Dundee, NY: The Central New York Mini Sprints provided the fans with two complete shows over the weekend, one without wings, and one with them back on. Both nights Cory Sparks won, but in much different fashion. The first night, Sparks cleaned...
Dundee, NY: The Central New York Mini Sprints provided the fans with two complete shows over the weekend, one without wings, and one with them back on. Both nights Cory Sparks won, but in much different fashion.
The first night, Sparks cleaned up on the field in what was billed as a "wingless" CNYMS race. Sparks' developed a wind-board that was far superior to the rest of the 22-car field on Friday Night..
The racing appeared to be a fan favorite with the Midget looking machines found in 3 and 4 wide tight action throughout the field. On lap 5 of the 20 lap event Emhof took his 15m machine over the turn 3 & 4 banking only to
come back on the track in 16th. On lap 6 Aric Copeland's 6 car bicycled in turn 4 and hopped onto the 9 of Garry Moore collecting the 52L of Daniel
Lampron in the process. On lap 9 the caution did wave for the 18 of Jamie Kiser who took his mount over the turn 3 & 4 banking backward. This tightened the field up once again at the halfway point. When the green waved you could throw a blanket over the cars running 4th through 10th. Emhof looking for a way around found the high line to his likening as he
started picking off cars through the corners. At the finish it was Sparks, Jared Fink, Mike Emhof Brint Hockenberry and Al Scerbo rounding out the top 5.
The next night, everybody had their wings up over them in standard looking Mini Sprint fashion.
The 3 heat races produced 2 first time ever winners on the CNYMS tour with Garry Moore and Dale Beach getting wins in heats 2 & 3 with Don Harvey Jr. picking up the win the 1st heat.
The feature event would start off with Rookie contender, Lee Babcock on the pole and to his outside, newcomer Bob Lynt in his 77. On the start things bunched up a bit but no mishaps or need for a yellow. As a matter of fact, this event went green to checker for the 20 laps.
After 4 laps Sparks found himself up front with Jared Fink in hot pursuit. Bobby Sergeant moved quickly from his 7th starting position around Jamie
Kiser and Dale Beach who were having solid runs in 4th and 5th. Don Harvey and Jeremy Quick were also moving through the field at a quick pace. Two
laps later Sergeant's 115m would retire to the infield with fuel pump problems.
Sparks would survive some scares in lapped traffic to win the caution-free event. It was the 17-year old drivers 9th win of the season, clinching the CNYMS title for 2004. Jared Fink was again second, with Jamie Kiser ending up third. Rounding out the top ten was Harvey Jr., Dale Beach, Jeremy Quick, Bob Lynt, Brint Hockenberry, Pat Kuerner and Al Scerbo.
For a complete rundown of results and points log onto the CNYMS web site at www.cnyms.com