KUNSMAN, HARRIS, DUNKLEBERGER Repeat Winners ; Bieber clintches spot in the Chase
The Fredericksburg Eagle Hotel 270 Micro Sprint feature presented a fantastic battle between race long leader Austin Graby and Brandon Firestine. Firestine caught Graby in lap traffic before a yellow flag gave the leader open race track. The leaders again got into lap traffic with five laps to go. Graby showed the way until the final corner when Firestine pulled even and the two raced to the checkered flag with Graby just edging out Firestine at the line for his first Linda's Speedway win in dramatic fashion.
Firestine was second trailed by Mike Boyer, Tommy Kunsman, and Devin Harron.
Ken Miller was sixth with Brandon Krock, Matt Fernsler, Toby Blumenshine, and Don Werner rounding out the top ten finishers.
270 Micro Sprint heat races went to Mike Boyer and Ronald Helmick.
Tommy Kunsman bolted to the top spot early in the Hoosier Tire Wingless 600 Micro Sprint feature event and led the whole event for the win. Aaron Bollinger snuck second away from Andrew Layser late in the event. Layser finished third. Brandon Heist and 21st place starter Kenny Miller.
Tyler Brehm was sixth ahead of Kenny Murray, Nash Ely, Alex Quiggle, and Tomas Partington.
Pat Bealer, Ryan Groff, and Aaron Bollinger won the wingless 600 Micro Sprint heat races. Nash Ely won the consolation.
Ray Gradwell, RJ Smith, and Kenny Harris all took turns leading the 600 Modified race on Friday night. Smith broke battling for the lead setting up another classic battle between Harris and Richie Hitzler. Harris held off Hitzler for the victory. Sam Scicchitano was third with Ty Hoke and Tiffany Hitzler the top five finish.
Brian Blakenbiller was sixth followed by Jason Mills, Brianna James, Joe Carter, and Tyler James.
At press time a part from the top three drivers were being examined further by Xcel Chassis officials. Official results will be posted on LindasSpeedway.com.
Modified heat wins went to Ray Gradwell and Bobby Butler.
The streak is over. Dave Carraghan won the first five Slingshot feature races of the season. Friday night there was a different winner. Who else but the all time leading Slingshot feature winner at Linda's Speedway Brett Bieber. Bieber took the top spot from Tayllor Schoenly mid race and lead the rest of the way. Dylan Hoch was second followed by Justin Thompson, Schoenly, and Carraghan.
Anthony Raisner was sixth followed by Reese Nowotarski, Tim Roeder, Austin Daniels, and Blaire Schoenly.
Slingshot heat action saw Dylan Hoch and Brett Bieber take wins.
Jason Dunkleberger took over the top spot at the start of the Sharp Late Model feature race and never looked back leading each lap for his second victory of the season in the class. Tucker Gordner was second followed by Dustin Dunkleberger and Randall LeMaster.
Jason Dunkleberger won the 600 Sharp Late Model heat race.
Brian Heist won the rookie 600 Micro Sprint feature held at the end of the racing program.
Next Friday, July 20, The 270 Micro Sprints, Winged 600 Micro Sprints, Modifieds, and Chargers will be racing at 7:30. Gates open at 5.
Don't forget we are just a few weeks away from the annual stop of the USAC National Midget series. August 3 Midgets best racers will tackle the 1/4 mile. The Wingless 600 Micro Sprints will also be on the card.
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