Bounce Backs: King, Wear Rebound

SCARBOROUGH — Tyler King and Frank Wear both rebounded from near disaster on Opening Night to score feature victories last Saturday night.

Engine trouble ended King’s opener early, but the second-generation racer turned in a dominant effort to win the 50-lap NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Pro Series main event Saturday at Beech Ridge Motor Speedway. King took over the top spot for good on a restart just prior to the halfway point of the race and never looked back — easily cruising out a a nearly full-straightaway lead at the checkered flag.

2010 track champion Dan McKeage was second, while Donnie Colpritt was third.

King wasn’t the only driver to find some redemption.

Wear had his own issues a week earlier, but he survived a green-white-checkered restart to hold off Rob Herrick for his first win of the season. Wear has won two of the last three Sport Series features at the track, having also won the 2013 season finale.

“We had a bad week last week, but, uh…. This week was better!” Wear said in Victory Lane.

Brian Caswell became the first driver to win back-to-back features to open a season since 2010 when he held off teammate Gary Babineau for the 30-lap Wildcat feature win. Caswell also won on Opening Night.

Racing resumes this Saturday night with all three NASCAR Whelen All-American Series divisions. The first green flag is scheduled for 7 p.m.