Tyler Brown Takes Champ Kart Victory Saturday In Allentown; Scott Neary Victor In Slingshots
Story By: LEN SAMMONS PRODUCTIONS – ALLENTOWN, PA – Tyler Brown made a quick couple of moves in the early laps of the Future Homes 20-lap Indoor Auto Racing Championship Champ Kart A Main Saturday In Allentown, PA to gain the lead, with Missy Bootes and Jon Keister following closely behind.
The front runners were nose to tail until they encountered lapped traffic shortly after the halfway mark and that’s when the feature tightened up.
Keister passed Bootes to move up with five laps left and Chris Daley came from way behind to work his way into a third place finish. Bootes settled for fourth, Chase Keister ran fifth..
“I knew that the only way to win a race against this caliber of drivers was to get the lead as soon as I could,” Brown, who started third, said. “I was also lucky that I had some breathing room the first time I got into lapped traffic. Once I worked through it, I held my line and counted down the laps.”
Three Champ Kart Heat Races presented by Mahoning Valley Speedway were claimed by John Berger, James Shutts and Tyler Brown.
The Champ Kart B Main was won by Dan Kapuscinski and Cody Bleau raced to the Slingshot B Main victory.
Scott Neary, who had finished second in Friday’s Slingshot feature, won the Future Homes 20-lap Slingshot headliner Saturday. The win was Neary’s third career Slingshot win in the Indoor Auto Racing Series and it marked the 16 th for Randy Smith, his car owner.
“This was all about the car,” said Neary who has raced for Smith for the past six years. “It handled as well on the first lap as it did on the last one.”
The car emitted sparks from its left rear corner in the final five laps but Neary was undeterred in his victory mission. John Redner was ever present on Neary’s rear end for most of the race and settled for second.
Neary’s teammate Chris Kurtz ran in the top three for a good portion of the race but was eliminated in a late race tangle. Michael Lapicki, Cody Kline and Ryan Raidline completed the top five.
Slingshot Heat Races presented by S&S Speedway saw John Redner, Matthew Mertz, Scott Neary take the checkered.
Action Track USA Slingshot Feature Results (20 Laps) – 1. Scott Neary, 2. John Redner, 3. Michael Lapicki, 4. Cody Kline, 5. Ryan Raidline, 6. Bryan Preville, 7. Mason Pittenger, 8. Alex Reinsmith, 9. Nolan Layser, 10. Matt Mertz, 11. Mark Mohr, 12. Lucas Pittenger, 13. Paul Hartwig Jr., 14. Brett Putnam, 15. Chris Kurtz, 16. Brian Smith, 17. Justin House, 18. Cody Bleau, 19. Danny Carlough, 20. Brett Bieber
Hoosier Racing Tire Champ Kart Feature Results (20 Laps) – 1. Tyler Brown, 2. Jon Keister, 3. Chris Daley, 4. Missy Bootes, 5. Chase Keister, 6. Brandon Rusczek, 7. Todd Crenshaw, 8. Dan Kapuscinski, 9. Mike Perry, 10. Joseph Mingoia, 11. John Berger, 12. TJ Reed, 13. Tyler Catalano, 14. Seth Whitney, 15. Andrew Arsenault, 16. Chris Natoli, 17. James Shutts, 18. Dominick Roselli, 19. Max Pfeifer, 20. Stephen Beattie