USA Sprints Hialeah summary 2005-04-18

The "Fort Myers Flash" Scotty Adema Strikes Again at Hialeah! Scotty Adema "The Fort Myers Flash" showed why he has the pavement car to beat in USA Sprints racing action thus far in 2005. Adema won both his heat and feature race in fine...

The "Fort Myers Flash" Scotty Adema Strikes Again at Hialeah!

Scotty Adema "The Fort Myers Flash" showed why he has the pavement car to beat in USA Sprints racing action thus far in 2005. Adema won both his heat and feature race in fine fashion but not without a lot of excitement thrown in for good measure including some close calls.

The Hialeah race fans were on their feet and waiving as local racer Mike "Hollywood" Schroeder # 6 from SW Ranches Florida and Dennis Misuraca # 3 from Sanford brought the field to the green. They were followed by Sean "Zippy # 10n and newcomer "Super" Dave Oblinger # 63d piloting Dave Link's Cool- Aid Air Gambler.

Misuraca in the # 3 Schnee Chassis was hooked up at the drop of the green and rocketed out of turn 4 to take the early lead. Schroeder, Oblinger, George and Namor chased Misuraca. The # 3 stretched his lead to ten car lengths by lap 10. The caution waived on lap 11 for Sean "Zippy" Namor in the Young Oil Company # 10n, which blew a motor and oiled down the track.

Meanwhile Adema worked his way methodically through the pack and wasted no time in passing by Tim George to lay claim the 2nd position on the lap 11 restart. Back in the pack there was a mad scramble going on as George # 1,Oblinger # 63, Schroeder # 6,Michael Smith # 9 and RC Roper # 92 were waged in an all out war.

The Hialeah fans were treated to a battle "royale" as these five drivers were fighting an all out war for a good 15 laps with sparks showering, rubber burning and smoke flying according to eye witnesses. Cars were sideways and front wheels were up in the air and miraculously there were no wrecks.

Back up front Adema in the Motor City Transport J & J caught the # 3 of Misuraca and the 2 drivers battled to lap15 when Misuraca caught lapped traffic and Adema "flashed" by on the outside to take the top position. On lap 18 Misuraca exited the track with fuel problems.

At this point it was Adema, George, Schroeder, Oblinger, Smith and Roper. "Super Dave" Oblinger a former Modified standout was subbing for Larry Gentsch in the # 63.Oblinger drove a "whale" of a race in his first ride in a sprint car in nearly 20 years showing he hasn't lost a step. Schroeder and Oblinger traded paint back and forth, as did Michael "Bones" Smith # 9 and RC Roper # 92 "The Racin Cowboy".

When the checkered flew the fans were cheering because they had watched one heck of a race and were appreciative of the drivers efforts. The final rundown was Adema # 67,George # 1,Oblinger # 63,Schroeder # 6,Roper # 92 and Michael Smith in the # 9 Smith's Garage entry.

Tim George ran his usual trouble free race night and maintained his points lead with solid results. He now has 356 points and leads over RC Roper and Rookie sensation Michael "Bones" Smith who are now tied with 309 points each in 2nd. Scotty Adema has 250 points in 4th position and is followed by Mike Schroeder with 224 points in 5th place.

The next USA Sprints race will be April 30th at the Citrus County Speedway in Inverness Florida. A full field of Sprints are expected with some new faces thrown into the mix as well. Please check out all the latest news and updates on the website at www.usasprints.com.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Michael Smith