by Jacob Hord, @HordRaceWatcher
It’s safe to say that the Ohio Racing Season is in full swing, with a full slate of racing from this past weekend. Here are some things you may have missed:
- Cole Macedo and Ray Brooks Racing are proving that they are going to be tough to beat this season. Macedo passed Jordan Ryan on the last corner to score the win at Attica Friday night, and put on a show Saturday at Fremont, falling just short of Greg Wilson. Still, a 1-2 weekend with the AFCS Series is a great way to kick off the local season.
- To no one’s surprise, Cole Duncan won at Atomic Speedway Saturday night with the OVSCA. He did have to work for it, though. Duncan started ninth, and got around Hall of Famer Danny Smith in turns one and two on the last lap to snag the win.
- Cody Bova picked up his first career 410 win Saturday night at Wayne County Speedway. He nabbed Chris Myers by a second for the win. Brandon Spithaler rounded out the podium.
- You have to feel for Jordan Ryan. He was leading the feature at Attica, looking for his first Attica 410 win, when he started running out of fuel late. He tried to make his car wide, but couldn’t quite hold off Cole Macedo. Overheating issues ended Ryan’s race early Saturday at Wayne County.
- Jamie Miller had himself a weekend in the 305’s at Attica and Fremont. He ended up sweeping the weekend, and has now won all three 305 features ran between Attica and Fremont this year. He’s certainly put the 305 field on notice early this season. He now also owns the Fremont Speedway track record in the truck division.
- Dylan Westbrook scored the NRA Sprint Invader 360 win at Attica Friday night. It was a rare appearance for the 360’s at Attica, and they showed up in droves, thanks in part to a GLSS rainout at I-96. Nate Dussel finished a close second place.
- There were over 100 sprint cars in the pits Friday at Attica, with the pits being packed to the gills. Haulers were backed up to State Route 4 in Attica.
- Both Attica and Fremont had late nights this weekend. That’s a rare occurrence at Attica, and there were some things out of their control. Once both shows got going, they ran at an efficient pace. It still made for two very late nights.
- Harli White had lots of early speed at Fremont, challenging Greg Wilson for the lead. White ended up falling victim to turns one and two twice, ending her race prematurely.
- There’s a rumor that a recently-retired driver may be behind the wheel of a sprint car this upcoming weekend. We’ll have to wait and see if the rumor is true.