Rookie captures second of twin features at Caraway Speedway

 Bryson Pickard claimed the top prize in one of the Challengers features Saturday night. (Courtesy photo)

SOPHIA – Rookie driver Bryson Pickard won the second of two Challengers features Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

After finishing sixth in the first race, Pickard began on the pole for the second of the 30-lap events.

Pickard and Gary Ledbetter took turns in the lead before Pickard drove from the front across the final 20 laps.

Daniel Schadt, the fast qualifier earlier in the day, placed third, followed by Easton Brewer and points leader Brody Duggins.

Duggins was the winner of the first feature in the division, finishing ahead of Jaremy Clay, Schadt, Brewer and Ledbetter.

** In UCARS, 19 cars were entered for twin 12-lap dashes.

Fast qualifier Jason Richmond prevailed in the first race, edging Steven Collins, with Sammy Bullins in third place.

Jeremy Kidd, who was eighth in the first race, was drawn for the pole in the second go-around. Kidd took advantage of that and held off Richmond for the victory, with Collins and Justin Smith in the next two spots.

** The Modifieds division also had varying results as Jaxson Casper and Jacob Creed split the victories in two 20-lap features.

Casper beat Billy Gregg and Creed in the first race. Creed held off Casper in the rematch, with Gregg in third.

** In Bootleggers, Bentley Black claimed the victory, with teammate Corey Rose the runner-up, followed by Dalton Miller and Bobby Bescher.

** In the new MOD Mini Stocks class, Tommy Raino claimed the victory by holding off Jeff Linkous, Rudy Hartley and Miller in the 20-lap feature.

The track’s next racing night in the regular season is set for April 27.

By Randolph Record