|Date: 4/22/2014 12:12:42 AM|
Sidewinder Sprints – 04/18/14 Quick and Young were the quickest
The 2014 season is finally underway. The Sidewinders made their first appearance on a chilly Friday night at Path Valley on a very tacky clay surface. 11 cars signed in but unfortunately hot laps claimed a victim when Josh Chess rode a tire and contacted the turn 4 fence. The resulting damage forced his retirement for the evening. The remaining 10 cars hit the track for their first feature which saw New Hyper Racing employee, Austin Quick make a sensational debut in the Hyper Racing house car. Austin jumped to an early lead and was never headed. Always fast at Path Valley, Jim Young managed to finish 2nd with last year’s Champion, Rich Halter showing that he will once again be a force with a strong 3rd place finish.
The second feature saw Jim Young take the lead and he was able to remain unchallenged for the 15 laps. Austin Quick was running in 2nd until the last corner of the last lap when he bounced over the cushion and tagged the turn 4 wall. Rich Halter became the benefactor of Quick’s misfortune and came home 2nd with Mike Zielonis taking 3rd.
Quick will be one to watch as the season progresses but has not yet committed in chasing the championship.
The overall nights win went to Jim Young.
Special mention to Matt Kreider who as a rookie elected to tag the rear for both races to gain some laps and he was rewarded with 4th overall for the night.
Tire Shootout Invitational Results;
American Racer jumps to an early lead with 4 of the top 5 cars.
American Racer – 12pts
Hoosier – 3 pts
Next Week’s Questions;
Q. The Sidewinders are returning to Shippensburg this week. During other visits to the bull ring some of the local 600 teams have taken the challenge. Will one of the “locals” take the challenge?
Q. Will Brandon Yarlett’s electrical gremlin be resolved this week? Amazingly the car runs fine on the dyno, but as soon as it hits the track surface, it jumps into limp mode.
Sidewinder Sprints are accepting 2014 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.
Shippensburg April 26th
Susquehanna May 4th (Sunday Evening)
Path Valley May 10th
Trail-Way May 23rd
Path Valley May 24th
For all your racing needs please contact our following partners:
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”; 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"; Zach Overmiller
Keizer Wheels (www.keizerwheels.com ); Fast Fifth Award.; Matt Kreider
Drivers 2013 points standings:
Team Owner 2013 points standings:
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