Coyote racers accomplished a sweep of the LO206 Senior main events at the competitive WKA Winter Cup Round 2 February 5-7 at 103rd Street Sports Complex in Jacksonville, Fla.
Senior rookie Jason Yarbrough – a multi-time national winner in the Junior category – won Saturday’s LO206 Senior main event aboard his Coyote XP chassis.
Yarbrough ran top five throughout the course of Saturday’s action, including qualifying and a pair of heat races, and turned up the wick when it counted, out-dueling many of the Southeast’s best 4-cycle sprint racers on the way to the big win.
A couple of talented Coyote racers joined Yarbrough in the top five. Matthew Mayes would finish fourth and veteran Patrick O’Neal rounded out the top five. O’Neal also set the race’s fastest lap with a quick time of 40.478 around 103rd’s fast 0.7-mile course.
Sunday’s LO206 Senior top-five rundown again featured a trio of Coyote chassis, this time in a bit different order. Sean Meier scored the big win – his first of the Winter Cup season – aboard his 2016 Wide Track chassis.
Meier, who ran into problems Saturday and only completed two laps of the scheduled 20, edged fellow Coyote pilot Matthew Mayes by just 0.084 seconds for the win. Yarbrough couldn’t quite make it to the front of the pack to challenge for a sweep of the weekend but he still finished a strong fourth.
Meier nearly won every round of competition in Sunday’s program. The Jacksonville native won the Pole Award and Heat One before netting the main event victory. His only defeat on the day was a close second-place result in Heat Two.
Brad Farmer, Kevin Medearis and Matt Tortorell were other Coyote racers at Jacksonville for the Winter Cup.
In Saturday’s LO206 Senior final, Farmer, Tortorell and Medearis finished 10th, 11th and 12th, respectively. On Sunday, Tortorell rounded out the top 10, finishing just ahead of Medearis who came home 11th.
In LO206 Junior, Andrew Willis carried the Coyote banner with his #18. Andrew ran competitive all weekend and was rewarded with a solid fifth-place finish in Sunday’s LO206 final. Willis also ran fifth in Sunday’s first heat, and while he did not finish Saturday’s final, he did finish third and fifth in the day’s pair of heat races.
Next up for Team Coyote is the third and final round of the WKA Winter Cup, March 4-6 at GoPro Motorplex in Mooresville, N.C.