2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Standings: 8th | 5740 points
By Fully Injected Motorsports:
CARLISLE, Pa. (August 7, 2023) – Spencer Bayston’s weekend at the highbanks of Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, worked out to be almost perfect, not only concluding the Ironman 55 doubleheader with back-to-back top-ten finishes, but scoring a victory in the process. The win, the fifth of Bayston’s World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series career, was accomplished in Friday’s preliminary, surviving an elbows-up surface for a $10,000 payday.
Bayston, who started third on Friday’s preliminary grid, took command aboard his CJB Motorsports, TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, No. 5 sprint car on lap five, sneaking by early race leader and California native, Cole Macedo. From that point forward, it was all Bayston at the front of the field, stretching his lead to just over four seconds. Unfortunately, heavy fence damage on lap 21, the result of heavy contact by a fellow competitor, would deem the race complete.
The Lebanon, Indiana, native would go on to finish sixth in the 55-lap, $20,000-to-win Ironman 55 finale the following evening; Bayston started 11th.
“You start to wonder if you can win again,” Bayston mentioned. “You know, it’s been over a year. We have all the tools. We have great partners. Great members and a phenomenal car owner with Chad Clemens. There are times you start to question yourself. Just to get his out of the way feels really, really good.
“It feels so good,” Bayston added. “I know that’s not the normal, conventional, way to do it, but I was certainly happy for that one to be over. But I was so confident with my car and with what [my CJB Motorsports team] did with it there before the Feature to give me a car that was versatile and could move around through traffic and could battle. I was confident if we ran that one out, I could keep cutting my laps and we’d be in good shape.”
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the coveted Knoxville Nationals, awarding $185,000-to-win, beginning Wednesday, August 9.
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. Finished fourth in $20,000-to-win Williams Grove Speedway Summer Nationals finale on Saturday, July 22. Won Ironman 55 preliminary main event on Friday, August 4. Finished sixth in Ironman 55 (I-55 Raceway) finale on Saturday, August 5.
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