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On a hot and humid night, anything is possible. When the sun went down and the dust all settled, it was Tony Farone taking home the win in the
DIRTcar Racing 602 Crate Sportsman while Beau Ballard continued his hot streak by dominating the
DIRTcar Racing Pro-Stock feature and Chris Mayton took home the win in the first Wheels of Fury Enduro
Series race of the season.
The Red Chair DIRTcar 602 Crate Sportsman would be led to green by Travis Green & Tony Farone. Green would be quick to take away the top spot while
Farone was right at Green’s back bumper if he were to slip up. Meanwhile, Andrew Buff was chomping at the bit as he began to look to take away the number two spot from Farone. A Lap 15 yellow would
jumble the field back up and Green began to pull away by a car length or so more than the previous green flag run. A three car accident involving Ricky Quick, Al McCoy and Bill August set up one more
restart. This time, Farone got a good restart and took the lead out of turn two and wouldn’t give it up as “The Onion” picked up win one on the 2021 season. Travis Green would be forced to settle for
second while Andrew Buff, Ron Proctor and Justin Buff completed the top five.
The Yurkewecz Auto Crushers Prostock Feature became a hairy one fast. Beau Ballard and Jay Fitzgerald led the field to green. However, on the opening lap,
a multi car incident would bring the field to a red flag. Cousin Luke Horning got the worst of it as he had all four tires off the ground in a violent wreck. All drivers would walk away ok. On the
restart, Ballard pulled away and proceeded to put on a clinic as he had half a track on second place by the time the checkered flag flew as he picked up win number two on the season. Chuck McSpirit
would come home second while Ken Griffin, Andy Graves and Buck Gasner completed the top five.
Kenny Allen and Wayne Gaige set the pace in the street stocks. Allen wrestled away the lead but it wouldn’t be long before Allen had company behind him as
the 24v of Jason Samrov was coming in a hurry. On Lap six, contact was made between the two in a racing incident and Samrov ended up facing the wrong way forcing a yellow flag. Allen would take the
lead again off the restart but the 91 of Matt Mosher began to look to Allens outside and completed the pass for the lead on lap 11. Just two laps later, Allen slowed on the backstretch with a flat
tire forcing the final caution of the night. On the restart, Mosher proceeded to pull away for win number two on the season as he also grew his points lead. Jason Samrov rallied for a runner up
finish while his brother Josh Samrov finished right behind him in third.
Zach Buff & Brock Pinkerous led the limited sportsman field to green for their 20 lap feature and Buff picked up where he left off from the first two
weeks. It seemed as if the race would be green to checkers until five to go when the 07 of Taylor Wason went around in turn two. However, it didn’t seem to matter as Buff took home win number three
on the year. Pinkerous would come home second while Tommy D'Angelo came home third, Cousin Luke Horning (Yes, you read that right) would come home fourth in his open wheel season debut and Taylor
Wason recovered to complete the top five.
In the Mini stocks, PJ Bleau made an impromptu visit to the Ridge and came away with a win in the dual cams. Meanwhile Dale VanAllen went back to back in
the single cams.
Nasty Nick Auspelmyer and Danny Ballard led the All Star Slingshot field to green for their feature. It wouldn’t take long as the defending track champion
took away the top spot and never looked back as in a green to checkers race, Danny Ballard picked up his first win in 2021. Brock Pinkerous would come home second, while Nick Auspelmyer came home
third, Hayden Coons picked up the fourth spot and Jim Pollard beat Adam Fusco to the line to complete the top five.
Lucas Duncan made the most of his outside pole starting position for the Jr slingshot feature as he pulled away in convincing fashion to take home win
number one on the 2021 campaign at the Ridge. Sloan Cherko had to settle for second while Cole Conrad, Hayden Ackernecht and Corky Warner rounded out the top five.
For the Wheels of Fury Enduro Series, Chris Mayton took home the win. Ron Tollner and Nate Trombley completed the top three.
Join us next Sunday night for Yurkewecz Auto Crushers Night as we have the Steve 'Fluffy' McMurray 31-Lap Mini Stock Memorial Race ($1,111.89 to the
winner of dual cam AND single cam) along with all weekly divisions. Hot Laps at 5:30 and racing at 6:00. Grandstand admission is just ten dollars for adults and four dollars for kids 11 &