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Gary Ledbetter Takes First GXS Street Stock Series Win

History belonged to Gary Ledbetter in the inaugural GXS Street Stock Series race on Friday night at Tri-County.

After polesitter Marlin Yoder was sidelined early due to a mechanical issue, Ledbetter took control and managed to hold off a talented field of Street Stocks to become the first driver to win in a series he hopes sticks around for the foreseeable future.

“It means the world to win here,” Ledbetter said. “There were 22 cars here and many of them were very good. All of them wanted to be the first to win [in the GXS Street Stock Series] but fortunately we were. Hopefully [Tri-County] will have us back.”

Ledbetter anticipated Friday’s GXS Street Stock Series race would be much more challenging compared to other races he has run in the discipline. With plenty of tough cars and a longer distance, Ledbetter had to rely on his own experience to conserve his equipment and hold off the field in the closing stages.

“We usually run 30-35 laps in these cars and you can’t go 75 laps wide open,” Ledbetter said. “You just have to bide your time. We knew we were going to stop at around Lap 50, so we had to make it to that point first. The car was a little free at first, but it came to us.”

  1. 32 Gary Ledbetter
  2. 16 Kyle Lynch
  3. 7 Ricky Locklair Jr.
  4. 14 Davey Smart
  5. 12 Cody DeMarmels
  6. B00 Boo Carlisle
  7. 56 John Guker
  8. 15 Ryan Flores
  9. 49 Jeff Melton – OUT
  10. 134 Frank Curtis -5
  11. 86 Pete Close -8
  12. 6 Dillon Crouch – OUT
  13. 34 Eric Zeh – OUT
  14. 28 Larry Isenhower -24
  15. 9 Austin Somero – OUT
  16. 4W Tyler Woodring – OUT
  17. 82 Gene Griffey – OUT
  18. 55 Johnny Reynolds – OUT
  19. 13 Steve Worthington – OUT
  20. 08 Marlin Yoder – OUT
  21. 17 James McLaughlin – OUT
  22. 99 Jeff Morse – OUT

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