COMING UP: Saturday JULY 11th, 2015
THE MAIN EVENT RACING SERIES
NON-WING SPRINTS • MODIFIEDS
OHIO STOCKS • STREET STOCKS • HOBBY STOCKS!!
Pits 3:00p.m. - Hotlaps 4:00pm - Front Gate 4:00pm
Qualifying 5:30 pm - Racing 7:00 pm
Adults - $20.00
Seniors - $18.00
Kids - 6 - 12 - $5.00
5 and under Free
13 and older $30
Kids 4 -12 $10
Under 4 FREE
Just a few weeks away - Don't forget Thursday Night is Fan Appreciation Night - $1.00 admission!!! $1.00 Pepsi Products, $1.00 Hot Dogs and $1.00 Beer!!!
Previous Weeks Racing Results
by: Jarrett Emmerich
Sandusky Fan Appreciation Night Sees Karl, Rose and Short Claim Victories
Saturday night, Sandusky Speedway held its second Fan Appreciation Night of the season with several surprise winners. The one winner on the night that held no real surprise for those in attendance was current Ohio Stock point leader and five time winner on the season, Jerry Karl, as he claimed the twenty lap Ohio Stock feature event. Defending Street Stock champion Cody Rose made a triumphant return to the speedway on Saturday night, claiming his first feature win of 2015 in his first attempt. Up and coming Hobby Stock shoe Brandon Short held off Kelly Lille and a blistering fast Jon Quinn in order to win his first career feature event in just his fourth start aboard a racecar.
The Melinda! Melinda! Hobby Stock feature event saw Richard Clem and Brandon Short pace the field to the green flag for fifteen grueling circuits. Unfortunately, carnage would be unleashed on the start as Justin Stanley and Bruce Bevan made heavy contact with the front straightaway wall. Stanley would have to be transported for further evaluation at Firelands Regional Medical Center aboard the North Coast EMS ambulance.
When the race went back to green, Richard Clem, Brandon Short, Kelly Lille, Jon Quinn and Joe Brooks made up the top five positions. Short shot to the lead in turn one with Quinn following through using the high groove. Quinn would steal the lead on the back straightaway on lap three only to have Short steal it back in turns three and four coming to the halfway mark.
Quinn would continue to slip on the final lap as he lost the runner-up position to point leader Kelly Lille. Brandon Short, Lille, Jon Quinn, Joe Brooks, Richard Clem, Bruce Bevan and Justin Stanley made up the finishing order.
The Milan Automotive Hobby Stock division was the second class to hit the legendary half-mile speedway as Wayne Sweeney’s Loco Racing #27 and the #54 Kelly Brothers Construction car of Carl Smith led the field to the green flag. Cody Rose and Sweeney would make contact on the back straightaway resulting in Rose smacking the wall with his Milan Automotive/Village Station machine. Sweeney, Smith, Rose, Collin Penn and Mike White held the top five positions for the complete restart.
Smith and Penn went to the top two positions on the restart as Rose, Sweeney and White followed for the first circuit. On lap three, point leader Logan Cooper got around Mike White and Wayne Sweeney for fourth while Rose passed Penn for the runner-up position shortly thereafter on lap five in turn two. Rose wrestled the lead away from Carl Smith on lap seven in turn three in order to begin checking out on the field.
Cooper went to second on lap fourteen as he, Smith and Penn were three wide for the second position. Unfortunately, Smith could not handle the situation as he stopped on the speedway following contact with just six laps to go. At this late reprieve from the action, Rose led Cooper, Penn, White and Bruce Reinke. Rose would continue his dominance over the race as he fell a car length behind the defending champion on the restart. Cody Rose would go on to win over Logan Cooper, Collin Penn, Mike White and Bruce Reinke.
The final event of the evening saw Jason Parsons and Jeff Karl lead the field to the green flag aboard their street stock bodied machines for the twenty lap Digital Yalo Ohio Stock feature event. Parsons would blatantly jump the initial start, resulting in a complete restart with Parsons leading Jeff Karl, Julia Buckles, Jerry Karl and Rich Clingan to the green. The second time around, it would be Jeff Karl who made the start controversial but legal as he rocketed to the lead with son Jerry Karl in tow from the outside line as Parsons fell back to fifth by the completion of the third circuit.
Meanwhile, Jerry Karl had utilized his template late model bodied machine in order to check out on the stockier street stock bodied car of his father Jeff.Jeff Karl would get no reprieve from the template late model cars as Buckles would steal the runner-up position on lap seven, bringing Rich Clingan through for the third position. Jerry Karl would go on to win his fifth feature event of the seven contested thus far at the speedway while Julia Buckles, Rich Clingan and Jeff Karl rounded out the finishing order.
The next event at the speedway will be this Saturday, July 11th, as the Main Event Racing Series outlaw body late models take on the big half-mile speedway for seventy-five grueling circuits. Also in attendance will be the Buckeye Super Sprint Series non-wing sprint cars as well as the modifieds, Street Stocks, Ohio Stocks and Hobby Stocks for their Mid-Season championship.
The speedway would also like to congratulate Kelly Lille on clinching the Mid-Season championship for the Melinda! Melinda! Hobby Stocks.
Official Speedway Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich