WINCHESTER, Ind. – Two-time and defending TRUFUEL Must See Racing Xtreme Sprint Series champion Troy DeCaire made a lightning quick pass for the lead and never looked back Sunday afternoon at Winchester Speedway.
DeCaire captured his second MSRXSS victory of the season to sweep both MSRXSS Winchester Speedway events this year as well.
DeCaire’s engine held up just long enough to take him to victory before blowing up on the cool down lap. DeCaire, who started in fifth position, nearly got into the wall on lap 10 when he caught dirty air from a couple of cars he was battling with.
DeCiare’s car pushed up towards the wall before he recovered and quickly worked his way into second position. DeCaire then made a lightning quick pass of race leader Aaron Pierce on lap 14 entering turn one. DeCaire then checked out and built up a straight away lead over second running Aaron Pierce. The 30 lap event went green to checkered.
In victory lane, DeCaire explained his pass for the lead.
“Once I got a run on him (Pierce) I was committed. Once I got two-three car lengths from him I thought it might be too early to make a pass. Its one of those things where when your rolling you gotta commit. You gotta pounce on them while you got the chance and while you got that head of steam. If you lift for a second you might get sucked in their air. You might sit for three or four laps before you get another chance to mount a run on them. I just got a good run and it stuck. That’s the main thing,” explained DeCaire.
DeCaire was followed to the stripe by Pierce, JoJo Helberg, Jason Cox, and Jeff Bloom. Helberg lead the way in qualifying with a lap of 13.429 seconds.