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Scott Heckert Strikes Again at Watkins Glen NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Race

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Cole Custer earned the 21 means 21 pole award presented by Coors Light and led the first 17 laps of the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International raceway

Cole Custer earned the 21 means 21 pole award presented by Coors Light and led the first 17 laps of the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen International raceway

Cole Custer surrendered the lead to J.J. Haley and the number 5 Braun Auto Chevrolet on lap 18 before falling back to third place behind Dalton Sargeant

Cole Custer surrendered the lead to J.J. Haley and the number 5 Braun Auto Chevrolet on lap 18 before falling back to third place behind Dalton Sargeant

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East driver Scott Heckert has a way of making the complicated Watkins Glen International course in New York look easy. Scott Heckert has a knack for turning left, and right, as three of his four NASCAR career victories have come on road courses. Last year at Watkins Glen, Scott Heckert snuck by on the inside just before the white flag to earn his first NASCAR win, and in 2015 Scott Heckert struck again in a similar battle also involving Cole Custer. Scott Heckert, a 21-year-old native of Ridgefield, Connecticut captured the checkered flag to earn back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen International in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125.

Cole Custer earned the 21 means 21 pole award presented by Coors Light with a fast time of 73.173 seconds at 120.536 MPH. Cole Custer led the first 17 laps before surrendering the lead to J.J. Haley in the number 5 Braun Auto Chevrolet. Scott Heckert made his move for the lead earlier in the Bully Hill Vineyards 125 this year, taking over at the front on lap 30 for a race high 22 total laps before taking the checkers.

Scott Heckert made his move for the lead earlier in the 2015 Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen this year, taking over the front on lap 30 for a race high 22 total laps

Scott Heckert made his move for the lead earlier in the 2015 Bully Hill Vineyards 125 at Watkins Glen this year, taking over the front on lap 30 for a race high 22 total laps

Scott Heckert has a knack for turning left, and right, as three of his four NASCAR career victories have come on road courses; including back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen International

Scott Heckert has a knack for turning left, and right, as three of his four NASCAR career victories have come on road courses; including back-to-back wins at Watkins Glen International

Dalton Sargeant made it past Haley to secure second place, while NASCAR K&N Pro Series West regular Dylan Lupton piloted the No. 55 Lupton Excavating Ford to the fourth spot. After leading nearly the entire first half of the race, Cole Custer settled for a fifth place finish in the Carlyle Tools / HAAS Automation Toyota. After the race Scott Heckert said, "The goal was to stay up front. If grabbing the lead lent itself to us, we were going to grab it. The car was really strong all day. Once we got out front it was clear sailing."

Heckert's teammate William Byron retained the number one spot in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East point standings with Heckert just 14 points behind. Another HScott Motorsports with Justin Marks teammate, Austin Hill, currently holds the number three spot with Dalton Sargeant close on his tail. The NASCAR K&N Pro Series East will race again in the UPMC Health Plan 150 at the Motordrome Speedway in Smithton, Pennsylvania.


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