Tanner Holm Wins on Autism Speaks Night at Deming Speedway

5/19/17

Everson, WA - Autism Speaks Night at Deming Speedway was a huge success, as the fans saw a great night of racing action and raised huge money for Autism Speaks. Tanner Holm was the big winner of the night, taking home an entertaining 600 wingless main event win. Chance Crum, Lane Taylor and Hayley Constance joined him in victory lane. Race night sponsors were Doyle Guffie’s Rallye Auto Sales, 92.9 KISM, Judd & Black Appliances, Washington Tractor, Shots 2 Go Espresso and Service Pro.

At the outset of the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Non Wing feature, Joe Constance and Spud Allen would battle side by side before Allen took control of the point on lap two. Sawyer Sorgenfrei rapidly closed on Allen and began threatening him for the lead with Tanner Holm advancing forward to make it a three car tango for the top spot. As the eighth lap clipped off, Holm had passed both Sorgenfrei and Allen up high to take the lead, but as the trip headed toward turn one, Allen flipped his car, causing a stoppage. As not all cars had completed the eighth lap, the lineup reverted to lap seven, where Sorgenfrei was ahead of Tanner. The race restarted with Sorgenfrei continuing to work low with Holm heading back to the cushion to build momentum. He built enough to rocket past Sawyer on the exit of turn four on lap 10, giving him the lead. The race clipped off seven more laps, with Evan Margeson moving past Sorgenfrei for second and running down Tanner when a caution flag halted the action. On the restart, Holm found his rhythm on the cushion again and drove to his first win of the year, with Margeson settling for second and Sorgenfrei taking third. Kyle Mitchell gained 11 spots to earn hard charger.

In the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 class, Chance Crum made things look easy en route to his second win of the year. Crum led all 25 laps of the main event without challenge to grab the victory, his first with a wing on after winning wingless earlier in the year. Seth Hespe raced his way to second with Jake Helsel coming home third. Hard charger honors went to Terry Lewis with five spots gained.

Heartbreak for Peyton Hagen turned to joy for Lane Taylor, who took home his first Deming Speedway winning the Mytrafficman.NET 600 restricted division. Hagen had led the first 17 laps with Taylor trailing him by about three car lengths when Hagen lost power. Taylor would take the lead and race away to his first win at the ⅙ mile clay oval, with Dakota Drake taking second and Colin Mackey racing home to third. Allison Johnson was the hard charger with eight spots gained.

Mitchell Helsel and Haley Constance had a major battle for the win the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprint division. Helsel had led since lap three and had a sizable lead when a caution flag flew on lap 10. This brought Constance right to the tail of Helsel, and on the restart, she began pressuring the two time feature winner. The two drivers went nose to tail until lap 19 when Constance worked inside of Helsel to take the lead from Mitchell and went on to the win. Helsel was second with Drake Hadlock rallying forward to take third. Constance also picked up hard charger honors with seven positions gained.