Thanks to an unusual act of sportsmanship from a fellow driver, 15-year-old Harrison Burton enjoyed the grand elation of winning the 100-lap Rubber & Specialties Blizzard Series race Friday night at Five Flags Speedway.
“I wanted to win here so bad,” he said. “I’ve never been happier.”
Just a few laps earlier, he had never been so frustrated. He was trying to pass race leader Bubba Pollard in turn 4 on lap 94.
The two touched and Pollard spun out. During the caution, race officials announced Burton would have to go to the rear of the field.
“My heart was broken,” Burton said. “There […]