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Rain Doesn't Stop Sunshine From Stealing The Show, Wins ASCoC Duffy Smith Memorial At Wayne County

From Tyler Altmeyer | Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1

Tyler Courtney elbows up for $10,000 in Wayne County’s Duffy Smith Memorial

ORRVILLE, Ohio (June 12, 2023) - It was an elbows-up evening in the Buckeye State for the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1, as round four of Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket took “America’s Series” to a heavily-saturated Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio. Despite receiving an inch of overnight rain, the show went on as scheduled with “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney earning the $10,000 Duffy Smith Memorial prize. The Speedweek triumph was Courtney’s first of the year, simultaneously bumping his season victory tally to five, as well as 21 for his career.

Courtney, ace of the Clauson Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC, started third on the 25-lap Duffy Smith grid, using traffic to power beyond Cole Macedo for second on lap eight, all before pouncing on race leader, Cap Henry, on lap nine. Choppy track conditions as the result of heavy rain left much of the racing surface not for the faint of heart, but Courtney powered through, utilizing the very bottom of the speedway for much of his campaign while avoiding rougher patches.

“We just tried to stay as free as we could. I think we were a little too free, but I’m not sure you could be ‘too free’ on a surface like this,” Courtney said. “Just hats off to everyone here at Wayne County Speedway, and a special thanks to all of the fans for coming out and sticking through this. A lot of guys were unsure about tonight, but someone had to leave here with $10,000…it may as well be us.”

Doing everything he could to keep Courtney in range, Republic, Ohio’s Cap Henry would eventually cross the line in second, followed by Ricky Peterson, who earned a first-ever All Star podium finish, local hot shoe Trey Jacobs, and early race leader, Cole Macedo.

“I knew the bottom was where I needed to be,” Courtney added. “I knew if I could keep myself on the bottom, if anyone wanted to get around me, they were going to have to go above me.”


Traveling further east, weekday Speedweek competition will continue on Tuesday, June 13, with a one-night, $6,000-to-win stop at the always-exciting Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio. Sharon’s program will conclude the first segment of the 2023 edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek, as an off day will follow on Wednesday, June 14.

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Tezos A Feature (25 Laps):

1. 7BC-Tyler Courtney[3]; 2. 33W-Cap Henry[4]; 3. 2-Ricky Peterson[14]; 4. 9-Trey Jacobs[12]; 5. 29M-Cole Macedo[1]; 6. 23-Zeth Sabo[9]; 7. 91-Tyler Gunn[5]; 8. 5T-Travis Philo[2]; 9. 4-Chris Windom[17]; 10. 55-Michael Kofoid[7]; 11. 45-Tim Shaffer[20]; 12. 19-Sean Rayhall[11]; 13. 22-Brandon Spithaler[21]; 14. (DNF) 97-JJ Hickle[19]; 15. (DNF) 57N-Tyler Newhart[25]; 16. (DNF) 25R-Jordan Ryan[10]; 17. (DNF) 20B-Cody Bova[23]; 18. (DNF) 7DK-Dylan Kingan[13]; 19. (DNF) 101-Cody Maroske[15]; 20. (DNF) 70-Scotty Thiel[6]; 21. (DNF) 11N-Harli White[8]; 22. (DNF) 4S-Tyler Street[24]; 23. (DNF) 38K-Chris Myers[18]; 24. (DNF) W20-Greg Wilson[16]; 25. (DNS) 7N-Darin Naida; 26. (DNS) 26-Zeb Wise LAP LEADERS: Cole Macedo (1-6), Cap Henry (7, 8), Tyler Courtney (9-25)

2023 Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Cometic Gasket Standings (As of 6/12):

Zeb Wise - 382

Tyler Courtney - 380

Danny Dietrich - 370

Buddy Kofoid - 368

Cole Macedo - 364

Chris Windom - 360

Cap Henry - 348

JJ Hickle - 338

Brandon Spithaler - 318

Trey Jacobs - 316

2023 All Star Circuit of Champions OWNER Standings (As of 6/12):

Clauson Marshall Racing - 2098

Rudeen Racing - 2062

Lane Racing - 1978

Vermeer Motorsports - 1960

Bryan Grove Racing - 1908

Seeling Motorsports - 1848

Bill McCandless Ford -1842

Premier Motorsports - 1796

D3 Motorsports Group - 1668

2023 All Star Circuit of Champions DRIVER Standings (As of 6/12):

Tyler Courtney - 2098

Chris Windom - 1978

Zeb Wise - 1952

Tim Shaffer - 1908

JJ Hickle - 1848

Scotty Thiel - 1796

Conner Morrell - 1668

Hunter Schuerenberg - 1592

Sye Lynch - 1514

Parker Price-Miller - 1202

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