►COMING UP: SATURDAY - MAY 18th, 2013
**IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THIS WEEKS EVENT! **
We want to 'Thank You' for your support this past weekend. The rain was a little more then the track could handle this past Satruday and it would have been another hour to get the track back to racing conditions. Being good neighbors - and not wanting to put the fans through damp/cool/windy conditions or compromise drivers safety - we cancelled the race. We will run the complete show again Saturday May 18th, 2013. The MSA Supermodifieds, The Main Event Racing Series as well as the Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks will run. We will not be able to bring the Buckeye Super Sprints or the Modifieds in next week. We will look at the schedule and see if there is a possibility of running these two divisions at another time. You will need your arm band or ticket to get in next week. We apologize for the inconvenience and hope that you are able to make it next week!
»The MAIN EVENT "OUTLAW BODIED" SUPER LATE MODELS!
»Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks
»Pizza Brothers Street Stock Division!
Regular Admission $23.00
Kids 6 - 12 $5.00
Under 6 Free
PIT GATE: $35.00 Non Members - $30.00 Members
Pits 12:00PM • Hotlaps 4:00PM • Front Gate 4:00PM
Time Trials 5:30PM • Racing 7:00PM
PREVIOUS WEEKS RACE REPORT
- BY BOB STASCAK
Sandusky Speedway opened the 2013 racing season on Saturday night May 4 featuring the Pie Factory Bakery & Pizzeria Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS), The Ignitable Technologies Modifieds, the Pizza Brothers Street Stocks and the Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks. In the preliminary events it was Kevin Shirey setting fast time in the BSS at 15.635. Talon Stephens was the heat race winner and the thirty lap feature winner. In the Ignitable Technologies Modifieds it was defending champion Kenny Phillips the fastest qualifier at 17.993. The dash winner was Jason Wells. Picking up heat race wins were former Late Model driver Norm Taylor and Main Event Racing Series Super Late Model driver Brian Short. The twenty five lap feature race winner was also Brian Short. Chris Hamilton, the defending Street Stock champion, posted the divisions fast qualifying time of 20.431. The dash winner was Randy Dawson and the heat race win went to Justin Hamilton. Chris Hamilton appears to be ready to pick up where he left off as he won tonight's twenty lap Street Stock feature race. The new Hobby Stock division saw Joey Wyckoff set the fast time of 22.796. Wyckoff would go on to win the second heat race and the fifteen lap feature race. The dash race winner was John McKee and the winner of the first heat race was Brandon Holcomb.
The twenty lap feature for the Pizza Brothers Street Stocks was up first tonight. Tony Bartlome and Cody Rose paced the field to Will Pattersons green flag with Rose taking the early lead. The Hamilton brothers, Justin and Chris ran second and third followed by Randy Dawson and Bartlome. C.Hamilton advanced to second and began to close in on Rose. C.Hamilton took the lead from Rose on lap seven with J. Hamilton moving into second followed by Rose, Dawson and Bartlome. C.Hamilton had a five car length lead with fourteen laps in when the caution flag waved when Bartlome made contact with the front straight wall, he was not injured. On the restart C.Hamilton pulled into the lead followed by J.Hamilton, Dawson, Rose and Jay Petek. This would be the finishing order as the defending Street Stock champion Chris Hamilton was back in the winners circle on opening night.
The Ignitable Technologies Modified division was up next for their twenty five lap feature. Craig Phillips and Kevin Jaycox Jr. made up the front row with Jaycox Jr. grabbing the early lead. The caution flag was out on lap two when Kenny Phillips and John Bartlome made contact on the backstraight. The restart line up was Jaycox Jr., Brian Short, C.Phillips, Dave Beverly and Kenny Sharp. Brian Short took the lead on the restart followed by Jaycox Jr., Beverly, Sharp and Stephen Klinect. Short had opened up a half straightaway lead over Jaycox Jr. as Klinect advanced to third, followed by Sharp and Beverly. At the halfway mark it was still Short, Jaycox Jr., Klinect, Sharp and Beverly the top five running order. With just five laps to go, Short increased his lead to a full front straightway to take the checkered flag unchallenged.
The Pie Factory Buckeye Super Sprint thirty lap feature saw Joe Speakman take the lead from his outside pole starting spot. Following Speakman was Talon Stephens, Kevin Mingus, Doug Berryman and Donovan Daniels. The caution flag was out on lap five when Speakman broke out of his qualifying time. Talon Stephens would be the new leader followed by Kevin Mingus, Doug Berryman, Speakman, Adam Biltz and Donovan Daniels. Stephens set a blistering pace and at the halfway mark it was Stephens leading followed by Mingus, Berryman, Speakman and Biltz. Stephens would increase his lead as the laps counted down to win tonight's Buckeye Super Sprint feature race in convincing fashion.
The Milan Automotive Hobby Stock fifteen lap feature closed out the evening. Joey Wyckoff, the divisions fast qualifier and second heat race winner, wasted no time in finding his way to the front of the pack. With four laps recorded Wyckoff took the lead from his eighth starting spot. Following Wyckoff was John McKee, Mike Parks, Dylan Watson and Brandon Holcomb. At the halfway point of the race it was still Wyckoff leading followed by McKee, Watson, Parks and McDonald. McKee was pressuring Wyckoff for the lead but would come up short tonight as Wyckoff would go on to take the checkered flag.
Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS)
Fast Qualifier - Kevin Shirey 15.635
Heat # 1 - Talon Stephens (Ravenna); Joe Speakman; Doug Berryman; Kevin Mingus (Huron); Shirey
Feature - (30 laps) - Stephens; Mingus; Berryman; Speakman; Adam Biltz
Fast Qualifier - Kenny Phillips (Vermilion) 17.993
Dash - Jason Wells; John Bartlome (Lorain); Kenny Sharp (Port Clinton); K.Phillips
Heat # 1 - Norm Taylor (Parma); Kevin Jaycox Jr. (Sandusky); Kenny Calhoun (Belleview); Craig Phillips (Vermilion); Jeff Wilber
Heat # 2 - Brian Short (Brookpark); Sharp; Wells; K.Phillips; Stephen Klinect (Burbank)
Feature - (25 laps) - Short; Jaycox Jr.; Klinect; Sharp; Wells
Fast Qualifier - Chris Hamilton (Norwalk) 20.431
Dash - Randy Dawson (Mansfield); C.Hamilton; Justin Hamilton (Norwalk); Cody Rose (Milan)
Heat # 1 -`J.Hamilton; C.Hamilton; Rose; Dawson; Tony Bartlome (Vermilion)
Feature - (20 laps) - C.Hamilton; J.Hamilton; Dawson; Rose; Jay Petek
Fast Qualifier - Joey Wyckoff (Amherst) 22.796
Dash - John McKee; Wyckoff; Mike McDonald; Dan Smith;
Heat # 1 - Brandon Holcomb; Mike Parks; Austin White; Jason Rowe (Mansfield); Brandon Buckley
Heat # 2 - Wyckoff; Dylan Watson; McKee; McDonald; Dave Smith
Feature - (15 laps) - Wyckoff; Watson; McKee; McDonald; Smith