Grant Battles to Victory Lane in Smackdown Appetizer
Sprint Car Smackdown week began just as it left off the year before with Justin Grant racing to victory Wednesday in #GYATK Night following the Ione, California driver’s victory in the Smackdown finale in 2018.
Grant emerged from a mid-race tussle with Brady Bacon and Thomas Meseraull, then slid by Bacon with eight laps remaining to score the victory in the non-points special event, a 27-lap feature race which Grant described as feeling like “slick track go-kart racing” around the quarter-mile dirt oval where one has to “figure out how big of a slider you can throw, then throw it and see if it sticks.”
“Man, that was a heck of a race,” Grant exclaimed. “It was an absolute blast to run. Maybe the only thing more fun than running it would’ve been watching it…”
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