Sidewinder Sprints – 04/18/14 Quick and Young were the quickest

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.


Feature One

Feature Two

Final Total

Driver

Start

Finish

Points

Start

Finish

Points

Points total

Hard Charger

Jim Young (8)

7

2

124

4

1

120

244

8

Rich Halter (04)

4

3

100

7

2

124

224

6

Mike Zielonis (81)

8

4

108

3

3

95

203

4

Matt Kreider (53)

11

5

110

11

6

80

190

6

Austin Quick (44)

3

1

115

8

8

72

187

2

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

2

9

61

9

4

112

173

-2

Zach Overmiller (75)

10

6

96

1

7

70

166

-2

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

9

8

76

2

5

82

158

-2

Rohan Beasley (14)

1

7

70

10

9

72

142

-5

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

5

10

59

6

10

60

119

-9

Josh Chess (72)

6

11

55

5

11

54

109

-11

 

 

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.


Sidewinder Sprints will be appearing at:

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: 

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. “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:

1st

Rich Halter (04)

324

2nd

Mike Zielonis (81)

303

3rd

Matt Kreider (53)

290

4th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

273

5th

Zach Overmiller (75)

266

6th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

258

7th

Jim Young (8)

244

8th

Rohan Beasley (14)

242

9th

Brandon Yarlett (4T)

219

10th

Josh Chess (72)

209

11th

Austin Quick (44)

187

12th

Jonathon Hynes (95)

100

13th

Reed Salony (22R)

100

14th

Christian Wright (22)

100

15th

Jason Stahl (5J)

100

16th

Adam Meier (23M)

100

17th

Tim Townsend (56)

100

18th

Tom Kirkpatrick (5)

100

19th

Keith Ford (4D)

100

20th

Brett Strickler (38)

100

21st

Jason Eisenhart (21)

100

22nd

Aaron Spahr (16)

100

 

Team Owner 2013 points standings:

1st

Tara Halter  (04)

324

2nd

Mike Zielonis (81)

303

3rd

Ron Kreider (53)

290

4th

Jerry Strausbaugh (26)

273

5th

Steve & Renee Overmiller (75)

266

6th

Mike Murphy Jr (39)

258

7th

Jim Young (8)

244

8th

Katie Beasley (14)

242

9th

Donna and Brandon Yarlett (4T)

219

10th

Don Chess (72)

209

11th

Mike Dicely (44)

187

12th

David Hynes (95)

100

13th

Todd Salony (22R)

100

14th

Ken and Chris Wright (22)

100

15th

Glenn Stahl (5J)

100

16th

Adam Meier (23M)

100

17th

Tim Townsend (56)

100

18th

Tom Kirkpatrick (5)

100

19th

Keith Ford (4D)

100

20th

Party of Five (21)

100

21st

Scott Spahr (16)

100

22nd

Mark Strickler (38)

100

 

 

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