Story By: Dalton Bishop, TribeTV Sports Announcer
This weekend kicked off one of the biggest motorsports events across the country, the 4 Crown Nationals. The 4 Crown Nationals takes place at the Eldora Speedway owned by former NASCAR star Tony Stewart. The 4 Crown Nationals features the USAC Midget, Sprint, and Silver Crown cars. The first event on the card was the USAC National Midgets, Spencer Bayston’s banner year reached a new zenith Saturday night. A Day after his 19th Birthday Bayston celebrated in grand fashion as he became the first driver since Kasey Kahne (2000) to win both The “Belleville Midget Nationals” and a 4 Crown National. Bayston was followed by Fremont, California’s Shane Golobic and Broken Arrow, Oklahoma’s Brady Bacon.
Next would be the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Cars. A track that had proved to be cruel to CJ Leary played in his favor Saturday night. Leary had been passed on the last lap in May of 2015 by Justin Grant, he had a similar situation Saturday night with the black dooling hayward 63 draped all over his tail tank. Brady Bacon was all over Leary for the lead in the closing laps, but for the 4th time of 2017 Leary would hold his ground and go onto win a 4 Crown National.
Last But not least was the USAC Silver Crown Cars. In a year of first for Tyler Courtney, the pickings continue to get sweeter as the Indianapolis, Indiana native went onto lead all 50 laps and win his first career USAC Silver Crown series race presented by TRAXXAS. Earlier in 2017 Courtney won his first career USAC National Midget Amain at Montpelier Motor Speedway. In August, he won his ever Sprint Car feature at Kokomo Speedway and backed it up again a night later at the “Kokomo Smackdown”.