Sidewinder Sprints – Path Valley 07/20 – Salony & Zielonis win, Yarlett claims overall

Date: 7/24/2013 9:57:48 PM


Sidewinder Sprints – Path Valley 07/20 – Salony & Zielonis win, Yarlett claims overall 

Back to Path Valley and the first feature saw a surprising heavy track catch some teams out. The opening lap saw Rich Halter make a move from his 3rd starting position to follow Reed Salony around the high side, however Rich had not quite cleared the outside car and the subsequent contact with the front straight concrete saw Halter helicopter without rolling. Rich managed to severely damage all 4 corners of the car but in the pits later that evening shared how happy he was that his Hyper Chassis was not damaged and the “bolt on parts” took the brunt of the impacts.

The second start saw Salony jump to the lead and he stayed up front leading all 15 laps to claim the win. Second was Brandon Yarlett with Jerry Strausbaugh rounding out the top 3.

The second feature saw Mike Zielonis take a commanding lead from his pole position until lap 12 when Reed Salony had a left rear wheel fly off causing Reed t lay it over on the back straight. The single file restart saw Zielonis once again in command with a rapidly improving Jonathon Hynes come home in second. Zach Overmiller completed the top three.

Once the points were tallied, for the first time we had an overall winner that did not manage to take a victory in the twin feature format. Congratulations must go to Brandon Yarlett for his consistent finishes in both features. Brandon Picked up the extra $100 bounty money placed on Reed Salony. The top 5 were separated by only 14 points in the closest battle of the season so far. The format and matrix are proving to be working great with the drivers passing cars at the front of the field gaining more than those passing further back and showing that the key is passing, not being passed to earn maximum points. Using Jerry Strausbaugh as the example this week, you can see his first feature he started 1st and finished 3rd to gain 93 points. The second feature saw Jerry start 8th and finish 5th but actually earn more points than his 3rd place finish. (98).

Final finishing orders










Feature One

Feature Two

Final Total

Driver

Start

Finish

Points

Start

Finish

Points

Points total

Hard Charger

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

4

2

110

5

4

95

205

3

Mike Zielonis (81)

8

5

98

1

1

105

203

3

Zach Overmiller (75)

5

4

95

4

3

100

195

2

Reed Salony (22R)

2

1

110

7

6

84

194

2

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

1

3

93

8

5

98

191

1

Jonathan Hynes (95)

6

6

80

3

2

105

185

1

Rohan Beasley (14)

7

7

76

2

7

71

147

-5

Rich Halter (04)

3

8

67

6

8

70

137

-7

 

 

This week’s question;

Q. With Path Valley becoming a jinx this year for Rohan Beasley with DNF’s in at least one feature at each appearance, will he be able to finish both features on the Sidewinders return to the high banks next week?

A. No. Back to the drawing board for Beasley this week as he pulled pit side in both features.

Q. Reed Salony has taken the last 3 combined overall wins. Can a bounty of an extra $100 to the winner make a difference or will Reed just pick up the extra cash with a smile ?

A.  Reed was looking good until his left wheel decided to part ways with his car ˝ way down the back straight on the 12th lap. Brandon Yarlett managed to pick up the extra cash.

 

Next Week’s Question;

Q. Last time at Susquehanna, Reed Salony managed to take both wins and the overall. Can Reed sweep again ?

Q. Brandon Yarlett took the overall at Path Valley to shake off some bad luck. Can Brandon continue that form at Susquehanna?

 

Tire Shootout Invitational Results; Hoosier takes the win and the round with 4 of the top 5

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

Hoosier, American Racer, Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier

This week;

Hoosier – 11 pts

American Racer – 4 pts

 

Season Total;

American Racer – 55 pts

Hoosier – 49 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:

Susquehanna 07/27

Lincoln  08/03

Path Valley 08/17

Linda’s 08/23

 

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. ; Brandon Yarlett

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

Aero Wings (www.aerowingsonline.com) ; Winners use Wings by Aero. "Lucky 7"; Jerry Strausbaugh

Keizer Wheels (www.keizerwheels.com ); Fast Fifth Award.; Rohan Beasley

 

Drivers 2013 points standings:

1st

Rich Halter (04)

811

2nd

Zach Overmiller (75)

754

3rd

Rohan Beasley (14)

743

4th

Mike Zielonis (81)

741

5th

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

731

6th

Reed Salony (22R)

570

7th

Jason Stahl (5J)

525

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

494

9th

Jonathon Hynes (95)

420

10th

Josh Chess (72)

406

11th

Christian Wright (22)

318

12th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

279

13th

Adam Meier (23M)

221

14th

Rick Hench (1)

219

15th

Tanner Hunsicker (29)

213

16th

Ben Houtz (13T)

160

17th

Chris Crull (7)

156

18th

Josh Sell (X)

145

19th

Anthony Foor (A4)

114

20th

Brad Smith (12S)

100

21st

Alex Schanz (12S)

80

22nd

Tim Townsend (56)

64

23rd

Tyler Walton (14T)

64

24th

Don Harvey (44X)

57

25th

Keith Ford (4D)

50

26th

Donnie Hendershot (31)

50

27th

Mike Dicely (44)

50

28th

Danny Wykes (69W)

50

29th

Mike Kiser (99)

50

30th

Ashley Salony (22R)

50

 

Team Owner 2013 points standings:

1st

Tara Halter  (04)

811

2nd

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

754

3rd

Katie Beasley (14)

743

4th

Mike Zielonis (81)

741

5th

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

731

6th

Todd Salony (22R)

570

7th

Glenn Stahl (5J)

525

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

494

9th

David Hynes (95)

420

10th

Don Chess (72)

406

11th

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

318

12th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

279

13th

Adam Meier (23M)

221

14th

Rick Hench (1)

219

15th

L & G Motorsports (29)

213

16th

Brad Smith (12S)

180

17th

Gary Hendershot (7)

156

18th

Josh Sell (X)

145

19th

Anthony Foor (A4)

114

20th

Tim Townsend (56)

64

21st

Bob and Brenda Walton (14T)

64

22nd

Don Harvey (44X)

57

23rd

Keith Ford (4D)

50

24th

Jay Hendershot (31)

50

25th

Mike Dicely (44)

50

26th

David Wykes (69W)

50

27th

Tiffany Crandell (99)

50

 

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