That’s a fact, Jack

May 24, 2013 3 Comments

JACKimagesHere’s what to look for Sunday night at the Bullring. Remember, the late models are idle, but the Midwest Open Wheel Association (MOWA) 410 sprints will be in action:

Modifieds
Pick to click: Dave Wietholder wins his first feature of the season and takes over the points lead.
Best bet for a comeback: James Leffew, who finished ninth in points in 2012, has not yet been able to crack the top 10 feature finishers in his first two appearances of 2013.
That’s a fact, Jack: Only eight different drivers have managed a top-five feature finish the first five weeks of the season. Steven DeLonjay, Michael Long, Dave Wietholder, Shawn Deering and Robbie Reed have combined for 20 of the 25 top-five showings.

Sport mods
Pick to click: Tony Dunker. Maybe he should race backward around the track — like they did on occasion in those old two-man cruiser main events — to give the rest of the field a chance.
Best bet for a comeback: Joe Bliven, who had not finished lower than third in a feature until last Sunday’s ninth-place run.
That’s a fact, Jack: Last week’s feature was the quickest of the season at 19 minutes, 37 seconds. It was the first sub-20 minute main event of the year. The sport mods lead all five weekly series in total cautions.

Stock cars
Pick to click: Steve Carlin returns to victory lane for the first time since 2011.
Best bet for a comeback:  Beau Taylor, who ran a rather pedestrian sixth in the feature last Sunday after two straight top-three finishes.
That’s a fact, Jack: Jake Powers is not only the lone rookie leading any of the points races, he’s one of just two with a current top-five position. Bucky Gallaher is a rookie in the sport mods and currently tied for fourth. (I’m not including Pat Dunker as a rookie in the sport compacts, but if you wish to you have my blessing.)

Sport compacts
Pick to click: Points leader Kim “Don’t Call me Kardashian” Abbott wins her first feature of the season.
Best bet for a comeback: Craig Bangert, whose early exit last week cost him the series points lead.
That’s a fact, Jack: Kim Abbott is the only driver in the class to have run every feature lap this season.

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  1. rick sager says:

    THATS ABOUT THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL TONY DUNKER IF HE RACE BACKWARDS THEN IT WOULD BE CLOSE.I DONT KNOW WHO SAID THERE WAS A PIONTS RACE IN THE SPORTS MOD BUT THAT CLASS IS OVER UNLESS DUNKER DONT SHOW UP FOR A WEEK

  2. bullringfan says:

    Well,let’s see if the weekend isn’t a washout…Long is going to be at tri-city Sunday night(if it rains here,hope they cancel early enough so folks can get on the road to tri-city) and Delonjay isn’t going to be there. Kind of a no brainer the winner will have a 5 in the car number(05 or 5).

  3. Billy Tournear says:

    I wouldn’t count out the young Fireball come Sunday night. Even though he has had a slow start, things are turning around for the better! The youngster will be a threat before long!!!!

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