TAMPA, FL. - Dylan Baptista claims round one of the Nitro Lubricants Jr. Late Model Esports NEXT Series Presented by Joe's Racing Products in a dominating fashion at Irwindale Speedway. Baptista started on the pole leading 88 of the 100 feature laps while battling Eric Nascimento who lead 11 laps before a late-race penalty ended his day early. Baptista also won the Fast Qualifier, Fastest Race Lap, 1/2 Way Challenge while Justis Sokol picked up the Hard Charger award. Rounding out the top five were Dominic Carter 2nd, Robert Johnson 3rd, Evan Rygielski 4th, and Cassidy Hinds in 5th.
"I had a really fast car tonight', Baptista said. I was able to qualify really well and did great in my heat race. I was able to play it smart and race clean and I ended up in Victory Lane. "
This race marks the first of a two-race stretch at Irwindale Speedway as the NEXT Series will head back there this coming Tuesday, May 19th with broadcasting partner Swindell Speedlab. Catch the Series Live on Twitch and Facebook Live starting at 6:30 PM EST.
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