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Blue skies and sunshine greeted a great crowd at Limaland Motorsports Park for Family Fun Night presented by St. Rita’s Health Partners. Clayton Gaines of Alexandria, Indiana would top the UAW Mel Kenyon Midget Series A Main, with Tony Anderson winning the Bud Thunderstock feature, and Mike Learman picking up the K&N Filters UMP Modified A Main.
In addition, the North Coast Vintage were on hand with some great looking race cars of yesteryear and put on a spirited exhibition for the crowd.
Starting the night was a beautiful rendition of the “Star Spangled Banner”, performed by St. Rita’s Health Partners very own Jody Wade. Racing action kicked off with the Mc Donalds Dash for Cash featuring the Bud Thunderstocks. No. 11D Bob Daugherty would pick up the $100 to win dash, courtesy of Lewis Family McDonalds.
In feature action, the Bud Thunderstocks would be first with their 15-lap feature. No. 26 Justin Long and No. 22T Tony Anderson would lead the field to green with Long briefly grabbing the lead before Anderson would muscle by on the inside to grab the point. Caution would wave on lap 5 for debris in turn 4, and No T18 Thomas Foust Jr. coming to a stop in turn 1. On the restart, Anderson would continue to lead with Long in tow. Caution would wave for a 4-car pileup in turn 2 on lap 6, and once again on lap 14, setting up a 1 lap dash to the finish. Anderson would hold on for the win over Long, win No. 82 “Big Daddy” Chris Douglas coming home 3rd, No 7c Jordan Conover was 4th and No. 89 Keith Shockency completing the top 5.
Next up were the UAW Mel Kenyon Midgets for their 20 lap A Main. No. 84 Ryan Huggler and No. 26 Clayton Gaines would lead the field to green with Huggler grabbing the early lead. The red flag would wave for No. 23 Kyle O’Gara, as he would spin and tip over on his side exiting turn 2 on lap 2. On the restart, Huggler and Gaines would batle for the lead for the next several laps. No. 9 Chase Jones would fight his way to the 2nd spot and challenge for the lead over the last 5 laps, but there was no stopping Gaines, as he would win over a hard charging Dameron Taylor in the No 8 midget. Jones would be 3rd, with No 12 Kent Kriegbaum 4th and Ryan Huggler completing the top 5.
Completing the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modified in their 20-lap feature. No 4L Mike Learman and No, 17T Mikey Tarlton would bring the field to green with Tartlong taking the early race lead. No. 162 Logan Moody would grab the 2nd spot on lap 2 and dog Tarlton for the 1st 10 laps, as Learman would see an opportunity to thread the needle between the 2 leaders to grab the point. Caution would wave on the speedway for the UNOH No 1 car of Blake Spalding for a spin in turns 3 and 4. On the restart, Moody would jump, and would be docked 2 spots at the end of the race. Learman would win over No 22T Tony Anderson, with No. 65 Todd Sherman third, No. 19B Brandon Ordway fourth and Moody scored fifth after being docked for the jump on the restart.
Limaland Motorsports Park roars back to life next Friday June 9th for the 16th Annual Keysor Memorial presented by the Stolly insurance Group. $1000 awaits the winner of the 16th Annual Bud Thunderstock feature honoring 1990 Limaland Stock Car Champion Bobby Keysor, and multiple time Limaland feature winner Bill Keysor. In addition to the Thunderstocks, the B.O.S.S. Non-Wing Sprints will be in action as well as the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds. Details on this all of the great events at Limaland Motorsports Park can be found at limaland.com.Error, group does not exist! Check your syntax! (ID: 10)