Bull First Time Wingless 600 Winner; Skias Wins Rookie Race

Date: 8/22/2015 7:31:11 AM

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          Aug28- 270 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Slingshots Lebanon Valley 100, Legends National Qualifier

Sept 4-          Hall of Fame Classic- 270 Sprints (TT), Wingless Sprints, Modifieds, Chargers *Box Races*

Sept 11- 270 Sprints, Wingless Sprints, Modifieds, 125 Sprints, plus Sidewinder Sprints

 

 

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FRIDAY AUG 21st, 2015

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Bull First Time Wingless 600 Winner; Skias Wins Rookie Race

Gingrich, Grube, Gruber also winners

 

Steve Bull started from the pole of the Wingless 600 Micro Sprint feature race presented by Hooiser Tire Mid Atlantic and took the win. It was not as easy as it sounds though. Bull showed the way early on a tricky speedway surface that seen the point leader Steve Whary get crossed up. Whary was in a spot to gain points as runner up in points Kenny Murray was in an early race accident. Bull had to hold off the defending champion Jason Swavely, a pair of last week's winners Austin Bishop (Linda's Speedway) and Chad Sandt (Hamlin Speedway) and Dustin Stoltzfus in his first Linda's Speedway run for the win. Barry Shearer had a good run in sixth while Steve Recchione, Craig Fox, Bruce Ginther, and Whary closed out the top ten. Heat race winners for the 600 Micro Sprints were Kenny Miller, Kenny Murray, and Jason Swavely. The consolation race was won by Brent Shearer.

 

Dave Williams led the first two laps of the RTS Chassis sponsored 270 Micro Sprint feature before his car slowed under yellow. Josh Schaffer took over the top spot for a lap before Scott Gingrich locked down the lead. Gingrich showed the way as the field got to lap traffic with Nick Skias and Brad Brown in pursuit. Gingrich was sideways on lap ten after contact with a lap car and Skias was ready to make his move into the top spot before a yellow flag flew. Gingrich continued to show the way after the yellow with challenges coming from Brad Brown. Brown couldn't get by Gingrich, who took the checkered flag for the win. Brown was second followed by Mike Skias in third. 18th and 19th place starters Brent Shearer and Jason Swavely rounded out the top five. Devin Harron crossed the line in sixth followed by Schaffer, Stone Keller, Mike Boyer, and Collin Ginther. Qualifying wins went to Scott Gingrich, Brad Brown, and Logan Diehl while Jason Swavely won the consolation.

 

Nick Skias has won many 270 Micro Sprint feature events at Linda's Speedway, but Friday night he marked off a new chapter when he won the rookie wingless 600 Micro Sprint. Skias led each lap, even after sliding high on the third circuit of the event in turn four, giving Mike Linderman a look at the top spot. Linderman made a run at Skias, except Skias came charging off the turn back into the race lead. Skias led the rest of the way to take the checkered flag. Mike Linderman followed him across the line with Steve Recchione, Tim Baurer, and Brooklyn Gable the top five. Heat race wins went to Skias and Linderman.

 

Dave Grube and Chase Gutshall waged a battle at the front of the Gutshall's Automotive 125 Micro Sprint feature race. Grube and Gutshall spent much of the race nose to tail with Brianna Gerhart  in chase for the win. Grube got caught up with a lap car on lap ten and Gutshall dove into the race lead. Grube was able to drive back into the race lead on the front stretch the next lap. Grube led the rest of the way holding off Gutshall for the win. Gerhart finished in third just in front of point championship counterpart Zach Hollinger. Kyler Heiney marked his best career Linda's Speedway run with a fifth. Tajae Adams and Chase Gutshall won heat races for the 125 Micro Sprints.

 

Rookie driver Madyson Pacheco led the West Side Auto Body Slingshot feature to the green flag Friday, but Ronnie Spitler moved into the race lead quickly. Kyle Gruber said after the race that sometimes you get lucky in racing and that's what happened to him after a lap 3 yellow when he had the outside line for the restart behind Spitler. Spitler led the field into turn one before Gruber made the winning move in turns 3&4. Once out front Gruber went unchallenged to a 2.008 second win over Dylan Hoch who started seventh. Cody Kline came out on top of a race long battle with BJ Antonio and Justin Thompson  for third through fifth. Brett Spitler, Ronnie Spitler, Sam Scicchitano, Mike Fogler, and Alex Yankowski were the top ten finishers. Heat race checkered flags went to Thompson and Pacheco.

 

Next Friday night Linda's Speedway is back in action with the first big money race to close out the season. The West Side Auto Body Slingshots will compete in the Lebanon Valley 100 along with the 270 Micro Sprints and Wingless 600 Micro Sprints. The Central Pa Legends will also be in action in a National Qualifying event. The 600 Modifieds were taken off of the schedule for August 28th. Gates open at 5 with hot laps for the Slingshots starting at 6:45 and other classes to follow. For more information of this week's event you can visit LindasSpeedway.com or follow our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. 

 

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Race Results

 

RTS Chassis Sponsored 270 Sprints

 

Heat 1- Scott Gingrich, Mike Skias, Devin Harron, Nick Skias, Kyle Weiss, Greg Miller

Heat 2- Bradley Brown, Stone Keller, Josh Schaffer, Brandon Firestone, Collin Ginther, Sean Zechman

Heat 3- Logan Diehl, Dave Grube, Dave Williams, Josh Stoyer, Mike Boyer, Brent Shearer

 

Consi 1- Jason Swavely, Cory Shifflett, Scotty Soder, Lyle Strohman, Christi Sweigart, Chris Heagy

 

Feature-

1- 8 Scott Gingrich

2- 23b Bradley Brown

3- 16 Mike Skias

4- 12 Brent Shearer

5- 1a Jason Swavely

6- 9d Devin Harron

7- 12s Josh Schaffer

8- 21t Stone Keller

9- 41 Mike Boyer

10- 44g Collin Ginther

11- 94d Logan Diehl

12- 88 Nick Skias

13- 34 Christi Sweigart

14- 11f Brandon Firestone

15- 3d Dave Grube

16- 2 Cory Shifflet

17- 77 Greg Miller

18- 1s Sean Zechman

19- 5w Kyle Weiss

20- 25 Chris Heagy

21- 3sx Lyle Strohman

22- 21d Dave Williams

23-3 Josh Stoyer

24- 9s Scotty Soder

 

Hoosier Tire Wingless 600 Sprints

Heat 1- Kenny Miller, Steve Bull, Chad Sandt, Dustin Stoltzfus, Justin Schraden, Bruce Ginther Jr.

Heat 2- Kenny Murray, Austin Bishop, Steve Whary, Craig Fox, Buddy Hines, Mike Linderman

Heat 3- Jason Swavely, Kenny Harris III, Barry Shearer, Steve Recchione, Chris Kutz, Cale Mutter

 

Consi 1- Brent Shearer, Devin Gundrum, Patrick Ely, Donovan Felker, Ben Earnst, Jerry Rutledge

 

Feature-

1-  1s Steve Bull

2- 14 Jason Swavely

3- 11a Austin Bishop

4- 33x Chad Sandt

5- 25k Dustin Stoltzfus

6- 12 Barry Shearer

7- 21r Steve Recchione

8- 3f Craig Fox

9- 28 Bruce Ginther Jr.

10- 44s Steve Whary

11- 17k Kenny Harris III

12- 44f Donovan Felker

13- 45j Justin Schraden

14- 17g Devin Gundrum

15- 44j Jerry Rutledge

16- 49 Ben Earnst

17- 28x Cale Mutter

18- 44 Brent Shearer

19- 5m Ken Murray

20- X5 Chris Kurtz

21- 4 Mike Linderman

22- 55L Patrick Ely

23-87 Buddy Hines

24- 23m Kenny Miller

25- 89b Tim Baurer

 

Hoosier Tire Rookie Wingless 600 Sprints

Heat 1- Nick Skias, Tim Baurer, Jerry Ruthledge, Brooklyn Gabe, Brent Shearer

Heat 2-  Mike Linderman, Dustin Stoltzfus, Steve Recchione, Cale Mutter, Jenna Heagy, Dan Degler

 

Feature-

1- 12 Nick Skias

2- 4 Mike Linderman

3- 21r Steve Recchione

4- 89b Tim Baurer

5- 41 Brooklyn Gable

6- 25k Dustin Stoltzfus

7- 25h Jenna Heagy

8- 44j Jerry Rutledge

DNS- 28x Cale Mutter

DNS- 44 Brent Shearer

DNS- 3 Dan Degler

 

 

Gutshall Automotive 125 Sprints

Heat 1- Tajae Adams, Dave Grube, Brianna Gerhart, Zack Hollinger, Ronnie Rhoads, Matt Donely

Heat 2- Chase Gutshall, Cody Drace, Kyler Heiney, Noah Merkey, Austin Graby

 

Feature-

1- 3d Dave Grube

2- 1a Chase Gutshall

3- 9 Brianna Gerhart

4- 56 Zack Hollinger

5- 22 Kyler Heiney

6- 11d Cody Drace

7- 31 Noah Merkey

8- 87 Austin Graby

9-  2 Tajae Adams

DNS-5z Ronnie Rhoads

DNS- 15D Matthew Donely

 

West Side Auto Body Slingshots

Heat 1- Justin Thompson, Cody Kline, BJ Antonio, Kyle Grube, Kenny Heffner, Alex Schmiedel

Heat 2- Madison Pancheco, Sam Scicchitano, Dylan Hoch, Ronnie Spitler, Brett Bieber, Mike Fogler

 

Feature-

1- 30 Kyle Grube

2- 35 Dylan Hoch

3- 59 Cody Kline

4- 46 BJ Antonio

5- 22 Justin Thompson

6- 3s Brett Spitler

7-18s Ronnie Spitler

8- 28s Sam Scicchitano

9- 90 Mike Fogler

10- 84y Alex Yankowski

11- F14 Scott Gray

12- 43a Amber Britto

13- L43 Dawson Landis

14- 54 William Mohring

15- 32 Brett Bieber

16- 75m Madison Pancheco

17- 39 Kenny Heffner

18- 18a Alex Schmiedel

DNS- 35a Rob Best



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