Kyle Woodcock Back On Top of the Podium, Nets Third Open Intermediate Win of 2017
Kyle Woodcock has been having a great 2017 season at Cycleland. He sits atop the Open Intermediate Points Standings and is second in the Open Points Standings in his Rookie season. He picked up his third win of the season in the OI class Saturday night, further extending his points lead.
When the green flag flew Dawson Hammes would lead the opening lap before Yousuf Zigan would fly around the outside of the racetrack and take over the top spot. Yousuf had what looked to be the fastest kart on the racetrack but was pushing the limit, running right against the wall. On Lap #6 it would bite him as he got into the wall hard entering turn one and broke something on the kart. He would limp around to the yellow flag that had come out, but under yellow was forced to pull to the infield and out of the lead. It was a tough way for a great night to end for the young driver. At that point Dawson Hammes would inherit the race lead on the restart. His lead didn’t last long however, as Kyle Woodcock made the move in turn one to take over the race lead. Hammes would take a couple of shots at Woodcock trying to get the lead back, and at one point the two bounced off each other and continued on. Woodcock though, was too strong and he would pull away to pick up the victory. Hammes would have to settle for a second-place finish. Keagan Medieros picked up his third top five finish of the season with a third-place run. Josh Wooten continues to have a great season. He picked up his fifth top five finishing in the fourth spot. While Colton Raudman rounded out the top five in the fifth spot, his sixth top five of 2017. The Hard Charger would go to Coletyn Hunderman who started 14th and charged forward 8 positions to finish in the 6th spot in his #14 kart.
The night began with 15 drivers signing into the pit area for the ninth points race of the season. Colton Raudman was fastest in Time Trials with a lap of 11.010 seconds. It was his first Fast Time of the 2017 season.
Heat Race competition saw Dawson Hammes pick up his fourth heat win of the season. In the RFC Karts #55D kart.
Trophy Dash competition saw Kyle Woodcock pick up his sixth Trophy Dash win of the season. Kyle continues to put together an amazing season, and has shown great maturity behind the wheel this year.
Thru eight points races Kyle Woodcock sits atop the points standings still in the Open Intermediate Class in his Grandpa George Motors #9 kart. Josh Wooten is still second in the standings but gave back some points this week as he now sits 57 points out of the lead. Kaiden Butler now sits just 87 points out of the lead in the third spot. Colton Raudman is fourth in the standings, as he is 139 markers out of the lead. While Dawson Hammes rounds out the top five in fifth just 159 points out of the lead.
We will be off this coming Saturday but will be back in two weeks with our big Double-Header Weekend. July 7th and 8th we will have Points Race #10 & #11. Hot Laps are scheduled to begin at 5:30PM with qualifying to follow both nights. For ticket information and/or directions to the racetrack please visit www.cyclelandspeedway.com.