FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018
Contact: Brian Liskai
HARTFORD, Ohio – Cap Henry continued his hot streak Saturday, Aug. 18 by claiming his fourth straight overall victory and his third consecutive All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics win. Fresh off a $20,000 payday a week ago at Mansfield Motor Speedway, Henry scored his first career win at Sharon, holding off hall-of-famer Dale Blaney the final 10 laps for the $3,000 win.
Henry, who came into the night third in the FAST point standings, became the seventh different winner in seven 410 sprint car events at Sharon in 2018 and now has 5 total wins in 2018, including 4 FAST races. Current series point leader Craig Mintz took a huge step toward his third FAST title with a sixth place finish.
“This is pretty incredible,” expressed the 28-year-old Republic, Ohio driver. “It just shows how hard these guys are working. Man we struggled there for awhile, but now we’re winning races and having a lot of fun. You never know when streaks like this are going to end so you just enjoy it when you have it. I heard him (Blaney), I saw him. Those lapped cars are hard to get around. Sye Lynch was setting a good pace so I just got back to his fuel tank and was like ‘well I guess Dale is going to have to be spectacular if he wants it.’ I made the wrong choice in turn one and that’s when Dale let me know there were no more mistakes to be made.”
The feature got off to slow start when the inside row got jammed up forcing Lee Jacobs spinning into the infield, Stuart Brubaker ended up on his side, and heavy front end damage for Michigan racer, Dan McCarron, who was making his second straight start. Jacobs, Brubaker, and Brandon Matus would all pit and return to action, while McCarron was done for the night.
Hobaugh, who won his first career 410 sprint feature two weeks ago, drew the pole and quickly bolted into the lead over Max Stambaugh, Blaney, and fifth starting Henry when racing got underway. Tyler Gunn started sixth and passed Broc Martin for fifth on the opening lap then dropped Henry back to fifth on lap two. Gunn and Blaney raced side-by-side with Gunn powering around on the outside for third on lap three. Henry put a slider on Blaney on lap four for fourth.
A spin for Russ Sansosti spun to slow action with five laps completed. Gunn powered high into turn one on the ensuing restart trying to get around Stambaugh, but hopped his wheel sending him flipping hard into the catch fence. He was okay, but ended what was a fine looking run. That would be the final stoppage of the event as the final 25 laps went caution-free.
Henry was all over Stambaugh on lap 11 and put a big slider on the fellow Ohio racer in turn two to grab second on lap 12. Henry then ran down Hobaugh and caught the leader on lap 13. Henry made a breathtaking move on lap 15 racing off the top of turn two to pass Hobaugh for the lead and the two lapped cars of Jacobs and Bryan Salisbury.
All eyes now shifted back to Blaney, who had gotten around Stambaugh for third, then went to the top to drive around Hobaugh for second on lap 17. Blaney, who was fresh off his season’s first win one week ago at Sharon, had a straightaway deficit by the time he got to second, but began to close on lap 20. By lap 24, Blaney was right on Henry’s bumper and the two raced side-by-side. Henry made the right moves to continue to lead. Blaney though would once again pull alongside Henry in traffic on lap 27, but again Henry had the momentum and was excellent in traffic to maintain the lead and would go on for the win over Blaney in the Lane Racing-owned, Beer Barrel Bourbon/Metropolitan Landscaping/Crown Concrete/Popalle Coffee/Geck-sponsored #4.
Stambaugh passed Hobaugh for third on lap 27, but Hobaugh would regain the spot one lap later for another great run at Sharon. Hobaugh has finished in the top five for four of the five non-sanctioned shows this season in addition to his runner-up finish at the “Lou Blaney Memorial” with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions on July 7. Martin was fifth. Mintz,went 10th to sixth in his first appearance of the season. Twelfth starting Dan Shetler got as high as fifth at one point until settling for a seventh place finish. Dan Kuriger and defending FAST champion DJ Foos were eighth and ninth. FAST rookie of the year contender Kelsey Ivy had a great run in her first ever Sharon start finishing 10th after starting 19th.
The All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics has just two remaining races in 2018 – Sept. 8 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio, and Sept. 14 at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.
About the FAST Championship Series:
The FAST Series was started as a way to promote the great racing fans have enjoyed in Northwest/North Central Ohio at Attica Raceway Park and Fremont Speedway – thus the FAST acronym stood for Fremont Attica Sprint Title. Over the past couple of years the series has expanded to include other tracks and is now known as simply the FAST Championship Series.
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FAST 410 winners 2018
April 21, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz
May 4, Attica Raceway Park – Byron Reed
May 5, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (2)
May 18, Attica Raceway Park – Stuart Brubaker
May 25, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (3)
June 1, Attica Raceway Park – Cap Henry
June 2, Fremont Speedway – Craig Mintz (4)
June 29, Attica Raceway Park – Broc Martin
June 30, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews
July 3, Waynesfield Raceway Park – Cale Conley
July 7, Fremont Speedway – Chris Andrews (2)
July 27, Attica Raceway Park – Travis Philo
Aug. 4, Fremont Speedway – Cap Henry (2)
Aug. 11, Mansfield Motor Speedway – Cap Henry (3)
Aug. 18, Sharon Speedway – Cap Henry (4)
All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads
FAST 410 Championship Series
Presented by Ohio Logisitics
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018
Starting position [*]
Qualifying: 1. 23-DJ Foos, 13.629; 42-Sye Lynch, 13.698; 3. 4N-Dale Blaney, 13.706; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs, 13.792; 5. 09-Craig Mintz, 13.858; 6. 35-Stuart Brubaker, 13.870; 7. 40-George Hobaugh, 13.881; 8. 97-Broc Martin, 13.893; 9. 5M-Max Stambaugh, 13.915; 10. 23jr-Jack Sodeman Jr., 13.935; 11. 126-Bryan Salisbury, 13.965; 12. 45-Trevor Baker, 14.012; 13. 20i-Kelsey Ivy, 14.036; 14. 68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.071; 15. 08-Dan Kuriger, 14.090; 16. 1-Nate Dussel, 14.164; 17. 4-Cap Henry, 14.179; 18. 51-John Garvin Jr., 14.180; 19. 9z-Duane Zablocki, 14.217; 20. 20B-Cody Bova, 14.228; 21. 7K-Dan Shelter, 14.299; 22. 22m-Dan McCarron, 14.324; 23. 13.Brandon Matus, 14.360; 24. Gary Kriess Jr., 14.365; 25. 27K-Jeremy Kornbau, 14.399; 26. 38-Dennis Wagner, 14.430; 27. 23s-Russ Sansosti, 14.455; 28. 23-Darren Pifer, 14.456; 29. 4h-Travy Hines, 14.465; 30. 8J-Jess Stiger, 14.608; 31. 33-Brent Matus, 14.842; 32. 4W-Eric L. Williams, 14.918; 33. 8J-Joe Sylvester, 15.064; 34. G1-Mike Miller, 15.107; 35. 4c-Paul Kish, 15.580; 36. 1R. Gale Ruth Sr., 15.707; 37. 12x-Brett Brunkenhoefer, 16.175; 38. 250-Jared McFarland (did not scale); 39. 16-Chris Andrews (did not scale).
Heat 1 (top 5 to A)
- 4N-Dale Blaney ; 2. 4-Cap Henry; 3. 81-Lee Jacobs  4. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 5. 23-DJ Foos ; 6. 20B-Cody Bova ; 7. 27k-Jeremy Kornbau ; 8. 33-Brent Matus ; 9. 8J-Joe Sylvester ; 10. 1-Nate Dussel  (DNS)
Heat 2 (top 5 to A)
- 1. 08-Dan Kuriger ; 2. 5M-Max Stambaugh ; 3. 7k-Dan Shetler ; 4. 45-Trevor Baker ; 5. 20i-Kelsey Ivy ; 6. 22m-Dan McCarron ; 7. 4h-Tracy Hines ; 8. G1-Mike Miller ; 9. 9z-Duane Zablocki ; 10. 12x-Brett Brunkenhoefer 
Heat 3 (top 5 to A)
- 97-Broc Martin ; 2. 09-Craig Mintz ; 3. 51-John Garvin Jr. ; 4. 126-Bryan Salisburn ; 5. 42-Sye Lynch ; 6. 13-Brandon Matus ; 7. 55-Gary Kriess Jr. ; 8. 23-Darren Pifer ; 9. 38-Dennis Wagner 
Heat 4 (top 5 to A)
- 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 2. 40-George Hobaugh ; 3. 23jr.-Jack Sodeman Jr. ; 4. 16-Chris Andrews ; 5. 23s-Russ Sansosti ]1]; 6. 4W-Eric L. Williams ; 7. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 8. 4C-Paul Kish ; 9. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. ; 10. 250-Jared McFarland 
B-main #1 (top 2 to A)
- 22m-Dan McCarron ; 2. 20B-Cody Bova ; 3. 4h-Travy Hines ; 4. 9z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. G1-Mike Miller ; 6. 8j-Joe Sylvester ; 7. 12x-Brett Brunkenhoefer ; 8. 27k-Jeremy Kornbau ; 9. 33-Brent Matus ; 10. 1-Nate Dussel (DNS)
B-main #2 (top 2 to A)
- 13-Brandon Matus ; 2. 23-Darren Pifer ; 3. 55-Gary Kriess Jr. ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger ; 5. 4W-Eric L. Williams ; 6. 4C-Paul Kish ; 7. 1R-Gale Ruth Sr. ; 8. 250-Jared McFarland (DNS); 9. 38-Dennis Wagner (DNS)
A-Main (30 laps)
- 4-Cap Henry ; 2. 4N-Dale Blaney  3. 40-George Hobaugh ; 4. 5M-Max Stambaugh ; 5. 97-Broc Martin ; 6. 09-Craig Mintz ; 7. 7K-Dan Shetler ; 8. 08-Dan Kuriger ; 9. 23-D.J. Foos ;10. 20i-Kelsey Ivy ; 11. 23jr.-Jack Sodeman, Jr. ; 12. 35-Stuart Brubaker ; 13. 42-Sye Lynch ; 14. 16-Chris Andrews ; 15. 13-Brandon Matus ; 16. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 17. 51-John Garvin, Jr. ; 18. 126-Bryan Salisbury ; 19. 45-Trevor Baker ; 20. 20B-Cody Bova  21. 23-Darren Pifer ; 22. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 23. 23s-Russ Sansosti ; 24. 22M-Dan McCarron 
FAST Hard Charger: 20i-Kelsey Ivy +9
Sharon Speedway is owned by the Blaney, Weller, and Kirila Families and is a 3/8-mile dirt track located on Custer-Orangeville Road in Hartford, Ohio near the intersection of Routes 7 & 305. For more information, check out the website at www.sharonspeedway.com or call 330-772-5481. Become a fan of Sharon Speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sharonspeedway and follow us on Twitter atwww.twitter.com/sharonspdwy.