Salem, IN (September 4, 2022) – Nick Egan, a native of Lomira, Wis., made a high side pass at the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway, during an 86th lap restart, passing leader Brandon Varney , to take the lead and go on to claim his first-ever win on the JEGS/CRA All-Star Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance in Saturday night’s JEGS 100 on the opening night of the weekend’s Global Stock Car Festival. of Labor Day.
“Wow, it’s great to be sitting here in victory lane at Winchester Speedway,” remarked Egan in victory lane. “This place is so awesome, what a place to race. I’ve raced at several racetracks, but this place is the hardest, which makes this victory so enjoyable. To win here is an achievement! I was hoping for a late warning so I could trying to drive car 61 for the win I had a good restart and just stuck it in there and used the high groove to make the pass I have to thank my dad, my whole team for all their help. We are a small, hard working team. We can’t wait to get back here in October to race for the series championship!
William as a teenager Sawalich took the lead as soon as the green flag dropped from his outside pole starting position. Michael Hinde closed in on Sawalich’s bumper but then slowed on the restart on lap 6 with a suspension issue that ended his day early.
Sawalich continued to set the pace as Brandon Varney began to quickly catch Sawalich. Varney then dove under Sawalich to make the pass on the 12th round.
Varney would hold the lead through several restarts as Egan fought his way through the field from his starting ninth position to grab second place, but with a big lead Varney looked like he was rolling towards the victory when the warning flag flew after the 23rd car. de Billy Van Meter spun on lap 85 while battling for a top-five spot.
On lap 86, the restarting Egan made the pass and took the win by nearly half a second over Brandon Varney. For his pass at the restart, Egan won the Sweet Manufacturing Sweet Move of the Race Award. Egan is the current Championship Points series leader and will race for the 2022 Chase for the Championship series on October 14.e Season championship event. Egan has already won the series’ 2022 Rookie of the Year award.
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