After Two Week Hiatus, Cycleland Speedway Set to Roar Back to Life
The story of the 2019 race season at the Cycleland Speedway so far has been the R-word. RAIN. We have now lost three Points Races to rain so far this season and have yet to get into a rhythm of racing. We hope to change that trend beginning this Saturday Night June, 1st, 2019.
The upcoming stretch of races will be the longest stretch without a break of the season. There are six consecutive races upcoming with our next weekend off being scheduled for the weekend of July 6th. This is the period in which we will see who the contenders are and who are the pretenders. Who will come out when it’s 110 degrees outside and who will stay home?
During our most recent race on May 11th, 2019 we saw Garrett Brown wheel his Ed Brown Trucking #2 machine to his First Career Win in the Open Class. He did it in thrilling fashion holding off a late charge from his teammate, defending Track Champion Casey Schmitz. Dawson Hammes came home third in his #55D kart. We have seen some thrilling battles so far in 2019 and that was just one of them. We are sure to see many more as the season wears on.
In other action during our May 11th Points Race we saw the #08H of Samuel Harper score his first win of the season in the Box Stock Class. He did so in dominating fashion as he crossed the finish line 5.5 seconds ahead of second place finisher Charlie Seavey. Fallon, NV driver Corbin Seay wheeled his #7C to a third place finish as he completed the podium.
In the 250 Intermediate Class, Dean Pinten continued to show how far he has improved this season. He already has an Open Intermediate Win to his credit this season and he added to that with a 250 Win, holding off the Tri-C Machine #3T of Tater Reich who had an almost perfect night of racing. The podium was completed by the #2B of Eric Botelho in the third position.
In the Open Intermediate Class Carson Hall netted his second career victory in a war of attrition. 18 karts started the Main Event but only 6 were left running at the end of the 20 lap race. Hall was followed closely across the finish line by the #60 of Dan Coleman who posted a career best second place finish. The Mac Motorsports #24K of Koa Crane would close out the podium finishers with a third place effort.
The Sportsman Class produced one of the most thrilling races we have seen yet this season. John Michael Bunch made his return to Outlaw Karts and did so in thrilling fashion. He set fast time in Qualifying and had a fierce battle with Demo Mittry in the Main Event. Eventually Bunch would get by Mittry late in the race in a thrilling pass down the front stretch, all while holding his arm out the side of the kart giving Mittry the “Peace” sign in a wild display of confidence and showmanship. The battles between those two will be exciting to keep an eye on the rest of the season.