(MECHANICSBURG, PA) A week ago, dirt slingers of the American Sim Racing Series invaded the wide open spaces of the Knoxville Raceway. Week 3 would see the Series come to the tight quarters of the Williams Grove Speedway located in aptly named Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania. Tight corners and high powered racecars make for a spectacle and fans were treated to a one-of-a-kind show tonight. The night included domination, heartbreak, and even a mid-race 360.
Race one saw the UMP Modifieds take to the track. Dirt specialist David Kilanowski Jr. won the pole for the event followed by Jared Mogard, Kris Titus, John Kennedy and Jim Foose. Kilanowski, who looked very fast in practice, would not get to lead a lap from the pole as Jared Mogard passed him on lap 1.
Mogard, who had just won the ASRS Premier Cup Series race at Dover the day before, showed his ability to drive anything with wheels when we went on to lead every lap on route to his UMP victory. Brad Cross, Kris Titus, David Kilanowski Jr and Steve Ritter rounded out the top 5.
Race two will go down in ASRS lore as one of the most action packed events in league history. David Kilanowski would once again grace the front row as the driver of the #106 was able to celebrate sweeping the night’s qualifying sessions. Jason Stewart, Brad Cross, Brandon Boyd and Jay Graves Jr would fill the top 5 of the lineup for the Winged 410 Sprint Car race.
Kilanowski would not relinquish the lead on the first lap in this one. In fact, the #106 would pace all but two laps from the pole. Then heartbreak! The laps he did not lead turned out to be the most important ones. Coming to take the white flag, Kilanowski would brush the wall.
The contact would launch his car into a barrel roll with his car coming to rest on the bottom of the race track. Race officials deemed the racing surface was clear enough to finish the event and Brandon Boyd, who had been stalking Kilanowski, would go on to win the event in thrilling fashion. John Kennedy finished second with Kris Titus finishing third. The most interesting top 5 finisher in this one would be the #00 of Mogard.
After winning the UMP race earlier, the driver would spin out at about the halfway point. This was no ordinary spin, Mogard pulled a complete 360 and continued racing, only relinquishing about 5 positions! Jason Stewart would finish 5th in a much more calm fashion. The ASRS Home Tracks Series will head out to Eldora next week for another double header. After this one, drivers and fans sure are excited!