By: Clem Easterly
After setting the new Wild Wednesday track record in qualifying
earlier in the evening, Arlyn Roush finished off the night by winning
a thrilling Roadrunner feature race.
Roush held off a furious late-race charge from Chad Lounsbury and won
the 15 lap event by a distance of three feet. Lounsbury had a solid
night too, qualifying second (also under the old track record) and
winning both the Fast Dash and his Heat Race. Terry Gerber finished
third, followed by Nick Schneider in fourth place and Devin Opsahl
rounding out the top five.
Driving a steady race while staying ahead a quick group of
challengers, Rockford’s Todd Snow held on to the lead and claimed his
first ever feature win in the 20 lap Bandit main event.
Snow, who had been plagued by bad luck despite a fast car in 2018, was
able to lead the race’s final 15 laps while staying ahead of a
charging Bart Brockmann, who settled for second. Opening Night winner
Cassidy Frisch finished the race in third place, with Duane Lounsbury
fourth and Austin Nason fifth.
Thomas Andrus started the season two-for-two in the Original Sixer
division with a win in the 15 lap “Sixermania” race. Andrus cut to the
front of the field just before halfway and was able to pull away from
the rest of the ten car field en route to the checkered flag.
Jim Crozier finished second, while Roger Thigpen raced to a third
place result. Stan Buczynski came home fourth while Sean Worman
rounded out the top five.
DOUBLE FIGURE 8
It was all Nick Schneider during the Figure 8 portion of the night, as
the Rockton resident won both the Roadrunner and Bandit Figure 8 races
on Wednesday night. With his win in the Roadrunner Figure 8, Schneider
is now two-for-two in that category so far in 2018.