COMING UP: SATURDAY August 29th 2015
Street Stocks • Hobby Stocks
VINTAGE CARS and OLD TIMERS REUNION!
OHIO AUTO CLUB
ADULTS: $17.00 SENIORS: $15.00
KIDS (6 - 12): $5.00
PIT PASS: $30.00
Previous Weeks Racing Results
by: Jarrett Emmerich
Sandusky Sees Hamiltons and Karls Dominate Saturday Night
(SANDUSKY, OH, Tuesday, August 25th, 2015) - Many times, the Hamilton and Karl familes have parked their legendary vehicles on the front straightaway of Ohio racetracks. Saturday night, August 22nd, would prove no different as Chris Hamilton and Jerry Karl won their respective features as Hamilton took advantage of cousin Logan Hamilton slipping up with two laps to go in order to win the twenty-five lap modified feature while Jerry Karl took advantage of an unlucky Rich Clingan who broke with a straightaway lead in the twenty lap Ohio Stock feature. Other feature winners were Logan Cooper (Street Stock) and Kelly Lille (Hobby Stock).
Logan Hamilton and Ronnie Souders paced the fifteen-car starting field for the Pizza Brothers modified division with Hamilton going to the early lead on the start. Justin Hamilton and Jason Wells went to second and third as the field came around to complete lap one while Kenny Calhoun and Chris Hamilton would knock Souders out of the top five on the backstretch with two laps complete by using a harrowing three-wide move. Former late model champion Norm Taylor would spin in turn four on the tenth lap to bring out the first caution of the event in the Bearing Tech #5.
This would place Logan Hamilton alongside cousin Justin on the front row of the restart as they led Jason Wells, Chris Hamilton and Kenny Sharpback to the green flag. Logan would go back to the lead with relative ease but the lone man out, Chris Hamilton, would sneak past Wells on lap twelve to complete the Hamilton trio at the front of the field. The final caution of the night would come on lap seventeen as Ronnie Souders spun on the front straightaway. This would give Chris Hamilton the restart needed to overtake his brother and begin working on Logan Hamilton's #4 for the race lead.
The mounting pressure finally paid off coming to the white flag lap as Logan plowed up the track and Chris skated by underneath. Logan would make a last ditch effort in turn one as he skated through the infield grass. However, Chris Hamilton would hang on for his first feature win in a modified as he celebrated his twenty-seventh birthday in grandiose style. Cousin Logan and brother Justin rounded out the podium followed by Jason Wells, Kenny Sharp, Mark Bott, Joey Wyckoff, Kenny Calhoun,Jason Drew, Bryan Brown, Zack Miller, Ronnie Souders, Steven Drew and Chad Atkinson.
The twenty lap Digital Yalo Ohio Stock feature would start with Randy Wedell and Julia Buckles at the head of the ten car field but Wedell would break in turn four on the first lap causing a complete restart with Buckles and Jeff Karl on the front row this time. Buckles would lock up the brakes and spin Karl on the start in turn two, causing yet another complete restart. The next restart, Karl would motor away from Buckles as Rich Clingan followed through to the runner-up position. Clingan would immediately motor by for the lead.
Meanwhile, defending division champion and point leader Jerry Karl broke into the top five on lap four then moved to fourth on the back straightaway on lap five. He would then motor by Julia Buckles on the front straightaway on lap nine and pass his father Jeff Karl on lap thirteen in turn three. Then, on lap fourteen, Rich Clingan would lose a clutch with a huge lead, handing the win to Jerry Karl over Jeff Karl, Julia Buckles, Joe Borczuch, Rick Funnell, Collin Penn, Rich Clingan and Carl Smith.
This Saturday, August 29th, the winged warriors of the MSA Supermodifieds will be in town for the Jaycox/Reed Memorial thirty lap event with Street Stocks and Hobby Stocks accompanying them as well as the vintage race cars and the old timer's reunion. Pits will open at three with hot laps at four, qualifying at 5:30 and racing at seven.
-Official Speedway Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich