Dawson Hammes Breaks Through for First Open Intermediate Win of 2017
The Open Intermediate Class in 2017 has been wide open all season long. In 14 total races, we have now seen 8 different winners. Dawson Hammes became the eighth different winner on Saturday night as he piloted his new LPR kart to victory in the 20 Lap Main Event.
When the race got underway it was the #3Z of Yousuf Zigan who would lead the field to green alongside last weeks winner Dominic Tadiello. Zigan would lead the opening lap before being passed by Keagan Medieros on Lap 2. Medieros would then lead the race until the halfway point when Dawson Hammes finally joined the party up front. Hammes would take the lead away and never relinquish it as he scored his first win of 2017 and his first win in his new LPR Kart. After leading throughout the first half of the race, Keagan Medieros would come home second in the #81. Colton Raudman continued his solid season as he scored his eighth Top Five finish of 2017 by way of crossing the line in the third position. He was also the Hard Charger of the Main Event as he started 10th and improved seven positions to finish third. Carson Hall now has two career top five finishes in the Open Intermediate Class and they have come in consecutive races. He bettered last week's fifth place finish with a fourth place run this week. Kyle Woodcock would recover from a last lap mishap with another car to finish in the fifth position in the Grandpa George Motors #9 kart.
The points battle in the Open Intermediate Class is a good one between Josh Wooten and Kyle Woodcock. Wooten currently holds the lead in the standings by just 12 points ahead of Kyle Woodcock. Don't count out the driver currently third in the standings though. Colton Raudman has been closing in on both leaders each and every week and now sits just 91 points behind Wooten for the top spot in the standings. Dawson Hammes also gained some ground this week as he is now fourth in the standings, 155 points out of first. Kaiden Butler has had a string of bad luck in the OI class over the last few weeks and it has cost him in the standings as he is now fifth, 173 points out of the lead. Hopefully he can get it turned around this weekend.
Points Race #14 is on tap this Saturday night, July 29th, 2017. Hot Laps for the Open Cars are scheduled to hit the track at 5:30 PM. That will be followed immediately by Qualifying for all classes. For ticket information and/or directions to the racetrack please visit our website at www.cyclelandspeedway.com.
Points Race #13 Results
QUALIFYING: COLTON RAUDMAN – 10.758 (2)
HEAT RACES: YOUSUF ZIGAN (2), DOMINIC TADIELLO (3)
TROPHY DASH: CARSON SOUSA (2)
MAIN EVENT: DAWSON HAMMES (1)