WAYNESFIELD — Tuesday night’s Summer Sprint Sizzler at Waynesfield Raceway Park featured four divisions of winged sprint car racing, attracting some of the best racing talent in the Midwest. The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders headlined the program running for a $4,000 to win payday. The F.A.S.T 410 and 305 sprints cars also joined the program running for $3,000 and $1,500 respectfully. Waynesfield’s very own Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints rounded out the program running for a $500 to win payday.
The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders feature race started with Fremont’s Phil Gressman and Cloverdale’s Jared Horstman leading. As the battle continued, the Hurricane, Randy Hannagan started to make a surge through the field from his fifth starting spot and jumped into the third spot and then the second spot with just 13 laps to go. With Gressman in lapped traffic, Hannagan made a run for the lead and sealed the deal with 10 laps remaining in the main to earn the victory and $4,000 check. Hannagan also picked up an additional $1,500 for claiming the NRA Sprint Invader points fund. Gressman, Hannagan, and Butch Schroder picked up the heat race victories. Gressman set fast time with an 11.016 second lap.
The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints took the track with Piqua’s Becca Stiefel leading the field to green with Blacklick’s Nick Daugherty to her outside. The field started to string out in the early laps until the 17P of Austin Powell made a run for the lead. Being so strung out caused lap traffic to come very quickly in the main for Powell as he took the lead and sliced through lap traffic with seven laps in the books. In the end, Powell came away with the victory by almost 8 seconds.Stiefel, Daugherty, and Chris Bounds took home the heat race wins. Brad Strunk set a new track record with a lap time of 12.867 seconds.
Cale Conley from Vienna, West Virginia, held off Craig Mintz to score his first ever All Pro Aluminum Cylinder Heads FAST 410 Championship Series Presented by Ohio Logistics win.
Mintz, from Gibsonburg, Ohio, walked away with an expanded FAST point with his runner-up finish
Fremont’s John Ivy powered to his first 2018 win in the JLH General Contractor FAST 305 Championship Series Presented by Engine Pro.
Racing returns to Waynesfield Raceway Park on Saturday nigh twith the running of the Dick Spencer Memorial featuring the BOSS Non-Wing Sprint cars running for a $1,500 to win payday. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints return for an increased payout of $700 to win. The Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts will close out the night of racing. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., racing gets under way at 7 p.m. Adult general admission is $15.
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