Much traveled Scarborough is RaceSaver winner at Natural Bridge

John Scarborough became the fourth different winner in as many Virginia Sprint Series events this season with his checkered flag run Saturday at Natural Bridge Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)

By Jim Haines

NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (May 27, 2023) – Being an IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car driver from Vermont, John Scarborough has traveled a lot.

He says Natural Bridge Speedway in Virginia has become one of his favorite tracks and he showed why Saturday night by sweeping the night, topping his heat race and then the Virginia Sprint Series main event.

Scarborough and Aaron Leach pacing the field at the start with Scarborough hugging the bottom and staying out front as fourth starting Jerald Harris quickly made his way to second.

The top two stay glued to each other as they left the rest to trade spots all through the race.

With the 20 laps going quickly, traffic was in Scarborough’s favorite line as Harris made a final push with two to go, getting inside the leader, but he could not make the pass and Scarborough flashed under the waving checkered flag first.

It was Jerald Harris, Daren Bolac, Caleb Harris and Leach completing the top five behind him. Scarborough became the fourth different winner in as many series events this season.

The series takes off a couple weeks until returning to Hagerstown Speedway in Maryland for the Father’s Day weekend special as the Laurel Highlands Sprint Series, Pennsylvania Sprint Series and the Virginia Sprint Series all join at the Hub City oval on Saturday, June 17.

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