Wilkins Is Queen Creek Star


QUEEN CREEK, Ariz. — Making it 53 winners with the ASCS Southwest Region, Eric Wilkins parked the Bob Ream Jr. backed Coastal Race Parts No. 8 in victory lane Saturday night at Arizona Speedway.

Netting $2,000 for the win, Wilkins advanced to the point on lap six with the pass on Jeff Lowery. Opening his advantage over the remainder of the race, Wilkins set a dominant pace with the margin of victory at 4.780 seconds.

Coming from fifth, Colton Hardy was the next driver in line with J.T. Imperial making the night’s podium. Lorne Wofford from ninth crossed third with Stevie Sussex making up the top five.

The finish:

Feature (25 Laps): 1. 8-Eric Wilkins, [4]; 2. 74-Colton Hardy, [5]; 3. 7-J.T. Imperial, [3]; 4. 18-Lorne Wofford, [9]; 5. 57-Stevie Sussex, [2]; 6. 45-Jeff Lowery, [1]; 7. 7M-Colton Maroney, [8]; 8. 6-Bud Rowe, [6]; 9. (DNF) 115-Nick Parker, [14]; 10. (DNF) 3-Leland Fuller, [7]; 11. (DNF) 2B-Billy Chester III, [10]; 12. (DNF) 22B-Jesse Baker, [12]; 13. (DNF) 2-Alex Pettas, [11]; 14. (DNF) 71H-Robert Horsley, [13]