Sidewinder Sprints – 09/20 Young dominates and protects home turf

Date: 9/27/2013 10:49:17 PM


Sidewinder Sprints – 09/20 Young dominates and protects home turf

Finally the Sidewinders were able to make their 2013 debut at Trail-Way. With the first 2 races lost to rain this night bought perfect racing weather. The same couldn’t be said for the following day when the rain returned and washed out the prestigious Kevin Gobrecht Memorial.

With the top 5 knowing the importance of goof finishes in both features to provide maximum points it was Rohan Beasley that led the way early from his pole starting position. Jim Young however had other ideas and slid into the lead on lap 8 entering turn one. Young was able to pull away and Beasley was only able to slightly close the gap as Young entered lapped traffic on lap 12. In only his second start in his new Hyper upright, Zach Overmiller showed that he is starting to dial it in with a 3rd place finish. After a couple of weeks off, Jerry Strausbaugh got straight back to business with a solid 4th place ahead of another solid performance from Josh Chess.

The second feature saw New York invader Christian Wright get the jump until the caution flew as Beasley contact sent Beasley spinning in turn 3 resulting in him laying the #14 on its side. Unfortunately Zach Overmiller tagged the wall taking evasive action and was forced pit side with damage to the front and rear. Adam Meier tried to spin to the inside but unfortunately clipped the upside down Beasley resulting in extensive chassis damage that will most likely see Adam miss the remaining races. Beasley was able to be rolled back over and restarted but pulled infield after another 3 laps due to damage. Christian Wright looked to become another first time winner until Jim Young was able to make his move and go on to take his second checkers for the night. Wright finished 2nd  and Rich Halter came home in 3rd.

The Season Championship is coming down to the wire heading into the last 2 points races. Only 18.5 points between 1st and 2nd,  with 3rd only 4 points further back. The chase between 4th and 5th is also coming down to the wire with only 9.5 points separating them.

The “Bring It On” Challenge by Microracing.com will be held over 4 races utilizing the combined passing matrix points and awarded to the car owners. In addition we have now included the Sprint Nationals at Path Valley on 9/28. 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. With 2 races down and two to go Don Chess leads with Steve and Renee Overmiller in 2nd

Final finishing orders



















Feature One

Feature Two

Final Total

Driver

Start

Finish

Points

Start

Finish

Points

Points total

Hard Charger

Jim Young (8)

7

1

134

4

1

120

254

9

Christian Wright (22)

10

6

96

1

2

99

195

3

Josh Chess (72)

9

5

102

2

4

88

190

2

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

3

4

89

8

5

98

187

2

Rohan Beasley (14)

1

2

99

10

8

80

179

1

Zach Overmiller (75)

2

3

94

9

9

68

162

-1

Rich Halter (04)

8

10

62

3

3

95

157

-2

Jonathan Hynes (95)

4

7

73

7

7

76

149

-3

Mike Zielonis (81)

5

8

69

6

6

80

149

-3

Adam Meier (23M)

11

11

60

11

10

68

128

1

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

6

9

65

5

11

54

119

-9

 

This week’s question;

Q. The next race on the schedule will see the Sidewinders make their 2013 debut at Trail-Way. ( The previous scheduled races were lost to rain outs.) Who will end up being the king of “TW” for 2013 by taking the overall?

A. The 2013 Trail-Way 600 champion Jim Young once again proved that skill and experience is the best combination. Jim had his car dialed in and hooked up from the outset and streaked away to take both wins and overall awarding him the bragging rights to King Of TW in 2013.

Next Week’s Questions;

Q. With Jim becoming the 9th different winner in 13 races and the Sidewinders making a return to Path Valley this week for the All Sprint Nationals, will we see another new overall winner?

 

Tire Shootout Invitational Results; American Racer strikes back to close the gap. With only 17 points between them, it will all come down to the last 3 races (2 points races and one non-wing non points race)

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

American Racer, American Racer, Hoosier, Hoosier American Racer,

This week;

American Racer – 10 pts

Hoosier – 5 pts

Season Total;

Hoosier – 98 pts

American Racer – 81 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 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. ; Jim Young

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

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

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

 

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)

1175.5

2nd

Zach Overmiller (75)

1157.0

3rd

Rohan Beasley (14)

1153.0

5th

Mike Zielonis (81)

1135.5

4th

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

1126.0

6th

Josh Chess (72)

756.0

7th

Jonathon Hynes (95)

680.0

10th

Reed Salony (22R)

670.0

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

639.0

9th

Jason Stahl (5J)

525.0

12th

Christian Wright (22)

477.0

11th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

405.0

15th

Adam Meier (23M)

345.0

13th

Tanner Hunsicker (29)

264.0

14th

Josh Sell (X)

245.0

16th

Ben Houtz (13T)

226.0

17th

Rick Hench (1)

219.0

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

Jim Young (8)

100.0

24th

Jesse Maurer (72)

85.0

25th

Alex Schanz (12S)

80.0

26th

Dane Lorenc (00)

76.0

27th

Broc Lawrence (76)

68.0

28th

Tyler Walton (14T)

64.0

29th

Keith Ford (4D)

50.0

30th

Donnie Hendershot (31)

50.0

31st

Mike Dicely (44)

50.0

32nd

Danny Wykes (69W)

50.0

33rd

Mike Kiser (99)

50.0

34th

Ashley Salony (22R)

50.0

 

Team Owner 2013 points standings:

1st

Tara Halter  (04)

1175.5

2nd

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

1157.0

3rd

Katie Beasley (14)

1153.0

5th

Mike Zielonis (81)

1135.5

4th

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

1126.0

6th

Don Chess (72)

756.0

7th

David Hynes (95)

680.0

10th

Todd Salony (22R)

670.0

8th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

639.0

9th

Glenn Stahl (5J)

525.0

12th

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

477.0

11th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

405.0

15th

Adam Meier (23M)

345.0

13th

L & G Motorsports (29)

264.0

14th

Josh Sell (X)

245.0

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

Jim Young (8)

100.0

23rd

Jesse Maurer (72)

85.0

24th

Dane Lorenc (00)

76.0

25th

Broc Lawrence (76)

68.0

26th

Bob and Brenda Walton (14T)

64.0

27th

Keith Ford (4D)

50.0

28th

Jay Hendershot (31)

50.0

29th

Mike Dicely (44)

50.0

30th

David Wykes (69W)

50.0

31st

Tiffany Crandell (99)

50.0

 

“Bring It On” Challenge by Microracing.com ; A total of the combined matrix points for these 4 races for the car owners.

Bring It On Challenge

Lincoln         08/03

Trail Way 09/20

Path Valley 09/28

Susquehanna  10/26

Total

Don Chess (72)

208

190

 

 

398

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

217

162

 

 

379

Katie Beasley (14)

172

179

 

 

351

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

229

119

 

 

348

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

138

195

 

 

333

Mike Zielonis (81)

164

149

 

 

313

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

116

187

 

 

303

Todd Salony (22R)

265

0

 

 

265

Tara Halter  (04)

104

157

 

 

261

Jim Young (8)

0

254

 

 

254

Don Harvey (44)

187

0

 

 

187

Broc Lawrence (76)

155

0

 

 

155

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

96

0

 

 

96

L & G Motorsports (29)

76

0

 

 

76

 

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