April 26th, 2014: Sammy Swindell Captures Exciting Spring Classic Victory
Three-time series champ earns first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car win of 2014 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55
PEVELY, Mo. - April 26, 2014 - Sammy Swindell had a Jekyll and Hyde weekend. A rough Friday night left him using a provisional starting position for the feature in Salina, Okla. Saturday night at Federated Auto Parts Raceway the driver of the Big Game Treestands #1 reversed course and started on the outside pole of the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series feature event, and after several tough battles found victory lane to earn his first win of the season.
Following Swindell across the line was Joey Saldana, who was battling for both a weekend and event sweep after winning Friday at the Salina Highbanks Speedway and starting off the Spring Classic by setting quick time and winning his heat race before contending for the win. Donny Schatz crossed the line in third place with David Gravel and Daryn Pittman rounding out the top five.
Brad Sweet and Swindell led the field to the green flag with Sweet jumping to the early lead. Sweet pulled away while the battle raged behind him. Sweet led early until lap 5 when he tapped the wall with the right rear and contacted the wall and rolled to a stop.