Cookson Wins Thriller at Five Flags for the Rowdy Energy Select Series


Max Cookson wins a barn burner at the virtual Five Flags Speedway on Saturday evening (4/26) for the Rowdy Energy Super Select Series presented by Speed51. Cookson took the lead from pole-sitter Layne Riggs on lap 6. Riggs got into trouble quickly spinning on lap 12, after making contact with Travis Braden and collecting Ryan Kuhn. Ty Majeski was battling Alex McCollum and Devon Morgan for third when he had some issues with net-code and spun on lap 49.


Finally getting a long green-flag run Cookson, McCollum, and Morgan broke away from the rest of the pack. With 29 to go McCollum put the bumper to Cookson and got underneath him to take the lead. Cookson recovered to second. McCollum, Cookson, and Morgan then made a train for the next 24 laps.


Getting impatient with 4 to go, Cookson, returned the favor to McCollum going into three and four, then going into one and two Morgan inched around Cookson for the lead. On the very next lap coming out of two, Cookson cut it underneath Morgan going down the backstretch, clearing him on the exit of turn four Cookson passed under the flag stand to make it 2 to go. On the last lap in a last-ditch effort, McCollum got to the bumper of Cookson going into four but it didn't matter as Cookson held on to win.


After the sixth round of the ten race series, Alex McCollum holds onto his points lead after starting 21st this evening.


Feature Results (100 Laps):

1. (39) Max Cookson

2. (112) Devon Morgan

3. (1) Alex McCollum

4. (007) Riley Stenjum

5. (32) Treyten Lapcevich

6. (77) ryan Doucette

7. (114) Connor Okrzesik

8. (051) Stephen Nasse

9. (10) Kaden Honeycutt

10. (14) Corey Deuser

11. (23) Denny Hamlin

12. (109) John Peters

13. (8) Rafe Slate

14. (26) Travis Braden

15. (72) Ryan Kuhn

16. (99) Layne Riggs

17. (42) Parker Retzlaff

18. (21) Kole Raz

19. (76) Cayden Lapcevich

20. (24) Mason Diaz

21. (43) Daniel Dye

22. (75) Jeremy Doss

23. (20) Anthony Sergi

24. (30 Carson Kvapil

25. (09) Chris Dilbeck

26. (52) Brittney Zamora

27. (12) Derek Griffith

28. (91) Ty Majeski

29. (35) Grag VanAlst

30. (51) Kyle Busch

31. (71) Dawson Fletcher

32. (25) Chris Wimmer

33. (74) Chris Gabehary


-Lucas Halbert


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