2023 Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions at East Bay Raceway Park

Tyler Courtney Doubles Up With Tezos All Stars At East Bay

Tyler Courtney Doubles Up With Tezos All Stars At East Bay

For the second straight night, Tyler Courtney held off Justin Peck to earn the Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions win at East Bay Raceway Park.

Feb 15, 2023 by FloRacing Staff

TAMPA, Fla. -- For the second time in as many nights, “Sunshine” Tyler Courtney is a Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event winner at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Florida, going wire-to-wire in the process while fending off an array of challenges by Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck. The Jean Lynch Classic | Classic Ink USA Southern Swing presented by Elliott’s Custom Trailers and Carts victory clinched a $6,000 score for the Indianapolis, Indiana, native, simultaneously bumping his Series win total to 18.

Like one night prior, Justin Peck was in the hunt for much of the second half of the 30-lap program, charging his way forward from ninth before commencing pressure for the top spot. The Monrovia, Indiana, native actually took command twice over Courtney, but each time, Courtney turned back underneath and maintained control.

Anthony Macri finished third in the Jean Lynch Classic, followed by a Hard Charging Zeb Wise, who won the B-Main, and Hunter Schuerenberg.

“I’m not sure if I was making the right lane choices or not,” Tyler Courtney, driver of the Clauson Marshall Racing/NOS Energy Drink No. 7BC, said. “I was waiting for [Justin Peck], and when I saw the 13 come up on the board, I knew it was time to get going. I gotta say, he raced me with a lot of respect tonight, and I have a lot of fun racing with him…especially if it’s up front. They have an awesome program and they’ve been fun to race with.

“I was probably a pretty big roadblock for him,” Courtney added. “We were OK the whole race, just faded some at the end.”

RESULTS: Tezos All Star Circuit Of Champions At East Bay Raceway Park

A caution with five remaining stirred the pot for the leading duo, but Courtney stayed wide and kept command.

“I tried to carry as much momentum as I could, but it was so tough getting through three and four without getting up into the fence. I’m not just going to follow him…I’m going to try whatever I can to get around him,” Peck said. “My guys have been busting their tails this whole trip. They give me an awesome opportunity to drive their cars and we’ve been in the hunt night in and night out.”

The Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 will resume the 2023 season with Attica Raceway Park’s annual Core & Main Spring Nationals on Friday and Saturday, April 7-8. The weekend pair will also activate the 2023 All Star points chase, as the contested Florida events did not accumulate points toward the season championship. If each of the Attica events should be forced to move due to weather, the two-day program will then be held the following weekend, Friday and Saturday, April 14-15.