“It’s great to get back into the winner’s circle tonight as last week I messed up in lapped traffic,” said Hannagan after his third win of the season and 12th of his Limaland career. “It’s really something for Dennis to finish right behind me and shows how good the equipment we have and what this Yoakam motorsports team is all about.”
Hannagan was also sentimental with the moment following his conquest.
“This one is for my friend Jason Leffler (recently died in a racing accident) and of course Travis Miller. These were two guys that were friends and competitors to many of us.”
A pair of track champions from 2012 proved too much for the rest of the fields in both the Modifieds and Stock cars on this evening as Todd Sherman and Shawn Valenti looked invincible with their performances.
Sherman came from the outside of the fourth row to navigate through a rash of caution periods to record his win in the 20-lap K&N Modified feature. For him, the challenge was holding off UNOH Racer Kody Weisner.
“The car was good even though I got the lead on the bottom, my spotter had to talk me into moving up a little bit but I didn’t really want to because Kody was really fast behind me,” said Sherman, who posted the 34th Limaland win of his career, tying Terry Hull atop the all-time list. “It’s cool to tie Terry, but I’d rather have him here. I do have his crew chief helping me and he (Hull, out with medical issues) is planning on coming back maybe towards the end of July. I look forward to having some battles with him.”
Shawn Valenti benefited with the pole starting position as the green flag was unfurled on the Budweiser Thunderstocks 15-lap feature. Although he (Valenti) never surrendered the lead, Jeff Koz, who was riding a two race winning streak, stuck to Valenti’s rear bumper and made him work for the victory.
“This is a tough group of stock cars out here and Jeff breathing down my neck made it interesting,” said Valenti following his third win of the season and 15th of his career “The race track was a little different from what it has been in the past few weeks as the cushion was clear up by the wall. I had to find a bit different way around.”