WHITE, GREIG, TUNNY KICK-OFF SPEEDROME CHASE FOR THE CUP WITH WINS
07/19/2011

Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome®
Indianapolis, Indiana
July 18, 2011

Online PR News – 19-July-2011 – – Saturday July 16th sizzled with hot temperatures and even steamier racing action on track as the Chase for the Cup championship campaign launched for the Dad’s Truck & Auto Late Models and Peters Auto Service Stocks. The pack of very skilled drivers has their eyes locked on that big money at the end of the rainbow. This evening card also called for competition for the Thirsty Turtle Tavern Hornets, Roadrunners, and Hornet Figure 8. If you missed this speed showcase at the Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome®, you missed a lot. Make it a date to be with us next weekend.

The $10,000-to-win Dad’s Truck & Auto Late Model Chase for the Cup held round one on this middle July evening. The pursuit for points began with time trials. Grabbing quick time for the first-time in his career was Jesse Tunny with a lap of 13.436 seconds. 2006 track champ Doug Greig won the trophy dash while Rodney Sizemore and Casey White captured heat race victories. In the 25-lap oval main event, it was rookie point leader Eddie Rogers pacing the pack. He soon saw Jesse on his heels and the pair of shop mates battled intensely all the way to the finish. Jesse slipped through with just a few circuits remaining for his first victory of the year. Rogers tied his season best with second over third place Chad Sizemore.

50-laps on the Figure 8 were also on the agenda for the ultra-fast Dad’s Truck & Auto Late Models. The green flag flew with 2008 division top rookie Chad Sizemore stabilizing the lead. Oval winner Jesse Tunny rushed to take over first and went sideways into turn three collecting several drivers including younger brother Austin. Chad returned to the top after the restart with Casey White on his tail. White washed past Chad and started to power through the field. Sizemore held his runner-up ground for many circuits over a tight pack. Casey’s march was strong enough to lap up to fourth place before crossing the line for his second Figure 8 win of the year. Mark Tunny broke out to claim second with Doug Greig third.

The Peters Auto Service Stock Chase for the Cup hit the ground running with qualifications. The top time was set by reigning 3-time Kenny’s 100 winner Larry Hahn with an orbit of 13.943 seconds. Heat one saw veteran Bob Johnson victorious over Nigel Peters and Hahn. The second heat had rookie Chip Shepperd tops over Mike Burgess and Donnie Sloan. The feature started with Shepperd in front. The second orbit saw a turn one crash which cut down a tire each on Neat #63 and Peters #18 cars. Chip resumed the lead and was soon pressured by 1989 champion Doug Greig. The veteran slipped past and powered to his initial Stock oval win of the year. Teepe claimed the runner-up spot in a borrowed car while Johnson came away in third place.

A full buffet of motorsport mayhem was held tonight in the Thirsty Turtle Tavern Hornet division. Heat one saw speedster Junior Lemasters best son Cody Shumaker and Don VanValkenburg II for victory. The second contest had crafty Devin Barry going to the winner’s circle over Nigel Peters and Jonothan Morgan. In the 20-lap main event, it was the only truck in the field of Casey Davis going to first place passing Chuck Watkins. The former Spring Fling and Fall Festival champion tried to run away during the middle section. Point leader Peters finally got past a great battle for second and began reeling in the leader. He caught him with four to go and the pair tussled for the spot. Nigel eventually got there to capture his 8th division win of 2011. Davis was a season best runner-up with Barry third.

The June/July championship clash continued this week in the old school racing class known as the Roadrunners. Heat one saw Teddy Monroe entering victory lane over Dillen Sexton and Brandon Johnson. The second heat had Danny Adams besting the group led by Brian Canter and Henry McDougalle Jr. The final heat had Jeff A Smith hoisting the checkered flag over Junior Crabtree and Gene Dibbern. The main event began with Crabtree launching to the early advantage. Junior was quick up front, but caught pressure from April/May champ Canter and current standings topper Aaron Smay. Both managed to wiggle by and fought it out for first. Brian got there to win his second main event of the campaign. Smay was a strong runner-up followed by McDougalle.

The all-star, all-crossover class known as Hornet Figure 8 was ready for round two of their weekend doubleheader adventure. In the preliminary heat race, it was point leader Nigel Peters winning over Keith Graybill and Cody Shumaker. The feature saw Shumaker show his improving skill in the early stages leading a talented roster. Title rivals Jonothan Morgan and Peters along with April/May champion Graybill were applying their presence on Cody. The trio got the job done and vied for victory. Winning the race and sweeping all 4 Hornet features of the weekend was Peters. Morgan came away second with Keith third in front of an enthusiastic rooting section.

Be a part of Speedrome Nation this week
Wednesday July 20, 2011 – UAW Night with double features for all classes
USAC/IUPUI Elite 8 Series for Mopar D1 Midgets, Ford Focus Midgets, and Focus Young Guns
Action starts at 7pm

Thursday July 21, 2011
2011 Hall of Fame Announcement plus Bob & Bobby East and James Spink
Tune in to Speedrome Live radio presented by AT&T Advertising Solutions
The show airs on XL950 from 6pm to 7pm

Friday July 22, 2011
Legends, Bandoleros, Junior Faskarts, Faskarts, Jr Spec Faskarts, Hornets, and Hornet Figure 8’s
Racing begins at 7pm

Saturday July 23, 2011 – 31st Annual Sonny Thompson Memorial 100-lap Figure 8
2011 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Stocks, Late Models, Roadrunners, Hornets, and Hornet Figure 8’s
Competition launches at 7pm

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