Besides the All Star 200, there were 4 additional classes in action Saturday September 1st at the Tom Wood Group Indianapolis Speedrome Powered by Lincoln Tech. The Circle City Pyrotechnics Junior Faskarts had its very competitive season continue with a 10th different feature winner in the class for drivers ages 7 to 15. Johnny Bishop was best taking first in the 20-lap main over Nathan Brown, John Hargraves Jr, Jalen Summers, and Jayden Durham. Heat races were won by Noah Perkinson and Brayden Tharp.
The Stocks started with time trials. “Fireboy” Ricky Schaeffer III was quickest with a lap of 13.508 seconds. He drew a 7 invert for the feature lineup placing title contender Kevin Smith on pole. All the action took place behind Kevin in the 40-lap feature. Point leader Larry Hahn pressured Smith for a while until issues forced him to the infield. Mike Kestler, Robert Fox Jr, and Schaeffer each had their charge derailed during the event with traction problems. Kevin did have Greg Snow on his heels for a while, but not enough to keep him from a second season triumph. Greg was the runner up and Fox a nice recovery for third.
The Shelbyville Auto Parts Thundercar roster brought a firehose mentality to Saturday hoping to put out the fire that was EJ Neat. Neat was on a 3-race win streak heading to this night. Dirt racer Jeff Herron led the way for quite a long time in the main event. Title contending duo Nate Canter and Neat caught him in the late stages. EJ got around and scored the victory. Nate got second and Heron a Speedrome career best third. Heat races were taken by Tristan Riddle and Canter.
The USSA Mel Kenyon Midget Series made the last of 6 season visits to the famous fifth mile on Saturday. And so far, they’ve had no repeat feature winners. Kameron Gladish launched their event with fast time in qualifications with a lap of 12.376 seconds. Preliminary heat contests were taken by Tommy Kouns and Nathan Foster. Gladish put the perfect season of different winners to bed by claiming his second of the year at the Speedrome in the 50-lap main event and second of his overall Kenyon career. Ryan Huggler finished in second and Dameron Taylor third.