Mike Wagner roared out of seventh place to duel Craig Laudermilch and take the lead on lap 15 and then the win in the 305 Sprints Friday night at the Path Valley Speedway Park. Sean McAndrews led all the way for the 270 Sprints win and Jake Murphy worked hard for the win in the 600 Sprints while Tim Mertz was awarded the win in the Sidewinders.
Craig Laudermilch led the 305 Sprints by a full turn by lap nine and by a lap 14 restart Mike Wagner had advanced from seventh to second. As the race went wide open Wagner pulled alongside Laudermilch on lap 15 and finally completed a pass to the inside at the finish of lap 16. Wagner then dashed non stop to the win by more than a full turn ahead of Laudermilch and then Alan Kumpf, George Riden and Michael Heckman in the front five. Wagner and Mike Freet won the heat races and the crash of the night came in the second heat race when Jim Kennedy dived low inside turn two and found Brandt already there. Kennedy went onto Brandt’s wheel and spread parts of his #7 up and down the turn in a series of flips.
305 Sprints _ Michael Wagner (started 7), Craig Laudermilch, George Riden, Todd Spangler, Mike Freet, Michael Heckman, Met Light, Jeff Sell, Logan Wagner, Ryan Lynn, Alan Kumpf, Tyler Bear, Doug Distasio, Jason Brandt, DNS Jim Kennedy. Heats to Freet and Wagner.