Swanson Scores Third Win of the Season
(Sun Prairie, WI) The Midwest Truck Series was back in action on Saturday at the Marshfield Motor Speedway for the John Brevik Memorial. A quality field of twenty three trucks were on hand and Tristian Swanson took Fast Time honors with a lap of 19.155. In preliminary action, Heat 1 winner was Brent Kirchner, Heat 2 winner was Kenny Joosten and Bryce Miller was the winner of Heat 3.
The feature was brought to green by Chester Ace and last year's winner at Marshfield Danielle Behn. Chester Ace jumped out to the lead early from the pole position. He paced the first 11 laps before Bryce Miller who started 4th slipped inside the 93 to take the lead on lap 12 only to give it back to Ace on lap 13. The two then raced side by side until lap 23 when the first caution came out. On the restart the 93 chose the high side and the 11 chose the bottom. As they entered turns three and four there was contact sending Ace around, but under the gentlemen’s agreement Miller tapped out which allowed Ace to take back the top spot. After two more aborted starts for spin outs the race restarted on lap 24 with Tristian Swanson and Chester Ace running side by side. Over the next 14 laps they swapped the lead 6 times until a lap 38 caution came out for third and fourth place between Kody Hubred and James Lynch. Series officials went to video replay of the last completed lap and Tristan Swanson cross the line just inches ahead of Chester Ace. This gave Swanson control of the single file restart and put Ace second and Derek Doerr third who had worked his way up from his 6th place starting spot. The two lap dash saw Swanson pull away and claim his 3rd victory of the 2021 season. Ace finished second, Doerr followed in third, Brent Kirchner was fourth and Kenny Joosten rounded out the top 5. The race saw the lead swap 9 times amongst four different drivers. James Swan had issues a few laps into the feature event forcing him to the pits early and ultimately eliminating him from the race and scored in 21st. With the win and fast time award Swanson saw his point lead grow to 27 over Chester Ace, 56 over Bryce Miller and 91 over Swan. Brad Kossow rounds out the top 5 130 points back with 7 races yet to go in the season.
Up next the Midwest Truck Series returns to Wisconsin’s Action Track the Jefferson Speedway on Saturday July, 24th. For more information visit midwesttruckseries.com or check us out on Facebook at Midwest Truck Series.
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- Alexander Gilhart (Midwest Truck Series Media)
- Photo Credit: Tom Loos