Rookie Dominates Kenyon Midget Action; Bayston Sweeps Anderson Event

Story by Ken de la Bastide
Photo by David Sink

(April 15, 2013) - Spencer Bayston got off to an incredible start to his rookie season with the Mel Kenyon Midget series.

Bayston set quick time during qualifications, won his heat race and then recorded his first feature win in only his fifth career start at Anderson Speedway on Sunday.

Bayston slipped inside of Jessica Bean entering turn three to take the lead with 11 laps remaining and went on to record the victory.

Alexandria’s Clayton Gaines, who recorded his first ever win in a heat race, led the first 14 laps until Bean and Bayston got inside coming off the second corner.

As took place in his heat race, Bean and Bayston set the pace. Bayston challenged Bean several times before making the pass for the victory.

Bayston won by 4.5 seconds followed by Bean, Travis Young (2012 champion), Cordy Horn and Gaines.

“I just ran a good line,” Bayston said. “I’m very happy.”

In the first heat race, Bean took the early lead chased by Kent Kriegbaum and Bayston.

Bayston passed Kriegbaum on the second circuit with an outside pass coming off turn two. On the final lap, Bayston was able to pass Bean with an inside move coming off the second corner to get the win.

Bean finished second followed by Kriegbaum.

Gaines led the entire distance in the second heat race to get his first career win with the Mel Kenyon Midget series.

He was followed by Young and Horn.

Bayston set fast time with a lap of 12.98-seconds around the quarter-mile high banked oval. Young was second quick at 13.16-seconds with Bean recording the third fast time at 13.21-seconds.

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