Dawson Hammes Back to Back at Cycleland in Open Intermediate Class
The first half of the season for Dawson Hammes was, at times disastrous. He had every kind of bad luck you could think of and never had the results to show for the speed he had. That has turned around in the last two weeks, as he debuted, first a brand-new kart, and then brand-new vinyl. Since then, he has won two Main Events in a row, and picked up his first Trophy Dash win of the season on Saturday night as well.
The Main Event began with the top two in the Points Standings starting on the front row of the 20 Lap Main event. Josh Wooten and Kyle Woodcock came into the night in a tight battle for the championship, neither driver though would be a factor in the top five of this one as Wooten ended up on the infield after two spins and Kyle Woodcock faded late in the race to an eighth-place finish. Woodcock though did lead the first five laps of the Main Event until Dawson Hammes motored past on Lap 6. Once up front it was all about the #55D of Hammes as he charged to his second straight Main Event Victory. Keagan Medieros picked up his fifth top five finish of the season by way of crossing the line in the second position. Carson Sousa had a great night all the way around. He finished second in the 250 Main Event and third in the Open Intermediate Main. Carson Hall has really turned it on in the last three weeks as he now has three straight top five finishes in his #54 kart. He finished fourth again this week. Josiah Ribiero made his fifth OI start of the season and picked up his third top five finish, by way of crossing the line in the fifth position. Ribiero was also the Hard Charger of the Main Event as he started 12th and charged forward to a fifth place finish.
The Points Standings were flip flopped on Saturday night as Josh Wooten came into the night with a 12-point advantage over Kyle Woodcock. When it was all said and done though on Saturday, Kyle Woodcock came out on top by 13-points, ahead of Wooten. They both need to keep their eyes one the #2C of Colton Raudman though as he is third in the standings, just 86 points behind Woodcock for the top spot. Dawson Hammes has chopped into the lead as well over the last two weeks. He now sits just 113 points out of the lead in the fourth spot. While Kaiden Butler sits fifth in the standings, 162 points out of the lead.
We will be back in action at the Cycleland Speedway this Saturday night, August 5th for Points Race #15 of the 2017 race season. Hot Laps for the Open Karts are scheduled to hit the track at 5:30 with qualifying for all divisions to follow immediately. For ticket information and/or directions to the racetrack please visit www.cyclelandspeedway.com.
POINTS RACE #14 RESULTS: QUALIFYING: KEAGAN MEDIEROS – 11.029 (2) HEAT RACES: JOSH WOOTEN (2), KYLE WOODCOCK (2) TROPHY DASH: DAWSON HAMMES (1) MAIN EVENT: DAWSON HAMMES (2)