Veteran Waylon Flynn dominated Sunday's 50-lap Street Stock race, the first event in Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway's Triple Header weekend, to claim a five-length victory over Donnie Buckner of Asheville, N.C.
“This is a huge win for us,the excited Flynn said in victory lane after leading the entire race. 典his is probably the biggest race that I've ever won. I've raced everything from Limited Late Models down to Mini-Stocks, but this is definitely at the top of all of 'em.”
Flynn qualified second in his Chevrolet Camaro, but got the jump on the field when pole winner Zach Clifton was unable to start the race due to a faulty clutch in his Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Newton, N.C., native was never seriously challenged, averaging 63.901 mph in the race that was slowed by two caution flags for 15 laps.
Rudy Ruyddock, from High Point, N.C., caused the first caution period when his Camaro's engine blew in turns three and four. He then collided with Whitney Clifton's Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The second yellow occurred when Matt Cotner of Rural Hall, N.C., spun his Ford Falcon down the frontstretch on lap 44.
Flynn said his Camaro was good throughout the race.
“I was easing in the throttle up out of the corners and I was still able to pull away like that (at the end),Flynn said. 的 wasn't using up the right-rear tire getting out of the corners at all, so I knew at the end if I had to make a hard run, I was going to be able to. But we never had to use it. It stayed under me good the whole time.”
Flynn said his car was so good that anyone could have driven it and won the race.
“The car was absolutely hooked up; it was on a rail,Flynn said. 的 could drive it in as hard as I wanted to and it wouldn't come out from under me. When it's that good, it's hard to mess up. It's awesome. I can't believe we won here at North Wilkesboro. This is just the coolest thing ever.”
Racing continues at Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway Oct. 29-31 with the Short Track Shootout.