Krzywosinski Wins Super Late Models 2015 Debut
By: Chris Fobbe - Springport Motor Speedway
Springport, Michigan (5/23) -- After two failed battles with Mother Nature, racing resumed for the second official night of racing of the 2015 campaign. 35 ABC Cars checked in at the Speedway, with the 25-lap A Division feature first up for the evening.
Sophomore driver Tim Sharpe Jr. lead the field down to Taz Weakley's green flag. Sharpe would lead the field for the opening pair of circuits before being overtaken by Randy . The B-division regular who had qualified himself into the higher feature was able to hang near the front for the duration of the event, however story of the race was Pat Dent and Tyler Hufford. Dent, a former resident of Lansing, Michigan who now calls Lakeland, Florida home was able to get out in front, and created a decent gap, until fast qualifier Hufford ran him down. Dent would use his years of experience to keep Hufford at arms length. It was all for naught as a caution would erase Dent's advantage. On lap 24 Hufford took the top spot and was able to claim his second straight feature win. Dent was second with , Joe Barnhart and Craig Stephens completing the top five.
Jordan Harvey was the star player of the 20-lap B-Division feature. Harvey started towards the back of the field and got tangled up in an incident that would see him forced to pull off of the track and get a tire changed. This would see Harvey restart at the very back of the field. While things looked bleak, Harvey systematically worked his way up through the field, finally overcoming leader Tim Rugg just past the halfway point, as he went on to claim the feature win. Defending B-Division Champion Bryan Noble was second Rugg, Rick Pickworth and Martin French completing the top five.
Brandon Biddinger showed that karma does exist in the 15-lap C-Division main event. On the initial start BIddinger made contact with Tony Noble, spinning out the Battle Creek, Michigan driver. Biddinger would take responsibility for the incident, and would be forced to restart at the very tail of the field. His sportsmanship paid off, as he drove his way back up through the field and would claim the feature win. Dustin Howe was second with Tony Noble, Jerry Schroll and George Speer closed out the top five.
Tyler Hufford was fastest in qualifying with a 16.080 (83.96 mph). Tony Noble, Ronnie Beebe, Tim Rugg, Mike Havens and Pat Dent were heat race winners for the ABC's.
Last season Dan Krzywosinski was forced to sit out the opening two races of the season for the Outlaw Super Late Models, as he finished up a new Senneker Performance car that he was to race. When he debuted in the third race he was dominant and won four straight feature wins, but would miss out on a Championship. Despite the best efforts of Justin Claucherty, Krzywosinski began 2015 taking the win, and putting himself in position to make a charge on the championship. Claucherty was second with rookie Aaron Taylor, Bob Bauer and Don Burkhart finishing out the top five. John Kulikowski and Krzywosinski were heat race winners, while Claucherty was fastest qualifier with a 15.233 (88.62 mph).
The final feature of the night was the season debut for the Sport Stocks. A manic field of furious four-cylinder cars would start off the race going three, and sometimes four, wide around the 3/8s (.375) mile oval. Greg Pinard would be the winner despite the best efforts of Todd Metz. Cameron Garza, Dutch Taylor and Josh Finner were the remainder of the top five. Shawn Hornus and Pinard were heat race winners. Metz was fastest in qualifying with a 19.357 (69.74 mph).
The 2015 campaign marches forward with the debut of the Drive Train Specialists Modifieds. Also on the card will be the second appearance of the GLOW vintage modifieds. The ABC Stock Cars and Sport Stocks also will be on hand. Adults are just $9.99 and anyone 21 and under is absolutely free! Gates open at and racing is at . For more information visit us online at www.springportmotorspeedway.com.