“The car was really good the first half of the race,” he said afterward. “The second half it started tightening up a little bit but I could still turn it well enough to stay consistent on the stopwatch the entire event. It feels great to finally win again here. Thank you to my family and all of those who support our efforts. It’s great to get a win for Third Gen Racing!”
Saturday started off to be another “magic” day. Peyton qualified second and started fifth for the feature event. It was at that point that his road to a weekend “sweep” hit a bit of a speed bump.
“The third and fourth place cars got together and I got caught up in their wreck,” the driver picked up the story. “It bent my lower ball joint and the steering rod on my right front. The car was hard to turn but I was determined to stay on the track and keep wheeling it!”
Wheel it, he did.
He was in the lead by the third lap and never looked back. Despite the handling problems, Peyton drove away from second place and drove straight into victory lane for the second straight day.
“I am so thankful to God for keeping us safe out there,” Peyton said after the race. “It’s awesome to get a win with a car that was absolute junk. That wreck messed up the front end. But I felt I could keep going and I’m sure glad I did!”
Peyton’s website is online at www.PeytonSaxtonRacing.com.
About Peyton Saxton
In 2013, Peyton was the INEX Legends Young Lions champion at the famed Las Vegas Bullring, the Battle of the Big Top Series champion, the INEX Road Course World Finals Champion and he was awarded the INEX Z-Max Touring Series Champion for earning the most regional race wins.
He was also the 2012 and 2013 Nevada State Young Lions asphalt and road course champion!
Peyton’s quick study of the mechanical/crew chief side of racing has led him to start his own setup and trackside assistance company, Third Generation Racing where his “teammates” have accumulated several podium finishes already.
He was recognized by the recently completed Silver State Road Course series as its’ Mechanic of the Series – the first time this honor has ever gone to a mechanic under the age of 18.
For 2014 Peyton is racing in the INEX Legends Pro division for the first time and is also exploring options to get “seat time” in a Late Model at some point during the season.