JEFF DYER GETS ANOTHER CLS SECOND-PLACE FINISH AT BAKERSFIELD
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(Yucca Valley, CA, May 20, 2022) Jeff Dyer continued his pursuit of the 2022 California Lightning Sprint Car Series championship with his third straight second-place finish at the Bakersfield Speedway last Saturday night. In addition to the CLS side of the program, Dyer also raced his 410 sprint car and finished 14th in the companion USAC/CRA main event.
Jeff Dyer and his wife Christina before last Saturday's race at Bakersfield.
Saturday's race was Dyer's fifth of the year in the CLS and his performances have been phenomenal. In addition to his three second-place finishes, he also has a third and a fourth.
Dyer came out of Saturday's race 79-points out of first in the championship standings. However, he has missed one race while the point leader has not. As the CLS has a one-race throw-away rule in 2022. Dyer's throw-out race will be the one he missed.
At the beginning of the night, Dyer recorded the fastest time in West Evans Motorsports CLS qualifying with a lap of 12.908. Not only was that faster than all the CLS cars, but it was also faster than all the 410 USAC/CRA Sprint Cars as well.
Dyer followed the qualifying effort in his familiar #4 with a third-place finish in his heat. For the main, the retired United States Army Demolitions Expert started fifth. He quickly advanced to third. On lap eight, the second-place car got caught in lapped traffic. Veteran Dyer took full advantage of the situation, raced by, and set his sights on the leader.
The distance between the leader and Dyer quickly dwindled. Suddenly, Dyer was within striking distance, and he tried to knife his way inside in turn one on the 10th lap. The leader thwarted the effort and pulled away. At that point, most in the crowd thought the race for the lead was over. Dyer, who recently turned 40, had other ideas.
The pacesetter got caught behind lapped traffic on the 14th go around. As soon as he did, Dyer was camping on his tail tank. He tried to pass for the lead on the inside in turn one, but once again, the leader held him at bay before motoring away. That was not going to be the end of the story.
As the laps dwindled down, Dyer seemingly was not going to catch the first-place driver. However, with two laps to go, he was coming on like a runaway freight train. Just as he was about to mount another challenge, a lapped car drifted into Dyer's path forcing him to slow down. With only two laps to go, it was too late for Dyer to rebuild his momentum and he took another second place.
Dyer moved forward more than any other driver in the main event and was the Speed Mart/Advanced Racing Suspension "Hard Charger."
When the 25-lap CLS race ended, Dyer returned to his pit and jumped into his 410 USAC/CRA Sprint Car. The veteran driver started 19th in a race that was plagued with multiple yellows and one red flag. With chaos all around him, the Yucca Valley, California resident stayed out of the trouble and came home 14th.
This Saturday, Dyer will continue his pursuit of the CLS title when the series makes a stop at the Ventura Raceway. For fans who would like to attend Saturday's show, adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors 60 and over, military with id, and students with id get in for $18.00. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.
On May 28th, he will jump back into his USAC/CRA 410 sprint car for the annual Salute to Indy at Perris Auto Speedway.
As usual, Dyer is not the only member of the family who will be competing this Saturday. His son Seth will be racing at Wheel2Wheel Raceway in Victorville, where he is fifth in the restrictor class championship standings. Last Saturday night, the teen finished fifth in the main event.
For fans who would like to attend Saturday's show at Ventura, adult tickets are $22.00. Seniors 60 and over, military with id, and students with an id get in for $18.00. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult. Spectator gates will open at 3:00 p.m. and the first race will be at 5:30. The track is located on the Ventura County Fairgrounds at 10 W. Harbor Boulevard (93001). The website is http://venturaraceway.com/ and the office phone number is (805) 648-RACE.
Dyer is racing in memory of his grandfather Glenn Sels throughout the 2022 season.
Dyer would like to thank the following for making the 2022 season possible in the #4 Lightning Sprint Car. Dependable Machine Inc., Haircuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, LBA Investigations, and Dyer Motorsports.
For the USAC/CRA #39 sprint car, Straight Time Stirrups, Dependable Machines Inc., Hair Cuts By Susie, Jobu Racing, Justice Brothers, and Specialty Fasteners make it all possible.
If you would like to be a part of Dyer Motorsports in 2022, call (760) 267-0298 or send an email to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jeff Dyer 2022 Results
3-5 Imperial Valley Raceway POWRi Southwest 13th A Main
3-25 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 4th A Main
3-26 Perris Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 13th A Main
4-1 Keller Auto Speedway USAC/CRA 14th A Main
4-2 Thunderbowl Raceway USAC/CRA 23rd A Main
4-16 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 3rd A Main
4-23 Mohave Valley Raceway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th B Main
4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 1
4-30 Ventura Raceway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main 2
5-14 Bakersfield Speedway California Lightning Sprints 2nd A Main
5-14 Bakersfield Speedway USAC/CRA Sprint Cars 14th A Main
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