NEXT RACE: FRIDAY MAY 22nd, 2015!!
GATES open at 4:00pm
RACING @ 7:00PM
Adults $10.00 - Kids 6-12 years old $5.00
5 years and under free
Sign in fees:
$10 for kid, yard, quarter midget 120 - trophy 1-5
$15 for purple, blue, gold, lite, sr. heavy, 35+, open, cage karts,
305 clones, 360 clones. 80% back to top half
Last Weeks Results
by: Jarrett Emmerich
Pendergrass with Clone Sweep as Henes and Magel Share Quarter Midget Honors at Sandusky Karting Series
The stars and cars of the clay infield oval at the world renowned Sandusky Speedway were back in action Friday night as the speedway held its fourth event of the young racing season. In Quarter Midget action, JJ Henes and Tristan Magel both put on a clinic, with Henes besting Magel in the 120 class and the duo being reversed in the 160. However, in Clone action, there was to be no such friendly distribution of power as Joey Pendergrass would wheel his #24 Weaver Performance machine to victory in both the Clone 305 and the Clone 360 classes. Other feature event winners were Hailey Engle in the Rookie Girls division, Memphis McKenzie in the Kid Karts, Landon Gullett in the Purple Plate division, Jeremiah Halbeisen in the Blue Plate division, and Rob Perry in the Open karts.
In the Quarter Midget 120 feature, Tristan Magel and JJ Henes would pace the field for the fifteen lap grind. Unfortunately, before the green flag could crack through the cooling night air, the female contingent of the division would fly off the racing surface as the #16 of Ainsley Potter and the #21 of Paige Biglin slid off of the edge of turn three. However, when the green flag finally flew, the #74 of Magel wasted no time jumping to the lead with the wicked fast inside line.
The first part of the race, even with three cautions caused by the #21 of Paige Biglin, was still wonderfully played as Tristan Magel used the preferred inside line to hold off a hard charging JJ Henes as Henes toyed with the risky high groove. However, Henes would jump on the opportunity presented on the lap ten restart and pass Magel, using his impeccable restart skills to hold Magel down until he could motor past on the backstretch. Even with another Biglin-caused caution, Henes managed to hold on for the win in his 4th Turn Crazies/Brian's Automotive machine over Magel, the Adkins Glass #33 machine of Spencer Adkins, Paige Biglin, and Ainsley Potter.
The Kid Kart feature event would see the #49 of Memphis McKenzie and the #07 of Colten Fowler face off against each other as they sped to the green flag. However, trouble would strike early as the polesitter McKenzie would spin on the backstretch along with the #88 of Ryan Gardner. Even so, given the complete restart, McKenzie would still lead the first six circuits around the speedway until Fowler snuck past using the outside line on lap seven.
The first opportunity given to Memphis McKenzie in order to regain the lead would come on lap nine as Ryan Gardner spun. However, on the ensuing restart, the seeming godsend turned bad as McKenzie took a spin coming off of turn four. Even with the badly timed caution, McKenzie still managed to sneak past Gardner then Colten Fowler in order to take the checkered flag over Fowler and Gardner.
The ever entertaining Quarter Midget 160 class was up next on the speedway, and once again Tristan Magel would duel with JJ Henes from the front row. Magel would jump to the lead on the start with Henes trailing slightly until lap four when Ainsley Potter would spin her #16 machine and bring out the caution flag on the speedway.
The caution would breed problems for Henes as he got into the rear tire of Magel, sending Henes spinning on the restart. Even from the back, JJ Henes managed to pass Ainsley Potter on lap five and Spencer Adkins on lap eight in order to reel in the #74 of Magel, as they were side by side on the white flag lap. It would be Magel by a bumper over Henes, Adkins, and Potter.
As the Clone 305 feature hit the track, Keric Bartlome’s #1 would pace the field alongside the #02 of Brendan Goforth, seeing that scheduled outside polesitter Joey Pendergrass went pitside for repairs and rejoined the fray at the tail end of the starting grid. Carson Flynn would begin the plague of cautions by spinning on the front straightaway on the start. When the race resumed, Joey Pendergrass fought from tenth to second in a single lap and nearly took “the Rueman”, Keric Bartlome, from his perch at the front of the field had it not been for Pendergrass’ teammate Logan Miller stopping his #90 machine on the backstretch on lap two.
On the restart, Pendergrass would again set his sights on the lead and even managed the pass but it would again be negated as the caution flew. The next restart, however, would be the downfall of polesitter Keric Bartlome, as Joey Pendergrass slid past with the ever familiar bump and run, bringing the #73 of Logan Jackson along for the ride.
Pendergrass would go on to take the win with Keric Bartlome and Logan Miller thundering past Logan Jackson with two laps to go to take second and third respectively. Jackson would resign to fourth while Austin Black rounded out the top five. The #33 of Zach Flynn would rally around outside polesitter Brendan Goforth on the last lap, as Goforth, Thomas Noftz, Dan Noftz, Makala Engle, Hailey Engle, and Carson Flynn rounded out the finishing order.
Joey Pendergrass would reverse his starting position in the Clone 360 feature, starting on point rather than last, with the #73 of Buddy Jackson alongside. The first three laps would go relatively smooth for the leaders; however, on lap four, the #17 of Curt Teifke zoomed past Jackson and began to work on Pendergrass. Pendergrass would receive a slight reprieve from Teifke’s assault on lap five, as Tyler Flynn was sent spinning, bringing out the first caution flag of the event.
When green flag conditions returned, Teifke would continue his hellacious assault on Pendergrass for five more grueling circuits. Then, on lap eleven, he made a charge on the outside line as he entered the front straightaway, streamlining past Pendergrass only for Pendergras and Buddy Jackson to swoop under him in turn one to resign Teifke to third.
Joey Pendergrass was to complete the sweep of Clone feature action as he powered off to take the win over Buddy Jackson, Kegan Bartlome, Curt Teifke, and Nathan Harris. Defending Clone 360 champion Kyle Watson retired a few lap shy of race completion to garner a sixth place finish, while Aaron Distel and Tyler Flynn rounded out the order.
-Official Sandusky Karting Series Press Release by Media Director, Jarrett Emmerich
NEW RULES / NEW CLASS
All clone classes will go by 2014 AKRA rules.
Classes are: Blue Plate, 305, and 360. All classes will be drum clutch and weenie pipe with muffler.
These are the same rules that the other kart tracks in Ohio go by.
Points for 305 will continue as they are, but a rule change for the engines will start at the next race event.
The new class will be the 360 AKRA Clone. Points will begin at the next race event.
The 360 Clone that started at the beginning of the year, will now be called Pro Clone.
[Stock Appearing: Big Pipe and Disk Clutch]
Points for the original 360 Clone will continue but with name change to Pro Clone.
THERE WILL BE TECH FOR TOP 3