Hammer Wins First 600 Feature
Everson, WA – Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, Deming Speedway put on a full and fun night of action with Pepsi sponsoring the event. Kaitlyn Hammer’s first 600 win highlighted the night, and she was joined in victory lane by Steven Hendrickson, Matt Loving, Jeremy Holz and Jayden Whitney.
It was a barnburner of a main event in the Speedmart Hoosier 600 Open division. For 18 laps, Kaitlyn Hammer held Tanner Holm and Chance Crum at bay, as the group went weaving amongst slower traffic. On the 19th lap, Crum ended up on his lid in turn two, giving Hammer clean air for a green white checkered restart. With no slower traffic ahead of her, Hammer hit her marks perfectly and went on to win her first main event in the open division. Holm would take second and Jared Peterson was third. Heat winners were Spud Allen, Holm and Crum.
Steven Hendrickson had an easy go of it in the Shots 2 Go Espresso 1200 division. Hendrickson led all twenty laps of the main event to collect his third victory of the year. Jared Gunderson made a strong run to second with Clennon Holloway taking the third spot. Zach Keefe and Holloway won the heats.
Impending weather shortened the Northwest Focus Midget Series main event to 20 laps, and when the dust settled, Matt Loving took his first series win, leading all 20 laps with his right rer planted firmly on the cushion. Shane Smith fell just short of a clean sweep, taking second after winning his heat and setting quick time. Hannah Lindquist ran third after a spirited battle with heat two winner Nick Evans.
For the second straight week, Jeremy Holz was the class of the field in the Mytrafficman.NET 600 restricted division. Holz led all twenty five laps of the main. Jordi Meese ran a strong second with Dakota Drake taking third. Parker Hadlock, Audrey Balmert, Levi Klatt and Jesson Jacobson were the heat winners.
Jayden Whitney survived a late race scare for his second win of the season in the Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints. Brooklyn Constance was hot on his heels all race long and with slower traffic looming, made a number of bids for the lead, Whitney managed to close the door each time, including off turn four on the final lap to take the win. Peyton Drake took second from Constance in that same corner, relegating Brooklyn to third, Heat winners were Keira Zylstra, Axel Oudman and Levi Hillier.