Must See Sprint Series Feature Winner Mike LarrisonBy Dan Margetta
Slinger, Wis., Aug. 21—Coatsville, Indiana’s Mike Larrison charged to his first series win in the lightening-quick 60-lap Must See Racing Extreme Sprint Series main event Sunday night at the Slinger Super Speedway.
Kyle Flint launched to the lead as the 18-car field thundered toward the green flag while Hank Lower slotted into second place ahead of Jason Cox, Larrison, and Jason Blonde. Flint began to draw away from the field, extending his lead to a sizeable advantage over Lower, while Cox, Larrison, and Blonde lined up behind him. The extreme pace around the high-banked speedway took it’s toll by lap 18 as Blonde exited the event with problems, moving series point leader, Troy DeCaire into fifth place, just in front of fast qualifier and new world record holder Jeff Bloom, who advanced from his tenth starting spot to sixth. With Flint comfortably out front, a bobble by Lower in turn three on lap 26 caused Cox to take evasive action and the move sent his machine looping around to collect the turn four wall, drawing a caution flag that erased Flint’s huge advantage. As racing resumed, Flint maintained his lead while Larrison moved into second place and began to work his way around the lapped machines between himself and the leader.