24 Nov 2021 | 08:43
Despite the enormous expectations that were bestowed upon him due to his last name, Marco Andretti only won two races in the entirety of a full-time IndyCar career that lasted from 2006 all the way until 2020. But in SRX, the Andretti name has found Victory Lane once again after a late opportunity to get the best of a youngster on his home turf.
In a dramatic finish to the fifth race of the Camping World SRX Series, Marco Andretti was able to pass Luke Fenhaus on a green-white-checkered restart to win at Slinger Speedway. Fenhaus, a 17-year old Wisconsin native and the winner of the Slinger Nationals, had been well on his way to victory at the white flag when a crash triggered by Hailie Deegan and Paul Tracy set up a final restart.
After battling side-by-side with Tony Stewart for the race lead most of the night, Fenhaus had pulled away from Marco Andretti in the closing laps prior to the final caution. But with a jump from the outside line, Andretti was able to clear Fenhaus and earn his first victory in a major race in 10 years. Andretti’s last victory came in an IndyCar race at Iowa in June of 2011.
SRX at Slinger Speedway Results:
Ernie Francis Jr.
Willy T. Ribbs
Paul Tracy (DNF)
Michael Waltrip (DNF)
With five of six races now in the books, the season finale for SRX will take place next week at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway. Nashville Fairgrounds promises to send the inaugural season for SRX out with a bang, as defending NASCAR Cup Series Champion Chase Elliott will join the field at one of the most storied racetracks in the southeast.