DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When it comes to racing at the Glen, Scott Heckert makes the complex road course look easy.
The 21-year-old native of Ridgefield, Connecticut captured the checkered flag to earn back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125. Driving the No. 34 Chevrolet for HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks, Heckert earned his fourth career K&N Pro Series East win and third road course victory.
“It tastes fantastic,” Heckert said about the taste of champagne in victory lane. “I think I’m getting drunk on the smell of myself right now with all of the champagne in victory lane. It was so fun getting to spray it in victory lane with all of the guys who worked their tails of this week to get it ready.
“It’s just an amazing feeling to come back here and do it again. This time with Bully Hill Vineyards on the car. That was really special to get them to victory lane in their own race.”
Dalton Sargeant and J.J. Haley completed the HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks podium sweep, securing the second and third finishing positions. Sargeant registered his fifth top-5 finish on the season in the No. 51 GALT Chevrolet, while Haley scored his fourth overall and second road course top-5 in his rookie season.
Making his K&N Pro Series East debut, Dylan Lupton piloted the No. 55 Lupton Excavating Ford to the fourth spot. After leading the first half of the race, Cole Custer settled for a fifth place finish in the Carlyle Tools / HAAS Automation Toyota.
Austin Hill, William Byron, Noah Gragson, Jay Beasley, and Daniel Hemric rounded out the top ten. The top-10 for Gragson, who currently leads the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West standings, came in his first East race.
Beasley’s ninth-place finish was the sixth top-10 of the season for the Las Vegas native and NASCAR Drive for Diversity driver.
In the unofficial standings, Byron retained the top spot over teammates Heckert and Sargeant.
The Bully Hill Vineyards 125 will air on NBCSN on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. ET.
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