LIMA — After a wet start to the race season, the rain stayed away Friday night at Limaland Motorsports Park for Double Deuce/Family Fun Night presented by Menke Brothers.
With 90 degree temperatures, fans were treated to an event that included bounce houses, drivers’ cars on display and lots of goodies along with a night of racing that saw No. 65 Todd Sherman picking up the win in the 22 lap Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modified A Main, No. 17 Jared Horstman winning a the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader feature and No. 22T Tony Anderson winning his 47th career Bud Thunderstock A Main.
The Northwest Physical Therapy Modifieds took the track first for Double Deuce night. No. 18 Ryan Sutter and No. 19B Brandon Ordway brought the field to green, with Sutter grabing the early lead. After cautions kept the field bunched up early, Todd Sherman used the bottom of the track to close in on Sutter on lap 5. Sutter powered back on the outside to regain the lead on lap 7. At the halfway point, Sherman was able to battle back and grabbed the lead for good on lap 12. Sutter finished second with No. 16 Jeff Koz third, No. 3W Dylan Woodling finished fourth and No. 95J Jerry Bowersock was fifth. Heat races were won by No. 10L Nathan Loney, Sherman, No. 463 Daniel Sanchez and Sutter.
The K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders were up next with No. 12H Luke Hall and No. 18 Todd Heuerman pacing the field to the green flag for the 25 lap feature. Hall put on a great run through 15 laps, leading and making amazing moves in lapped traffic until a spinning No. 24 Kobe Allison collected Hall, second place No. 49 Shawn Dancer and No. 9R Dustin Rall, with Dancer getting upside down. Dancer walked away unhurt, but his car was heavily damaged. Hall’s top wing was damaged and left rear tire flattened, ending his night as well. On the restart, Jared Horstman inherited the lead and won over a charging Randy Hannagan, Heuerman, No. 11 Tim Allison and No. 2 Kyle Sauder. Heat races were won by Dancer, No. 35 Ron Blair and Hannagan.
The Bud Thunderstocks completed the night with a 22 lap feature. No. 7C Jordan Conover and No. J2 Rob Trent brought the field to green. The yellow flag waved early and often, keeping the field bunched up. In the end, No. 22T Tony Anderson prevailed, picking up the 47th Bud Thunderstock feature win of his career nine months after having open heart surgery. No. J1 Jeff Matheny finsihed second, Trent finished third, UNOH Racer Bryce Nichols finished fourth in the UNOH No. 01, and No. 89 Keith Shockency completed the top five. Heat races were won by Trent, Conover and Nichols.
Limaland Motorsports Park will holding Firecracker Friday presented by T&D Interiors on July 5. In action will be the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds, and Budweiser Thunderstocks. General admission is $12 for those 16 and older, $6 for youths 11-15, and children 10 and younger are admitted free. Pit passes for all ages are $30. Grandstand gates open at 5 p.m., pit gates are open from 4:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., Warm ups are at 6:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.