CNYMS: Skyline Raceway report

Sparks Scores CNYMS Win at Skyline Raceway Virgil, NY -- Cory Sparks continues to be the hot shoe on the Central NY Mini Sprint tour. Nineteen mini sprints ventured to the mountain top racing arena for their second visit of the 2004 season to ...

Sparks Scores CNYMS Win at Skyline Raceway

Virgil, NY -- Cory Sparks continues to be the hot shoe on the Central NY Mini Sprint tour. Nineteen mini sprints ventured to the mountain top racing arena for their second visit of the 2004 season to chase the win on the 3/8-mile speedplant. Sparks came home the victor in a hard fought battle to the wire.

Sparks kicked off the evening with another heat race win to add to his point lead atop the series championship race. Keeping pace in the point race, Don Harvey Jr. went on to win in his heat.

Jeff VanDusen and Bobby Sergeant lead the pack to the initial green flag in the 20-lap A-Main event. VanDusen would take the early lead with Sparks in hot pursuit from the second position. Sparks made a number of runs at VanDusen who was setting a blistering pace.

On lap twelve, VanDusen's hopes for a win went up in smoke as his motor let go and the caution flew. Sparks inherited the lead and would lead the field to the green on the ensuing restart. At the halfway mark, Jeremy Quick had worked his way up to challenge Sparks from his shotgun starting position. The pair raced hard for the second half of the race, but Sparks had the edge to cross for the checkers first. Quick held on for second for his best performance of the season.

"Mr. Consistent" James Kiser finished third followed by Al Scerbo and Aric Copeland finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. The finishes for Scerbo and Copeland were their best of the season. Dale Beach Jr. and Lee Babcock were just outside the top five, but also turned in their best CNYMS finishes.

Several drivers including Harvey Jr. had powerplant problems in Saturday night's racing action, but all will return for a doubleheader weekend kicking off on Saturday night at Canandaigua Speedway and then moving over to the Cayuga County Fair Speedway on Sunday for a special Father's Day show.

Bring dad and the entire family out to a great racing show with the winged rocket Central New York Mini Sprint Series. For more information about CNYMS, log on to www.cnyms.com.

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