Week 5 - Bear Ridge Speedway 6/20
It was a beautiful evening for racing this past Saturday night. The racing was fierce with some carnage on the way to the end of the night. Troy Boissoneau found that his 600 is much faster on four wheels than on his side, as he flipped his car on the front stretch in the heat. Sean Beinhaur and Kyle Pittman found each other during the feature in turn one. Sean almost went over as he spun and with nowhere to go Kyle hit him hard putting a hole in the case of Sean's motor. Sean was done for the night and Kyle was able to continue on.
Rich Crooker started on the pole for the 600 feature leading the way to the checkers as the feature went green to checkers. No real challenge as he got a straightaway lead on Tim Beard (last week's winner). Beard coming from the back was hoping for a caution to reset the field but it never came. Troy Boissoneau was able to repair his car and finish a strong third. Tony Shaw was back this week to finish fourth and take over the points lead from Kyle Belliveau. Nathan Patrick made his first start of his 600 career doing a great job finishing 5th. Jillian Badger continues to fight the gremlins as she was unable to run.
In contrast to the 600 feature the 500 feature had a few yellow flags with the first one coming out for Thomas Chaffee as he sat on the front stretch needing a tow back to the pits. The next yellow came out with the incident between Sean Beinhaur and Kyle Pittman mixing it up in turn one. The third and final yellow flag coming just as the signal for two to go came out, as Mike Bubnis went up in smoke sitting on the outside of turn one. The Smurf (Joe Kemp), Troy Boissoneau and Brent "the giant" Warren took turns putting pressure on Bob Griffin. That was, until Matt Hoyt made his way through the field. With three to go the field re-started in single file, Matt sitting in third, by the time last lap came he had made his move on Bob Griffin taking the lead and the win. Bob griffin was able to finish second holding off Brent warren in third, Troy Boissoneau in fourth and rounding out the top five was Tanner Siemons.
Another great night of racing was had by all. The weather was perfect and the track was torn up. Hope to see you next week at Legion Speedway. Be aware there is a new start time: practice at 4:00 racing starts at 5:00.
1. Matt Hoyt 1. Rich Crooker
2. Bob Griffin 2. Tim Beard
3. Brent Warren 3. Troy Boissoneau
4. Troy Boissoneau 4. Tony Shaw
5. Tanner Siemons 5. Nathan Patrick
6. Shawn King
7. Eddie Puffinburger
8. Kyle Pittman
9. Joe Kemp
10. Colby Beinhaur
11. Mike Bubnis
12. Sean Beinhaur
13. Thomas Chaffee
and Chris Carbee of the 500cc's.
Also, Congratulations to the rookie of the year in the 600cc Kyle Belliveau and Matt Hoyt in the 500cc.