Kennedy Blows Through Traffic for Night 1 ASCS 360 Sprint Win at East Bay Raceway Park

Gibsonton, FL (2/15/2018) – Thomas Kennedy took the lead on lap 1 and while rarely challenged from behind, the Winnipeg, Manitoba quickly found his struggle with lapped traffic he rapidly encountered during night 1 of the ASCS King of the 360’s Championship at the 42nd Annual Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. Kennedy paid tribute to the local short tracks near his home for his experience and uncanny ability to effortlessly handle 2 and 3 wide traffic, which was the only impediment that threatened to slow down his incredible performance leading to his night one victory.

While it was hard to take your focus away from Kennedy as he totally held the crowd breathless, there was additional extremely entertaining racing from Mark Smith, Tim Schaeffer, Terry McCarl, and Robbie Stillwagon that was a performance unto itself. They each took turns with “slide-jobs” that kept crowd on their feet and the finish in question until the final laps.
Local Florida drivers Danny Martin, Jr and AJ Maddox maneuvered their way through the extremely tight field for a 6th and 8th place finish respectively, while Max Strambaugh from Chilicothe, OH slotted his 16B in-between the two for a solid 7th place finish. Travis Rilat and Wayne Johnson rounded out the top 10.

Lithia, FL driver Robbie Smith was also in control from the beginning in his 25 Lap Mini-Sprint A-Main Feature. Similar to the ASCS 360 Sprints, the most intense battle was behind the leader as Matt Carr, Jim Young and Whitey Kidd all swapped positions before they settled for 2nd, 3rd and 4th, while Smithsburg, MD driver Cameron Morral driver rounded out the top 5.

ASCS 360 Sprints and Mini-Sprint action gets back underway tomorrow with Hot Laps beginning at 6pm and racing starting promptly at 7:00.

ASCS 360 Sprints A-Main Results:
Feature (25-Laps):
1. 21k – Thomas Kennedy; 2. 1M – Mark Smith; 3. 49X – Tim Shaffer; 4. 24 – Terry McCarl; 5. 89 – Robbie Stillwaggon; 6. 24M – Danny Martin Jr; 7. 16B – Max Stambaugh; 8. 3A – Aj Maddox; 9. 1 – Travis Rilat; 10. 2C – Wayne Johnson; 11. 20B – Cody Bora; 12. 43 – Derek Hagar; 13. 24D – Danny Sams Iii; 14. 4 – Danny Smith; 15. 10G – Terry Gray; 16. 17W – Harli White; 17. 28 – Phil Gressman; 18. 61 – Parker Evans; 19. 22G – Johnny Gilbertson; 20. 16M – Justin Hoffman; 21. 28C – John Carney; 22. 82 – Matt Kurtz; 23. 7S – Jason Sides; 24. 77x – Alex Hill

ASCS 360 Sprints Heat Race Winners:
Heat Race 1. 49X – Tim Schaeffer; Heat Race 2. 1 – Travis Rilat; 3. 89 – Robbie Stillwagon; 4. 1M – Mark Smith

Mini-Sprint A-Main Results:
Feature (25 Laps):
1. 66 – Robby Hoffman; 2. 93 – Matt Carr; 3. 8 – Jim Young; 4. 46 – Whitey Kidd, III; 5. 880 – Cameron Morral; 6. 28 – Conner Morrell; 7. 68T – Tyler Walton; 8. 17 – Austin Craddock; 9. 86 – Russ Heider; 10. 11S – Ian Schroeder; 11. 67 – David Hall; 12. 30 – John Crowder; 13. 3Z – Terry Peters; 14. 5 – Justin Rabon; 15. 20J – Jagger Parker; 16. 51 – Jeremy Finegan; 17. 45 – Kenny Brewler; 18. 1 – Freddie McCall, Jr; 19. 97 – Luke Thomas; 20. 3J – Bryant Paver; 21. 64 – Adam Barnes, DNS; 22. 3 – Micha McCall, DNS; 23. 5 – Jordan Howey, DNS

Related posts