WAYNESFIELD — Racing returned Saturday night to Waynesfield Raceway Park, featuring the Quest Federal Credit Union Non Wing sprints, Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds, Block Insurance Tough Trucks, and the Indian Lake Outfitter Compacts.
Kyle Simon won the 20-lap Non Wing feature. Dallas Hewitt, who entered the night third in the standings, finished second. Lee Underwood, second in the standings, was third, and points leader Drew Rader finished fourth. Luke Hall and Rader were heat winners.
Jerry Bowersock won the UMP Modifieds 2o-lap main event with Tony Anderson second and Brad Eitniear finished third. Series leader Jeff Koz was sixth. Anderson, Brian Post, Bill Keeler and Koz were heat winners. Frankie Paladino and Weasel Phlipot each won a 10-lap B-Main.
Points leader Chris Hicks won the 15-lap Tough Trucks feature followed by Chuck Weigt and Devon Helmig. Hicks and Devon Helmig were heat winners.
Jimmy DeVuono was the 15-lap Compacts winner with Austin Scott finishing second and Justin Durfinger coming in third. Series leader Robbie Tuggle finished fourth. Austin Scott, Kurt Ingle and DeVuono were heat winners.
The Jack Hewitt Classic will take place Saturday featuring the return of the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series running for a $3,000 to win payday. The Satellite Connections UMP Modifieds will run for a $1,000 to win payday. The Performance Powder Coating AMSA Mini Sprints are also on the program running “Hewitt Style” wingless. For more information go to waynesfieldracewaypark.net.
LEXINGTON — Alexander Rossi took a gamble Sunday at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course that paid off with his second IndyCar victory of the season and fourth overall.
Starting from the pole and using a two-stop strategy while the rest of the field pitted three times, the 2016 Indianapolis 500 winner finished 12.8 seconds ahead of rookie Robert Wickens in the caution-free race on the 13-turn, 2.258-mile permanent road course. The race covered 90 laps and 202.3 miles.
“It was a little concerning at times,” Rossi said. “Guys committed to doing it, but they bailed. (The strategy) worked.
“We didn’t know how it would work. Without a warm-up we were not capable of knowing the fuel mileage you’re getting.”
Will Power was third, 14.7 seconds back. Josef Newgarden was fourth, and points leader Scott Dixon fifth.
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LONG POND, Pa. — Kyle Busch and his Joe Gibbs Racing team were in sync everywhere on the track but victory lane. When it was time to snap photos of the winners, some members flashed one finger, others held up six.
Yes, that’s one for the win at Pocono Raceway and six for the total this season.
Busch then heard his name shouted from the top of the Richard Petty 200 Victory Circle. He craned his neck toward the section where the words were flanked by two images of Petty in his feathered Stetson hat and dark glasses.
Busch still has a long chase toward Petty on the Cup wins list but it hasn’t kept the 33-year-old star from thinking about how far he can get.
“The top! Pretty simple,” Busch said.
Busch had no one to bump him out of the lead this week and stormed from the bottom half of the field Sunday at Pocono Raceway on the way to his sixth NASCAR Cup victory of the season.
While champagne was sprayed on the podium, team owner Joe Gibbs was a safe distance from the party, a Super Bowl ring glistening on a finger he plugged into his ear to muffle the noise as he talked on the phone.
“Crazy, man. He’s on a tear right now,” he said to the other side.
The milestones kept piling up for Busch in a race where he matched Kevin Harvick for most wins this season.
Busch tied three-time champ Tony Stewart for 13th on the career wins list with 49.