During the Easter holiday weekend three drivers claimed their first career win with the respective national touring series. Two Illinois drivers defended their home turf when the World of Outlaws Late Model series invaded Farmer City Raceway (IL) for the annual Illini 100 weekend.
Friday night would see local driver Mike “Opie” Spatola hold off fellow local drivers Ryan Unzicker and Bobby Pierce for his first career feature win with the national traveling series.
With multiple regional and national event wins under his belt, Bobby Pierce would claim that elusive World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature win during the finale on Saturday night holding off top series regulars and collecting the $20,000 winners check.
In the next state over young winged sprint car driver Dylan Westbrook would collect his first career win with the Amercian Sprint Car Series capturing the checkered flag at Lake Ozark Speedway in Missouri. After finishing a career high 2nd in Friday nights opening feature, the 2020 ASCS National Rookie of the Year would take the Hills Racing Team sprinter across the line 2.020-seconds ahead of top touring drivers Blake Hahn and Ryan Timms.