Wilson gets confidence booster with Greenville Mod Lites of Arkansas win

Blake Wilson led green to checkered in the Mod Lites of Arkansas main event at Greenville Speedway. (Courtesy Photo)

GREENVILLE, Miss. (May 22) – Blake Wilson was fast from the opening lap and never looked back as he led every lap en route to his first Mod Lites of Arkansas feature win of 2021 at Greenville Speedway presented by Elite Glass.

Wilson, from Mabelvale, Ark., started on the outside of the front row along with pole sitter James Rollins and work the high groove for the duration of the 20-lap IMCA STARS Mod Lite feature. 

While Wilson was out front, Rollins was challenged late by Bryce Vowan until an engine failure knocked Vowan back to fourth coming to the checkered flag.

Rollins went on to record his best Mod Lites of Arkansas finish of second. Chris Tucker was second, Vowan and Chad Kirkpatrick rounded out the top five.

“We’ve never won a national event before so it really boosted our confidence to carry over to the rest of the season,” Wilson said following the much-needed win. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the guys in the shop, they gave me a great car. “

The Mod Lites of Arkansas will be back in action June 5 at Riverside Speedway in West Memphis Ark., for the fourth annual Mini Mod Challenge.