Luck On Swan’s Side At Rockford

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LOVES PARK, Ill. — A week after a violent crash at Madison Int’l Speedway, James Swan caught all the breaks he needed to secure his first Mid-American Stock Car Series late-model triumph since 2001 at Rockford Speedway.

Swan restarted in the preferred outside line during two-consecutive restarts and avoided leader Jimmy Becker when Becker’s steering column broke on lap 33, allowing Swan to take the lead for good.

Lyle Nowak was second at the quarter-mile asphalt oval, followed by Tyler Bauknecht, Kyle Shear and Brian Back.

The finish:

James Swan, Lyle Nowak, Tyler Bauknecht, Kyle Shear, Brian Back, Bill Prietzel, Daryl Gerke, Adam Bendzick, Jeremy Spoonmore, Bobby Gutknecht, Ron Vandermeier, David McCalla, Mark Pluer, Andy Duggan, Crystal Wood, Darrell Phillips, Troy Shear, Jr., Scott Null, Shaun Wiltjer, Jimmy Becker, Paige Decker, Ryan Gutknecht.