Fast Time and Runner-Up Finish for Stevens at Batesville; Runner-Up at I-30
Tyler Stevens returned to action for the first time in over a month on Friday night with a trip to Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove, Ark.) for the $5,000-to-win COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model event.
Tyler hit the ground running with his brand-new MB Customs Race Car. He set fast time over the 31 entries in Mark Martin Automotive Qualifying, and then raced to a victory in his heat race to lock into the second-starting spot for the feature.
Stevens pursued fellow-front-row starter Brian Rickman for the duration of the event before crossing the finish line in second behind Rickman with Kyle Beard, B.J. Robinson, and Billy Moyer Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers.
Weekend action continued on Saturday night for Stevens as the team traveled south to I-30 Speedway (Little Rock, Ark.) for the $5,000-to-win Rockabilly 45. Twenty-seven Super Late Models entered the program, and Tyler's night began by setting the fourth-fastest time in qualifying followed by a heat race win.
With his heat race win he locked into the pole position for the 45-lap feature. Racing in the Top 3 throughout the finale, Stevens crossed the finish line in the second spot for his second runner-up finish in as many nights.
Tyler continues to lead the latest Midwest Sheet Metal Rookie of the Year standings with the tour and is fifth in the overall standings.
Full results and complete standings are available at www.COMPdirt.com.