26 Brown’s Oil Service Late Models and 17 Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts were on hand Saturday April 21st. If this is any early season sign of things to come this year at the Tom Wood Group Indianapolis Speedrome powered by Lincoln Tech, it will be a fun campaign.
The Brown’s Oil Service Late Models had the annual Triple Crown event on tap with 3 Figure 8 mains. Austin Tunny started things off with fast time in qualification at a stout 17.052 seconds. Austin took the lead in race #1 with brother Ben in tow. The action came to a stoppage when rookie Ryan Cherry and Todd Shelby made crossover contact. The two Tunny’s resumed on the restart until Ben got by in traffic. Austin returned the favor on a last lap rush to win the race by mere inches at the line. Mike Hadley Jr, Jesse Tunny, and John Conner Jr rounded out the top five.
Race two had an entertaining early tussle between Chad Sizemore, Michigan’s Jeremy Vanderhoof, and Chris Green. Sizemore took the battle, skillfully guiding his car to a second career Late Model Figure 8 victory. Green took the checkered in second followed by Ben Tunny, Nick Moore, and Charlie Hargraves. The final race had Todd Shelby leading for a long time, but under constant pressure. A late lineup shakeup saw Austin Tunny pass Quentin White for the lead and the win. Jesse Tunny finished runner-up trailed by White, Conner, and Ben Tunny. Ben would take the overall title by a mere single point over Austin.
One of the largest gatherings of Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts came to compete for round two in 2018. The large roster brought a pair of features. But first were preliminary heats. Winners of those were Brayden Tharp, Skylar Shouse, and Stevie Frost. Main event #1 featured an all-rookie cast. And they did a great job. Lady speedster Skylar Shouse took the triumph over Jayden Durham, Dale Armour, Jaylen Summers, and Daqua Johnson. The second contest saw a very popular podium topper. Tyler Morefield overcame several restarts to earn his inaugural feature victory. Tharp was second followed by Frost, John Hargraves Jr, and Noah Perkinson.