NEXT RACE: FRIDAY JULY 10TH, 2015!!
GATES open at 4:00pm
RACING @ 7:00PM
Adults $10.00 - Kids 6-12 years old $5.00
5 years and under free
Sign in fees:
$10 for kid, yard, quarter midget 120 - trophy 1-5
$15 for purple, blue, gold, lite, sr. heavy, 35+, open, cage karts,
305 clones, 360 clones. 80% back to top half
Last Weeks Results
by: Jarrett Emmerich
Buddy Jackson with Redemption as Henes Dominates Quarter Midget Action at Sandusky
The stars and cars of the clay infield oval at the Sandusky Karting Series battled again on Friday with much the same results. JJ Henes would continue his dominant season in Quarter Midget action, taking the checkered flag in both the 120 and 160 classes. Buddy Jackson would find redemption in the Clone 360 division at the speedway, taking the win after being disqualified from a win just two weeks ago. Collin Flynn would use the infamous bump and run technique on the last lap in order to take the win in the Clone 305 class. Other feature event winners were Tiffany Bartlome in the Rookie Girls division,
Memphis McKenzie in the Kid Karts, Ashton Brown in the Purple Plate division and Jeremiah Halbeisen in the Blue Plate division.
In the Quarter Midget 120 fifteen lap feature, Tristan Magel and JJ Henes would duel from the front row much like they have all season long, with neither giving the other an inch of room that they did not thoroughly earn. This all-out battle began rather roughly as Henes took a spin on the back straightaway early. However, due to the incident taking place before one lap had been scored, the #36 Brian’s Automotive/4th Turn Crazies machine was placed back in its rightful starting position on the outside of the front row.
The ensuing restart would go much more smoothly for Magel and Henes as the duo rocketed to a short-lived but blistering fast lead with Magel holding Henes off until the caution flag flew on lap three for the #21 of Paige Biglin spinning in turn four. The field would be frozen at this time with Magel leading Henes, Spencer Adkins, Ainsley Potter and Paige Biglin.
JJ Henes would waste little time following the restart, as he blasted to the inside of Tristan Magel on lap five. The race would be slowed three more times by Paige Biglin spinning on corner exit. These cautions allowed Magel to stay within striking distance and be on Henes’ back bumper on the final circuit around the small clay mecca of speed. The two drivers would be side by side at the finish line, with Henes taking the win by a nose in one of the closest races ever contested at the speedway over Magel, Adkins, Potter and Biglin.
As the Clone 305 feature hit the track, Brendan Goforth’s #02 would pace the field alongside the #0 of Daniel Noftz. Trouble would strike early as Goforth spun from the lead on lap one. The ensuing restart gave veteran kart racer Sam Weaver the opportunity to take the top position. A lap three spin by Makala Engle would see the field frozen with Weaver leading Collin Flynn, Logan Jackson, Daniel Noftz, and Keric Bartlome.
Flynn would take the lead on the restart and managed to keep it until the halfway mark of the race when Weaver returned the favor. However, the lead would prove to not be the place to be, as Weaver was passed with just seconds left in the event by a half dozen karts led by Logan Jackson.
Jackson, in turn, would end up stopped in turn three as the checkered flag flew after contact with Collin Flynn sent him spinning. Flynn led Daniel Noftz, Brendan Goforth, Keric Bartlome and Sam Weaver to the finish while Tony Bartlome, Thomas Noftz, Carsen Flynn, Makala Engle and Hailey Engle rounded out the top ten finishers. Logan Jackson would limp home a distant eleventh.
Joey Pendergrass and Andrea Weaver would make up the front row for the start of the Clone 360 feature. However, Buddy Jackson and Kyle Watson would rocket to the top two positions on the start, with Watson quickly falling back to fourth as Pendergrass and Weaver both redeemed themselves by lap three. Watson would lose yet another position on lap five as Aaron Distel would pass him for the fourth position, with Watson returning the favor on lap nine. The racers would get their first reprieve of the race with just five laps to go as Tim Gilbert spun his #14 machine, bringing out the caution flag.
Former stock-car pilot Kyle Watson would make the best of this late race restart, passing Andrea Weaver and Joey Pendergrass on the drop of the green flag before Keith Flynn spun on lap twelve to bring out the caution again. Scott Whyel would spin in turn three on the ensuing restart, setting up a four lap dash to the checkered flag. Joey Pendergrass and Aaron Distel would tangle on lap thirteen, sending Weaver to the tail end of the field for bringing out the caution flag.
The race would end relatively quietly and without incident as Buddy Jackson led Aaron Distel, Kyle Watson, Andrea Weaver and Keith Flynn to the checkered flag. Joey Pendergrass and Scott Whyel would round out the finishing order.
The Sandusky Karting Series has a week off next week. However, do not miss the show on Friday, June 19th. This will mark the third big money show for the Clone 360 class as they compete for $200 to win on the clay oval. The gates open at four with racing at seven.
-Official Sandusky Karting Series Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich
NEW RULES / NEW CLASS
All clone classes will go by 2014 AKRA rules.
Classes are: Blue Plate, 305, and 360. All classes will be drum clutch and weenie pipe with muffler.
These are the same rules that the other kart tracks in Ohio go by.
Points for 305 will continue as they are, but a rule change for the engines will start at the next race event.
The new class will be the 360 AKRA Clone. Points will begin at the next race event.
The 360 Clone that started at the beginning of the year, will now be called Pro Clone.
[Stock Appearing: Big Pipe and Disk Clutch]
Points for the original 360 Clone will continue but with name change to Pro Clone.
THERE WILL BE TECH FOR TOP 3