Inheriting win in finale, Walston wraps up title
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (June 29) — Jeff Walston of Paducah, Ky., wrapped up the UMP Crate Speedweek title on Saturday at Clarksville with his fourth victory in the six-race miniseries.
Walston didn’t cross the finish line first, however. Credence Mott of Vienna, Ill., took the checkers first, but he was disqualified after postrace engine inspection, handing the victory to Walston.
Clayton Miller of Elkton, Ky., was elevated to second in the 10-car field while Levi Asby, Evan Taylor and Jacob Minon rounded out the top five.
Mott led every lap from the pole position, but tech inspectors found that his carburetor spacer was over the 1-inch maximum allowed by the UMP rulebook.
Notes: Walston’s MasterSbilt Race Car is sponsored by ShredEx of Kentucky, HDM Performance Parts, Irions Farms, Shy Racing Suspension and Mason’s Recycling. ... Walston won the title by seven points over Clayton Miller. ... Besides those two drivers, Evan Taylor, Gavin Schmidt, Doug Smith and Jacob Minon competed in the six races at four tracks. ... Taylor was third in points followed by Schmidt and Smith.
UMP Crate Speedweek @ Clarksville: (1) Jeff Walston, (2) Clayton Miller, (3) Levi Ashby, (4) Evan Taylor, (5) Jacob Minon, (6) Doug Smith, (7) Michael Zimmerman, (8) Jakob McKinney, (9) Gavin Schmidt. Disqualified: Credence Mott. Fast qualifier (among 10 cars): Mott. Heat race winners: Mott, Miller.