Ward captures opening checkers at Crystal

CRYSTAL, Mich. (April 20) – After picking up a couple IMCA Modified feature wins during his racing vacation to Florida, A.J. Ward returned to a more familiar setting to continue pursuit of a fourth straight Dirt Works Eastern Region title. 

Ward topped Saturday’s opening night feature at Crystal Motor Speedway ahead of ninth starting Mitchell Hunt and Brenten DeYoung.

Matt Szecsodi scored hard charger honors after qualifying out of his “B” feature, starting 18th and ending in sixth.