Demetrios Drellos of Queensbury, N.Y., was the 20-lap Slingshot winner. Drellos was moonlighting in a Slingshot before making the move into the 358-Modified division this season at N.Y.’s Lebanon Valley Speedway. He earned $410 for his efforts.
Slingshot Feature Finish (20 Laps): DEMETRIOS DRELLOS ($410), Wyatt Clark, Matt Shultz, Don Boonstra, Corey Cormier, Tommy Zwart, Jared Miller, Hunter Lapp, Samantha Miller, Ashley Rogosich, Alex Van Pelt, Jesse Leiby, Joe Krum, Josh Marcus, Alan Selembo, Marty Kelley III, Vincent Visconti, Bobby Flood, Dillon Steuer, Peyton Speedling, Ryan McCartney, Jordan Lawrence.
Lap Money Breakdown ($220): Demetrios Drellos ($60), Alex Van Pelt ($40), Matt Shultz ($40), Wyatt Clark ($40), Joe Krum ($20) & Don Boonstra ($20)
Grandma’s Gravy “Gambler’s” Bonuses ($50 each): Ashley Rogosich (10th) & Jordan Lawrence (22nd)
Jay’s Pool Service Winner’s Bonus ($50): Demetrios Drellos
Jay’s Pool Service/Royalty Property Management Junior Slingshot Bonus ($75): Hunter Lapp (eighth)
**Swinehart Nabs First All Star Slingshot Victory On Wingless Wednesday at Shellhammers
Shellhammers Junior Slingshot Winner Autumn Ankiewicz (Photo courtesy of Ankiewicz family)
**The Captain Sails To Silver Tour Victory At Linda’s
By Michael Batz
Cody Kline has been known as “The Captain” for years. Friday night
the captain righted the ship on his way to the season opening win in
the West Side Auto Body Slingshots.
The Slingshots started their season with a Tour Race bringing the heavy hitters out in full force
to compete at the ¼ mile. Justin Thompson led a 25 car field to the
green flag. Thomson, the defending speedway champion, battled with
National Slingshot champion Dylan Hoch for much of the early race.
A mid-race restart saw Kline, from Bangor, PA push Hoch to the race lead and then
proceeded to turn the pressure on for the top spot. Kline eventually
cleared Hoch and proved to be the class of the field driving away to a
2 second win over Hoch, Thomspon, Brett Bieber, and 12th place starter
Kyle Grube was sixth followed by Louden Reimert, Mark
Sensenig, Jackson Ring, and Bj Antonio.
Duel heat races were run for the Slingshots and wins went to Hoch, Thompson, Reimert, Gruber, Alex
Schoffstall, Sam Scicchitano.
SlingshotFeature Finish: 1- 59 Cody Kline, 2- 35 Dylan Hoch, 3- 22 Justin Thompson, 4- 32 Brett Bieber, 5- 39 Kenny Heffner,
6- 30 Kyle Grube, 7- 58 Louden Reimert, 8- 725 Mark Sensenig, 9- 14 Jackson Ring, 10- 46 BJ Antonio, 11- 20 John Gilroy,
12- 18s Ronnie Spitler, 13- 18a Alex Schmidel, 14- F14 Scott Gray, 15- 75m Madison Pancheco, 16- 77 Alex Schoffstall,
17- 59k Dakota Kohler, 18- 72 Don Schmidt, 19- 43d Dawson Landis, 20- 28s Sam Scicchitano, 21- 75 Andrew Kreis, 22- 3 Dave Carragahn,
23-3s Brett Spitler. DNS- 2j Jack Lewis; DNS – 43a Amber Britto.
“The Captain” Cody Kline in Linda’s Speedway Victory Lane with Ms. Motorsports, Shelby Harper
(Photo courtesy of Linda’s Speedway Track Photographer)
**Arntz Declared Winner Of Airport Speedway’s MA Gold Tour Event
By Mike Feltenberger
The opening night of the MA Gold Region found 16 racers in Delaware with Airport Speedway, in New Castle, DE, hosting the 1st race of the season.
Track conditions put the drivers to the test and the 25 lap main was the 1st feature on the track. After the main event was checkered ,the top 3 were pulled to the tech area and the finish was changed as the winner was DQ’d giving the win to Tom Arntz in his former Alex Schoffstall racer. Brett Bieber was 2nd and Donny Hockman was 3rd.
Kurt Bettler was putting on a show running the 6X on the top and bottom and was in a contending position only to have a RF flat sideline him on lap 9.
Heats were won by Andrew Kreis and Brett Bieber.
Airport Speedway has an open pit at intermission and many fans stopped to check out the new visiting class – the Slingshots – while roaming through the pit area.
1. Tom Arntz, 2. Brett Bieber, 3. Donny Hockman, 4. Dylan Hoch, 5. Dakota Kohler, 6. David McCullough, 7. Cody Kline, 8. Dave Morrell, 9. Anthony Raisner, 10. Todd Martin, 11. Kurt Bettler, 12. Joe Toth. DNS Aidan Svanda, Steve Svanda, Lauden Reimert. DQ: Andrew Kreis.
Dyno Dave McCullough and David Morrell battle at Airport Speedway (Mike Feltenberger Photo)
**Brink Wins All Star Slingshot Feature As The Pearl Of The Poconos, Hamlin Speedway, Opens For Business On April 18
Results Provided By Steve Pados, GA Motorsports Media