Scisco Picks Up First Win at Langley



The NEO Racing News Legends League rolled into Langley Speedway last night for the third event of their season, and the garage area quickly got filled as 25 Legends cars unloaded for practice. When qualifying got under way, it was Parker Traves who put his #17 car on the pole with a lap time of 17.769 seconds, with Bill Martin once again putting his car on the front row as he would qualify in the 2nd spot for the third straight race in the division.

When the cars rolled onto the track for the feature event, Traves would lead the 24-car field around for the green flag, and he would use the inside line to his advantage to grab the lead early. Traves would pull out ahead by a couple car lengths over Martin, while Dale Owen, TJ Graves, and Kyle Scisco ran in the top 5 early on. The first restart of the event would come in the early stages of the race, and the inside line would be the place to be on the restarts. Martin would start in the 2nd spot on the restart before getting shuffled back and caught up in an incident sending him to the rear of the field. That moved Owen up into the 2nd spot, but on the following restart, he too would get shuffle back into the 4th spot.

The field would begin to get spread out and start rolling off some green flag laps as they put together a 21 lap run. Traves had everything in control at the front of the field as he slowly began to pull away from Graves who was in 2nd. As the run continued, Owen began working his way back to the front of the pack and was able to get by Graves for that 2nd spot just before the halfway mark of the race. While Owen set his sights on the leader, Scisco and Mike Belanger were running within the top 5 as they also looked to track down Graves who began to drop back some. Behind the top 5, Mike Christopher had been running within the top 10 all race and had worked his way into 6th, while Travis Warling had also worked his way up into the top 10 in 7th. Derek Robinson and Jeff Hoggard fell in behind them in the 8th and 9th positions, while Mike Testa worked his way up from a deep starting spot into 10th.

Back out front, Owen had been reeling in Traves and had cut the lead down by a full second, and pulled within just a half-second, before the next caution would fly on lap 37. A quick caution on the restart would set up another restart on lap 48, but before the field got there, Traves would begin to develop some electrical issues on his car, and was forced to park it, giving up the lead. While the field had been doubled up, it allowed Scisco to move up a spot on the inside row, while Owen was left on the outside for the restart. Scisco used this to his full advantage as he was able to steal the lead on the restart forcing Owen back into the 2nd spot, which would be all that Scisco needed.

The field saw another caution in the late stages of the race which forced the event to end under the yellow flags, allowing Scisco to come across the line and pick up the victory in his first career SARA start. Owen would follow him to the line in 2nd, while Christopher was able to work his way up into the 3rd spot in the late stages of the race. Martin would rebound from his earlier trouble to salvage a 4th place finish, while Warling hung around all race long and would round out the top 5.

1. Kyle Scisco
2. Dale Owen
3. Mike Christopher
4. Bill Martin
5. Travis Warling
6. Derek Robinson
7. Mike Belanger
8. Mike Rhyno
9. Mike Testa
10. Patrick Hahe
11. Jeff Hoggard
12. Stan Bragg
13. Clay Snider
14. Ken Belanger
15. Todd Cousins
16. Ray Farlow
17. Bobby Timmons
18. TJ Graves
19. Kenny Lindsley
20. Jacob Linkiewicz
21. James Linkiewicz
22. Zach Wroblewski
23. Parker Traves
24. Willy Howells
Prov: Garry Jackson, Josh Kotten, Kevin J Myers, Todd Sipe, Ian Layne

Next week the series will head to Charlotte for their 2nd double header of the season with the Charlotte Cup.

With his 5th place finish, Travis Warling extended his points lead to 6 points over Mike Rhyno, with Josh Kotten still in 3rd. For full results and points, click HERE.