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First Win for Margeson at Skagit Speedway

The seventh round of Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Centers Racing Series at Skagit Speedway was fun and fast, with the checkered flag flying on the night’s final main event before 9 p.m. Saturday, May 30, at the speedway. Evan Margeson stood tall in victory lane when the dust settled on the night, scoring his first win at Skagit Speedway in only his second career appearance at the track in the 360 class. Joining Evan in victory lane were Kelsey Carpenter in the Northwest Focus Midget Series and Freddie Vela with the Outlaw Tuners.

In the 360 Sprint Car division, Margeson led from the get go and would lead all 25 with Heath right on his rear nerf nearly the whole way. Heath was the night’s fastest qualifier, by one thousandth of a second over Margeson. Barnes, Greg Hamilton and Steve Reeves won the heat races.

Kelsey Carpenter continues adding accomplishments to his racing resume following a wire to wire 20 lap main event win with the Northwest Focus Midget Series. In his first night ever in a Midget, Carpenter used a bonsai move from the bottom of turn three to go from third to first in one set of turns in taking the lead. Garrett Thomas made a late race pass for second. Dougie James was third. Tristin Thomas set fast time and he and James were the heat winners.

Freddie Vela made an impressive charge to win the main event in the Outlaw Tuners. Vela raced past Jack Desrosier for the lead on lap 10 and streaked away from the field to claim his fifth win on the year. Travis Meins rallied forward for second with Brandon Berg coming home third. Heat winners were Meins and Vela.