ALGER, Wash. — The racing vortex kept the wet weather at bay as Skagit Speedway got its season opener completed.
Picking up the initial main event wins were Chad Hiller (410 Sprints), Brock Lemley (360 Sprints), Zach McCabe (Sportsman Sprints) and Tom Warner (Outlaw Tuners).
Hillier turned early race misfortune into gold as the from his 6th starting spot he watched as the two rows in front of him tangle on the initial start moving him to outside front row on the restart. Using that advantage Hillier beat Kevin Smith into the first turn on the start then held on for the 25-lap win. Hillier was followed by Travis Jacobson, and Brock Lemley rounding out the top three.
Brock Lemley started off 2013 just like he did 2012, winning his first main of the year in a new car and new team. Leading all 25 laps of the main event, Lemley lapped the field all the way up to the fourth-place car.
Opening night wins are always special, but even more special when they are your first ever win in the division. Zach McCabe kept the car low and fast to run away with the Sportsman Sprint division 20-lap main win. McCabe bested 2012 champion Steve Parker and Cory Swatzina for the win.
The Outlaw Tuner 17-lap main event win came down to the final lap as Tom Warner held off Brandon Berg in heavy traffic at the finish line. Patrick Adams finished third.