By Linda Bloom
Toledo, OH (6/11) The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints headlined the 2010 “Fastest Short Track Show in the World” Friday night at Toledo Speedway, with Derek Snyder setting a new track record of 12.656 seconds around the ½ mile high-banked oval, for an average speed of 142.225 miles per hour.
There were 24 cars on hand, with the 3 heat wins going to Jimmy McCune ahead of Dave Baumgartner and Snyder; Bill Tyler over Hank Lower and Chad Goff; and Ryan Litt followed by Curt Shumaker and female driver Sondi Eden.
Snyder rolled a 6 for the feature inversion, and Chad Goff took off for the initial lead in the 30 lap contest. The red flag flew when David Price II hit the wall coming off turn 4 and flipped on his side. It was a scarey moment, as the leaders were all coming through the 3-4 turns, and just missed the disabled car. On the restart, Goff suffered mechanical ills and dropped out. At the end of 30 laps, Jason Blonde was the winner by a narrow margin over Litt, McCune, Eddie Kelley, Jeff Bloom, Jim Swain, Geoff Kaiser, Tyler, Eden and Kevin Feeney.
The AVBBSS would like to welcome Florida driver Joey Aguilar, who made his first start with us. Unfortunately, Joey suffered mechanical ills also, after running very competitively in hot laps.
Please join us for our 2-day 4th of July weekend, when we will appear at Dixie Speedway in Birch Run, MI on Friday, July 2nd and Owosso (MI) Speedway on Saturday, July 3rd.