A second spoke was also on the verge of breaking and had that happened, he would have actually been holding the outer rim while the final spoke was attached to the steering gear. .
KTJ was apparently headed to a second consecutive Sprint Week score until yellow lights were lit for Darland's DNF. .
Either way, Eldora was tailor-made for sprint cars, whether you prefer them with or without aerodynamic aids.The same could be said for feature winners Chris Windom (sprint) and Tyler Courtney (midget) as they returned to their lofty perches in the open wheel ranks. .Like many people his age, Al receives medical exams from various doctors and each time they give him a clean bill of health, providing proof that if one on our wedding day gifts stays active, it's the best way to stop the inevitable rust from forming. .After Pickens had his Lawrenceburg issues, BB was primed to take the Midget Week point lead until he mysteriously slowed on lap ten, saddled with a DNF. .But as we have all observed, so many times that fails to bring the bulk of the cars, making it even more difficult for operators to justify those types of programs. .As they say, theres a first time for everything.With the white flag waving once again, Kyle dug deep and hauled it harder into one and two, building even more momentum as they approached the south end. .Although he had already reached Terre Hautes promised land (2013 Indiana Sprint Week this one was extra special because of that rich Hulman Classic history that dates back to 1971. .Setting a new one-lap record in that initial round, they missed the mark come feature time and only earned eighth. .My fifth visit since 1991 to this rather remote setting tucked into the hills of East Central Indiana, it was also my first since a spectacular boss bash from 2014 involving winner Logan Hupp and Kevin Thomas,. .Stockon, Cummins, Thomas,., and Briscoe (from 10th) were top-five finishers, with Williams, rookie Stephen Schnapf, Ballou, Brackett, shark gift bag and Brady Short (from 17th) taking sixth through tenth. .
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Tyler Thomas and his Michael Dutcher Motorsports team had an eventful weekend for sure. .
Id never won a race at Kokomo and truthfully, I was pretty intimidated. .I tried my best to make up for lost time and covered the 107 miles (plus one fuel stop) in just 95 minutes, arriving as qualifications commenced. .As for Max, he was making his full-size midget debut for.J.Shaffer hustled from the furthest position (fourth also taking top honors in the trophy dash after drawing the pole. .Also returning to the KKM fold were Ryan Robinson, Tanner Carrick, and Holly Shelton, with DQ winner Logan Seavey, Tucker Klaasmeyer, and Sam Johnson serving as new additions. .Yet another barnburner of a Kokomo finish, Ive lost count of just how many since the 2004/2005 reconfiguration can be categorized in this manner, but its a lot. . All those accolades are great; but knowing how Jon is such a serious student of the sport, the respect from his fellow competitors simply meant so much more.But no matter how far I traveled, my preference was to return to the familiarity of my humble abode as soon as possible. .Splitting time between Mach 1 chassis belonging to Hank Byram and Brian Karraker, Silver Crown stud Kody Swanson made just two six finales. .This time Hodde had twin checkered flags flying, signifying that the son of the late Bob and Joan Darland took top billing in his familys race for the first time since 2008. .Already mentioning just how much I enjoyed the Haubstadt finale, there is no question that my improved health changed my Sprint Week spirits. .Sprint Week ambience had just begun to be felt on this fifth stop, as the concrete concourse was bursting at the seams with hardcore fans having a great time. .With 21 cars on-hand, Gas Citys sprint car count outnumbered Bloomington and Boswell (mscs). .
Camping at the Club E remains one of the greatest of escapes I can ever envision. .
In that 12-lap dash, Clinton Boyles topped 12th-starting Sussex, 13th-starting Joe Stornetta, Matt Goodnight, and 9th-starting Tyler Hewitt.
Leaving little to nothing on the table, all feature contestants were engaged in hardcore, cutthroat Kokomo combat. .