The second “Wingless Wednesday” in Shoemakersville, Pennsylvania ended as one of the coldest for occurring in ‘spring’ weather. There was 3 XCel 600 Modifieds, 6 Sr Slingshots, as well as 15 270 Micro Sprints. The Cordier family announced that within the next few races they plan on having 125’s added to the mix as well. With warmer weather approaching, we hope to see more drivers join us at the speedway for $500 to win with 15 or more cars in each division. Since Richie Hartman has drove his RTS Chassis to victory lane twice in a row, we has already collected $1,000 in winnings.
Jason Dunkelberger and his cousin, Dustin Dunkelberger started 1 and 2 in the XCel Modifieds with rookie Jared Peckham starting in the back row. At the start of the race Jason got the early advantage and never looked back. Ever since the XCel Modifieds ran Shellhammers; the Dunkelberger cousins have definitely figured the place out. It’s either one of them winning week in and week out, and the setups prove that. If anyone pays close attention to the RR and how it hooks up the LF off of the ground, you can tell that they’re getting some serious traction. Throughout the race Jason noticed that he pulled a massive lead. He decided to save his tires as well as his car and slowly roll it into the corner.
Dakota Kohler made his return to the speedway in a spectacular fashion by starting on the pole for the main event. Alongside of Dakota was Kyle Smith, which was last weeks feature winner. Even some Jr Slingshot drivers like Reese Nowotarski decided to tag the field and see how they could run against the Sr’s. It definitely helps out when a Jr driver can have a nice mentor like Ryan Smith visit the speedway for a change to help Reese get the best seat time possible. Throughout the field there was multi-car battles including Dakota Kohler and Kyle Smith for the 1st place position as well as Joey Vaccaro and Jack Lewis for the 3rd place position.
The headline division of the night was the 270 Wingless Micro Sprints. It was a nerve racking feature to say the least and kept all of the spectators on their toes. Josh Stoyer led the field to the green with last weeks winner Richie Hartman on the outside pole. A similar scenario to the Sr Slingshot main event… At the drop of the green flag, Josh had a great start and Richie tried to tuck in behind him. Unfortunately that wasn’t the outcome as Jenna Schostkewitz shut the door sending Hartman into a freight train back to 6th position. Coming out of turn 4 to complete lap 1 there was a tangle between Reimert and Kalman. This resulted in Reiemrt spinning out but fortunately gaining back his position due to the lap not being completed. With 5 laps into the race, Jenna and Josh lock wheels and fall back a few positions. Hartman and Reimert took advantage of this opportunity and went to the 1st and 2nd place position. With about 10 laps into the race Richie Hartman was underneath a lapped car and hit the infield tire. This sent him into a wheelie letting Louden Reimert pass. About 3 laps later there was a wreck in turns 1 and 2 leaving standing room only for the lead cars to get by. Louden wasn’t so lucky in the incident and he had to go to the rear for stopping and making contact with the car that caused the yellow flag. With about 5 laps to go Richie just had to worry about setting his marks and that’s what he focused on. He was more than a half a track ahead of Schostkewitz at the checkered.
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