WAYNESFEILD, Ohio (4/23/16) – The 2016 season opener at Waynesfield Raceway Park in Waynesfield, Ohio was a playground for a fleet of rookie drivers looking to get their start in the dirt racing arena. Drivers, some as young as thirteen years of age, flocked to the small town of Waynesfield for a season opener filled with nothing short of excitement and fun.
The Satellite Connections Non Wing Sprint Cars was a mixed field of rookie and veterans trying to set themselves up early in the point standings. Mike Miller and Kyle Simon, two weekly competitors, led the field of 19 to the opener green flag. Mike “Magic Man” Miller led the field into turn one and led the opening lap. Kody Swason, who has raced all across the country with USAC, began to make a run on Miller for the lead. The move was successful as Sawson came away with the lead pushing Miller back to second. Kyle Simon turned on the jets as he began to make it a three-way battle for the top spot. The battle would be cutoff for a series of caution flags involving cars in turns three and four. On the final restart, Swason got a great jump and pulled away from the field. Sawson, who never looked back, picked up the victory. Copper Clouse, who came up through the field late in the race, came home second. Mike Miller finished in third. Chad Wilson and Dustin Ingle picked up the heat race victories.
Waynesfield Raceway Park
Saturday April 23, 2016