Story courtesy sanduskyspeedway.com
With the last weekend of racing set to get underway on Saturday night, the regular four series took to the track to put on a show for the fans that came out to Sandusky Speedway. The features included the Beginner Stocks, The Interstate Towing Lake Eries Stocks, Modifieds presented by Dennis Capek and the Lubrication Supply LLC Renegades.
To kick things off, the Beginner Stocks took to the half-mile. Starting last, Greg Sauer took the lead early in the race and pulled away for a comfortable win in his first race at Sandusky Speedway this season. Taking home second and third were brothers Colton and Isiah Fowler respectfully.
The second series on the track for their A-Feature were the Interstate Towing Lake Erie Stock Series. To start off the feature the 12 of John Newman Jr. and the 02 of Wayne Sweeny took control of the race and looked to be the cars to beat. On lap four Newman Jr. and Sweeny both made contact battling for the lead causing Newman to spin from the lead. Both drivers were able to continue on.
On the ensuing restart Sweeny took control of the race and never looked back taking the win at the half-mile at Sandusky. To round out the field were Newman Jr. in second, battling back from the early spin, Bob Young in third and Cory Gentry in fourth. Gentry left the track on lap 6 and was credited with a DNF.
The third feature saw the Modifieds presented by Dennis Capek hit the track. At the drop of the green, the 61 of Tyler Shullick took the early lead. In his first race at Sandusky this season he was able to be the dominant car of the night and get the win. The only position up for grabs was 2nd and third with the rest of the field taking and throwing blows throughout the race. Between Stephen Klinect, Kenny Sharp and Kenny Phillips it was anybody’s race for second. After Klinect put the bumper to Sharp on lap 14 the battling settled down and Shullick and Klinect pulled away to finish the A-feature.
Finishing behind Shullick and Klinect were Sharp in third, Phillips in fourth and Parker Ennes in fifth. Kevin Jaycox Jr. was credited with a DNS after he wrecked in the heats was unable to make the necessary adjustments to return for the feature.
To finish off the racing for the night, the Lubrication LLC Renegades hit the track. At the start of the race there was three wide and four wide action at the front of the field. Onces things settled down we saw the 49 of Sam Stout take the early lead. On lap four the 629 of James Mckay spun by himself to bring out the first caution.
On the restart Stout retook the lead. On lap seven there was a three car battle for the lead between Stout, Justin Stanley and Brandon Halcomb. On lap 9 we saw contact lead to Mckay getting pushed off the track and thus causing the second caution to come out. On the restart Stout and Stanley picked up right where they left off before the caution came out. Sam Stout was able to hold off Stanley and continued to lead while Stanley fell into the clutches of Halcomb for second place.
Coming to the finish Stout was able to pull away and scored the victory. Rounding out the field was Stanley, Halcomb, Chris Nicastro, McKay, Brad Merritt, Brad Smith and Ben Watson. Watson left the track on lap six and was credited with a DNF. Tanner Smith, Kyle Ramsey and Dan Smith received a DNS after receiving damage or engine problems during the heats and were unable to make the feature.
Next weekend the track will sit dormant to get ready for the biggest weekend of the season as Hy-Miller ISMA Supemodifieds will visit the track. The first night on Thursday July 25th will be $1 night ($1 admission, PEPSI products, hot dogs and beer) with the Interstate Towing Lake Erie Stocks, the Lubrication LLC Renegades and Vintage Cars on tap for the night.
On Friday July 26th we see the ISMA Supermodifieds Fast 40 and Modifieds presented by Dennis Capek take to the track.
And then on Saturday July 27th the ISMA Supermodifieds 100 lap feature and Modifieds presented by Dennis Capek come back for back to back nights to finish off Hy-Miller weekend. Check out http://www.sanduskyspeedway.com for all the gate times and prices for the weekend.