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Baggett breaks through for pumpkin smash win

For The Madera Tribune

Adam Baggett, left, celebrates winning the 17th annual Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash Enduro at the Madera Speedway last week.


Adam Baggett led 194 of the 200 laps in last Saturday’s 17th annual Pumpkin Smash Halloween Bash Enduro for his first Madera Pumpkin Smash triumph.

Baggett topped a field of 22 competitors on a one-third mile speedway covered in smashed pumpkins and soaked in water before each 100-lap segment. The event was filmed for a later telecast on MAVTV.

“This is pretty much our Indy 500 and our Daytona 500,” Baggett said. “This was quite a race. We seemed to have it pretty well sewn up at the beginning. I couldn’t believe it. We were able to find a lot of traction on the low line, and I was a bottom feeder, and it worked out.”

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