01/01/2013 - 33rd Annual Hangover Race!
Sandusky Speedway ushered in 2013 with the 33rd Annual Hangover Race on New Years Day Tue. January 1, 2013. Before the afternoons racing program began there was a moment of silence for members of the racing community that have passed away during the off season. One member, Bill Hart, was the winner of the very first Hangover Race. To honor Bill Hart, the Hangover Race will now be known as the Wild Bill Hart Hangover Race.
The hardcore racing fans that braved todays cold weather were treated to three divisions, the Champagne Stocks, the Moonshine Stocks and the Whiskey Stocks. As is the customary tradition, there was an endless barrage of snowballs flying from the grandstands all afternoon as the cars raced by.
Ron Miller would begin his 50th year of racing by winning the twenty lap Champagne Stocks feature race. Miller has won eight of the last nine Hangover races, possibly more once he checks his trophy case. In a post race interview, Miller said that this is the most fun race of the year. Miller took the lead on lap two and was never challenged for the lead.
Ryan Tamburro won the fifteen lap Whiskey Stocks feature. Howard Kelly was the early race leader before Kevin McCall took the point. Tamburro would take the lead from Joey Wyckoff and hold on to take the checkered flag.
The Moonshine Stocks twenty lap feature was won by Pauly Hess who started fifth in the lineup. Hess would have his pace slowed by numerous cautions as the racing surface became increasingly icy as the sun came out late in the afternoon and melted some of the snow on the track.
Heat # 1 - Tim Murphy; Mark Pollack; Mark Kachenmeister; Jeff King; Ron Osenbaugh
Heat # 2 - Ron Miller; Gary Hensel; Mike Graber; Steve Morris; Mike Grames
Feature (20 laps) - Ron Miller; Tim Murphy; Mark Kachenmeister; Mark Pollack; Gary Hensel
Heat # 1 - Bob Lusetti; Steve Jones; Mike Fleitz; Mark Reasor; Stephanie Miller
Heat # 2 - Kevin McCall; Jerry Adkins; James Priebe; Ryan Tamburro; Joey Wyckoff
Feature (15 laps) - Ryan Tamburro; Joey Wyckoff; Kevin McCall; Steve Jones; Howard Kelly
Heat # 1 - Pauly Hess; Dylan Hough; Scott Hammir; Craig Lange; Steve Morris
Feature (20 laps) - Pauly Hess; Mark Kachenmister; Craig Lange; Matt Ringser; Steve Morris