The Nick’s Pit Stop Bandolero Bandits took to the track for the final time in 2022, and after 15 laps, a new king of the division would be decided between Ryan Vanasse Jr. Collin Vanasse, Sam Macedo, and Nick Uhrig Jr.
Green flag dropped and Vanasse, Macedo, and Vanassa Jr all raced forward, trying to catch leader Ben Morabito. Playoff driver Nick Uhrig Jr. slid back toward the rear early on.
A couple of early spins would cause the field to bunch back up, but by Lap 3, it was a dead heat through to the checkered. Morabito set sail on the field, and never looked back. Just behind him was the three car battle that would define the division championship. Macedo worked his way by Vanasse following the restart, and Vanasse Jr. began to apply the pressure as well.
As the laps wound down, the Vanasse cousins jostled back and forth or third overall. While doing so, Macedo was able to outpace the two in his rearview. This edge was enough for Macedo to cross the line ahead of his playoff challengers, claiming for himself the 2022 Bandolero Bandit Championship.
Ben Morabito took down the win, making it his second of the season. Macedo crossed second, followed by Collin Vannasse for third and Ryan Vanasse Jr. for fourth. Milania Shilosky rounded out the top five, followed by Bryson RObidoux, Zack Kelley, RJ Murphy, Nick Uhrig Jr. and Luka DIb to complete the top 10.
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