Dialed in, Egbert drives to Jack Bagby Memorial win

P.J. Egbert led every lap in winning Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial for IMCA Modifieds. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)

WACO, Texas (March 6) – Quick to get a new car dialed in, P.J. Egbert was quick to get to the checkers and $1,000 IMCA Modified payday Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway’s Jack Bagby Memorial. 

Egbert led all 20 laps, moving from the top of the track to the lower line and holding off David Goode Jr. the last five times around the oval. 

“Luck was on our side, getting to start on the front row,” said Egbert, wheeling a 2020 Lethal Chassis at the 23rd annual special. “We can’t complain at all. It was good to get another win here.”

Egbert had banked $5,000 and put his name of the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot when he won the Fall Classic in his most recent HO’T start last fall. 

Several early cautions slowed the main event, which ended with a long green flag run. Goode drove to the runner-up spot from ninth starting. 

Jeff Emerson, Eric Tomlinson and Jon White Jr. rounded out the top five.

Westin Abbey was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Jeff Shepperd topped the Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod main. Steven Bevills was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. 

Feature Results – 1. P.J. Egbert; 2. David Goode Jr. 3. Jeff Emerson; 4. Eric Tomlinson; 5. Jon Whte Jr.; 6. Chad Andersen; 7. Dwayne Grantham; 8. William Gould; 9. Adam James; 10. Kevin Green; 11. Brent Giliam; 12. Joey Craig; 13. Chris Gallien.