Koz & Hannagan Streak At Limaland
LIMA, Ohio — “When things are going your way you don’t argue with it,” said Randy Hannagan, who Friday night’s sprint car feature at Limaland Motorsports Park.
The same words could just as easily apply to Keysor Memorial winner Jeff Koz with the Budweiser Thunderstock 15-lap feature. Both drivers continued a rare streak of dominance that extends back to May 18 at the quarter-mile dirt track.
Koz benefitted from an inside row two starting position that saw him lead the opening lap and essentially cruise through a caution-free affair. Battling with lapped traffic by lap number nine, Koz also had to hold off point leader Shawn Valenti and defending track champion Tony Anderson to secure the victory.
“I was kind of hoping for a caution as we got into lapped traffic,” said Koz. “I knew if we kept our nose clean we would be OK. The track was awesome again tonight and this is special to win this Memorial race. I thank the Keysor family for putting it on.” Hannagan continued his amazing winning streak benefitting with the pole starting position. He led the field flag-to-flag with a masterful performance in navigating slower traffic beginning at lap number seven.
Hannagan held to the high groove of the racing surface and occasionally sliced his way from top to bottom. Kyle Sauder spent the event chasing Hannagan from his favored high racing line. While Sauder closed the margin through the 25 laps, he never came into serious contact with the leader and eventual winner Hannagan. “When you are leading, you aren’t sure where to go without not being sure where they (Kyle Sauder) are coming behind you,” stated the victorious Hannagan.
One week removed from the impressive winning performance of Ken Schrader in the K&N Modifieds feature, veteran Terry Hull, last week’s runner-up to Schrader, was not to be denied. After starting from the pole position, he led for the full 20 laps, going flag-to-flag, capturing his second win of the season and 34th all-time at the western Allen County Ohio speed plant.
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