DYLAN HOCH RISES TO THE OCCASION AND BEATS STANGLE AND
BIEBER TO THE FINISH LINE PICKING UP THE MID-ATLANTIC
SILVER DIVISION ALL-STAR SLINGSHOT WIN AT ACTION TRACK USA...
Dylan Hoch is all smiles and gives the well earned #1 while holding the checkered
flag in his other hand after a hard fought battle over Stangle and Bieber.
Rick's Racing Photos '17.
Story by Barry Angstadt
Kutztown, PA - Pole sitter Austin Daniels led the opening laps of the All-Star Slingshot Mid-Atlantic Silver Tour feature on Wednesday, with Cole Stangle chasing him. Behind the top two, some of the best Slingers in the business stacked up four-wide for third position, as Brett Bieber, his brother Travis, Dylan Hoch, and Seth Spayd put on an eye-popping show for the fans.
Hoch would go from fourth to second in basically one swoop, powering past Brett Bieber for third, then slicing under Stangle to snatch the runner-up spot, but a yellow flag wiped out his big move.
On the restart, Stangle throttled past Daniels to take the lead, bringing Hoch with him. On the fourth tour, Hoch passed Stangle to take command. The Mertztown, PA wheel-twister maintained his hold on the top spot through several caution periods as Stangle, Brett Bieber, Joe Toth, Alex Yankowski, and Marc Daniels fought for second.
Hoch pulled away as the laps clicked off, winning handily as the checkered waved on lap 25. It was the defending track champion's first victory of the year at Action Track USA, and the sixth of his career at the speedway. That ties him with Brett Bieber and Mark Sensenig for the most career Slingshot wins at AT USA.
Stangle held off Brett Bieber for runner-up honors, with 14th-starting Marc Daniels settling for fourth. Yankowski wound up fifth and Seth Spayd came from the rear not once, but twice, to finish sixth after being collected in two mishaps during the race.VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
READING, PA'S REESE NOWATARSKI MADE HIS 2017 RECORD AT
KUTZTOWN, PA'S ACTION TRACK USA 2 FOR 2 AS HE PICKED UP
THE JUNIOR SLINGSHOT FEATURE WIN WEDNESDAY EVENING...
Reese Nowatarski on his way to picking up the Junior Slingshot Feature win
behind the wheel of his potent #10X Specialty Rigging sponsored racecar.
Rick's Racing Photo's '17.
Reese Nowatarski, from Reading, moved past pole sitter and heat race winner Nicko Flammer to take the lead at the beginning of the Junior Slingshot main event. Nowatarski went on to lead every one of the race's 15-laps, winning his second straight Junior Slingshot feature at the Berks County oval.Tyler Banks finished second with Flammer third, Tommy Stillo fourth, and Tyler Ulsh in fifth.
Action Track Sidebites:
This Wednesday, June 21, is the annual Ronnie Tobias Memorial as Action Track USA presents its final racing program prior to the mid-season break when the Kutztown Folk Festival takes over the fairgrounds. There will not be any racing at the facility on June 28 or July 5. The second half of the 2017 campaign at Action Track USA will begin on Wednesday, July 12.
This week's Ronnie Tobias Memorial has a slightly different format than years past...the USAC All Pro SpeedSTRs will compete in Twin 20-lap features, while the Hyper Racing 600 Sprints battle in Twin 17-lap mains. The All-Star Slingshots will have a single, 40-lap feature - and all Slingshots who enter the event will qualify for the 40-lapper! The Slingers will also see an increased payout for the top three, with the winner taking home $600, courtesy of Daryl Tillman Team ReMax of Reading. The Bagel Rack is also stepping up to pay the car registration fee for any Slingshot that has not yet competed at Action Track USA this season.
Qualifying for the SpeedSTRs and 600 Sprints will be done through Timed Dashes, which will lock in a specified number of cars. Everyone else will get a second chance in C and B-Mains.
Warm ups begin at 6 p.m. and qualifying - through the Timed Dashes - will be part of the warm up sessions. The C and B-Mains get underway at 7:00.
All-Star Slingshots (25 Laps) – 1. Dylan Hoch 2. Cole Stangle 3. Brett Bieber 4. Mark Daniels 5. Alex Yankowski 6. Seth Spayd 7. Joe Toth 8. Travis Bieber 9. Austin Daniels 10. Taylor Schoenly 11. Joey Vaccaro 12. Zac Kistler 13. Jonathan Swift 14. Ryan Conrad 15. Natasha Henn 16. Dave Carraghan 17. Samantha Muller 18. Austin Stufflet 19. Kyle Smith 20. Blaire Schoenly 21. Dakota Kohler 22. Troy Langendoerfer 23. Aidan Svanda 24. Ryan Davey 25. Matt Miller 26. Tanner VanDoren.
Junior Slingshots (15 Laps) - 1. Reese Nowatarski 2. Tyler Banks 3. Nico Flammer 4. Tommy Stilo 5. Tyler Ulsh 6. Austin Homer 7. Trevor Bixler 8. Kevin Fitzpatrick 9. Decker Swinehart 10. Peyton Fasnacht 11. Logan Bauman.