Swindell Conquers Cedar Lake Speedway

Sammy Swindell, seen here at Kansas, took the victory last night at I-30 Speedway.
Sammy Swindell in victory lane Sunday night at Cedar Lake Speedway in Wisconsin. (Ken Simon photo)

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — Sammy Swindell is no stranger to victory lane at Cedar Lake Speedway and on Sunday night he notched his seventh World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series win at the track.

Swindell slid passed Joey Saldana on a restart on lap 28 and never looked back.

Swindell was joined on the podium by Saldana who finished second and 20-time series champion Steve Kinser. Daryn Pittman collected fourth place after a starting 24th. Paul McMahan, who set quick time for the event in qualifying for the 10th time this season, rounded out the top five.

“The whole Big Game Tree Stands team had a good car we didn’t have to do very much to it tonight, so maybe we’re getting on to what we need to do or where we need to be to win some of these races,” said Swindell. “The set ups and the way you drive the car are so much different than what it’s been, and it’s probably taken me a bit longer to really figure that out.”

Until that point Saldana had led the race from the drop of the green flag, but was heavily challenged for the lead.

“I don’t know, I went to the top earlier and that was not the right place to be, so I went to the bottom and that was working,” said Saldana. “I went to the cushion probably sooner than what I should have, maybe I should have slid more, I don’t know, he definitely did his homework he’s a smart racer, Sammy. He didn’t make the same mistake after the third or fourth time. He got position of on me and won the race.”