NASCAR Cup driver William Byron wins the Slinger Nationals

Slinger – Chalk another painting by William Byron.

The 24-year-old broke through the ranks of the very late models in his rapid ascent to NASCAR, so he’s making up for lost opportunities by hitting a few big short-track races in his spare time this year.

Byron’s sixth win in seven games came Tuesday night in the 43rd Slinger Nationals Championship.

“This was definitely our toughest test yet,” said the Cup Series fourth year driver. “We didn’t turn off the lights but we had a fast car and the balance was in the end.”

This is also marked with an asterisk.

Byron’s Wilson Motorsports had aluminum bars, while the Slinger Speedway bases required steel. Track owner Todd Tellin said that when the same problem appeared in the past, cars weren’t left out but were required to run at 25 pounds. Tellin said that although the violation wasn’t discovered until after the race, the car crossed the scales by more than 25 pounds over the minimum weight anyway.

So despite pressure from runner-up Luke Venhaus, Byron’s win held.

Slinger Nationals winner William Byron, right, splashes brilliantly with third-placed Derek Thorne on the winning podium at Slinger Speedway.

The first players to win $20,000 included 20 tough final laps with Finhaus, the defending winner and 2021 track champion, setting the shocker in 2018 and 2020 winner Ty Majeski and Majeski and making several great saves before throwing. in the towel.

Byron took advantage of all the action between the Wisconsin drivers to lead the last 14 of the 200 laps.

“We were catching up with them a little bit every lap but not enough to pass them,” Byron said as sprinkles of rain fell on Victory Lane. “I thought when they were packed I could run outside and get a good drive (corners).