Photo by Dave Girling – lethalcreations.com
On June 25, Dylan Sabatini of Sabatini Racing in Ste. Anne won his first feature race at Red River Coop Speedway and earned himself a spot at the top of the points leader board.
By Marianne Curtis
The month of June has been full of successes for Ste. Anne’s Sabatini Racing Team. After a rough start to the season due to rain twenty-five year old Dylan Sabatini finally hit the dirt track and raced his way to his first Lightening Sprint Feature win at Red River Coop Speedway.
Sabatini’s success started on June 24 when he took on Morden’s ALH Motor Speedway where he competed for the first time for points.
“With a race the next day at Red River Co-op Speedway our main goal was to bring the car home in one piece,” recalled Sabatini. “This goal was slightly compromised when I drew pole position for the heat race. With a great starting spot my new goal was to win. During the heat while leading with only a few laps to go, a yellow flag was thrown stacking the cars up. The single file restart would have the #31 of Frank Elais pass me (before the flag stand) giving him the win and myself 2nd place.”
After taking 2nd in the heat race, Sabatini found himself starting 6 out of 13 cars in the feature later in the day. After a rough battle on the track, he finally secured himself a solid second place finish with only a few laps to go.
The next night, Sabatini secured his first place standing by winning the Lightening Sprint Feature at Red River Coop Speedway.
“After being robbed of a possible feature win June 7 because of rain right before the official halfway point of the feature race, I found redemption and officially won my first ever feature race in a NLSA Lightning Sprint Car,” Sabatini stated. “Ever since I was a kid watching races at Victory Lane Speedway/Red River Co-op Speedway my imagination would run wild picturing myself zooming past the checker flag and then thanking my sponsors in front of a packed crowd.”
The combined two days of hard racing has put Sabatini at the top of fifteen other drivers in pointed on the leader board.