5.5.18 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Results - Dirt Racing Report

5.5.18 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Results

Alger, WA – A sun drenched crowd enjoyed a spectacular night of racing at Skagit Speedway where Jason Solwold took his second Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series win of the season.
Starting on the outside of the front row, Solwold took the early advantage in the a feature with Greg Hamilton trailing him closely. Solwold, a master in getting through slower traffic, put all of his skills to use in navigating the back of the field, but the young Hamilton matched him stride for stride as the pair blasted through lapped cars.
Hamilton nearly took the lead around lap 8 but Solwold fended him off on the bottom side of turn number one, but Hamilton was not done with his bids for the lead. Biding his time, Hamilton tried again on lap 21 down the front straightaway before disaster struck as the pair made contact, resulting in the first yellow of the race for Greg who ended up facing the wrong way. On the ensuing restart, Solwold saw another strong challenge materialize in the form of Garen Lnder, who tried a big slide job in turn two that Jason turned away.
A quick yellow gave Linder another shot at a restart, and a second slide attempt that ended short as Solwold found moisture high. As the checkered flag flew, it was Solwold scoring the win, his second in Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series action on the year, with Linder taking a career best finish at Skagit in second and Jared Peterson advancing five spots to take third. Solwold was the fastest qualifier. Heat winners were Colton Heath, who earned the hard charger award in the main with six spots gained, Eric Fisher and Devon Borden.
Summer Thunder Sprintcar Series
Fast Time – Jason Solwold 11.498
Heat 1 – Colton Heath, Jason Solwold, Chance Crum, Trevor Cook, Michael Bollinger, Luke Didiuk
Heat 2 – Eric Fisher, Jared Peterson, Lance Sargent, Chase Goetz, Cale Brooke, Chris Ochs
Heat 3 – Devon Borden, Garen Linder, Greg Hamilton, Cam Smith, Matt Jensen, Garrett McClees
Main – Jason Solwold, Linder, Peterson, Heath, Goetz, Fisher, Smith, Crum, Sargent, Cook, Jensen, Didiuk, Ashe, Brooke, Ochs, McClees, Borden, Hamilton
Lap Leaders – Solwold 1-30
Triple X Hard Charger – Colton Heath +6