LIMA — Justin Long bagged his first career feature win in the Bud Thunderstocks, Travis Philo collected his first ever K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader A Main, and Tony Anderson won the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds A Main during Friday’s UNOH 19th annual Limaland Season Championship Night.
Starting off the night were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in the McDonald’s Dash for Cash. Ronnie Blair, took off and hid in the five-lap dash, winning over Jarrod DeLong and Kevin Roberts Jr.
Kicking off feature action were the Bud Thunderstocks. Lima’s Justin Long avenged his string of bad luck in 2016 by grabbing his first-ever feature win over Chris Douglas after being stalked by Douglas the entire feature. Bill Reimund came home third, Anderson finished fourth and claimed the 2016 Bud Thunderstock Track Championship. Frank Paladino completed the top five.
Next up were the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invaders in their 25 lap A Main. Waterville ‘s Travis Philo charged to the early lead and ran away on the high side for his first career NRA feature win. Jared Horstman, who sealed up his second consecutive K&L Ready Mix NRA Points Championship, finished second. JR Stewart was third followed by Hud Horton and Matt Westfall.
Wrapping up the night were the K&N Filters UMP Modifieds in the 20 lap A Main. Anderson came into the feature with a six-point lead for the season championship over Todd Sherman, which meant Anderson had to finish at least three spots ahead in the feature to wrap up the 2016 title. Anderson would do better than that, winning his second K&N Filters UMP Modified feature over “Jedi” Jerry Bowersock. Scott Bowersock was third followed by Sherman and Dylan Woodling.
Limaland Motorsports Park will complete its season Friday night as Childers Media Group presents the 2016 Awards Celebration Night. Team Dillon is sponsoring special invitational events for all three classes, with NASCAR Young Gun Ty Dillon on hand to present the winners trophies. Also, Tim Hogan Carpet Outlet in Lima presents a special 15 lap race for the NRA Sprint Invader competitors who have competed in all the events in 2016. Awards will presented to the top 15 in points, with special awards distributed, as well. 92.1 The Frog presents the Bud Thunderstock King of the Quarter-Mile race, 93.1 The Fan presents the K&N Filters UMP Modified King of the Quarter-Mile race, and 104.9 The Eagle presents the K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprint Invader King of the Quarter-Mile race. Wrapping up the night will be the 2016 Pit Party Celebration presented by Ohio State Beauty Academy, where the pits will be open to all, and food and drink will be provided as the drivers and teams will be on hand to celebrate and hang out with fans. Special start time of 7:15 p.m. for racing. Check out all the details at limaland.com