Nick Egan wins the JEGS/CRA All Stars Tour at Winchester Speedway. (Photo by Randy Crist)
Salem, Ind. – Nick Egan made a pass from the high side at the famous high banks of Winchester Speedway, on an 86th lap restart, passing leader Brandon Varney, to take the lead and continue to claim his first-ever JEGS / CRA All – Stars Tour Presented by Chevrolet Performance wins Saturday night’s JEGS 100.
“Wow, it’s great to be sitting here in victory lane at Winchester Speedway,” remarked Egan in victory lane. “This place is so awesome, what a place to race. I’ve raced at several racetracks, but this place is the hardest, which makes this victory so enjoyable. To win here is an achievement! I was hoping for a late warning so I could trying to drive car 61 for the win I had a good restart and just stuck it in there and used the high groove to make the pass I have to thank my dad, my whole team for all their help. We are a small, hard working team. We can’t wait to get back here in October to race for the series championship!
Teenager William Sawalich grabbed the lead as the green flag fell from his starting position from the outside pole. Michael Hinde closed in on Sawalich’s bumper but then slowed on the restart on lap 6 with a suspension issue that ended his day early.
Sawalich continued to set the pace as Brandon Varney began to quickly catch Sawalich. Varney then dove under Sawalich to make the pass on the 12th round.
Varney would hold the lead through several restarts as Egan fought his way through the field from his starting ninth position to grab second place, but with a big lead Varney looked like he was rolling towards the victory when the warning flag flew after the 23rd car. de Billy Van Meter spun on lap 85 while battling for a top-five spot.
On the restart of lap 86, Egan was able to make the pass and took the win by nearly half a second over Brandon Varney.
Egan is the current series championship points leader and will race for the 2022 series race for the championship at the October 14 season championship event. Egan has already won the series’ 2022 Rookie of the Year award.
Brandon Varney would finish second but fail post-race technical inspection.
James Krueger would come from his 10th starting position to finish in third place. Jordan Miller would finish fourth with Van Meter in fifth place.