After all of the dust settled at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio- it was Hartford native, Dale Blaney, who would be declared victor and given the spoils. Blaney would take the lead from defending All Star champion Tim Shaffer just before the half way point and never look back; scoring his 2nd Ohio Sprint Speedweek victory of 2011. Blaney would lead Sam Hafertepe, Tim Shaffer, Brian Bowman, and Daryn Pittman in the top five across the line in that order. Forty five cars signed in for the All Star sanctioned- $5000 to win, 30 lap Ohio Sprint Speedweek event. Tomorrow, The All Star Circuit of Champions head back west to Millstream Speedway in Findlay, Ohio for yet another round of 410 speedweek action.
Danny Holtgraver, the 2010 Lernerville Track Champion and Fully Injected endorsed driver, had another solid finish this evening with the All Stars during their Sharon Speedway Speedweek stop. The Pittsburgh native bagged another top ten finish as he continues to perform at the top of his game with the All Stars in 2011. Danny would qualify this evening 11th out of the 45 entries- transfer through his heat by way of a fourth place finish- and cap off the evening by crossing the line 10th in the A-main. Tomorrow night- his trek continues through Ohio as he also will be competing at Millstream.
Adam Kekich and Brandon Matus were two other Fully Injected endorsed drivers on hand at Sharon Speedway this evening with the All Star Circuit of Champions. Adam, at just 18 years old, continues to improve each and every week as he moves along through his first year of 410ci Sprint car competition. Although he did not transfer from the B to the A main- the youngster and second generation driver did not act deterred, but accepting of those results- knowing that he is still on a learning venture while racing some of the best drivers in the region, and even the country. He will be back in action again Saturday evening at the Mercer Raceway Park in Mercer, Pennsylvania; where he had a top five finish last Saturday night- coming home 4th.
Brandon Matus, the Wheelman from Wampum, had a similar evening as his teammate Adam Kekich. Brandon would get stuck behind the 8 ball early by qualifying outside the inversion and failing to transfer through his heat to the main event. The 4th generation driver’s evening would end in the B-main, but his positive outlook did not. Brandon expressed no real disappointment for the evening but instead used it as a stepping stone. Matus is still fairly new to the 410ci racing world and will try to rebuild momentum this Saturday and Sunday evening’s. He will be back in action at Mercer Raceway Park and Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway.
Lots of Fully Injected random news to be discussed including new video to be posted next week along with information regarding the National Open injured drivers fund auction that Fully Injected will be a part of!
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