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The night’s big show of sprint car racing went to Joey Hershey in the full size 305 Sprints. Jimmy Brookens won in the 600 Sprints and Tim Mertz won in the Sidewinders while the 270 Sprints feature went to Brian Marriott.

As the points racing season winds down, next Friday night’s show features the Late Models and Legends along with all four regular weekly divisions.

The night opened with the 270 Sprints feature and Tim Mertz led all the way to lap 15 when Brian Marriott, out of fourth place to start and second from lap two on, passed Mertz on the inside to take the lead and shortly after, the win. The race ran without a caution to regroup the cars and the front five finishers ere Marriott, Sean McAndrew, Mertz, Steve Whary and Austin Treuchet. Tanner Hunsicker and Ryan McAndrew won the hear races.

Joey Hershey passed Mike Freet to take second place in the 305 Sprints on the first lap and then followed Alan Kumpf until a lap 16 caution put Kumpf out of the running and Hershey took the checkers shortly after. The front five were Hershey, Craig Laudermilch, Mike Freet, Logan Wagner, and Michael Heckman and Heckman and Tyler Bear won the heats.

305 Sprints _ Joey Hershey (4), Craig Laudermilch, Mike Freet, Logan Wagner, Michael Heckman, Tyler Bear, Jeff Sell, Ryan Lynn, Ben Naugle, Alan Kumpf, Jason Brandt, George Riden, Todd Spangler, Jim Kennedy, DNS Doug Distasio. Heats to Heckman, Bear.


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