Spencer Bayston & CJB Find Top 5 In Jason Johnson Classic; WoO Double At I-55 Coming Up
Story By: TYLER ALTMEYER / CJB MOTORSPORTS – CARLISLE, PA – Spencer Bayston and Carlisle, Pennsylvania’s CJB Motorsports may have been robbed of a potential top-five finish on Friday night at US 36 Raceway in Osborn, Missouri, caught up in a “nowhere to go” situation with David Gravel in their pursuit of the front, but the reigning World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Rookie of the Year award winners preserved and pressed on, ultimately capping their two-race swing through Missouri and Kansas with a top-five the following evening at 81 Speedway in Wichita, Kansas.
Bayston, now a six-time top-ten finisher during Outlaws competition in 2023, finished fourth in 81 Speedway’s $20,000-to-win Jason Johnson Classic, starting in the exact same position while simultaneously pressuring for a podium.
Although scored 22nd at US 36 Raceway due to the aforementioned incident, Lebanon, Indiana’s Bayston was on the move, starting tenth on the A-Main grid before pressuring the top-five. The race-ending tangle occurred with less than halfway to race.
“This past weekend was a huge testament to the progress this team has made. Although we had poor qualifying efforts, they didn’t hold us back from what should have been two top-five finishes,” Bayston, ace of the TrueTimber Camo, Rothco, JRC Transportation, Nyce Crete and Landis, Ecynbro Trucking, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Kistler Engines, Highlands’ Power Sports, High Performance Lubricants, No. 5 sprint car, said. “I’m super pleased with the gains we have made in the last handful of nights. Our cars are getting closer and closer to where they need to be. The speed and balance we have right now has me really excited to go race for some big money in the coming days.”
Spencer Bayston and CJB Motorsports will continue their 2023 World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series campaign with the I-55 Outlaw Showdown at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri, on Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.