ALEX YANKOWSKI WON THE BATTLE AND THE WAR BY BEATING
DAKOTA KOHLER TO THE FINISH LINE BY A SCANT 0.079 SECONDS
WHICH PROVED TO BE ONE OF THE CLOSET FINISHES IN ALL-STAR
SLINGSHOTS HISTORY AT ACTION TRACK USA IN KUTZTOWN, PA...
After finishing 3rd the week before Alex Yankowski held off by inches the #59
Dakota Kohler in an epic battle on the clay oval at Action Track USA.
Rick's Racing Photos
Story by Barry Angstadt
Kutztown, PA - No slide jobs in the All-Star Slingshot feature, but they ended with the closest finish of the night and one of the closest ever at Action Track USA as the winner was decided by just 0.079-seconds - mere inches.
Dakota Kohler looked like a sure winner, setting the pace and opening a huge lead over his pursuers. Using the high side of the speedway, Travis Bieber rocketed to third and wrestled for the runner-up spot with Yankowski.
Point leader and two-time winner Seth Spayd was on the move after starting 15th, moving into the top five and eventually challenging the Bieber brothers, Travis and Brett. Spayd took over third, then set his sights on Yankowski, who was running third at the time behind Kohler and Yankowski. With just three circuits left to run and as he battled with Yankowski for second, Spayd's No. 10s gave out and he stopped in turn four to bring out the yellow.
On the restart, Yankowski muscled his way inside the race leader. They raced side by side the entire lap until Kohler caught a hold in the track and entered turn three quite a bit higher than he wanted. Yankowski edged ahead as Kohler quickly recovered and the two young chargers drag raced to the checkered with Yankowski nipping Kohler by 0.079-seconds.
Action Track Side bites:
Slingshot heat victors included Dave Carraghan, Marc Daniels, and Travis Bieber. Tanner VanDoren won the B-Main.
This Wednesday, June 14, is Boy Scout/ Girl Scout Night at Action Track USA. Any Boy/Girl Scouts who show up in uniform will receive free admission. It is also Bicycle Giveaway Night, and the Junior Slingshots will join the SpeedSTRs, 600 Sprints, and the All-Star Slingshots with warm-ups beginning at 6 p.m.
All-Star Slingshots (20 Laps) – 1. Alex Yankowski 2. Dakota Kohler 3. Travis Bieber 4. Brett Bieber 5. Austin Stufflet 6. Matt Miller 7. Dylan Hoch 8. Ryan Conrad 9. Kyle Smith 10. Taylor Schoenly 11. Blaire Schoenly 12. Cole Stangle 13. TJ Gursky 14. Jerry Arms 15. Seth Spayd 16. Tim Roeder 17. Ryan Davey 18. Zac Kistler 19. Dave Carraghan 20. Joey Vaccaro 21. Marc Daniels 22. Gavin Danner 23. Tanner VanDoren 24. Myron Meyer. DNS: Lee Schantzenbach.