Drevicki Wires East Coast Sprints Opener

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ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. — Steven Drevicki led wire to wire to win Saturday night’s season opener for the USAC East Coast Sprint Car Series at Lincoln Speedway.

Last year’s series champion Drevicki started on the pole with Carmen Perigo to his outside.

Drevicki got out to the lead and never looked back though there was plenty of racing throughout the field behind him.

The caution flag came out on lap one for Matt Boland who got sideways in turn two. Boland rejoined the field.

Drevicki led the field to the restart cone for a single-file restart. Three cars got together on lap 3 in turns three and four to bring out the caution. Mark Bitner, Ryan Quackenbush and Matt Boland were the cars involved.

Drevicki paced the field once again for the single-file restart with Perigo, Eric Jennings, Eddie Strada and Trey Hivner in tow.

Strada, Perigo and Jennings had a three-way battle second with Perigo holding onto the spot. Strada moved up to third on lap seven and then went to work on Perigo for second. As Strada and Perigo battled for second Drevicki was pulling away from the rest of the field.

Strada got by Perigo for second on lap 10 by beating him to the flag stand by the nose of his car.

Lapped traffic didn’t slow Drevicki down and he beat Strada to the checkered flag by 6.328 seconds.

Perigo crossed the line third, Chris Allen Jr. finished fourth and Chandler Leiby completed the top five.