LIMA — The skies parted just in time for racing at Limaland Motorsports Park as Lima Chevrolet Cadillac presented the “Run for the Rabbit” honoring the late Travis “The Rabbit” Miller. No. 22H Randy Hannagan earned $2,000 by winning the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader feature event honoring Miller, with No. 18 Ryan Sutter grabbing his first-ever Limaland feature win in the K&N Filters UMP Modified feature, and No. 7B Shawn Valenti made his way back to victory lane in the Budweiser Thunderstock A Main.
Kicking off the night were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders with the Run For The Rabbit. After honoring the fans and “The Rabbit” with a 4 Abreast parade lap, the 21 competitors settled in for the feature. No. 2 Kyle Sauder and Hannagan led the field to green, with Sauder taking the early advantage. The leaders got deep into lapped traffic which set up Hannagan to grab the point on lap 10. Lapped traffic looked to cause problems for Hannagan on lap 17 as Sauder began to close back in. Sauder looked to make a charge on the restart following a caution, but spun exiting turn 2 on lap 19, bringing out the caution once again. On the restart, No. 5M Max Stambaugh made the move to second, with defending K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader champion No. 17 Jared Horsman charging to third. Hannagan went on to win. Heat races were won by Hannagan, No 7C Phil Gressman, and No. 49 Shawn Dancer. Sauder set quick time in qualifying.
Next up were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in a 20 lap feature. No 65 Todd Sherman and No 18 Ryan Sutter led the field to green with Sutter grabbing the early lead. Sutter survived the final three lap dash to the finish following a caution to grab the win. Heat races were won by No. 34X Shane O’Connor, No. 3W Dylan Woodling, and Sutter.
Closing out the night were the Budweiser Thunderstocks with a 15 lap feature. No. 7 Dan Wooten and No. 7B Shawn Valenti paced the field to the green flag with Valenti taking the lead and never looking back. Heat races were won by No 22T Tony Anderson and No. 82 Chris Douglas.
Limaland Motorsports Park is back in action Friday night for the 17th annual Keysor Memorial, featuring the Budweiser Thunderstocks competing for a top prize of $1,000 to win. The B.O.S.S. Non Wing Sprints will be in action for their only visit in 2018, and the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds will also be in action. For more information visit limaland.com.
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