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November 26, 2021  |  by Chris Stepan

The final weekend of the 2021 racing season at the Vado Speedway Park kicked off on Friday night, November 26th with the opening night of the Turkey Bowl featuring Winged and Non-Winged Sprint Cars, Legends and the Super Truck vs Stock Car Challenge.

The Legends were on track first for their 20-lap main event with Peter Smith earning the highest amount of passing points and sitting on the pole for the start. Smith jumped into the lead at the drop of the green with 4th starting Josh Jackson in tow. Jackson made a high side move for the lead off of turn two mid-race and took command and ran off with his 5th win of the season at Vado. Smith raced to a solid second place with 6th starting Aydan Saunders holding off Mike Money and Lloyd Duffey for third.

Lorne Wofford and Royal Jones paced the field to the green flag in the 25-lap Winged Sprint Car feature and Wofford was able to get the hold shot and beat Jones into turn number 1 to take the lead, which he never relinquished on his way to Western Tech victory lane. Jones and Mike Archuleta battled hard for second for the majority of the event with Archuleta stealing the spot and racing home with a solid runner up finish. Jones ran third with Caleb Saiz racing from his 8th starting spot up to fourth and Jett Carney holding off 16th starting Justin Lasiter for a top five run.

The Super Truck vs. Stock Car Challenge was on deck with Shane McNutt leading the field to the green from the inside of the front row. McNutt and outside polesitter Rusty Bowen circled the speedway side by side on the opening lap with Bowen leading at the line before 4th starting Jed Smith slipped by and began to drive off out front. The battles behind Smith were entertaining as 8th starting Brian Kleine, 7th starting Josh Reynolds and Bowen were in a tussle for the runner up spot throughout much of the race. Christy Barnett joined the mix late in the going as well trying to get into the top five, while 22nd starting Bryan Bennett was working his way through traffic on his way to the front. Smith ran off with his first ever Vado victory and fired the first shot giving the Stock Cars bragging rights over the Super Trucks on the opening night of the weekend. Kleine ran second and was the highest finishing Super Truck with Reynolds, a Stock Car, in third, followed by Bowen, in his Super Truck fourth, and Jeremy Bradley (Stock Car), nipped Christy Barnett (Super Truck) at the line for fifth.

The final event of the night was scheduled to be the 25-lap Non-Wing Sprint Car feature, but as the field was just about to line up for the start, persistent rains began to fall and the feature was postponed until Saturday.

Full results: https://www.myracepass.com/events/350943/races

After Saturday nights' Turkey Bowl finale, the Vado Speedway Park will become a Christmas Wonderland as the speedway property is transformed into the Vado Speedway Park Christmas Village for ten nights during the month of December with events taking place on December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th, 18th and 23rd. Christmas lights, inflatables, music, smores, campfires, sledding, a kids area, an appearance by Santa Claus, the Grinch, Buddy the Elf and Elsa, plus much more!

For fans not able to attend in person, all events held during the 2021 season at the Vado Speedway Park will also be live streamed online by PayPerView at www.WatchFYE.tv.

For upcoming schedule information and tickets, visit www.VadoSpeedwayPark.com.