Tweedy wins first Sunoco Super Series race of 2003 Angola, IN (August 30, 2003) - Kenny Tweedy challenged Pleasant Lake, Indiana's Scott Hantz on his home track and came away with a hard fought win in the Electric Mills 150 Saturday night.
Tweedy wins first Sunoco Super Series race of 2003
Angola, IN (August 30, 2003) - Kenny Tweedy challenged Pleasant Lake, Indiana's Scott Hantz on his home track and came away with a hard fought win in the Electric Mills 150 Saturday night. Tweedy, second fastest qualifier for the event, started in the fifth position due to the invert and worked his way quickly to second where Hantz held him in check for several laps until the 92nd lap where Tweedy found an opening and drove past him to take the lead for good.
This is Tweedy's first Sunoco Super Series win since April 2002. "It has been a long time," stated Tweedy. "We have had a fast car all year, we just couldn't get a break. Hopefully that monkey is off our back, and this is a sign of better things to come."
Tom Hernly, Jr. started on the pole and took the early lead giving it up to Hantz on lap 24. Hernly continued running well finishing fifth for his first Top 5 finish of 2003, Hantz held the lead until passed by Tweedy. Tweedy held off Hantz who was an obvious fan favorite, and a hard charging Bobby Parsley and won by 1/2 a car length.
Parsley, the Yockey Motorsports Fast Qualifier, started sixth and had worked his way up to third and pushed the leaders the last several laps. Junior Hanley, Sunoco Super Series point's leader starting the night, was out of the race early due to an accident on lap 33. This gives Parsley the points lead by less than 25 points with four series point's races to go. Hantz gained several points on Hanley and is now only a few points behind for second.
Kevin Bowling, Crew Chief for Kenny Tweedy, was the Gladiator GarageWorks Crew Chief Of The Race. Jeff Lane was the Lane Automotive / ISKY Racing Cams Hardcharger Award winner. Lane finished 4th from his 16th place starting position. Tom Hernly Jr. was the Hubler Automotive Group/Blake Carburetion Rookie Of The Race. Jeff Lane and Bobby Murany earned Goodyear Performance Awards. Scott Hantz got the Jonny On The Spot Delivery Service Halfway Bonus. Scott Hantz also received the Everidge Auto Sales Lap Leader Award. Scott Baker received the Sweet Manufacturing Sweet Move Of The Race Award for a number of fantastic passes to finish 6th after falling back to the tail after spinning to avoid another car on lap 85.
The next Sunoco Super Series event will be the Federated Auto Parts Buckeye Bash Presented By K05.5 on Sunday, September 7th at Columbus Motor Speedway in Columbus, Ohio featuring current NASCAR Winston Cup drivers Ken Schrader and Kenny Wallace. For more information on that event and the Sunoco Super Series go to www.sunocosuperseries.com.