Spainhoward starts off 2018 Speedway season with a winbakersfield
Former Bakersfield Speedway champion Nick Spainhoward opened the IMCA Sports Mod season at Bakersfield Speedway on Saturday night with a victory in the 30-lap feature.
Spainhoward started third in the feature and held off a challenge from Michael Johnson, who came all the way from the 10th starting spot, to get the victory.
Matt Mayo finished third, followed by Garrett Jernagan and Chris McKellar.
A red flag fell as the last lap was being finished due to a multi-car accident on the back straight.
In Hobby Stocks, Cody Johnson came from the seventh starting position to win a caution-plagued feature. Karl Noland Sr., who started second, finished second, followed by Lloyd Wren, Raymond Noland and Trevor Baker
Brady Bell started on the outside of the front row and went on to victory in the Pro Stocks feature. Clay Daly came from the seventh starting spot to finish second. Justin Crockett was third, followed by Devin Crockett and David King
In IMCA Stocks, Tyler Johnson edged out his brother, Chad Johnson, by a couple of feet for the win. Brock Hamilton was third.
The Mini Mods made their debut on the smaller infield track and
Tyler Blankenship was the winner. Sunnie Simkins was second and Cole Forster third.
Tyler Blankenship was also the winner in the Senior Mini Dwarf division. Broedy Graham was second and Mason Ratcliff third.
Wyatt Webb was the Junior Mini Dwarf winner, followed by Bransyn Speer and Ethan Johnson.