Top drivers split Challengers races at Caraway Speedway

Brody Duggins, center with checkered flag, is surrounded by supporters and crew after winning a feature in the Challengers division at Caraway Speedway. (Courtesy photo)

SOPHIA – Brody Duggins improved one spot in the second Challengers feature from the earlier race and that was enough to claim a victory Saturday night at Caraway Speedway.

Duggins placed second behind top qualifier Daniel Schadt, who prevailed by less than one second in the first 20-lap feature.

In the second race, Schadt was finished after a lap when Bryson Pickard spun out and took out Schadt as well. Duggins gained the lead by the ninth lap and cruised to the victory ahead of runner-up Blake Cox.

Todd Garren’s third-place finish in the first race marked his best outing at the speedway. Blake Shupe was third in the second race.

** Daniel Hughes was tops in a 21-car field for UCARs, winning the race that lasted 20 laps.

Justin Smith charged late to challenge Hughes, while Jason Richmond was third and Jeremy Kidd and Tito Clapp rounded out the top five.

** In 602 Modifieds, the winner was Josh Lowder for a wire-to-wire victory. Cody Norman was the runner-up, with Mitchell Wright, Jaxson Casper and Bill Gregg in the next three spots. Wright had missed track time after a wreck in March, and this was his first time back since then.

** The Mod 4 winner was Dalton Miller, who edged Jimmy Crigger in a five-car dash. It marked the first race won by Miller in the division.

** In Bootleggers, teammates Bentley Black and Corey Rose split a pair of 10-lap races.

The racing season resumes May 11 for the David Saunders Memorial with Challengers, Mod 4s, UCARs, 602 Modifieds and Bootleggers. Saunders was a longtime official at Caraway Speedway and on the CARS Tour.

By Randolph Record