Taylor becomes first Nevada driver to win Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout feature

Wade Taylor led start to finish in winning the Friday Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout feature at Willamette Speedway. (Photo by Melissa Coker, Melissa’s Out On A Limb Photography)

By Ben Deatherage

LEBANON, Ore. (June 30) – Round seven of the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout saw a sixth different feature winner.

Wade Taylor became the first Nevada driver to win a series event and put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot as well Friday at Willamette Speedway.

Taylor drew the pole and had the field covered from the start of the 35-lap main event. He took the $1,000 checkers ahead of Jesse Williamson and Bricen James.

Cory Sample and John Campos rounded out the top five.

Taylor is the 19th different driver to win a tour feature and the sixth different winner in series his­tory at Willamette.

Feature results – 1. 8-Wade Taylor; 2. Jesse Williamson; 3. Bricen James; 4. Cory Sample; 5. John Campos; 6. Ethan Dotson; 7. Alex Stanford; 8. Collen Winebarger; 9. Brian Thompson; 10. Kellen Chadwick; 11. Lawrence O’Connor; 12. Nick Trenchard; 13. Grey Ferrando; 14. Brad Mar­tin; 15. Shaun Mayea; 16. Mark Wauge; 17. D.J. Shannon; 18. Preston Luckman; 19. Dustin Cady; 20. Brett James.