Yost bests field at Cedar Lake

Another amazing night in the CARS Super Dirt Series would see a new winner, ending Bobby Sweeneys run of dominance the last few weeks! It would all start in time trials with Richie Yost by a full .2 tenths of a second! That’d set up the heats, and in heat 1 Kyle Rochinski would start pole and lead the first 6 laps. Before a surprise Greg Netherwood would dive low off turn 4 with four laps to go and hold off Yost for his first career heat win. Heat 2 would show Aaron Daeffler on pole and he’d lead a lap, but it was a battle with Bobby Sweeney and Josh Kotten, with Sweeney stealing the win. Heat 3 would have Zack Sobotka on pole, but he’d fail to lead a lap as AJ Albreada would get the jump and lead the first 9 laps. It was Zack Passen though on the last lap sneaking by for the heat win. The B-Main would have Trevor Williams doubling up (he also won the B-Main in the 358s), setting us up for the feature event. Netherwood would lead the field down by virtue of his heat 1 win putting him pole, and he’d battle with Bobby Sweeney in the early going. Sweeney would get by him on lap 3, but turn the lead back over a lap later as Netherwood motored by up top. Passen though was coming up from his 3rd starting spot, rim riding along, and he’d find a way by Netherwood so he could set sail. It wasn’t done yet. Richie Yost, top time trialer of the night, was still in the hunt. 7 laps after Passen took the lead, Yost was able to get by and he’d prove to be a tough nut to crack. Despite frequent challenges from Sweeney and Passen, and an absolute charging Anthony Perrego from 11th, Yost was not going to be denied. He’d lead the final 32 laps to secure the win at Cedar Lake!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Richie Yost (4)
2- Bobby Sweeney (2)
3- Zack Passen (3)
4- Anthony Perrego (11)
5- Greg Netherwood (1)

Sweeney gets another at Knoxville

What a race at Knoxvile in the 358 series! Right off the rip tonight it looked like it was going to be the Eric Tupper and Josh Kotten show. Both cars put up times in qualifying that were in another world. Moving into heat 1, though, Tupper would get trapped with the invert and end up p3, behind Ryan Dolbear and Zack Passen (who won). Heat 2 much the same for Josh Kotten, who was stuck in 4th with the invert, and Bobby Sweeney ran away with the win. Heat 3 would see Owen Clark dominate over Brett Rowles. On to the feature we would go, and Passen would start pole with Sweeney to his outside. Tupper, the fast time, was buried in 7th and Kotten way back in 11th. And from the drop of the green it was crazy. 3 and 4 wide through the field. There were cars moving and running everywhere. The battle for 2nd was intense with Tupper moving up to fight for it with Sweeney and Dolbear three wide for much of the race. All while Passen was just gone. And we mean it, he was gone. A 5 second lead at one point while the field was under a blanket. It would all go away, though, as a yellow with 12 to go would see that lead wiped away. With the field now caught up, Passen would have his work cut out for him. On the drop of the green he got a good jump, hugging the low burm as he had all race. Sweeney and Dolbear were chugging along up top, making time, and Kotten had joined the bunch and he was making noise. It was about this time that unfortunately Eric Tupper, who showed such great promise, would drop out of the race with issues, and Passen was still under fire. Sweeney got a great run off turn 2 with 6 to go and pulled along side Passen, and off 4 he would complete the pass. Passen hung right there down low but he was now being dogged by Dolbear, who he also had Kotten on his bumper. Just as Dolbear got by Passen and started his chase of Sweeney, the yellow would fly with a single lap to go. The restart would see Sweeney get a jump but Dolbear was close. The single lap would not be enough, though, and Sweeney would get win #3 of the season and 3rd in a row between the two divisions!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Bobby Sweeney (2)
2- Ryan Dolbear (4)
3- Zack Passen (1)
4- Josh Kotten (11)
5- Trevor Williams (13)

Sweeney doubles up with Weedsport triumph

The Big Block Super Dirt Series would hit up Weedsport tonight for the second of the evenings races, and while not nearly as exciting as the 358s, they sure tried their hardest. Ryan Dolbear would set quick time for the night, and follow that up with a heat 1 victory over Trevor Williams and David Lennox. Charlie Ryan would be a shock in heat 2, holding off Josh Kotten and Brett Rowles for a surprise victory. Heat 3 would see Bobby Sweeney come from 4th to beat Zach Sobotka. With a full field of 24, the B-main was used to just set the field, an Ron Pyles would grab the win leading 10 of 15 laps to do so. Ryan Dolbear would start pole and lead the first handful of laps with a rough start of the feature event. Cautions would be the name of the game in the middle going as that turn 1 was just eating people alive. You almost needed a motocross bike to handle the whoops on entry. Dolbear would lose the lead to Bobby Sweeney but he wouldnt let him go. Both cars were nose to tail for almost the entirety of the event, and all this was allowing Zack Passen to drive through the field. Starting 15th, he was absolutely hauling the mail, and with a late caution he was finally there. But Sweeney would consistently get good restarts, and Dolbear was giving Passen just enough of a fit that he couldnt challenge, allowing Sweeney to double up on wins for the night!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Bobby Sweeney (3)
2- Ryan Dolbear (1)
3- Zack Passen (15)
4- Trevor Williams (4)
5- Brandon Savage (10)

Sweeney comes from deep to win at Volusia

The 358 series would take to Volusia tonight to start off the nights racing, and what a show it would be. In qualifying it was the usual name up top, Zack Passen, setting quick time. But a very notable name of Bobby Sweeney was off big time, and would qualify a disappointing 15th. Right off the get go in heat 1 Jared Molski would start pole and lead the rest of the way to win it easily, and Passen would get jumbled and fall all the way back to 7th and the C-Main. Heat 2 would see Eric Tupper battle with Robert Schaeffer before he would finally grab the heat win. Daryl Barrett would dominate heat 3 for the easy win. And Ryan Dolbear would hold off a surprisingly fast Charlie Ryan for the win in heat 4. Passen would ride the lightning in the C-Main, leading 13 of 15 laps to advance to the B. Which he would drive from 7th to best Chris Cable. The feature was where the fun stuff was. For the entirety of the 30 laps, cars were 2 and 3 wide all through the field. With two lanes running, it was a mad house for track position and passes. Jared Molski would start pole and lead the first handful of laps, before Eric Tupper would take over. But the shocker of the night was Bobby Sweeney and Brett Rowles just absolutely driving by folks down low. Both cars started deep (11th and 13th) but as the laps kept ticking they kept passing. Eventually on lap 16 Sweeney would get by Tupper for the lead, and Rowles would do his best to reel him in but Sweeney found the sweet spot. Aaron Daeffler and Josh Kotten were moving up the field too from some deep spots in the pack but it was still all Sweeney the last 14 laps. He’d hold on for the win!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Bobby Sweeney (11)
2- Brett Rowles (13)
3- Eric Tupper (2)
4- Zack Passen (17)
5- Charlie Ryan (8)

Perrego Prevails in Birthday Bash

The Big Block Super Dirt Series followed the 358s onto the track tonight at Eldora for the longest race on the schedule this season. Immediately Zack Passen would make a statement and set fast time ahead of Josh Kotten and Bobby Sweeney. He’d have some work to do as the night went on though. Trevor Williams would dog him in the heat, leading 4 of the 10 laps before finally ceding to Passen. Heat 2 would see Brandon McDonald get a good jump but being quickly dispatched by AJ Albreada. He in turn would fall to Anthony Perrego, whod run away for the heat 2 win. Bobby Sweeney and Brad Dyer would throw slider after slider on each other in heat 3, before Dyer would finally fall back and Sweeney would pull it off. Heat 4 saw Matt Yorker destroy the field for an easy win. Brennan Weeks would win the C-Main and Ron Pyles would pull off the B, leading us all to the feature. Zack Passen would start pole with big block standout Anthony Perrego right along side. He’d get out to lead lap one but Perrego would throw a haymaker slider and defend the cross-over to take the lead. From that point on, Perrego was out for blood. Passen, Sweeney and Yorker would try their best but no matter what Perrego had them covered. Pyles and Perry were catching up to the pack, witih Albreada and Daeffler holding suit fighting for a top 5. It was just all about Perrego. The chrome 44 Superior Remodeling Bicknell was just too strong. He’d lead a dominating 74 laps to win the Birthday Bash at Eldora!

The rest of the top 5-
1- Anthony Perrego (2)
2- Zack Passen (1)
3- Bobby Sweeney (3)
4- Matt Yorker (4)
5- Aaron Daeffler (8)

Heat winners were Zack Passen, Anthony Perrego, Bobby Sweeney, and Matt Yorker.

C-Main was won by Brennan Weeks. B-Main by Ronald Pyles.