The Pie Factory Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS) headlined the Sat. June 15, 2013 racing program at Sandusky Speedway. Afternoon showers brought qualifying to a halt which delayed the start of tonights racing program. The skies were threatening, but rain was not a factor for the remainder of the evening. Before the start of tonights show, Brett Cantley who was a former driver here at Sandusky Speedway, was given his dream come true. Cantley, who has terminal cancer, took one lap around the track with the checkered flag in the passenger side of Justin Hamiltons Street Stock. Cantley was also in the winners circle with all of tonights feature winners.
Talon Stephens has been the man to beat in the BSS, scoring two feature wins so far this season and leading the points battle with 235 points to runner up Kevin Mingus who has 212 points. In the BSS preliminary events it was Talon Stephens setting the fast qualifying time of 15.693. The BSS heat race winner was Kevin Mingus. Todd Buchanan was the twenty five lap BSS feature winner and he led the entire race.
In the Ignitable Technologies Modifieds, it was defending champion Kenny Phillips the fast qualifier at 18.356. Stephen Klinect was the big winner here tonight taking the Ignitable Technologies Modified dash, second heat race and twenty five lap feature race. The winner of the first heat race was Mark Bott who made the long trip from Port Austin, Michigan to race at Sandusky Speedway tonight.
Chris Hamilton topped the Pizza Brothers Street Stocks qualifying with a time of 20.451. Randy Dawson won the dash and heat race. The winner of the twenty lap feature was Justin Hamilton.
Joey Wyckoff set a track record tonight in qualifying for the Hobby Stocks at 22.375. Wyckoff nearly made it a clean sweep of the division tonight as he won the dash, second heat race and fifteen lap feature. Zack Miller won the first heat race.
The Pizza Brothers Street Stock twenty lap main was up first tonight. Mark Resor and John Bennett led the field to Will Pattersons green flag with Bennett leading from the outside pole. Justin Hamilton and Cody Rose made it three wide for the lead on lap two with J.Hamilton leading. Rose ran second followed by Chris Hamilton, Randy Dawson and Bennett. J.Hamilton opened up a six car length lead by lap seven as Rose ran second followed by C.Hamilton, Dawson and Bennett. The caution flag waved on lap ten when Dawson spun in turn three. The restart would line up as J.Hamilton, Rose, C.Hamilton, Bennett and Jay Petek. J.Hamilton led with Rose in close pursuit. C.Hamilton snuck under Rose for second and gave chase to his brother Justin on lap thirteen. Dawson worked his way back into third followed by Rose and Bennett. At the finish it was Justin Hamilton going unchallenged for the win.
In the Ignitable Technologies Modified twenty five lap feature Tyler Shulick and Jason Wells battled for the lead with Wells getting the point. Shullick ran second followed by Ron Souders, Stephen Klinect and Kenny Phillips. Wells opened up a five car length lead over Shullick with seven laps in the books. Klinect got past Shullick for second and began to reel in the leader. Klinect had caught up with Wells by lap twelve and the duo battled for the lead. Klinect took to the high side and took the lead with ten laps to go. It was now Klinect with the comfortable advantage as Wells, Shullick, K.Phillips and Kenny Sharp were the top five. In the closing laps Shullick and K.Phillips waged a side by side battle for third with K.Phillips taking the spot. When the checkered flag waved it was Stephen Klinect the winner in convincing fashion.
The Pie Factory Buckeye Super Sprints were pushed out next for their twenty five lap feature race. The front row of Joe Speakman and Donavon Daniels nearly made contact at the start as Daniels went from polesitter to last. Leading the race was Todd Buchanan followed by Doug Berryman, Kevin Mingus, Kevin Shirey and Talon Stephens. Buchanan was on a rail and by lap eleven had opened up nearly a half straightaway lead. At the halfway mark the running order was still Buchanan, Berryman, Mingus, Shirey and Stephens. With just five laps to go, Buchanan had to thread his way around lap cars which allowed Berryman to make up some ground on the leader. Berryman would not be able to catch Buchanan though as the checkered flag waved for a long over due victory for Todd Buchanan. Tonights BSS feature went caution flag free and took just six minutes to complete.
In tonights fifteen lap Hobby Stock feature Mike McDonald and Brandon Halcomb battled for the lead with McDonald getting the point. Zack Miller ran second followed by Halcomb, Dylan Watson and Joey Wyckoff. The lone caution flag of the race came out on lap five when Dylan Watson spun. The restart running order was McDonald, Wyckoff, Halcomb, Austin White and Dan Smith. Wyckoff shot into the lead from the outside pole and would have a comfortable lead for the remainder of the race enroute to the checkered flag.
The Pie Factory Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS)
Fast Qualifier - Talon Stephens (Ravenna) 15.693
Heat # 1 - Kevin Mingus (Huron); Doug Berryman (Bascom); Todd Buchanan (Marblehead); Stephens; Kevin Shirey
Feature (25 laps) - Todd Buchanan; Berryman; Mingus; Shirey; Stephens
The Ignitable Technologies Modifieds
Fast Qualifier - Kenny Phillips (Vermilion) 18.356
Dash - Stephen Klinect (Burbank); John Bartlome (Lorain); K. Phillips; Kenny Sharp (Port Clinton)
Heat # 1 - Mark Bott (Port Austin, Mi.); Dave Beverly (Huron); Craig Phillips (Vermilion); Kenny Calhoun (Bellevue); Kevin Jaycox Jr. (Sandusky)
Heat # 2 - Klinect; Ron Souders; Sharp
Feature (25 laps) - Klinect; Jason Wells (Ostrander); K.Phillips; Tyler Shullick (Vermilion); Sharp
The Pizza Brothers Street Stocks
Fast Qualifier - Chris Hamilton (Norwalk) 20.451
Dash - Randy Dawson (Mansfield); Justin Hamilton (Norwalk); C.Hamilton; Cody Rose (Milan)
Heat # 1 - Dawson; C.Hamilton; J.Hamilton; Rose; John Bennett (Vermilion)
Feature (20 laps) - J.Hamilton; C.Hamilton; Dawson; Rose; Bennett
The Milan Automotive Hobby Stocks
Fast Qualifier - Joey Wyckoff (Amherst) 22.375 * Track Record
Dash - Wyckoff; John McKee (Wellington); Austin White; Jason Rowe
Heat # 1 - Zack Miller (Brunswick); Mike McDonald (Strongsville); Dan Smith; Brandon Halcomb; Brandon Kelley
Heat # 2 - Wyckoff; White; Dylan Watson; McKee; Rowe
Feature (15 laps) - Wyckoff; McDonald; Smith; Miller; Rowe