York Haven, PA April 15th 2016
The first of 8 races at the new Susquehanna Speedway for ARDC showed how exciting the mighty midgets can be with cars on the top, bottom and middle of the perfectly prepared 4/10 of a mile track. In the end it was the ever exciting Brenden Bright of Collegeville, PA choosing the top side to take the 20 lap main.
The Hyper chassis number 95 of Jim Radney lead the field to the green, but it was Tommy Kunsman that won the battle back to the line leading lap one. Kunsman ran the smooth and fast bottom for the next 17 laps as the rest of the field searched for the best line behind him.
Sixth starting Trevor Kobylarz also found the bottom and rocketed to second battling Bret Ardnt and Bright. Kobylarz worked on Kunsman lap after lap but couldn’t sneak by as the fast improving Kunsman made no mistakes hitting his lines perfectly.
After a red flag for the Hyper Racing, WSL number 4 of Ryan Greth, Bright decided to commit to the top side. “I figured I would go up there and see what happens,” Bright said. “It took a while for it (the top side) to clean off.” But when it did Bright started making ground on the leaders. Bright ran harder and harder on the cushion determined to make the passes and with five laps to go passed Kobylarz. On the next circuit he would pull even and make the pass on race long leader Kunsman.
“My car felt really good on the bottom,” stated Kunsman. “I heard someone on the outside of me with 4 to go but it was a little late to change my line”
It wasn’t meant to be for Kunsman as he pulled even with Bright but just didn’t have enough to hang with him. Kunsman would end up a respectable 3rd place backing up his win in a wingless 600cc sprint at the Linda’s speedway Friday night.
Kobylarz would take second with a last lap pass with Kunsman third. A thrilling run from starting in the last row saw Alex Bright in the Gargulio Racing number 5 come 4th and Nick Wean rounding out the top 5.
Feature Results for the Hooiser Tire Mid-Atlantic ARDC midget presented by Auto Bahn Indoor Speedway.
- Brenden Bright #92
- Trevor Kobylarz #14
- Tommy Kunsman #21k
- Alex Bright #5
- Jim Radney #95
- Bret Ardnt #46
- Ryan Wilson #29
- Danny Stratton #33
- Justin Grosz #99G
- Tyler Brehm #20
- Jamie Spears #74
- Bret Wanner #44
- Rohan Beasley #14B
- Ryan Greth #4
- Brandon yarlett
DNS -PJ Gargulio
DNS- Austin quick
Notes: Alex Bright had motor issues in his #77 during his heat race.
Heat winners were Brenden Bright and Danny Stratton
Next race for ARDC is Friday April 22nd at Linda’s Speedway