Bayston Battles to the top at US 24 Speedway

ussaFrom Eric Bunn


Lebanon, IN — (August 24, 2013) —   In a race slowed by six yellow flags, Spencer Bayston led twice and, battled Jessica Bean and Clayton Gaines to finally pull away to take the 30-lap USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series dirt show at US 24 Speedway August 24.


Bayston took the point for the first time on lap 3 when he passed Cole Fehr.  Gaines took advantage of a yellow on lap 7 to keep Bayston in sight and then ran him down to make the pass for the lead on lap 11.  Gaines opened up a lead while Bayston battled with Bean for the second spot.


After another yellow on lap 19, Bean took control of the bottom of the race track forcing Bayston to take to the cushion.  Bayston found speed on the topside and quickly caught up to Gaines, taking the top spot for good with a turn three and four outside pass.


Gaines led Bean, Cordy Horn and Travis Young to the checkers to fill the top five.


After a Labor Day Weekend break, the Mel Kenyon Midget Series will close out the dirt portion of the season on September 7 at US 24 Speedway.


Official Results, Mel Kenyon Midget Series August 17, Coles County Speedway:

1 Spencer Bayston, 2 Clayton Gaines, 3 Jessica Bean, 4 Cordy Horn,  5 Travis Young, 6 Cole Fehr, 7 Kent Kriegbaum, 8 Amanda Davies, 9 Don Pettit


Mel Kenyon Midget Series Point Standings following the August 17, Coles County Speedway event:  1 Spencer Bayston 2740, 2 Travis Young 2533, 3 Cordy Horn 2504, 4 Kent Kriegbaum 2347, 5 Clayton Gaines 2341, 6 Cole Fehr 2275, 7 Amanda Davies 2062, 8 Jessica Bean 2021, 9 Grant Simpson 1588, 10 Dameron Taylor 832, 11 Don Pettit 676, 12 Scotty Simpson 380, 13 Billy Lewis 181, 14 Megan Wood 181, 15 Anthony McCune 178