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Champions Honored at Linda’s Speedway Banquet

Every year Linda’s Speedway invades the Holiday Inn in Grantville to celebrate the champions of the past racing season. Wernersville’s Nick Skias claimed the $1,000 prize that goes with being named the RTS Chassis sponsored 270 Micro Sprint point champion. It is Skias’ four title in five years at the track. In his acceptance speech, Skias admitted it was the most challenging one to date. Skias also had the championship car on display. Other award winners in the 270 Sprints were Logan Diehl (Rookie of the Year), Brandon Heist (Hard Luck), and Kyle Weiss (Most Improved).

For the past two seasons, the 600 Micro Sprint competitors have left the banquet with a lot of hardware. A Winged, Wingless, and Overall championship were awarded again this season. Jason Swavely of Douglassville took the top honors in the Overall and the Wingless point chases. Lebanon driver Steve Whary was the top honoree in the Winged portion of the program. Also honored in overall points were, Kenny Murray, Kayla Stoltzfus, and Dylan Binkley. Murray (Rookie of the Year) and Stoltzfus (Most Impoved) received multiple awards.

The Savage Hyundai Slingshots honored a two-time champion Myerstown’s Justin Thompson. Thomspon returned to full time competition this season and claimed the championship. The Slingshots also honored Dylan Hoch (Rookie of the Year), Bj Antonio (Most Improved), and Louden Reimert (Hard Luck).
The Xcel Modifieds also crowned a two-time champion as Lebanon racer Richie Hitzler picked up the prize for the second year in a row. Joining Hitzler as award winners were Rookie of the Year Charles Bowers and Most Improved driver Michael Burrows.

The Eash’s Towing Charger champion Eric Hollenbach took the podium for the third time as the class’s title winner. Hollenbach is from Fredericksburg. He also won the championship last year. Kevin McCallin won the most improved driver award.

Denver runner Dave Grube was revered as the Gutshall Automotive 125 Micro Sprint champion. For Grube, it is one of quite a few championships in the class. Devin Adams was horned as the most improved driver.

Winners of the Steve Buch Sportsmanship Award were Mike Boyer (270 Micro Sprints), Kenny Murray (600 Micro Sprints), Justin Thompson (Slingshots) , Austin Brown (Chargers), and Aaron Bowes (Modifieds).
Jason Swavely was voted as the Driver of the Year by visitors to Lindasspeedway.com after claiming many of the top 600 Micro Sprint accolades.

For banquet photos, full point standings, and more information on both 2014 and the upcoming 2015 season, you can visit Lindasspeedway.com. The speedway can also be reached on Facebook, Twitter, or other various social media sites, or in the office at 717-865-5330.