October 17, 2012

Josh Wheeler wins @ US Southern Nationals

The Southern Nationals took place in West Monroe, Louisiana in a huge indoor facility with a track that sported lots of elevation changes and big jumps. After three rounds of qualifying Ryan Lutz took TQ with Josh Wheeler in second position. The main started off good and it was a follow the leader show with Lutz and Wheeler for 15 minutes. Josh was doing his best to stay right with Lutz and pulled a good lead before a battle started. They were able to put themselves in front with a lead of  about 15 second when Lutz broke and Wheeler took the lead. Jason Branham was now in second with the rest of the field behind him. Josh maintained a good lead until the second to the last pit stop when a crash and corner marshal failure cost him 17 seconds on his pit stop. This gave Branham the lead and a battle until the end started. Jason and Wheeler would battle until the last lap when Jason crashed and gave Wheeler the lead and the win. Kurt Kellum also had a great performance in the truggy main and fought his way to 3rd at the end.

Source: Xray [teamxray.com]


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