MATT MILLER PICKED UP HIS FIRST ACTION TRACK USA ALL-STAR
SLINGSHOT FEATURE WIN OF 2017 AND HIS FIRST AT THE TRACK
SINCE 2014 OVER KOHLER AND YANKOWSKI WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Matt Miller (center) is flanked by second place finisher Dakota Kohler (right of
screen), and third place finisher Alex Yankowski (left of screen).
Story by Barry Angstadt
Kutztown, PA - Reading's Matt Miller drove his No. 16m to the All Star Slingshot triumph, his first at Action Track USA since 2014. Joining Miller as a Slingshot winner on Wednesday was Reese Nowatarski of Reading. Nowatarski captured the Junior Slingshot victory.
"The Thriller" Matt Miller started on the outside of row one in the All Star Slingshot main, but Miller quickly gassed his No. 16m into the lead as the green waved to begin the feature. Miller would go on to lead the entire 20-lap distance, but it was not a walk in the park by any means.
On several occasions, Alex Yankowski motored to the inside of the race leader and appeared primed to take over the top spot. On a couple of the race's restarts, he actually did move in front, but yellow flags waved at the wrong times (for Yankowski, anyway) and negated his passes and bids for the lead.
Near the end of the race, Dakota Kohler, in his strongest outing of the still-early campaign, wrestled the runner-up slot from Yankowski. Kohler made one last run at the leader on the final trip around the progressively banked oval, but Miller held him off to score the triumph by 0.178-seconds.
Yankowski settled for third with Brett Bieber finishing fourth and point leader Seth Spayd racing home in fifth.VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
REESE NOWATARSKI OUTRAN ULSH AND FLAMMER TO PICK UP THE
JUNIOR SLINGSHOT FEATURE WIN AT ACTION TRACK USA...
Reese Nowatarski is all smiles after picking off the Junior Slingshot Feature win
aboard his potent #10X Specialty Rigging sponsored racecar.
The Junior Slingshots made their first appearance of the year at Action Track USA on Wednesday, and Reese Nowatarski ended a few seasons of bridesmaid and podium finishes by winning his first feature at the speedway located across the street from Kutztown University.
Driving the family-owned Specialty Rigging No. 10x, Nowatarski completed a clean sweep of the Junior Slingers' races by winning both the heat race and the 15-lap main event. The young charger led all the way in the feature, crossing the stripe by more than one second over Tyler Ulsh.
Nico Flammer, Austin Homan, and Tyler Banks completed the top five.
Action Track Sidebites:
First Responder Night (where First Responders showing a valid I.D. were admitted free) presented by Glick Fire Equipment produced solid car counts of 27 SpeedSTRs; 42 Wingless 600 Sprints; 28 of the All Star Slingshots; and 10 Junior Slingshots. That's a total of 107 race cars in competition on Wednesday!
Timed Dashes were utilized for All Star Slingshot qualifying on Wednesday, and Alex Yankowski set quick time as the fastest 18 drivers locked into the 20-lap feature. Marc Daniels and Brett Bieber were second and third on the speed chart in the Timed Dashes. Kyle Smith won the last-chance B-Main.
Reese Nowatarski won the lone heat race for the Junior Slingshots.
Glick Fire Equipment had a huge ladder truck on display behind the grandstands. Glick Fire Equipment, now in its 30th year, is the state's leader in sales and service of fire trucks, ambulances, and other vehicles used by First Responders. See their full line of emergency response equipment at www.glickfire.com.
This Wednesday, June 7, will be the annual Flyin' Farmer 40 for the SpeedSTRs, a 40-lap main event paying $3,000 to the winner! It's Action Track USA's tribute to the late, great Tommy Hinnershitz of nearby Oley, PA, who was known throughout his stellar Sprint Car and Midget career as "the Flying Farmer".
The Hyper Racing Wingless 600 Sprints will join the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs and the All Star Slingshots on this week's card. It will be FFA Night at the speedway, and the Old Time Plowboys will have their antique tractors on display and on the race track for an exhibition. Fans are invited to wear their best farmer apparel; the fans looking most like they are ready to milk the cows or bale some hay will be invited to victory lane for photos with the winner of the Flyin' Farmer 40.
Come get your midweek motorsports adrenaline rush at the JeffreyHogueRealtor.com Action Track USA...where the superstars come to race!
All-Star Slingshots (20 Laps) – 1. Matt Miller 2. Dakota Kohler 3. Alex Yankowski 4. Brett Bieber 5. Seth Spayd 6. Troy Langendoermer 7. Dylan Hoch 8. Austin Stufflet 9. Kyle Smith 10. Nick Delcampo 11. Austin Daniels 12. Travis Bieber 13. Tim Roeder 14. Joey Vacarro 15. Blaire Schoenly 16. Lee Schantzenbach 17. Myron Moyer 18. Ryan Conrad 19. Cole Stangle 20. Gavin Danner 21. Mark Daniels 22. Steve Svanda 23. CJ Fritz 24. Nick Vincinguerra. DNS: Ashley Therien, Austin Bellemare.
Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) - 1.Reese Nowatarski, 2.Tyler Ulsh, 3.Nico Flammer, 4.Austin Homan, 5.Tyler Banks, 6.Decker Swinehart, 7.Tommy Stillo, 8.James Kostlow,9.Joshua Allen, 10.Tanner VanDoren.