Three Different Drivers Earn Third Straight Win at Cycleland!
(July 5th, 2020)…..Points Race #6 at the Cycleland Speedway saw Racin Gramps, Casey Schmitz, and John Michael Bunch each pick up their third consecutive Main Event Wins. Other drivers earning victories included, Eric Botelho and Rylinn Renaud each earning their first wins of the season.
In the Box Stock Class, Racin Gramps continued his dominance in Main Event competition. Racin picked up his third win in a row. He is not running for points this season, but will be a threat each and every week he runs. Gramps was followed across the line by the #57 of Jake Nuxoll. Unfortunately, Nuxoll was called for three jump starts throughout the race and would be disqualified from the finishing order. That would turn second place over to Fallon, NV driver Corbin Seay in his #7c entry. Biggs, CA driver Logan Pike would cross the stripe in the third and final. Podium position in his #229.
The 250 Intermediate Class saw 2019 Track Champion Eric Botelho get back to his winning ways in his #2b entry. Eric had been winless so far in 2020 and was very excited to get back into victory lane. Second place went to the #14r of Rowdy Gramps. Gramps made a late charge to the front but just ran out of time in the closing laps. The final podium spot would go to the #10 of Jennifer Osborne who had a great run and her best finish of the season.
In the Open Class, Casey Schmitz started outside row one and never looked back. He would cruise to his third straight victory in his Tri-C Machine #3c entry. He was followed across the stripe by the #9b of Brandon LaChance who is still in search of his first career Cycleland victory. Keagan Medeiros would round out the podium finishers in his #81 entry, a solid rebound after encountering troubles early in the night during Hot Laps and having to bring out the backup kart for qualifying.
The Sportsman Main Event once again saw John Michael Bunch put it all on the line as he ripped up the top side of the racetrack for 20 laps en route to his third straight win and fourth of the season. Michael Helwig would finish second in his #28m for the third straight week as well. Those two were followed across the line by the #68b of Jojo Owens who finished in the third position.
The Open Intermediate Main Event was dominated by the #88 of Blake Burgess. That is until a late race restart when the second place kart would get into the back of him causing him to spin to a stop. That turned the lead over to Luke Hayes, who would then spin by himself on the restart. Finally, the lead would go to the #24 of Rylinn Renaud and he would hang on to win his first race of the season. Blake Burgess made a valiant effort to get back to the front but would come up one spot short in second, with the #56c of Dawson Hammes rounding out the podium in third.