Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Payne, Shrout Take INEX Wins at the Indianapolis Speedrome Saturday Night
INDIANAPOLIS -- Saturday April 21st was a huge night of motorsports at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome. Eight classes in all challenged the fifth-mile including two from the INEX Sanctioning Body. The INEX Legends had their penultimate point program in the Carmel Sod Spring Fling series while the Performance Racing Products Thunder Roadsters had their second ever Speedrome event. To become a part of either of these divisions, you can contact the official authorized INEX dealer Performance Racing Products at 888-917-4777.
The INEX Legends are taking a forward peek towards championship night on Friday April 27th. But before that finale, there was a full slate of races this evening. Former track titlist Tony Holden topped the heat race results over Marty Griffin and Tyler Payne. The feature launched with reigning INEX Speedrome Bandolero king Chris Hacker leading the way. Griffin soon slipped past in an effort for victory and to cut the small gap to point leader Mike Hacker. The race came down to red on lap 3 when Marc Anderson's #33 came to a turn two stop. The battle resumed with Payne now pressuring Marty. Tyler got the job done nearing midway sending Griffin back to third with Tony now second and Mike a close fourth. The 2-time home track Junior Faskart champion Payne went on to win for the 2nd time in 3 starts in 2012. Holden slipped high late giving Marty the runner-up finish followed by Hacker.
The Performance Racing Products Thunder Roadsters rumbled onto the one-fifth mile first in preliminary action. The 8-lap dash saw Marty Griffin fly to the win after a great jump from his outside front row starting spot. Nathan Shrout and Larry Broyles rounded out the heat race podium. The main event went green with Shrout guiding the field with Marty right there for two-thirds of the event. Griffin then had to deal with a challenge from Broyles. That pair made contact coming to get the white flag tangling in a turn four heap and a red flag. The remaining green-white-checkered saw Tony Holden try to steal the win but could not. Shrout made the happy trip to victory lane in only his second ever start at the Speedrome.
Current Speedrome INEX Legend Standings Top Five
1 Mike Hacker 540
2 Marty Griffin 537
3 Tony Holden 495
4 Chris Hacker 453
5 Aaron Holden 382
Current Speedrome Performance Racing Products INEX Thunder Roadsters Standings Top Five
1 Tony Holden 197
2 Nathan Shrout 190
3 Marty Griffin 188
4 Larry Broyles 184
5 Doug Dugger 97
Next on the Speedrome calendar
Friday April 27, 2012 - Carmel Sod Spring Fling INEX Legend Championship plus
Stocks, Late Models, Roadrunners, Hornets, Hornet Figure 8, and INEX Thunder Roadsters
Saturday April 28, 2012 - Carmel Sod Spring Fling Roadrunner, Hornet, and Hornet 8 Championship plus
Stocks, Late Models, and an exhibition display by evening Grand Marshal?s SCCA
The first event starts at 7pm both nights
The Bryant Heating and Cooling Indianapolis Speedrome is located at 802 South Kitley Avenue in Indianapolis, Indiana 46219 and proudly in the community and the historical district of Irvington. To view more, log on to our web site www.speedrome.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The track hotline is (317) 353-8206 or you can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.