If you blinked during the Hoosier Tire/Hyper Racing wingless 600 micro sprint feature you missed something. There was tight racing all around the speedway. Buddy Schweibinz started second and got the lead away from Joey Amantea after the two traded the race lead a few times at the front of the field. Schweibinz had multiple challenged until a last lap restart. Mike Thompson had climbed to second and took his shot going into turn three on the final lap sliding across the nose of Schweibinz before the rookie driver turned back underneath Thompson to regain the lead off turn four for his first Linda’s Speedway win. Schweibinz, Thompson, Ryan Groff, Tommy Kunsman, and Amantea were the top five finishers.
Brandon Heist and Fred Heinly won the 600 Micro Sprint heat races.
Friday night’s 270 micro sprint feature event had a powerhouse front row with the defending champion Tommy Kunsman joined by the 2018 national open winner Pat Bealer. Bealer jumped out to the early race lead and dominate the early portions of the event until his number 44 slowed to a stop on lap 23 handing the race lead over to Kunsman. Kunsman held off point leader Devin Harron on the restart for the victory. Mike Boyer was third followed by Brian Heist and Cameron Smith.
Harron and Bealer were the heat race winners for the 270 Micro Sprints.
With few races left until the slingshot chase for the championship, defending champion Dave Carraghan, was doing everything he could to try to lock into the championship race. Ronnie Spitler led all the laps up to lap 19 when Carraghan took the top spot. Carraghan and Spitler traded slide jobs in both turns with Spitler winning out coming out on top at the checkered flag. Carraghan was second. Tyler Ulsh, Travis Bieber, and Cody Kline made up the top five finishers.
Justin Thompson and Dave Carraghan took Slingshot heat race wins.
The Chargers ran a 15 lap feature on Friday night but the whole race came down to the last couple of feet when Ed Hollenbach, who led the race from the drop of the green flag, got into a drag race to the checkered flag with his teammate Dale Kreiser. Hollenbach won the race to the checkered flag besting Kreiser by inches. Chucky Kimmel and Troy Hostetter made it a clean sweep of the top four positions for Kimmel Motorsports. Charles Wengerd recovered from an early race spin to finish fifth.
Chucky Kimmel and Dale Kreiser were the heat race winners in the Chargers.
Logan Rumsey won the Restricted 600 Micro Sprints.
Next Friday is the return of the USAC National Midget series to Linda’s Speedway. Camping is permitted for the event.
No driver has won more often in Pennsylvania Midget Week than Chad Boat (Phoenix, Ariz.) with three triumphs in the past two seasons. His debut victory came at Path Valley in 2017. He followed that up three nights later with his second win in the series debut at Linda’s Speedway. In the PA Midget Week finale in 2018, Boat once again raced to victory lane, this time at BAPS Motor Speedway. Made his PA Midget Week debut in 2016, winning his heat race at Lanco, one his three PA Midget Week heat wins. Has led 45 total laps with the series. Looking for first USAC NOS Energy Drink National Midget victory in 2019 after finishing a career-high 2nd in the standings in 2018. Boat will lead a variety of drivers into action next Friday!
For more information on Linda’s Speedway you can visit the LindasSpeedway.com. You can also follow Linda’s Speedway on our various social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram). You can also call the speedway hotline at 717-865-5330. Linda’s Speedway is located at 200 Silvertown Road, Jonestown, Pa 17038.
Gates open at 5:30 for weekly racing and practice starts at 7. Racing follows immediately after practice.
Linda’s Speedway admission to the grandstands continues to be $6 for adults (13 and over), $3 for ages 6-12, and 5 and under is free. Pit Admission or an all access pass to the pit area is available for $25.
In the event of rain, grandstand and pit passes will be honored unless qualifying is complete for the event, in which the features will be made up at a later time unless noted otherwise by speedway management. If an event is rained out and considered a complete cancelation, patrons may mail passes to the speedway with a self-addressed stamped envelope for a refund within 30 days of the event or their rain check will be good for free entry at one of the next two races.