From Tyler Altmeyer / allstarsprint.com
HARTFORD, Ohio (June 14, 2022) - Norman, Oklahoma’s Christopher Bell was the man to beat in Tuesday night’s Cometic Gasket Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by Hercules Tires visit to Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, eventually leading all 30 circuits of round five to pick up his first Tezos All Star Circuit of Champions presented by Mobil 1 main event victory of the season, nailing down a $6,000 payday in the process. Certainly no stranger to victory lane at Sharon Speedway, the win bumps his career All Star total to three at the northeast Ohio speed plant, simultaneously raising his career total to seven since attaining his first at Kokomo Speedway in 2016.
Although ultimately unbeatable from the pole position, Bell’s path to All Star victory lane did not come without distractions, forced to withstand multiple waves of traffic, as well as late race pressure from Buch Motorsports’ Justin Peck, who did his best to dive beneath the Swindell Speedlab/CircleBDiecast.com/No. 39 sprint car in the final corner. Despite his last-ditch effort, Peck would cross under the final checkers in the runner-up spot, followed by local hotshot and third-generation ace, Sye Lynch, Fremont speedway winner, Zeb Wise, and Buddy Kofoid.
"Kevin (Swindell) had this dialed in," stated Bell after his Sharon win. "I knew we had been getting better and better each race. I felt really good yesterday and equally as good today. I can't thank Kevin and Jordan enough for the opportunity to drive their race car. They work really hard at this. Tonight the track was completely different than the last two wins (here)- it was treacherous. The cushion got really tall along the fence in (turns) one and two and (turns) three and four. I tried to be smart, run my race, and run consistent laps."
The recently invaded Atomic Speedway in Chillicothe, topped by Lockbourne’s Cole Duncan, will host a $6,000-to-win Ohio Sprint Speedweek stop on Wednesday, June 15, followed by $6,000 programs at Waynesfield Raceway Park on Thursday, June 16, and Limaland Motorsports Park on Friday, June 17. The All Star Circuit of Champions will conclude the 40th edition of Ohio Sprint Speedweek with Portsmouth Raceway Park’s highly sought after Dean Knittel Memorial on Saturday, June 18.
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Tezos A Feature (30 Laps):
1. 39-Christopher Bell; 2. 13-Justin Peck; 3. 42-Sye Lynch; 4. 10-Zeb Wise; 5. 11K-Michael Kofoid; 6. 55-Hunter Schuerenberg; 7. 4-Cap Henry; 8. 26-Cory Eliason; 9. 49X-Ian Madsen; 10. 91-Kyle Reinhardt; 11. 55X-Alex Bowman; 12. 7BC-Tyler Courtney; 13. 19-Chris Windom; 14. 70-Henry Malcuit; 15. 99-Skylar Gee; 16. 17-Carson Short; 17. (DNF) 48-Danny Dietrich; 18. (DNF) 11-Parker Price Miller; 19. (DNF) 10B-Dave Blaney; 20. (DNF) 17B-Bill Balog; 21. (DNF) 18-Cole Macedo; 22. (DNF) 101-Lachlan McHugh; 23. (DNF) 23-Tim Shaffer; 24. (DNF) 70S-Sammy Swindell
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