Inside Line Promotions – MOBERLY, Mo. (Aug. 2, 2015) – Sammy Swindell captured his first winged sprint car feature victory in exactly one year on Saturday at Randolph County Raceway, where he made a return for the first time in approximately 25 years.
“It’s still the same mindset for me wanting to win every night,” he said. “You’ve gotta have that to give yourself a chance to begin with. I’m at the end of my career so every one of them counts. It may be a little added pressure to concentrate on making those happen.”
Swindell, who hadn’t won a winged sprint car event since Aug. 1, 2014, at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, kicked off the night driving for Donnie Cooper by advancing from fourth to third place in a heat race. That lined him up on the outside of the third row for the main event.
“We had about three starts before they got going,” he said. “They had some problems with people stopping or spinning. The first one I got right up to third down the backstretch. On the second one the guys in front of me blocked where I had gone the previous time. The third one the two guys on the second row were racing with each other pretty hard. I just waited for about a lap and then I think I got by both of them at one time. Then I went up there and ran down the guys running first and second.”
Swindell took the lead only a handful of laps into the main event and he cruised from there.
“It took me about five or six laps until I was in the lead,” he said. “At that point I was the only one running at the top of the track. I was just better up there. Even the traffic was running the middle to the bottom. I had an express lane to myself. We just kind of ran away with it from there. We had a yellow with a couple of laps to go and pulled away again.”
Swindell will return to competition this Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway for the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals when he will drive for Cooper. Swindell will also compete at the half-mile oval on Sunday during the 4th annual Capitani Classic for CJB Motorsports.
QUICK RESULTS –
Aug. 1 – Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Mo. – Heat race: 3 (4); Feature: 1 (6).
SEASON STATS –
26 races, 2 wins, 10 top fives, 16 top 10s, 23 top 15s, 24 top 20s
UP NEXT –
Friday and Saturday at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, for the 25th annual Arnold Motor Supply 360 Knoxville Nationals and Sunday at Knoxville Raceway for the 4th annual Capitani Classic
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