Spencer Bayston wins Belleville Midget Nationals

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By Bryan Gapinski

Spencer Bayston scored a wire-to-wire winning the 40th annual Belleville Midget Nationals Saturday Night at the Belleville High Banks. Bayston became the thirteenth driver to win the event from the pole position.

Bayston jumped into the lead at the start followed by last year's winner Chad Boat, and Tanner Thorson. Bayston began lapping the tail of the field on the fifth lap, and one lap later held a two-second lead over Boat. Thorson passed Boat for the runner-up position on Lap 8.

With the conclusion of the tenth lap Bayston held a 3.3 second lead over his teammate Thorson. The events first caution appeared on Lap17 when Shane Golobic stopped with a flat tire, erasing Bayston's 4-second lead.


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