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K&N rookie phenom Byron does it again, wins 4th race of 2015 at New Hampshire

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William Byron celebrates his win in Friday’s K&N East Pro Series race at New Hampshire (photo courtesy New Hampshire Motor Speedway)

William Byron dominated from the pole en route to his fourth win of the K&N Pro Series East season, capturing Friday afternoon’s United Site Services 70 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

The 17-year-old rookie won by 2.623 seconds over runner-up Scott Heckert.

“This means a lot to come to a racetrack like this and do what we did here today,” said Byron. “To come this far in one season is just amazing. I can’t thank everyone enough and it’s absolutely amazing to be here in victory lane.”

Byron’s biggest lead at one point in the race (Lap 50) was nearly 5.5 seconds. He led all but two of the 70-lap race.

Heckert earned his best career finish in three starts at the Magic Mile.

Heckert, who has now finished second in six of eight starts this season, made one last attempt to get past Byron on the restart on Lap 56, but Byron’s No. 9 was too strong and he sailed onward to victory.

“Those late race restarts were our only chance,” said Heckert. “I would have like to have a little bit more for William (Byron) at the end, but it was a good day all around for the team.”

Kaz Grala finished third, followed by Nick Drake and Austin Hill.

Sixth through 10th were Spencer Davis, Gray Gaulding, JJ Haley, Eddie MacDonald and Rico Abreu.

Here’s the final results:

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