Two wins in three starts for the DIRTcar eSports Street Stock League’s newest Feature winner, Jaycee Floyd.
The Iowa driver led the first 34 laps of the 35-lap main event at Fairbury Speedway before getting a strong challenge from defending League champion Tyler Jackson on the final lap. Floyd had been strong all race on the top side of the high-banked 1/4-mile, but suddenly swung his car down into the low/middle groove through Turns 3-4 to keep Jackson’s challenge at bay.
After getting a great run down the backstretch, Jackson drove hard into Turn 3 on the bottom and slid up the track, making contact with Floyd through Turn 4. The two drag raced down the frontstretch to the stripe; Jackson edging Floyd at the line by .055 seconds to steal the win on the final lap.
However, Jackson was later penalized in post-race review when it was discovered he had failed to drop to the tail of the field after entering the pits for a quick repair under yellow on Lap 9. Race officials assessed a two-spot penalty for each car Jackson started in front of on the restart following the Lap 9 caution, placing him 15th in the official results, and awarding Floyd with the victory.
ABBREVIATED RESULTS (view full results)
Feature (35 laps) – 1. 18-Jaycee Floyd ; 2. 157-Drew Hopkins ; 3. 45-Kyle Jared ; 4. 1-Kaden Reynolds ; 5. 64-Logan Koteles ; 6. 84-Bryce Dickenson ; 7. 71-Daniel Stiffler ; 8. 2-Ty Dickenson ; 9. 11-Dustin Fryer ; 10. 8-Cam Campbell ; 11. 5-Ian Goode ; 12. 43-Grady Ehrman ; 13. 3-Dylan D Thomas ; 14. 77-John Quill ; 15. 822-Tyler Jackson3 ; 16. 7-Evin Hinkle ; 17. 23-Branden Schirpke ; 18. 100-Christopher Hill9 ; 19. 27-Brady Thompson2 ; 20. 76-Robert Palmer8 ; 21. 121-Kevin M Davis ; 22. 20-Colt Currie ; 23. 52-Billy Northcutt ; 24. 5-Isaac Salas