Sidewinder Sprints – 08/23 Overmiller and Maurer take wins. Sell claims overall

Date: 9/4/2013 10:15:16 PM


Sidewinder Sprints – 08/23 Overmiller and Maurer take wins. Sell claims overall

After the earlier season appearance where the locals 600’s took bragging rights, the Sidewinder teams knew that they needed to dial in a lot quicker this time round. The first feature saw Zach Overmiller dominate from his pole starting position on a very tacky surface. Jesse Maurer made his way to cross the line in 2nd but forgot to go to tech and was subsequently scored last. This small indiscretion would play a major role in the final combined results as it elevated Josh Sell from 3rd to 2nd. Claiming 3rd was Mike Zielonis.

The 2nd feature saw Brandon Yarlett dominate early but all eyes were on a determined Jesse Maurer as he closed the gap , bit by bit, lap after lap. Yarlett held on to take the checkers but in a strange twist of fate, then did not go directly to tech upon leaving the track and the win was subsequently awarded to Jesse Maurer. Rookie Jonathon Hynes finished 2nd with Josh Sell claiming 3rd. With all this going on, it was the consistency of Josh Sell that allowed him to claim enough combined points to lay claim to the nights overall winner. Zach Overmiller again showed speed finishing 4th and just missed out on winning the overall by just 1 point.

The season points race has closed up with only 12.5 points separating 1st and 2nd  and only 53.5 points separating the top 5.  It will all come down to the wire over the last 4 points races. Can Rich Halter find his magic setup again? Will the new Hyper Racing upright propel Zach to the season title?

The “Bring It On” Challenge by Microracing.com will be held over 3 races utilizing the combined passing matrix points and awarded to the car owners. A slight change to our schedule will now see the Trail-way 9/20 replace Williams Grove .  The “Bring It On” Challenge allows the 600cc cars to weigh their normal 775lbs and allows gasoline to include cars from other areas that allow it.

Final finishing orders



















Feature One

Feature Two

Final Total

Driver

Start

Finish

Points

Start

Finish

Points

Points total

Hard Charger

Josh Sell (X)

2

2

100

8

3

118

218

5

Zach Overmiller (75)

1

1

105

9

4

112

217

5

Jonathan Hynes (95)

6

4

100

4

2

110

210

4

Jesse Maurer (72)

4

9

63

6

1

130

193

0

Mike Zielonis (81)

3

3

95

7

5

94

189

2

Dane Lorenc (00)

9

5

102

1

6

75

177

-1

Rich Halter (04)

5

6

79

5

7

74

153

-3

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

7

7

76

3

8

67

143

-5

Rohan Beasley (14)

8

8

72

2

9

61

133

-7

 

This week’s question;

Q. This week the Sidewinders make their 2nd visit to Linda’s speedway. Earlier in the year the Sidewinder teams were beaten by the local 600 teams.. Will the home track advantage help them again this time or will the Sidewinder teams be able to dial in and take the win?

A. Wow. How close can it get. The Sidewinder and the 600’s each won a feature and Josh Sell’s consistency in both races saw him claim (for the Linda’s locals) the overall by just 1 point.

Q. Once again, Zach had some bad luck. Will this be the week that his luck turns around for his break through win ?

A. Zach’s bad luck finally left him as he was super fast in the first feature to claim his first ever win.

Next Week’s Questions;

Q. With the points race tightening, and Zach scheduled to debut his new Hyper Racing upright this week. Will the new car continue to allow him to close in on the title chase, or will it take some laps to “dial it in”?

Q. Once again, Zach had some bad luck. Will this be the week that his luck turns around for his break through win ?

 

Tire Shootout Invitational Results; Hoosier hits back hard with 4 of the top 5

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

Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier, Hoosier

This week;

Hoosier – 14 pts

American Racer – 1 pts

Season Total;

Hoosier – 83 pts

American Racer – 66 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 09/07

Trail-Way 9/20

Path Valley 9/28

Shippensburg 10/12 (wingless – Non points)

Susquehanna 10/26

 

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 (must be a registered team):

Guhl Motors (www.guhlmotors.com) ; For all of your Fuel Injection needs. ; Zach Overmiller

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

Aero Wings (www.aerowingsonline.com) ; Winners use Wings by Aero. "Lucky 7"; Rich Halter

Keizer Wheels (www.keizerwheels.com ); Fast Fifth Award.; Mike Zielonis

 

With the points race tightening up, this week we have changed the format to show one decimal point.

Drivers 2013 points standings:

1st

Rich Halter (04)

1027.5

2nd

Zach Overmiller (75)

1015.0

3rd

Rohan Beasley (14)

983.0

4th

Mike Zielonis (81)

980.5

5th

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

974.0

6th

Reed Salony (22R)

670.0

7th

Josh Chess (72)

586.0

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

554.0

9th

Jason Stahl (5J)

525.0

10th

Jonathon Hynes (95)

510.0

11th

Christian Wright (22)

382.0

12th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

333.0

13th

Tanner Hunsicker (29)

264.0

14th

Josh Sell (X)

245.0

15th

Adam Meier (23M)

221.0

16th

Rick Hench (1)

219.0

17th

Ben Houtz (13T)

160.0

18th

Chris Crull (7)

156.0

19th

Don Harvey (44X)

137.0

20th

Tim Townsend (56)

136.0

21st

Anthony Foor (A4)

114.0

22nd

Brad Smith (12S)

100.0

23rd

Jesse Maurer (72)

85.0

24th

Alex Schanz (12S)

80.0

25th

Dane Lorenc (00)

76.0

26th

Broc Lawrence (76)

68.0

27th

Tyler Walton (14T)

64.0

28th

Keith Ford (4D)

50.0

29th

Donnie Hendershot (31)

50.0

30th

Mike Dicely (44)

50.0

31st

Danny Wykes (69W)

50.0

32nd

Mike Kiser (99)

50.0

33rd

Ashley Salony (22R)

50.0

 

Team Owner 2013 points standings:

1st

Tara Halter  (04)

1027.5

2nd

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

1015.0

3rd

Katie Beasley (14)

983.0

4th

Mike Zielonis (81)

980.5

5th

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

974.0

6th

Todd Salony (22R)

670.0

7th

Don Chess (72)

586.0

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

554.0

9th

Glenn Stahl (5J)

525.0

10th

David Hynes (95)

510.0

11th

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

382.0

12th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

333.0

13th

L & G Motorsports (29)

264.0

14th

Josh Sell (X)

245.0

15th

Adam Meier (23M)

221.0

16th

Rick Hench (1)

219.0

17th

Brad Smith (12S)

180.0

18th

Gary Hendershot (7)

156.0

19th

Don Harvey (44X)

137.0

20th

Tim Townsend (56)

136.0

21st

Anthony Foor (A4)

114.0

22nd

Jesse Maurer (72)

85.0

23rd

Dane Lorenc (00)

76.0

24th

Broc Lawrence (76)

68.0

25th

Bob and Brenda Walton (14T)

64.0

26th

Keith Ford (4D)

50.0

27th

Jay Hendershot (31)

50.0

28th

Mike Dicely (44)

50.0

29th

David Wykes (69W)

50.0

30th

Tiffany Crandell (99)

50.0

31st

Danny Wykes (69W)

50.0

32nd

Mike Kiser (99)

50.0

33rd

Ashley Salony (22R)

50.0

 

“Bring It On” Challenge by Microracing.com ; A total of the combined matrix points for these 3 races for the car owners.

Bring It On Challenge

Lincoln         08/03

Trail-Way

9/20

Susquehanna  10/26

Total

Todd Salony (22R)

265

 

 

265

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

229

 

 

229

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

217

 

 

217

Don Chess (72)

208

 

 

208

Don Harvey (44)

187

 

 

187

Katie Beasley (14)

172

 

 

172

Mike Zielonis (81)

164

 

 

164

Broc Lawrence (76)

155

 

 

155

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

138

 

 

138

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

116

 

 

116

Tara Halter  (04)

104

 

 

104

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

96

 

 

96

L & G Motorsports (29)

76

 

 

76

 

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