September 2, 2014

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Area motorsports: Sandusky hosts Buckeye Sprints

The Second Annual “Buckeye Bandit” Super Sprint Classic wraps up tonight at Sandusky Speedway with a
40-lap, $1,000-to-win feature.
On Friday the Spectator Stocks ran a complete show and the Buckeye Super Sprints (BSS) ran a 20-lap Non-Winners Shootout. The Pure Stock and Spectator Stocks will be support divisions tonight.
Last year’s inaugural Buckeye Bandit BSS Classic saw Jeff Banyas top the field with a qualifying time of 15.73 seconds. Todd McQuillen was the winner of the Non-Winners Shootout. It took three tries to complete that event, with rain forcing the
40-lap BSS feature to be stopped with 13 laps in the books. The event was rescheduled for Sept. 2, only to be rained out again. When the race was finally completed on Sept. 9, Jeff Gibson was the winner.
The weather shouldn’t be a factor this year, and more than 30 sprint cars are expected.
The top 10 in the BSS point standings are : Frank Neill (457),  Jimmy Colvin (447), Tim Buchanan (435), Talon Stephens (419), Zach Gibson (415), Bryan Scott (405), Scott Hart (364), Dave Saxor (360), Todd Buchanan (341) and Todd McQuillen (341).
The pits open at 1 p.m. with hot laps and grandstand admission at 2, qualifying at 4:30 and racing at 6:30.
Admission is $10, $5 ages
6-12, free to age 5 and under and to those with a military ID. No coolers are allowed in the grandstands, and camping is free for the weekend. Sandusky Speedway is located at 614 W. Perkins Ave. Sandusky. Call (419) 625-4084.

Bring food

Tonight will be “Salvation Army Night” at Lorain County Speedway.
The Elyria Salvation Army is in desperate need of items, so fans are encouraged to bring in any non-perishable item or health and beauty aid. LCS will give those donating a ticket for door prizes. The prizes being offered are gas cards, T-shirts, hats and passes for the Halloween Festival of Speed Cavalcade. More Salvation Army Nights are planned for
Sept. 15-16 and Oct. 13-14.
The Street Stocks will be spotlighted tonight with a 30-lap, $300-to-win “Street Stock Shootout.”
The E-Mods, Sportsmen, Chargers and Parking Lot Drags will round out the card.
The top 10 in point standings in the Street Stock division are: Bill Penn (1,144), Mike Henderson (1,070), Joe March (1,047), Randy Page (902), Steve Harmon (798), Jeff Mundell (666), Matt Wilson (465), Bryant Smith (421), Clayton Karl (313) and Frank Flynn (269). Pits open at 2:30 p.m. with practice at 3:30, qualifying at 4:45 and racing at 7. Admission is $10, $5 ages 6-12, 5 and under free. Call 986-7223.

‘Shoe’ steps in

The “living legend” is returning for an encore.
Amherst’s Dave Shullick Sr., who last saw action in Randy Burch’s supermodified at last month’s
Hy-Miler at Sandusky, will be filling in for Burch for the remainder of the season.
Burch injured his wrist at Dixie Motor Speedway in Michigan on July 20, and the injuries are more serious than thought. If you happened to miss the Hy-Miler, be sure you have a ticket for the rescheduled Midwest Supermodified Association show next Saturday at Sandusky Speedway.

Two at the Summit

Summit Motorsports Park will have a doubleheader this weekend.
Tonight is McDonalds Kids Night and will feature the NHRA O’Reilly Auto Parts Jr. Drag Racing League Challenge. Every participant will receive a choice of either a commemorative hat or Frisbee. There will be a special trophy for all class winners.
The Super Pro, Pro, Sportsman, Super Bike and Stock classes will also be in action. Gates open at
9 a.m. followed by time trials at 9:30 and racing at 10:30. Admission is $12, $5 for ages
6-14.
Sunday will feature the Diamond Star Shootout (839-1900 for more info).
Coming up Aug. 24-26 will be the Inaugural Chevy High Performance Drags featuring more than 50 professionally judged car show classes, Pro Mods, swap meet, car corral, how-to seminars and more. Friday’s admission is $15 and on Saturday and Sunday, $20 and $15 daily or $40 for the weekend. Ages 6-12 will be admitted for $5 daily. Camping is $25, $50 for a motorhome w/electric. Gates open at 8 a.m. daily. Call (419) 668-5555.
Contact Bob Stascak at 329-7130 or ctsports@chroniclet.com.