WATSONVILLE — American stock racer Norm Ayers was the victor of the 33rd Tim Williamson Classic on Friday night at Ocean Speedway at Watsonville, leading 29 of 30 laps.
The 28th driver to win the Classic, Ayers also accomplished his second goal of significantly reducing Matt Kile’s point lead in the series, shaving 20 percent off with five races remaining.
“This is a great win in many ways,” Ayers said. “I’m proud to be a winner of the oldest race established in Williamson’s name and for the stock car families of both the Watsonville and Ocean speedways.”
Second in the overall standings, Ayers was 76 points behind San Jose’s Kile prior to Friday night’s 30-lap main event.
“This win takes a big chunk of points off Matt’s lead. With five races left, we’re keeping the door open for the championship,” Ayers said.
To overtake Kile, Ayers will have to average more than 12 points per race over the next five races.
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