It was a Happy Valentine's Day for eight feature winners at Citrus County Speedway on Wednesday. Round 3 of the 2024 Winter Nationals saw a third different winner in the Pro Division, a late-race pass in the Bandits Division and a Harvick returning to victory circle in Florida. 

Caden Tufts brought the field of Young Lions to green, dispatching outside pole sitter Kai Johnson for clear hold of the lead. After just one lap the caution for a spun car in turn one. When Tufts brought the field to the start box, he fired off then stuttered, allowing Johnson to dive to his inside and Keelan Harvick to shoot to the lead on the outside. 

Tufts was stuck on the outside and started to fall back, but rallied later in the race to finish third. At the front, Harvick led Johnson with the delta between the two yo-yoing the rest of the race between one car length to around three or four. When Harvick led Johnson across the stripe under the white flag, only a car length was between them. 

Johnson wasn't able to make a proper move, resulting in Harvick taking home his first victory during the 2024 Winter Nationals. 

The Bandits Feature got off to a slow start, but once the race got a long green flag run going, it was Brexton Busch leading Wyatt Coffey, and they were pulling away from the rest of the field at a steady pace. 

A spin in turn two drew the caution, erasing the gap Busch and Coffey had built. Coffey didn't start the best, allowing Billy Lee III to pass him on the start while Busch drove away. It appeared to all Busch but another caution waved when three cars spun in turn four just after Coffey had taken second from Lee. 

During the restart, Busch slid high in turn two, which allowed Coffey to his inside. For the final lap and a half, the pair were side-by-side until the checkered flag when Coffey. 

On Monday during Round 1, Jake Bollman was moved out of the way for the win after leading the first 24 laps during a late-race restart. During Wednesday's Round 3 Pro Feature, Jake Bollman assumed the lead on Lap 9 after Landon Rapp conceded the lead. 

At around halfway, Bollman found a little more speed and began to yard the field as the laps clicked away. Then the only caution of the race occured, reseting the field to a double-file restart. Bollman had Cameron Bolin to his outside and TJ DeCaire behind him. DeCaire gave Bollman no problem and Bolin gave Bollman as much as he could give in one lap. Bollman prevailed to win the race, avenging his Round 1 loss.

Kevin Nowak became the third winner in three races in the Masters Division this week in Florida after successfully defending against Round 2 winner, Scott Moseley, in a caution filled Round 3 Masters Feature. 

Matt Crafton backed up his Round 2 win with a victory in Wednesday's Round 3 after successfully surviving three late race green-white-checkered restarts. He dominated the race which went green for 23 laps but after a first caution after Dylan Faulkner suffered a mechanical failured and crashed into the turn one wall. It would take a total of three restarts for Crafton to secure the victory. 

Owen Zacharias gave everything he could on each restart against TJ Moon, but could only hang with Moon's bumper for the first two corners. Moon prevailed duirng each of the race's restarts to retain the lead. His victory in Round 3 was his third of the week.

In the Beginner Bando Division, Rhylee Hutchins pulled off a third victory in three races, holding off Jaxon Burnett in a one-lap shootout. Matthew Laprade won his third Chargers Feature of the week after pulling away from the the rest of the field. 

Thursday will feature Round 4 of the 2024 Winter Nationals with coverage beginning on at approximately 12:30pm ET from Citrus County Speedway. The fifth and final round of Winter Nationals will be on Friday with coverage beginning at approximately 12:30pm ET. 



Round 3 Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71-Jake Bollman[4]; 2. 67-Cameron Bolin[5]; 3. 28R-Landon Rapp[1]; 4. 19-TJ DeCaire[2]; 5. 19MA-Jase Mongeon[6]; 6. 25G-Jaron Giannini[7]; 7. 91-Martin Gatzulis[9]; 8. 32-Jensen Jorgensen[13]; 9. 24-Richie Davidowitz[12]; 10. 124-Jackson Denton[11]; 11. 98-Sean McElearney[3]; 12. 25-Gage Gilby[14]; 13. 24S-Joel Smith[10]; 14. 5-Garrett Gumm[8]; 15. 40-Nick Lascuola[15]; 16. 75-Nick Woodall[16]


Round 3 Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9-Michael Crafton[1]; 2. 09-Chase VanHouten[10]; 3. 0W-Tanton Woodridge[16]; 4. 81-Hunter Jordan[15]; 5. 95-London McKenzie[14]; 6. 0-Jerrod Holle[3]; 7. 22C-Chase Burgeson[9]; 8. 09P-Josh Parsons[19]; 9. 35-Preston Wrisley[24]; 10. 97-Isaac Kitzmiller[4]; 11. 25-Nate Morris[21]; 12. 21-Mitch Wright[12]; 13. 01-Brody Gunter[2]; 14. 29-Cole Robie[6]; 15. 24-Ayden Christensen[8]; 16. 78-Gracie Crocker[20]; 17. 23-Josh Lowe[7]; 18. 5X-Jesse Martinez[13]; 19. 64-Devin Deshaies[22]; 20. 38W-Cameron White[17]; 21. 60-Dylan Faulkner[5]; 22. 8-Cooper Gaul[11]; 23. 38-Galen Clark[23]; 24. 26-JT Poole[18]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 25-Nate Morris[1]; 2. 38-Galen Clark[10]; 3. 12B-Ayrton Brockhouse[2]; 4. 2B-Stephen Brucker[3]; 5. 10-Tyler Garreston[4]; 6. 16-Mason Walters[5]; 7. 23D-Teagan Dempsey[6]; 8. 9B-Michael Bradshaw[7]; 9. 12-Travis Walker[9]; 10. 97B-Jake Baker[8]

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 64-Devin Deshaies[1]; 2. 35-Preston Wrisley[2]; 3. 85-Bradley Swift[5]; 4. 27N-Nicholaus Bulkeley[3]; 5. 84-Noah Healey[4]; 6. 74-Jacob Linc[6]; 7. 51-Rose Borntreger[7]; 8. 33-Clayton Bohanon[8]; 9. (DNS) 31M-Sam Mazzo


Round 3 Feature (25 Laps): 1. 24-Kevin Nowak[5]; 2. 00-Scott Moseley[1]; 3. 93-Kevin Rollins[3]; 4. 47-Brad Hall[4]; 5. 5-Brandin Wrisley[2]; 6. 81-Lee Jordan[6]; 7. 31-Giles Martin[10]; 8. 2-Jim Sylvester[9]; 9. 2B-Chris Byerly[12]; 10. H20-Darrell Buckingham[13]; 11. 15S-Tim Skinner Jr[15]; 12. 65-Mike Floyd[14]; 13. 77W-Robbie Woodall[8]; 14. 15-Bill Plemons Jr[7]; 15. 21-Brad Vanhouton[11]; 16. (DNS) 21M-Josh Mullins; 17. (DNS) 17-Patrick Owens; 18. (DNS) 77S-Doug Stevens


Round 3 Feature (25 Laps): 1. 62-Keelan Harvick[4]; 2. 7-Kai Johnson[2]; 3. 00-Caden Tufts[1]; 4. 88-Max Reaves[12]; 5. 79-Neal Dulin[10]; 6. 17-Ben Morabito[6]; 7. 20A-Ashton Williams[5]; 8. 46-Nicholas Denton[3]; 9. 17M-Taylor Mayhew[8]; 10. 62B-Dylan Bongiovanni[14]; 11. 99-Spencer Bradshaw[11]; 12. 87-Anastasia Markovic[9]; 13. 21-Nathan Lyons[7]; 14. 4Z-Ryan Zima[15]; 15. 7B-Karter Beattie[18]; 16. 26-Laquan McCoy[17]; 17. 15-Alison Johnson[16]; 18. 23-Trayc Walker Scott[13]


Round 3 Feature (20 Laps): 1. 9M-TJ Moon[1]; 2. 35-Owen Zacharias[3]; 3. 80-Bryson Nichols[2]; 4. 000-Lincoln Johnson[8]; 5. 33-Cullen O'Connor[7]; 6. 12-Jay Hemenway[4]; 7. 13-Addison Martinez[13]; 8. 75-Allee Johnson[12]; 9. 37-Carson Cauble[9]; 10. 8-Carter Erickson[5]; 11. 2B-Owen Byerly[15]; 12. 41-Mandi Lee[14]; 13. M00-Lily Impellizzeri[11]; 14. 2-Lily Whynot[17]; 15. 87-Chloe Mazzagatti[10]; 16. 7K-Kamryn Mallette[16]; 17. 9-Carson Sherman[6]


Round 3 Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2-Wyatt Coffey[4]; 2. 18B-Brexton Busch[1]; 3. 38L-Billy Lee[10]; 4. 9-Jack Smith[6]; 5. 22-Bentley Thompson[9]; 6. 55-Landon Thrasher[7]; 7. 7-Harley Johnson[5]; 8. 1J-James Behnke[11]; 9. 007-James Faulkner[2]; 10. 4-Wesley Baumeister[13]; 11. 4B-Jordan Bauer[18]; 12. 66-Evan Johnson[15]; 13. 13-Luka Dib[17]; 14. 83-Hudson Ruff[14]; 15. 84-Delaney Gray[16]; 16. 5-Chris Flynn[19]; 17. 38-Gerald White III[8]; 18. 11-Bryson Carlbert[12]; 19. T2-Camden Truett[3]


Round 3 Feature (15 Laps): 1. 18-Matthew Laprade[1]; 2. 46-Lane Christensen[3]; 3. 4-Tyler Lupton[5]; 4. 16-Samuel Macedo[6]; 5. 19-Ryan Pomposelli[2]; 6. 9F-Will Franklin[7]; 7. 38-Emma Britt[10]; 8. 75-Makenna Crocker[4]; 9. 22-Austin Warner[9]; 10. 9-Abi Johnson[8]; 11. 24A-Dylan Abramo[15]; 12. 29-Kendall VanHouten[11]; 13. 99-Kaden Bradshaw[13]; 14. 13-Ben Mack[12]; 15. 19B-Victoria Beaner[14]; 16. (DNS) 15-Jayden Johnson; 17. (DNS) 24-Austin Seburn


Round 3 A Feature (15 Laps): 1. 15-Rhylee Hutchins[1]; 2. 12B-Jaxon Burnett[2]; 3. 40-Roo Reaves[4]; 4. 8-Bristol Monroe[7]; 5. 00-Tinsley Meyers[5]; 6. 88-Chase Bohanon[8]; 7. 31-Colton Murphy[10]; 8. 16-Tayton Monroe[9]; 9. 16P-Maci Prowell[6]; 10. 5-Corbin Cannon[3]

Round 3 B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 05-Charlee Hutchins[2]; 2. 18-Michael Mazzagatti[1]; 3. 9-Maverick Bradshaw[4]; 4. 7B-Kylea Beattie[6]; 5. 16H-Landon Heaton[7]; 6. 11-Addison Veinotte[3]; 7. 51-Brody Thompson[5]; 8. 18V-Leighton VanHouten[8]; 9. (DNS) 7-Camden Powers