Ryan Unzicker

Peoria Speedway (Peoria, IL) – Garry Swibold Memorial – April 8th, 2023.


Ryan Unzicker

Unzicker takes $5,098 Garry Swibold Memorial at Peoria Speedway

Ryan Unzicker enjoyed the spoils of Victory Lane for the first time in 2023 on Saturday with a $5,098 triumph in the Garry Swibold Memorial at Peoria (Ill.) Speedway aboard his RJR Transportation / Brucker Farms No. 24 KDM Services / Mosquito Hero / MB Customs / Pro Power Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“After getting the car banged up in the opener at Pevely (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55) last week it was nice to bounce back with a win this week at Peoria (Speedway). Had a great race there and got the job done,” Unzicker said. “Thank you to my wife, son, crew, and all our sponsors for making it possible. We’ll carry this momentum into the upcoming weekend.”

After losing Friday’s Winter Meltdown opener at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Ill.) to wet weather, Ryan Unzicker traveled to Peoria Speedway (Peoria, Ill.) on Saturday afternoon to compete in the Garry Swibold Memorial.

In a field of 22 Late Models, Unzicker laid down the third-fastest qualifying lap in time trials before placing first in his heat race. After leading laps 12-27 in the feature, Ryan regained the lead from Jason Feger on lap 32 and controlled the remainder of the 50-lap affair to secure his first win of the season and a $5,098 paycheck.

He finished 0.913 seconds ahead of Brian Shirley with Tommy Sheppard Jr., Bob Gardner, and Justin Reed completing the top-five finishers.
Full results from the event are available at www.PeoriaSpeedway.com.

The team now turns its attention to an Iowa tripleheader with the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA). Action opens with a $5,000-to-win program on Thursday at Davenport (Iowa) Speedway before shifting to 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa) on Friday and Saturday for the Slocum weekend, which includes a $5,000-to-win event and a $10,555-to-win finale.

For more information on the weekend’s slate, please visit www.MLRAracing.com.

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