Zimbardi Wins Patriot Sprint Tour At Stateline
BUSTI — Some of the best open-wheel racing in the area was on full display Saturday as Stateline Speedway hosted Open Wheel Mania at the Busti one-third-mile dirt oval.
The Patriot Sprints Tour visited the track for the first of two times this season and the BRP Big Block Modifieds and Thunder on Dirt Vintage Modified Series also made appearances. Three of Stateline’s weekly series were also in attendance as the Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods, Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro-Mods and Super Sportsmen series competed in non-points events.
Jared Zimbardi made the Open Wheel Mania event one to remember, cruising to victory in the Patriots Sprint Tour Event. Zimbardi got a solid jump from pole and never looked back, leading wire to wire to claim the win.
In other action, Erick Rudolph was victorious in the BRP Big Block Modifieds 35-lap, $2,500-to-win feature. Les Myers won the Modifieds Division of the Thunder on Dirt Vintage Racing Series feature while son Brian Myers was the winner in the Sportsmen Class. Dennis Lunger won for the seventh time in seven starts in the Pro-Mods series, Joel Watson was victorious for the second straight week in the Outlaw E-Mods feature and Jim Kibbe returned to victory lane in the Super Sportsmen class.
Fans in attendance were also treated to a five-lap exhibition race from four retired drivers who are among the best to ever race at Stateline Speedway. Dick Barton was able to jump out to an early lead and hold off Rod Maloy for the win in a race that also featured Lars Huling and Dale Clark.
The fireworks won’t be relegated to on-track next weekend as a fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday is planned for July 1 activities at the track. Also on the card is a 43-lap, $4,000-to-win Super Late Model special. The Shults Auto Group RUSH Crate Late Models, Sugar Grove Beverage Outlaw E-Mods, Wellington Log Homes Street Stocks and Bailey’s Towing and Recovery Super Challengers will also be in action. The Rusted Nutz RUSH Pro-Mods and Super Sportsmen are off next week, returning on Saturday, July 8.