Runner-up Keith Jackson (left) congratulates winner Kyle Hardy (left).
What won the race: Pole-starting Kyle Hardy of Stephens City, Va., led all 51 laps at Winchester Speedway to capture Saturday's $9,191 Jimmy Spence Memorial. Hardy notched his fourth overall win of the season and his second Super Late Model victory at Winchester after bagging May's Curt Hershey Memorial, earning more than $12,000 in race winnings there this season.
Key notes: The race also paid $5,000 in lap money. ... Fourth-starting Keith Jackson moved into the runner-up position on lap nine and trailed Hardy the rest of the way, finishing 0.648 of a second back. ... Fresh off his Appalachian Mountain Speedweek title, Tyler Emory started and finished third. ... Trever feathers advanced six positions and finished fourth. ... Rick Eckert gained three spots and finished sixth. ... Jonathan DeHaven started 12th and finished eighth. ... Outside front-row starter Kyle Lee ran as high as third early but ended up 10th. ... Saturday's feature was slowed by four incidents and lasted 24 minutes, with 14 competitors completing 51 laps. ... The event honored James “Jimmy” Thomas Spence of Frederick County, Va., who owned and operated Champion Auto Sales. Spence was also a successful racer in the Winchester, Va., area aboard his Team 91 race car before dying Feb. 1, 2020 at the age of 68.
On the move: Logan Roberson of Waynesboro, Va., started 16th and finished seventh.
Winner's sponsors: Hardy’s Sommey Lacey-owned Rocket Chassis is powered by a Clements Racing Engine and sponsored by Penn Ave Construction, Oliver Electric, Superior Tank, Pinkerton’s Service Center, Reliable Concrete and Schaeffer’s Racing Oil.
Points chase: Kyle Hardy of Stephens City, Va., leads Winchester’s Super Late Model standings.
Current weather: Overcast, 77°F
Car count: 25
Polesitter: Kyle Hardy
Dash winner: Kyle Hardy
Heat race winners: Kyle Hardy, Kyle Lee, Tyler Emory, Kenny Moreland