Friday, August 17, 2012
Repeat Winners Claim Deming Speedway Wins
by Kaleb Hart
DEMING, Wash. -- It was a night filled with familiar faces visiting Deming Speedways Victory Lane on Friday Night, as Special T Signs & Graphics / North Coast Credit Union night main events were all won by repeat winners. Derek Torkelson, Jared Gunderson, Austin Sheridan and Jesse Schlotfeldt all took victories at the 1/6 mile clay oval on the hottest night in the Pacific NW this year.
In the Hoosier Speedmart 600 class, Derek Torkelson went wire to wire for the feature win after setting quick time earlier in the evening and rolling a zero for the invert. Torkelson held off a hard charging Jared Peterson and Spud Allen to score the victory, halting Petersons three week win streak in the process. Heat wins went to Cam Smith, Peterson, Shaun Holtorf and Brayden Planko. Kevin Wilkinson won the B Main.
Jared Gunderson found Victory Lane for the first time since opening night in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Gunderson, equipped with the better of his two engines after sourcing and fixing a transmission problem with it, led every of the main without being challenged seriously over the 25 lap duration. Eric Drake charged to second and Tyson Cross was third. Liam Ryan set quick time. Heat winners were Cross and Steven Hendrickson.
Austin Sheridan has been on a tear in the 600 Restricted class, picking off another feature win on Friday night. Sheridan led all 25 laps from the pole position to secure the victory. Tristin Thomas finished second and Kyle Mitchell was third. Thomas set quick time. Rachel Westmoreland, Jake Helsel and Greg Hamilton won the heats. Darius Walker-Perkins won the B Main.
Win number 12 is in the books for Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Jesse went from 4th to first on the opening lap to pick up the win, extending his streak of not finishing outside the top three positions on the year. Lynden Lebedinski picked up second and Sawyer Sorgenfrei was third. Schlotfeldt set quick time. Lebedinski and Sorgenfrei won the heats.
Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints
Fast Time Jesse Schlotfeldt 13.330
Heat 1 Lynden Lebedinski
Heat 2 Sawyer Sorgenfrei
Main Jesse Schlotfeldt, Lynden Lebedinski, Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Haley Constance, Brett Mitchell, Peyton Hagen, Haylee Bloodgood
Lap Leaders Schlotfeldt 1-15
Fast Time Tristin Thomas 11.131
Heat 1 Rachel Westmoreland
Heat 2 Jake Helsel
Heat 3 Greg Hamilton
B Main Darius Walker-Perkins, Reese Wickard, Isaac Abenroth, Tatum Pospical, Riley Watkins, Ashleigh Johnson, JJ Thomas, Dustin Anderlini
A Main Austin Sheridan, Tristin Thomas, Kyle Mitchell, Dylan Resch, Brandee Wood, Eli Schmidt, Jake Helsel, Spencer Constance, Darius Walker-Perkins, Rachel Westmoreland, Tatum Pospical, Kaitlyn Hammer, Ashley Thompson, Isaac Abenroth, Riley Watkins, Greg Hamilton
Lap Leaders Sheridan 1-25
Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200
Fast Time Liam Ryan 10.194
Heat 1 Steven Hendrickson
Heat 2 Tyson Cross
Main Jared Gunderson, Eric Drake, Tyson Cross, Steven Hendrickson, Clennon Holloway, Frosty Metcalfe, Kyle Kenoyer, Tony Helsel, Chance Arrants, Spud Allen, Liam Ryan
Lap Leaders Gunderson 1-25
Hoosier Speedmart 600
Fast Time Derek Torkelson 10.291
Heat 1 Cam Smith
Heat 2 Jared Peterson
Heat 3 Shaun Holtorf
Heat 4 Brayden Planko
B Main Kevin Wilkinson, Brandon Turner, Tanner Reid, Jerrod Saddler, Tom Hovind, Rick Smith, Reece Goetz
A Main Derek Torkelson, Jared Peterson, Spud Allen, Liam Ryan, Joe Constance, Dustin OBrien, Nate Vaughn, Greg Hamilton, Mike Severson, Hannah Lindquist, Tanner Reid, Austin Sheridan, Jacob Brown, Kevin Wilkinson, Jerrod Saddler, Brandon Turner, Brayden Planko, Shaun Holtorf, Cam Smith, Alden Ostrom
Lap Leaders Torkelson1-25