Bubba Wallace still in the lead going into final 40-lap segment of MudSummer Classic at Eldora

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Darrell Wallace Jr. continues to lead after 110 laps (at the time of a second and final mandatory competition caution) in Wednesday night’s MudSummer Classic at Eldora Speedway.

Just one more segment remains, a 40-lap sprint to determine the race winner.

Wallace has led 62 laps after the first two segments.

Ron Hornaday Jr. was second, followed by Jeb Burton, Kyle Larson and Ryan Blaney.

Sixth through 10th were John Hunter Nemechek, Timothy Peters, Tyler Reddick, Ken Schrader and NCWTS points leader Matt Crafton.

Last year’s MudSummer Classic winner, Austin Dillon, is running 12th.

Pole-sitter Erik Jones has struggled with tires, brakes and body damage and is running 29th (next-to-last), six laps off the lead lap.

In one of the most controversial parts of the evening and in a battle for third place on Lap 83, Ty Dillon got into the rear of Kyle Larson and spun him.

But in a spectacular bit of driving, Larson collected his truck after the spin – tapping the left rear of Dillon’s truck for good measure as he drove by Larson, who managed to lose just two positions in the incident.

Likely due to the incident, Dillon suffered a cut left rear tire and was forced to pit a few laps later.

Then it got real interesting. When Dillon pitted, his crew added fuel, which was only allowed during the race’s two scheduled competition cautions after Laps 60 and 110.

Officials then ordered Dillon to come back onto pit row twice more on the next two laps after his original stop.

The first stop was to change the left side tires back to the original right rear and left front (essentially negating switching all four tires on the original stop).

The second stop was to put another pair of tires on the right side (to effectively take away any advantage gained by adding fuel).

Dillon went from third place coming onto pit road for the first time, to the only truck one lap down in 28th place. He moved up to 27th at the time of the second competition caution.

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Ken Roczen signs with HEP Progressive Ecstar Suzuki for 2023

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ANAHEIM, California – Ken Roczen will make the move from HRC Honda to H.E.P. Motorsports with the Progressive Ecstar Suzuki team, ending a long and eventful offseason that saw his split from his longstanding team after he committed to running World Supercross (WSX).

“H.E.P. Motorsports is thrilled to announce that the team has signed Ken Roczen as its premier rider for the 2023 season,” the team announced on Instagram. “Former AMA Motocross champion Roczen will be aboard a Suzuki RM-Z450. Roczen, who won his most recent championship on a Suzuki, will be reunited with the brand and bring his exciting style, determination, and grit back to the RM Army.

“Ken Roczen will compete in the upcoming 2023 Supercross and Motocross Championship series which is set to start on January 7 at Anaheim Stadium in Southern California.”

For Roczen, it is a return to the bike of his youth and on which he had some of his greatest professional success.

“This thing has been going on for weeks and weeks and weeks in the making, but there was so much uncertainty,” Roczen told NBC Sports during Monster Energy Supercross Media Sessions. “It was a very unique situation. I just finally signed two nights ago, so it’s really only legit once the ink hits the paper. It’s been in the works for a long time, but there were just a lot of questions and a lot of input from a lot of other teams too.

“Good things take time, and I’m okay with that. I grew up riding Suzuki. Ot’s like a homecoming. It’s a special feeling”

Roczen won the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship on a Suzuki before making the move to Honda. That year he won nine of 12 Nationals and finished no worse than second as he easily outpaced Eli Tomac by 86 points. He finished third in his next Pro Motocross outing in 2018 after sitting out the outdoor season in 2017.

“I am beyond excited to reconnect with Suzuki for the 3rd time in my career. We’ve had a lot of success in the past and I’m looking forward to seeing what we can accomplish together in our future.” Roczen said in the Instagram post.