Salem, IN — Hudson, Indiana’s Cassten Everidge led all 51 laps of Saturday night’s Mrs. Wick’s Pies 51 for the Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman Powered by JEGS on the famous High Banks of Winchester Speedway to get his first ever series victory and first ever win at Winchester Speedway.
“It’s really great to get a win here at Winchester Speedway,” remarked Everidge in victory lane. “We have raced a lot with this series the past couple of seasons and knew we could compete with these guys for a win, and it finally happened today. It makes it even better getting my first win here at Winchester Speedway, one of the toughest tracks we race on. I have to thank my whole team for their hard work and my family for the support they give me to go race. Hopefully, this will give us momentum to get more wins and a Championship this season!”
Everidge took advantage of his outside pole starting position after Allstar Performance Fast Qualifier Billy Hutson drew a four for the events inverted start. Everidge got the jump on pole sitter Chris Shannon to lead his first laps at Winchester.
The event’s only caution came out on lap 15 when the number 15 car of Kyle Worley slowed with mechanical issues.
Everidge was able to get the jump on the restart over Shannon and cruised to the win by almost a half second over Shannon. For leading all 51 laps and holding the lead on the only restart, Everidge was awarded the KRJ Race Products Sweet Move of the Race Award.
Shannon would finish in second in his first start with the series in 2021. J.P. Crabtree would finish in third place. Ronnie Rose got his second top five series finish of the season with a fourth-place finish. Series rookie Caleb Reschar would finish in fifth place after starting in 11th and picked up the AR Bodies Cool Move of the Race Award in his Winchester debut.
The next Vore’s Welding CRA Late Model Sportsman event will be on Saturday, July 10th at Angola Motor Speedway. Information on all the CRA Series is available at www.cra-racing.com.
-CRA Press Release
-Photo Credit: John Lund