Winger scores runner-up finish in Chasing the Dream preliminary at Eldora
Big Frog Motorsports invaded Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon with Ashton Winger returning to the driver’s seat of the Dave’s Towing No. 58 Late Model for the Chasing the Dream preliminary features leading up the 52nd annual World 100 weekend. (Ryan Roberts Photography)
Splitting the 66-car field into three groups for the Chasing the Dream prelims, Winger locked into the fourth-starting position for his $5,000-to-win event via his qualifying effort. Improving two spots in the 20-lapper, Ashton recorded a runner-up finish, which came behind Daulton Wilson with Gordy Gundaker rounding out the podium.
With a 107 cars entered on Thursday as the World 100 officially kicked off with a pair of $12,000-to-win preliminary features, Winger was battling for the lead in his heat race but tagged the wall, ending his night.
After assessing the damage, the team decided to load up and spectate for the remainder of the weekend.