2021 Ascoc Wilmot June 4 Tyler Courtney Vl Posed Tim Aylwin Photo
Tyler Courtney in victory lane at Wilmot Raceway. (Tim Aylwin photo)

Sunshine Lights Up Wilmot All Star Field

WILMOT, Wis. — Tyler Courtney made it look easy on Friday night at Wilmot Raceway, sailing from the pole position to claim his fifth FloRacing All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 victory of the season and his second in two days.

Courtney won the 30-lap All Stars versus IRA Outlaw Sprint Series contest in dominant fashion, beating Ian Madsen to the checkered flag by more than five seconds.

“This is a lot of fun and when you have a great race car like this, you have to capitalize on it,” Courtney said. “Times like these come and go, but luckily we’re on the coming side of that right now. I just can’t say enough about this team. This whole Clauson Marshall deal is going really well right now. I don’t even know what to say, to be honest.”

Courtney, aboard the Clauson Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink/Turbo/No. 7bc sprint car, led every circuit at the Wilmot short track, and although the Indianapolis, Indiana-native maintained the point relatively unchallenged, lapped traffic between laps 15 and 20 did present a potential problem for the former USAC champion and the current All Star championship point leader.

In fact, it was a five-car roadblock that Courtney was up against, but after five laps, utilizing patience and persistence to get through the roaming traffic jam, Sunshine persevered and made it out on the other side.

“This place can be tough in traffic, and you don’t know what’s going on behind you,” Courtney added. “The bottom was starting to slow down so I knew the top was going to be coming in there at some point. It all came down to choosing the right line at the right time. A lapped car would miss his line and that allowed me to slip by. That happened with a few of them.

“Once I got clear, I was just worried about setting a solid pace and building a gap between myself and who was behind me.”

Ian Madsen, who shared the front row with Courtney, finished second at Wilmot, followed by Rudeen Racing’s Cory Eliason, Gio Scelzi and Rico Abreu.

The finish:

Feature (30 Laps): 1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney [1]; 2. 11-Ian Madsen [2]; 3. 26-Cory Eliason [8]; 4. 18-Gio Scelzi [6]; 5. 24-Rico Abreu [5]; 6. 17B-Bill Balog [24]; 7. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg [4]; 8. 21-Carson Short [22]; 9. 73-Scotty Thiel [3]; 10. 2W-Scotty Neitzel [9]; 11. 91-Kyle Reinhardt [16]; 12. 39-Jake Blackhurst [20]; 13. O7-Skylar Gee [23]; 14. 10-Zeb Wise [7]; 15. 4-Cap Henry [10]; 16. 25-Danny Schlafer [15]; 17. 8M-TJ Michael [19]; 18. 68-Dave Uttech [14]; 19. 79-Blake Nimee [17]; 20. 51B-Joe B. Miller [18]; 21. 65-Jordan Goldesberry [21]; 22. 5-Paul McMahan [12]; 23. 5J-Jeremy Schultz [13]; 24. 13-Spencer Bayston [11]

Lap Leaders: Tyler Courtney (1-30)

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