Winged Sprint Cars Rock Meridian Speedway
Eleven asphalt blistering Interstate Winged Sprintcars took the quarter-mile to cap Saturday night’s main event action with a 35 lap sprint. On the green Mill City, Oregon competitor Tony Thomas put his Wolverine Chassis, HPP machine in the top spot. On the move early was quick qualifier Bryan Warf, who motored his way around the top side to third on lap five. One lap later Meridian, Idaho’s Warf was past Mike Anderson’s Bender Electric, Adaptive Graphics sprinter for second and set his sights on Thomas for the top spot.
As Warf arrived at the leader’s tail tank, Thomas entered a cluster of lapped traffic. This delayed Warf’s advance, but not for long as Warf piloted his Allan Marsh Travel Center, Dave’s Quick Lube sprinter to the top spot on lap fourteen. Behind the top two action heated up for fourth as Anderson dropped into the clutches of Adrian, Oregon’s Tristen Spiers and Justin Segura. Segura’s sprinter came to life with fifteen circuits to go and he weaved his way to fourth. No sooner had Segura set his sights on third place runner Stacey Jensen than his wing collapsed, forcing the youngster to the infield and bringing out a caution flag.
The restart left thirteen circuits on the Pepsi-Cola scoreboard. When the green flag waved Warf was gone, leaving Thomas fend off Jensen and Anderson. Thomas successfully retained the runner up spot, but could only watch as Warf sailed across the Caleb’s Chop Shop Victory Stripe first.
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