July 14th had a semi-rare happening in the Brown’s Oil Service Late Models, a sweep of the oval and figure 8 features. Reigning series champ Ben Tunny continued his incomparable season by producing the feat this past Saturday. In the 25-lap oval, he slid around early leader Todd Shelby and went on to victory. Shelby was second and Quentin White third. In the Figure 8, the red sea parted for Ben as he went past Shelby, Steve Durham, Donnie Murphy, and John Conner Jr in one swoop to take his 8th crossover win. Jesse Tunny was second and Durham third.
There was another strong Stock field on hand Saturday at the Tom Wood Group Indianapolis Speedrome Powered by Lincoln Tech. Former champ Greg Snow led off the early green flag. Kentucky’s Mike Kestler soon took over the top spot with an inside pass. Doug Greig climbed to second applying pressure to Kestler for the remaining circuits. Mike would do a masterful job to hold on for the 35-lap win. Larry Hahn came from 13th to finish 3rd.
The Last Chance Wrecker Factory Front Wheel Drive 30-lap main event was a very intense affair. The first skirmish between several machines ended with Chad Ross launched hard into the turn two wall. Rookie Ricky Johnson took the brunt of the next crash happening at the start/finish line. The next happened during a late race lead scramble involving Scott Stewart Jr. Tylar Brown survived all the chaos to take the checkered flag first followed by Barry Turner and a David McNear Jr.
The wildest contest of the night came via the Adult Faskart division. There were spins, lost wheels, and even an upside-down kart in the 30-lapper. The odd evening for these winged creations also saw the only three features winners of the campaign out early. Kyle Norris, Drake Stancil, and Cody Kennedy were sidelined opening up the shot at glory. An entertaining victory battle came from Chuck McGinnis and Kody Marsee. They swapped the position multiple times before Marsee earned the victory. Chuck took second and Dave Drinkard third.
The USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series had its largest Speedrome roster of 2018 in this fourth appearance. Qualifications were the first order of business. Colin Grissom was quickest with a nifty lap of 12.361 seconds. It was a storybook moment in the winner’s circle of the 50-lap main. Youngster Kameron Gladish not only captured his initial Speedrome triumph, but it was his first win in the series. Reigning point champion Dameron Taylor took second with current standings leader Trey Osborne third.