Dave Allen came out on top and took the Legends Championship at Buttonwillow.

In his D&P Pools 1934 Ford Sedan, Dave Allen managed to hold off Steve Wilson in his BRG Dyno Service 1934 Ford Coupe despite starting from the back of the Legends field, and took the win at the 2016 Western States Championships at Buttonwillow Raceway. Allen led the majority of the laps, but Wilson was always close behind ready to capitalize on any mistakes. Thomas Woehrle managed to take the final step of the podium.

“The race was dusty and dirty. A little slick out there, but all good,” Allen said. “We went back and forth a few times.”

The race was always close between the two and finished with only a 5.3-second gap between Allen and Wilson. Despite finishing third on Friday and Saturday’s qualifying races Allen found the pace to win the main event on Sunday.

Steve Wilson logged a slightly faster lap time, but came up just 5.3 seconds short to finish in P2 in Legends.
Steve Wilson logged a slightly faster lap time, but came up just 5.3 seconds short to finish in P2 in Legends.

Wilson looked dominant the entire weekend and started on pole, and despite having a quicker fast lap than Allen, he was unable to secure the top step of the podium. Woehrle’s Woehrle Motorsports 1934 Ford Sedan looked competitive all weekend coming in second on Friday and Saturday’s qualifying races, but he lacked the race pace to keep up with Allen and Wilson, and took third. Despite the difference in pace between the field they were kept close and battling the entire time due to two full-course yellows.

Thomas Woehrle was slightly off pace on Sunday and brought home third place in Legends.
Thomas Woehrle was slightly off pace on Sunday and brought home third place in Legends.
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