LIMA — Limaland Motorsports Park wrapped up the 2019 points season Friday night with the 22nd annual Points Championship Presented by Alexander and Bebout.
Lima’s Tony Anderson prevailed as the 2019 Bud Thunderstock Track Champion for the 12th time, while Todd Sherman from Churubusco, Indiana, was crowned track champion in the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds for the seventh time.
Kicking the night off were the Budweiser Thunderstocks in a 15 lap A Main. No. 7W Dan Wooten and No. 82 Chris Douglas made up the front row, with Douglas grabbing the early lead. No. 7C Jordan Conover came into the night 24 points behind in the points battle and tried to close the gap. Conover hounded Douglas throughout the race, trying low and high lines to find a way to grab the win. Meanwhile, No 463 Daniel Sanchez who came into the night leading the points chase over Tony Anderson by 6 points, suffered heartbreak when contact with another car cut down the left rear tire on his car, ending his night. Douglas held off Conover’s advances to pick up the victory, No. J2 Rob Trent finished third, No 23 Casey Barr finished fourth, and with his fifth-place finish, Anderson claimed his 12th Limaland track championship 10 months after open heart surgery.
Next up were the Non Wing Sprint Cars, making their lone appearance for 2019 in a 25 lap feature. No 1H Korbyn Hayslett and No 2DI Dustin Ingle led the field to the initial green flag, but would have to relinquish the front row when the start was called back for firing too early. This handed the front row to Wapakoneta’s “Magic Man” Mike Miller in the No 82 and No. 21K Kody Swanson. Miller and Swanson battled side by side for the first half lap before Miller settled to the bottom of the track No. 33M Matt Westfall picked his way to second on lap 16 after starting 12th and began reeling in the leader in lapped traffic. It seemed that Westfall would come up short but was able to get a run underneath Miller off of turn 4 on the final lap to grab the victory. Miller finished second with No. 0 Steve Irwin third, Swanson fourth and No. 18 Dallas Hewitt completing the top 5.
Wrapping up the night were the Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds in a 20 lap A Main. No. 65 Todd Sherman, and No. 22T Tony Anderson made up the front row with Anderson grabbing the early lead. No. 95J Jerry Bowersock used the middle of the track to track down Anderson and grab the lead on lap 4. Anderson stayed close throughout the race, peeking under Bowersock multiple times. Meanwhile, No. 3W Dylan Woodling began to charge to the front on the top of the racetrack, getting by No. 34X Shane O’Connor and Sherman. As the laps wound down, Woodling made a final charge, nipping Anderson at the line for second. Anderson finished third with O’Connor fourth and by finishing fifth, Todd Sherman picked up his seventh Limaland Points Championship in the Northwest Physical Therapy Modifieds.
Limaland Motorsports Park closes out the season Friday when Lock Sixteen Steakhouse and K&L Ready Mix present the 2019 Awards Celebration Night. Teams in the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders, Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds and Budweiser Thunderstocks will compete in special invitational races followed by the 2019 Limaland Season Awards Banquet. Following the awards ceremony, the Bud Thunderstocks and Northwest Physical Therapy UMP Modifieds will compete in the King of the Quarter Mile events presented by Lock Sixteen, and the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders will compete in the King of the Quarter Mile event presented by K&L Ready Mix. When the racing has concluded, fans are invited to the pit area for the 2019 Pit Party Celebration presented by the Ohio State Beauty Academy. Food and drinks provided and no pit pass required to join in the celebration. This event has a special start time of 7:15 p.m. for racing action. Pit gates will open at 4:30 p.m. and grandstand gates at 5 p.m. Adults general admission is $15, young adults (ages 11-15) are $7, those 10 & younger get in free. Pit passes for all ages are $30 .