Ryan Litt Attempts to Bounce Back on Home Soil After Crash at Winchester The first laps of feature races have not been kind to Ryan Litt in recent weeks. In USAC competition at Toledo in early July, the ...
Ryan Litt Attempts to Bounce Back on Home Soil After Crash at Winchester
The first laps of feature races have not been kind to Ryan Litt in recent weeks. In USAC competition at Toledo in early July, the #07 BS&B Radiator, OTC-SPX Tools Beast/Claxton sprinter was caught up in a wreck on the frontstretch as the green flag waved. This past Sunday, the young Canadian driver once again crashed on the opening lap of a feature, this time at the treacherous Winchester Speedway in Indiana.
The day started out well for Ryan and the team at Winchester as the #07 was in the top 10 in practice lap times, and Ryan was able to run the 5th fastest time in Time Trials. After the dice roll, the inversion was 6, which put Ryan on the outside pole to start the 30 lap "King of the Wings" feature event. When the green flag dropped, Litt got out to an early lead and raced into turn 3 with Jimmy McCune challenging on the bottom of the track. Unfortunately, a part of the suspension broke on the left front of the #07, sending Ryan into the wall hard and collecting fellow racers Jason Blonde and Kevin Feeney in the process. All escaped without injury, thankfully, as Winchester is one of the fastest short tracks to be found anywhere in the world.
Litt and the team will attempt to put their bad luck behind them as they head back to Canada to defend home turf at the Cayuga Speedway Park this Saturday evening. The event will be the first of two scheduled at Cayuga for the Auto Value/Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints series, returning to the big 5/8's mile speedway for the first time since their first and only appearance at the track, in 2001. Ryan has logged quite a few laps around Cayuga in testing sessions, but never in racing competition, while father Wade competed in a handful of ISMA Supermodified events at Cayuga, located near Hagersville, Ontario.
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