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Daily Dirt 06/01/2023 09:39:43

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June 22
Wayne County Speedway,
Orrville, OH
Sanction: Pace Performance RUSH Racing Series - $1,500
Information provided by: Mike Leone (last updated June 23, 11:54 am)
Bidwell overtakes Blair for first RUSH victory
  1. Damian Bidwell
  2. Max Blair
  3. Ryan Markham
  4. John Waters
  5. Charlie Duncan
  6. Eric Wilson
  7. Michael Lake
  8. Brian Knowles
  9. Alan Dellinger
  10. Troy Shields
  11. Joe Long
  12. Steve Lowery
  13. Hiram Bachman
  14. Matt Latta
  15. Jamie Wrightsman
  16. Justin Chance
  17. W.L. Stile
  18. Jason Knowles
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What won the race: Making his first appearance at NAPA Wayne County Speedway, Damian Bidwell of Eldred, Pa., notched his first RUSH touring victory by passing standout Max Blair on a lap-22 restart. He earned $1,500 for the 25-lap victory. Blair, who led laps 16-22, finished second ahead of Ryan Markham, who led the first 15 laps.
Quotable: "I knew I had to get ahead of him in the first corner and I just hauled it in there and it stuck," Bidwell said. "Then I had to stay on the bottom of three and four because Max was good down there. I honestly didn't think I'd get him. It's awesome to be able to beat him. He's won races and championships everywhere. It's awesome to finally win a Tour event. I've been wanting to do this for a long time and always have had bad luck, but it finally paid off."
Key notes: Third-place Ryan Markham, a former Super Late Model champion at Wayne County, made his first RUSH start. ... The first caution appeared on the first lap for a seven-car incident that eliminated W.L. Stile. ... Josh Stoica slowed fr the lap-22 yellow. ... Fifteen drivers finished on the lead lap. ... Bidwell thanked Max Blair and Rob Blair for all their racing assitance. ... Crate Late Models were on the undercard for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek program.
On the move: Max Blair started eighth and finished second.
Winner's sponsors: Bidwell's Rocket Chassis is sponsored by 2 Guys Water Hauling, Myers Trucking, Tri-County Tire, Smethport Auto Wash, Ingram Engines, Team Blair Racing and Andrews Auto Salvage.
Points chase: Max Blair maintained his series points lead.
Car count: 24
Polesitter: Ryan Markham
Dash winner: Jamie Wrightsman
Heat race winners: Ryan Markham, Damian Bidwell, Max Blair
Next series race: July 3, Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, PA) $1,200
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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