Howland / MEM Winning Combination at Thunder Alley
Sodus, NY – The temps were hot and so was the action this past Friday at the Caprara’s Thunder Alley Speedpark with “Flyin Bryan” Howland picking up the “A”-Main win on the last half lap. It looked as if the French speaking Daniel Lampron was going to score his first ever CNYMS “A”-Main win after staying out in front from the drop of Matt Burdick’s green flag.
The very likeable competitor from north of the border was in position to pick up that elusive victory. There was one small problem and that was a fast closing former rookie and champ, Bryan Howland. Howland would take 13 of the 15 laps to get things figured out back behind the wheel of a 1200 mini sprint but that was where it counted. The 15M out of Mike Emhof Motorsports would work under the current point’s leader, with just a lap and a half to go and after taking the white he would once again pull to the low side of turns 1 & 2 to take the top spot going down the back stretch and be the first to the checkers. Howland was overheard saying to crew chief, Dan DeMarree, “you better check the steering pump, this thing steers too hard”. Of course he was kidding a bit as the Mini Sprint has no power steering.
Through out the entire event the action was hot and heavy all around the well prepared, tacky race track. Starting in the back of the pack was reigning champion Mike Kiser after failing to make the call in the heat race. Elder Statesman of the series, Art Kiser missed the setup in the heat, spun and thus had to start outside of the redraw positions as well. Jerry Sehn was found tweaking things a bit looking for some more ponies for under the hood. Top Rookie contender Joe Burkert was still finding problems with this mount after his crash the previous week and the Hoffman team cars of Greg Hoffman and Henry Tanner were working on setups due to this being the 1st time to the speed plant.
By the end of the 1st lap the 99 of Mike Kiser would already be in the top 6. On lap 6 the “Young Gun fron the East” Broderick would loose the handle in 3 & 4 and spin making slight contact with the inside tires. This would be a show fron there with Bubba picking off 1 or 2 a cars every other lap to the finish for a 3rd at the line. Don Harvey had a quiet night sitting in 2nd all night until being passed with just 2 to go. Rich Wood in the Ken Latoure Bailey missed the set up and settled for a 7th place finish.
Picking up the Broderick Motorsports $50.00 Hard Charger award was Mike Kiser, Howland picks up the $25.00 Dry Wash N Guard Waterless Car wash awards, Broderick picks up the Ultimate Wings $25.00 certificate and Spectro Oils award went to Don Harvey.
CNYMS thanks all of their marketing partners for making this series the premier mini sprint organization in the Northeast. A-Verdi Storage Containers, Suzuki Motors of America and Jack Stones Suzuki, Hoffman Home Transport, Ultimate Wings, Haskell Motorsports, Scott VanAtter and Waterless Car Wash, Team 22 Racing, & Mike Emhof Motorsports, Inc.
“A”-Main: 15m-Howland, 52L-Lampron, 5-Broderick, 44-Harvey, 99-M. Kiser, 29K-A. Kiser, 36-Wood, 90H-Tanner, 27T-Tomlinson, P13-Sehn, 77H-G. Hoffman, 14-Burkert, 27S-Smythe
Heat Winners: 52L-Lampron, 44-Harvey:
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