Victory & A Title For Cantrell At Sycamore

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Greg Cantrell Jr. and his No. 01 on their way to victory Saturday night at Illinois' Sycamore Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)
Greg Cantrell Jr. and his No. 01 on their way to victory Saturday night at Illinois' Sycamore Speedway. (Stan Kalwasinski Photo)

MAPLE PARK, Ill. — Greg Cantrell Jr. won the 50-lap season championship race for super late models and, in the process, capped off the year by winning his second consecutive division title at Sycamore Speedway Saturday night.

Cantrell, the 33-year-old racer from DeKalb, Ill., wheeled his No. 01 to the win, his fourth of the season at the third-mile dirt oval.  Cantrell scored the win ahead of Glen Toppel, Danny Deutsch, former track champion Jeremy Spoonmore and Tony Provenzano.

The race was run in two, 25-lap segments with six caution flags slowing the action.  12 cars started the feature.

“It feels great (to win another championship),” said Cantrell.  The yellows (flags) were making me a little nervous.  The car felt really great though.  We finally got this car fast the last two years.”

Joel Hernandez of St. Charles, Ill., won the 25-lap main event for street stocks.  Hernandez claimed the division championship with his victory.  Brad Swanson of Marengo, Ill., scored the win in the pure stock headliner with 70-year-old Mike Nelms of Lombard, Ill., who finished fourth, winning the class championship.