Bearing that in mind, that has helped make ISW all the more special. Only a sanctioning body like USAC could bring all those cars and drivers together for an event. Without their sanction, all they would have to do is schedule a handful of national events outside the state during the same time as a non-sanctioned sprint week and the car count would drop off dramatically.
So, this was really just my long-winded answer to what seemed a credible question. But all ISW fans need to take the time to stop Kent Evans when he is in town Aug. 22-24 for the Sprint Car Smackdown and shake his hand and thank him for helping grow the sport he loved dearly.
MIAMI CO. SPEEDWAY
Amboy’s Laine Hite held off a stellar field of non-wing mini-sprints to highlight the racing action Saturday at the Miami County Speedway.
In addition to the feature win, Hite scored a heat win as well before taking the checkered in the A-main. Trailing him to the line was Brandon Rose, former USAC Honda National Midget Series champion Russ Gamester, Jordan Lambert and Aaron Davis. Former Kokomo Speedway sprint car Rookie of the Year Ron Dennis was 11th, Bradley Jameson 12th and K.C. Hughes 13th. Kokomo’s Mark Monroe, who scored a pair of feature wins a week ago, was 17th while Bob Bourff of Sharpsville was 19th and Kokomo’s Shelby Larson 20th.
Gamester bounced back in the Senior Class, taking the win over Kris Knox, Bourff, Rob Parrish and Clarence Hoch. In the Wing Class feature event, Brian Busz was victorious over Monroe. Sam Kimmel, Barbie Kimmel and Jesse Holt rounded out the top five.
Devan Myers turned in a stellar night in the Restrictor Class, first capturing a heat race win then following it up a little later in the evening in the feature. Thaddeus Black was second, Jadon Rogers third, Dalton Walker fourth and Justin Harper fifth. Area drivers Krissy Durr (sixth), Kayeleb Bolton (eighth), Deaven Bolton (ninth) and Garrett Jameson (11th) all were in the feature as well.