|Date: 8/8/2019 8:52:25 PM|
BRIGHT CAPTURES BIG WIN IN SPIRIT SPEEDWAY POKER SERIES EVENTCollegeville, PA driver, Alex Bright raced to the win in the
second hand of the 2019 Poker Series for only his second Spirit Speedway
victory. It was also the final night Hyper 600 Speed Week - five
nights of racing on five different tracks for the 600 Micro Sprints.
Bright picked up the win in the opening night event at the Championship
Action Track on Wednesday and then won again on the final night of the
competition. But it was Douglassville, PA driver, Tim Buckwalter who
was crowned as the 600 Speed Week Champion. Buckwalter relied on his
consistent finishes to grab the 2019 title.
Steven Bracall and Eddie Strada led the field to the start of the thirty lap main event for the Ace Overhead Door Company 600 Micro Sprints. Bracall led the first two circuits before Bright raced into the lead. Bright's biggest challenge came in the form of Stoney Point, NY driver, Damon Paul who chased Bright to the finish line. Billy Koch finished third followed by Tim Buckwalter in the Barry and Cheryl Greth No. 71. Jim Radney finished fifth in a Rodota team car to Bright.
Lee Reinhardt took the early lead in the JS Weld-Rite/Mongoose Chassis 270 Micro Sprint feature event after a first lap caution involved the top three cars in the starting line-up. Reinhardt battled side by side for several laps with Jacob Hendershot before Hendershot finally took possession of the top spot on lap eight just before Reinhardt headed to the pits with mechanical issues. Two laps later, the same fate would fall on Hendershot as he too, headed to the pits. Jason Swavely was the new race leader. Swavely was able to race away from the field and capture his first ever Spirit Speedway victory over Alex Swift who raced his way back to second after restarting in the rear following the lap one incident. Kyle Weiss finished third followed by Johnny Trendler in fourth and Tyler Grau rounding out the top five.
The win gave Swavely an Ace for the second hand of the 2019 Poker Series.
Ryan Davey picked up his fifth Slingshot win of the season but his first Poker Series win in the Championship Energy Action Track USA Slingshot main event. Amanda Angstadt was the race's leader for the first seven laps. Davey got a good run off the corner on a lap eight restart to take the lead. Davey raced to the checkered flag without a further challenge. Angstadt went on to finish second followed by Ryan Harris, 2018 Champion, Dave McCullough and Joseph Hanson.
Harris was disqualified after failing post race tech, moving McCullough and Hanson up a position and moving Dana LaMothe into fifth.
Kory Inglin was the feature winner of the twenty lap Xcel 600 Modified feature over Ray Bradwell, Brian Blankenbiller, DJ Hunt and Cody Manmiller.
Ace Overhead Door 600 Micro Sprint Feature (30 Laps) - 2019 Poker Series Hand #2 - Final night of Hyper 600 Speed Week
JS Weld-Rite/Mongoose Chassis 270 Micro Sprint Feature ( 25 laps)- Poker Series Hand #2
Championship Energy Action Track USA Slingshots (20 lap feature)
Xcel 600 Modified Feature (20 laps)
Upcoming eventsFriday, August 23 - 270 &, 600 Micro Sprints, Slingshots and Mini Late Models - racing at 8pm
Friday, August 30 - 270, 600 & 250 Micro Sprints, racing at 8pm
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