On Sunday at Glen Ridge Motorsports Park Kyle Herve won out in a tight battle with Danny Ballard late in the feature event. Herve’s win catapults him into the lead of the Northeast points race. Ballard finished second in the event followed by Mike Bellinger, Bryan Preville, and Brett Putman.
Brock Pinkerous has been on fire at the Ridge this season in the Junior Slingshots and he stayed hot like the weather on Sunday. Pinkerous bested the field taking his fifth win in a row over Sloan Cherko, Corky Warner, Matthew Backus, and Darryn Fallis.
Mertztown, PA’s Dylan Hoch started third in the 40-lap main for the All Star Slingshots at the Action Track USA, but he did not stay there for long. Hoch ducked under Taylor Mills to grab second on the second trip around the clay. Mills, Dave Carraghan, Jared Silfee, and Scott Neary scuffled for third as Hoch went after race leader Brett Bieber. On the seventh circuit, Hoch muscled past Bieber to secure the top spot. The battle for second and third went right down to the wire as Hoch cruised to his third victory of the year and Bieber held off Carraghan for second place money. Silfee and Neary completed the top five.
Kasey Hufcut won his first Junior Slingshot feature at Action Track USA, leading all 15-laps of the event. Aidan Donaldson, Paulie Hartwig III, Tyler Ulsh, and James Hendricks diced for positions two through five throughout the race, with Ulsh finally claiming second place and trying, but not succeeding, to run down the leader. Hufcut waltzed to the victory over Ulsh, who was last year’s Junior Slingshot point champion at Action Track USA. Hartwig ran a stong race to finish third, with Hendricks and Logan Bauman rounding out the top five.
On Friday June 12 at Linda’s Speedway a Bieber brother locked into the chase with a win. It was Travis Bieber taking his first Linda’s Speedway win leading every lap of the Slingshot feature. Travis fended off the early race challenges of his brother Brett Bieber (Linda’s Speedway All Time leading Slingshot winner) and then defending champion Dave Carraghan. Bieber, Carraghan, Cody Kline, Justin Thompson, and Chuck Whary.
On checkered flag fan club night at Snydersville Raceway on Friday night it was James Benz going to victory lane winning the 20 lap All Star Slingshot feature event over Brent Schantz and Mason Pittenger.
Gavin Bartel was first to the finish line at Mississippi Thunder Speedway on Friday night taking the checkered flag over Mason Stockhausen, Ian Engray, Travor Krause, and Blaine Iverson. It was Bartel’s third win of the season.
Shellhammer’s Speedway had a lot of racing on Saturday. They ran a regular program on top of make up features from June 29. Haley Thunberg broke through with the big win over Brett Bieber. Riley Hummel, Dakota Kohler, and Terry Noll were the top five.
Jax Yohn took the regularly scheduled Junior Slingshot feature over Logan Bauman and Tala Carter.
Dakota Kohler bested the field in the All Star Slingshots at Shellhammer’s Speedway on Saturday in their make up feature program from June 29. Riley Hummel was second followed by Brett Bieber, Roger Collins, and Haley Thunberg.
Logan Bauman continued his winning way at Shellhammer’s in the Junior Slingshots taking the checkered flag over Jax Yohn and Nolan Layser.
“The rain has ruined everything” was the headline of the Slingshot Maple Leaf tour event at RPM on Saturday night. Elliot Gamache, Kevin Letendre and Mathéo Lussier won in qualifying for the Slingshots before the rain came.
Northwest Florida Speedway suffered a similar fate as rain forced the cancelation of the Sunshine Series race that was scheduled to take place there as well this past weekend.
*Reminder to Action Track All-Star Slingshot Drivers*
July 31st for the USAC Midget event the Slingshots will race in a feature only program. The feature will race over a 30 lap distance. There is NO Registration Fee. It IS a point race and 30 cars will start. The top 30 in points are the first 30 invited. Starting lineup will be lined up by points with the top 10 being handicapped by points.
From Action Track:
USAC had originally requested this be a two-division show. We explained that we only have so many races we can run during a given year and have already lost some to rain. It was agreed that it would be in the best interest to allow the Slingshots to compete.
You do not need to be there early, but we do request that you let us know by replying to this message via email or private message on Facebook that you do plan to come. If the full top 30 is not planning to attend, we will allow others to fill the 30 car field. Please lets us know (register) as soon as possible.
This Saturday will be the Make Up Hamlin 100 at Hamlin Speedway on Saturday night.