It only took a few laps for Windom to wave his magic wand, early apexing the third corner to secure second in his trusty DRC/Claxton combo. Leary (family 30) made a Meseraull connection in corner three and shot to second, bringing eighth-starting Kevin Thomas, Jr. Heavy into lapped traffic, the lead trio remained bumper to bumper, but Kenny Baldwin’s chauffeur proved that he is indeed human when he scaled the turn four cushion while lapping a pair.Working lap ten, Chris’s third turn diamond instantly translated to front stretch momentum, motoring through the middle of one and two to overtake T-Mez for top billing. Thus leaving the door wide open for his two pursuers, Kevin quickly seized command before Mooresville, Indiana’s Ben Knight looped his number 16 in the second corner.Just six laps remained when green lights reappeared, and KTJ was up to task by putting distance between himself, Leary, and Windom.The leaders had already slipped beneath the white flag when seventh-running Meseraull spun in the fourth corner, resulting in a rare one-lap shootout.However, Kevin’s luck would soon run out after clipping the curb at the exit of turn two.Flipping and landing his Mean Green DRC on all four wheels, despite his ability to restart he was saddled with an unsavory 16th, losing his point lead to eventual winner Tyler Courtney who tallied his fifth USAC sprint car feature win of 2018. Once in second, he could occasionally cut into Kevin’s lead, but we’ll never know if he would have gotten close enough to take a swipe.Tim is one busy man these days, as in addition to heading up midget and sprint assaults, he still holds down a full-time gig outside of racing.
Beginning with an unusual Tuesday treat of Kokomo Speedway sprint cars and fireworks, Chris Windom was the odds-on favorite to take home the trophy, having scored in four of the five 2018 meetings prior to this affair.In case you are wondering, Chris’s lone blemish came on May 6 when he finished fourth to Kevin Thomas, Jr., who collected the King of Kokomo crown.On this Fourth of July eve, Windom qualified for the front row of his heat, finished second to C. Leary, and redrew the fourth starting spot for the 25-lap main event, looking like he could easily make it five for six. Wolfgang so aptly reminded, hero to zero can happen in a heartbeat.While most exited after the PM sprint car completion I made a rare decision to stay for not only a lengthy pyrotechnics display, but also a modified and hornet feature.Offering an edge-of-your-seat, cushion-crushing slide-fest involving Zeke Mc Kenzie and eventual winner Dylan Woodling, I hate to admit it, but the race for first in the mods was actually more entertaining than the sprint cars! I might be an old soul at this stage of my existence, but certain things like trains make the little kid come out.