|Date: 6/17/2013 11:40:15 PM|
Sidewinder Sprints – Shippensburg – Stahl clean sweeps
Shippensburg is the smallest track on the Sidewinder Sprints 2013 schedule and can be quite testing for the drivers as it requires a delicate throttle to keep the car hooked up and driving forward. The first feature saw Jason Stahl blast into 3rd on the first lap and then methodically use his patience to pick off Yarlett and then Overmiller to take the win. The last race winner Mike Zielonis managed to take 2nd. Rohan Beasley was an early retirement with suspension problems. Joining Beasley pit side 2 laps later was long distance traveler, all the way from New York, Christian Wright after contact with a spun Rich Halter, The slick conditions were testing the drivers, resulting in spins by Halter, Townsend and Meier.
The second feature saw rookie Jonathon Hynes take the early advantage from fellow front row starter Jerry Strausbaugh. Those two cars ran nose to tail at the pointy end of the field for the first 7 laps until 5th starting Jason Stahl made his way past Strausbaugh to take over 2nd and the chase for the early leader. With only a couple of laps left, Hynes bobbled just enough for the veteran Stahl to pounce and take over the lead. Stahl’s stellar performance saw him become the first nightly repeat winner.
Later in the pits over a few beers, Jason shared “This thing was bad fast all night. At the start of the first feature I pointed the car towards an opening and got lucky that I was able to stick entering turn one in the middle. That allowed me to get to the front quickly and stay in the rubber to the checkers. At the start of the second feature I fell in line and started the waiting game. Jerry was doing a great job of keeping his car tight on the bottom. When he finally slipped up a little bit coming off of 4 I took the opportunity. Passing on these rubber down tracks is tough. You have to be patient and wait for the perfect opportunity. It feels good to get the win in both features tonight. I have to thank my dad for all the hard work that he puts into this thing. I also have to thank my buddy Josh for helping my dad out over the winter to make sure that I had a ride when I got home. Mom is a sport for putting up with all of this. Thanks go out to Harlacher Racing Engines and Rumberger's Automotive. The only thing that we changed on this car for the new season were the shocks. I bolted a set of CSI twin tubes on here and this thing came alive. Hopefully when I get back in the seat we can put it in victory lane again!”
This was Stahl’s last race until October. There is no truth to the rumor that he was headed downunder chasing a “special friend” who goes by the pet name of “snowflake”. When not behind the wheel of his potent self built machine, Jason is actually a Professional Snow Board instructor and figured out that it is actually snowing on the other side of the world.
Next Weeks Question;
Q. With the 1st Susky race succumbing to a freak rain shower, this Saturday night will see the 2013 debut of the Sidewinders. Will we see a new 2013 winner this week ?
Tire Shootout Invitational Results; The American Racer teams took the top two with Hosier taking the rest
Tire Shootout Points based on 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1
American Racer, American Racer, Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier
American Racer – 9 pts
Hoosier – 6 pts
American Racer – 34 pts
Hoosier – 25 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.
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American Racer – Lias Tires (www.americanraceronline.com )
Hoosier Tire - Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic (www.hoosiermidatlantic.com )
Guhl Motors (www.guhlmotors.com) ; For all of your Fuel Injection needs. “Highest eligible Guhl injection finisher”; Jason Stahl
Hyper Hard Charger (www.Hyperracing.com); Most positions gained in the features; Jason Stahl
Aero Wings (www.aerowingsonline.com) ; Winners use Wings by Aero. "Lucky 7"; Rohan Beasley
Keizer Wheels (www.keizerwheels.com ); Fast Fifth Award.; Jonathon Hynes
Drivers 2013 points standings:
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