. (July 17, 2023) – It was a frustrating week at The Big E for Lebanon, Indiana’s Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports, but despite a few heartbreaking moments that left the team with little to show for in the Eldora Million on Thursday and 40th Kings Royal on Saturday, there were plenty of shining moments, one of which a top-ten score during Eldora Million preliminary competition on Wednesday, July 12.
Bayston, who is still chasing his first World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series victory of the 2023 season, finished tenth in his Eldora Million Preliminary main event effort, improving five positions after starting 15th on the feature grid. A third-place finish during heat race competition set the tone for Bayston’s eventual A-Main score.
As mentioned, Bayston’s Eldora Million finale effort on Thursday, awarding $1,002,023-to-win, was left short of potential, forced to end competition early as the result of being involved in another competitor’s incident; he started 17th and was eventually scored 21st.
In uncanny fashion, Bayston’s eventual Kings Royal effort on Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, ended much like his Eldora Million campaign, kicking things off with a top-ten score during The Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, eighth at the final checkers, before missing main event competition the following evening.
Despite the hiccups, Bayston will roll into Pennsylvania eighth in the World of Outlaws championship standings padded by an impressive 26 top-ten results.
“A tough ending to our week after showing great speed the entire time. The Eldora Million and Kings Royal were races we’ve had highlighted the entire year and to leave Eldora with nothing is really frustrating,” Spencer Bayston discussed. “We ended up being involved in someone else’s mess during the Eldora Million main, and a fast track mixed with an unfavorable format kept us buried all night during the Kings Royal. I feel bad for our partners, as well as the crew. They did such a fantastic job all week, but I wasn’t able to reward them. We’ll head to BAPS and Williams Grove with our heads held high and work to win in CJB’s backyard.”
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with another invasion of the Keystone State, set to takeover BAPS Motor Speedway in York Haven on Wednesday, July 19, followed by Williams Grove Speedway’s annual Summer Nationals on Friday and Saturday, July 21-22. Friday’s 25-lap main event will pay $10,000, plus another $5,000 to be Morgan Cup champion. Saturday’s 30-lap Champion Racing Oil Summer Nationals finale posts $20,000 to the winner.
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of their marketing partners: TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, FK Rod Ends, Allstar Performance, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Walker Filtration, Schoenfeld Headers, Ti22 Performance, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Fine Line Auto Body, All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads, Smith Titanium, HRP, Factory Kahne Shocks, Ultrashield, Andrews Quick Change Gears, Blackbeard, Vahlco Wheels, Kinsler Fuel Injection, ATL, Winters, Fastener Specialties, KSE Racing Products, System 1 Pro Ignition, Maxim Racing, KH Suspension, RRi Designs, QuickCar Racing Products, Outerwears, Moose Blocks, Safety-Kleen.
2023 WORLD OF OUTLAWS STATISTICS:
Kicked-off 2023 campaign with back-to-back top-ten scores against the All Star Circuit of Champions at Volusia Speedway Park on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7-8; finished fourth and eighth, respectively. Finished sixth and fifth at Volusia Speedway Park (DIRTcar Nationals make-up feature and Spring Showdown finale) on Sunday and Monday, March 5-6. Finished third at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama, on Friday evening, March 24; Spencer Bayston’s first-ever visit to Talladega. Finished eighth and ninth, respectively, in Devil’s Bowl Speedway’s two-day Texas Outlaw Nationals on Friday and Saturday, March 31 and April 1. Finished fourth in the Jason Johnson Classic at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas, on Saturday, April 8. Finished seventh during High Limit Sprint Car Series competition at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, on April 11. Finished eighth during I-55 Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday, April 14. Finished tenth during action at Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana, on Saturday, April 29. Finished seventh from 12th in Eldora Speedway’s Let’s Race Two finale on Saturday, May 6. Finished sixth in Lincoln Speedway’s Gettysburg Clash on Wednesday, May 10. Finished tenth and seventh in Ohio Outlaw starts at Attica Raceway Park and Sharon Speedway on Friday and Saturday, May 19-20. Finished seventh from 16th at Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, Ohio, on Friday, May 26. Finished ninth on back-to-back occasions during starts at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota, on Friday and Saturday, June 2-3. Finished ninth at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, on Saturday, June 10. Earned back-to-back top-ten scores in Beaver Dam Raceway’s Jim “JB” Boyd Memorial on Friday and Saturday, June 16-17; tenth and sixth, respectively. Earned four consecutive top-ten finishes in Huset’s Speedway’s High Bank Nationals. Capped weekend with eighth-place run in $250,000-to-win finale on Saturday, June 24. Earned back-to-back top-five finishes in Cedar Lake Speedway’s annual Independence Day Spectacular on Friday and Saturday, June 30 and July 1; fifth on Friday and second on Saturday. Finished ninth at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 8. Finished tenth in Eldora Speedway’s Eldora Million Preliminary on Wednesday, July 12. Finished eighth in Eldora Speedway’s Knight Before the Kings Royal on Friday, July 14.
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