Sidewinder Sprints – Lindas – Smith was hot despite the cold

Date: 5/27/2013 1:56:56 AM


Sidewinder Sprints – Lindas – Smith was hot despite the cold

Al Gore.. where are you?? So much for global warming. You could easily have thought it was the last week of March, not the last week of May such was the bone chilling breeze and low nighttime temperatures. All credit must go to the staff at Linda’s for not throwing in the towel. Despite a rain delay and the cold temps, the track crew worked diligently to keep the surface in a raceable condition.

With the pill draw putting Linda’s regular Tanner Hunsicker on the pole for the first feature, he became the odds on favorite  and didn’t disappoint the bookmakers with a convincing win. It became a Linda’s regular 1 – 2 with Josh Sell making the most of his front row start to come home 2nd. The action was behind when on the 2nd lap, a slowing Rohan Beasley bunched the field resulting in Brandon Yarlett performing a barrel roll in the air landing on his wheels with surprisingly no wing damage. Unfortunately Yarlett’s resulting front axle damage couldn’t quite be repaired in time for the second feature.

The second feature saw Rich Halter lead the first 6 laps before Linda’s regular Brad Smith used his home track knowledge to his advantage to take over the lead. From there Smith was unchallenged and took his maiden win. Halter held on to 2nd , Mike Zielonis made it into 3rd with a charging Hunsicker making it into 4th.

The overall nights totals saw Brad Smith edge out Tanner Hunsicker by a mere 2 points. The Linda’s regulars put a whipping on the Sidewinders and no doubt the Sidewinder teams will be looking for revenge in their rematch later in the season.

 


Feature One

Feature Two

Final Total

Driver

Start

Finish

Points

Start

Finish

Points

Points total

Hard Charger

Brad Smith (12S)

7

4

104

3

1

115

219

5

Tanner Hunsicker (29)

1

1

105

9

4

112

217

5

Rich Halter (04)

9

5

102

1

2

99

201

3

Josh Sell (X)

2

2

100

8

7

80

180

1

Jason Stahl (5J)

3

3

95

7

6

84

179

1

Mike Zielonis (81)

6

7

75

4

3

100

175

0

Zach Overmiller (75)

8

6

88

2

5

82

170

-1

Rohan Beasley (14)

4

8

68

6

8

70

138

-6

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

5

9

64

5

9

64

128

-8

 

This week’s questions;

Q. With the Sidewinders making their Linda’s Speedway debut and a few of the regular 600cc teams already expressing their interest in taking them on, will a Linda’s regular take a win ?

A. Yes, in fact both features were won by Linda’s regulars, Tanner Hunsicker and Brad Smith.

Next Weeks Question;

Q. With a return Path Valley for the 2nd time this season, will we see a repeat winner this week?

 

Tire Shootout Invitational Results; Correction for Path Valley With the help of Linda’s regulars, Hoosier takes 3 of the top 5..

Tire Shootout Points based on 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

Hoosier, Hoosier, American Racer, Hoosier, American Racer

Hoosier – 18 pts

American Racer – 12 pts

 

Sidewinder Sprints are accepting 2013 registrations.

 Drivers wishing to join are reminded to register with us ASAP (click the registration link on our website) to reserve your car number, as we do not allow duplicate numbers, and to receive important "registered team" only emails regarding rules, contingency requirements and schedules.


Sidewinder Sprints will be appearing at:

Path Valley 06/01

Trail-Way 06/07

Shippensburg 06/15

Susquehanna 06/22

Susquehanna 07/03

For all your racing needs please contact our following partners: 

Season Sponsors;

American Racer – Lias Tires (www.americanraceronline.com )

Hoosier Tire - Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic (www.hoosiermidatlantic.com )

Contingency Awards:

Guhl Motors (www.guhlmotors.com) ; For all of your Fuel Injection needs. “Highest eligible Guhl injection finisher”; Tanner Hunsicker

Hyper Hard Charger (www.Hyperracing.com); Most positions gained in the features; Tanner Hunsicker

Aero Wings (www.aerowingsonline.com) ; Winners use Wings by Aero. "Lucky 7";  Zack Overmiller

Keizer Wheels (www.keizerwheels.com ); Fast Fifth Award.; Jason Stahl

 

Drivers 2013 points standings

1st

Jason Stahl (5J)

330

2nd

Rich Halter (04)

325

3rd

Zach Overmiller (75)

312

4th

Rohan Beasley (14)

286

5th

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

274

6th

Josh Chess (72)

245

7th

Christian Wright (22)

226

8th

Mike Zielonis (81)

176

9th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

172

10th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

164

11th

Tanner Hunsicker (29)

145

12th

Jonathon Hynes (95)

107

13th

Reed Salony (22R)

100

14th

Rick Hench (1)

100

15th

Brad Smith (12S)

100

16th

Josh Sell (X)

85

17th

Ben Houtz (13T)

80

18th

Keith Ford (4D)

50

19th

Donnie Hendershot (31)

50

20th

Mike Dicely (44)

50

21st

Adam Meier (23M)

50

22nd

Danny Wykes (69W)

50

23rd

Mike Kiser (99)

50

24th

Ashley Salony (22R)

50

 

Team Owner 2013 points standings

1st

Glenn Stahl (5J)

330

2nd

Tara Halter  (04)

325

3rd

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

312

4th

Katie Beasley (14)

286

5th

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

274

6th

Don Chess (72)

245

7th

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

226

8th

Rick Hench (1)

185

9th

Mike Zielonis (81)

176

10th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

172

11th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

164

12th

L & G Motorsports (29)

145

13th

David Hynes (95)

107

14th

Todd Salony (22R)

100

15th

Brad Smith (12S)

100

16th

Robert Sell (X)

85

17th

Keith Ford (4D)

50

18th

Jay Hendershot (31)

50

19th

Mike Dicely (44)

50

20th

Adam Meier (23M)

50

21st

David Wykes (69W)

50

22nd

Tiffany Crandell (99)

50

 

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