SWS: Goodyear Irwindale Speedway wrap-up

Kanke chased down early leader Ben Walker about 100 laps into the 150-lap race around the half-mile oval, gave his Goodyear Eagles a chance to cool for a few laps, then closed in on the Rookie of the Year candidate again before taking the lead for...

Kanke chased down early leader Ben Walker about 100 laps into the 150-lap race around the half-mile oval, gave his Goodyear Eagles a chance to cool for a few laps, then closed in on the Rookie of the Year candidate again before taking the lead for the final time on lap 116. Kanke averaged 80.405 mph.

Walker finished second, .285 of a second behind Kanke. Jon Nelson was third, Greg Pursley came home fourth and Auggie Vidovich took fifth.

John Baker won the Bud Pole Award with a lap averaging 101.632 mph.

Kanke now leads the championship standings 1,175-981 over Craig Raudman.

-Goodyear

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Series NASCAR
Drivers Greg Pursley , Craig Raudman , Auggie Vidovich , Ben Walker , John Baker