By Jacob Hord
Tonight: The FAST and BOSS series take to the high banks of Atomic Speedway this Saturday for the penultimate race in both series. After September 29th’s rainout at Kokomo, Cole Duncan still holds a 53-point lead over Lee Jacobs. Atomic is Duncan’s home track, where he leads the points and has multiple victories at in 2019. Jacobs will have a tough task ahead if he wants to gain any ground before the finale at Waynesfield. For the BOSS Series, Matt Westfall has a very comfortable 274-point lead over Cody Gardner.
October 12th: The FAST and BOSS series conclude their season with the Bob Hampshire Classic at the driver and fan favorite Waynesfield Raceway Park. The tight bullring always delivers on action, and the Jack Hewitt Classic in July did not disappoint, with TJ Michael and Cody Gardner both picking up their first career wins.
October 18th and 26th: Atomic Speedway rounds out the 410 season in Ohio with a Friday night and a Saturday night show in late October. In addition to leading the FAST points, Cole Duncan also leads the Atomic Speedway points by 33 markers over Danny Smith. Both drivers are capable of winning another championship, but it will be hard to beat Duncan, who has had another great year at Atomic. Look for some diehard teams and fans to come to these shows to get one more race in.
Other Happenings: The rescheduled Fall Wing Fling at Plymouth Speedway in Indiana will take place on October 5th. It is a 410 vs. 360 show, where the 410’s follow SOD’s rules and the 360’s will adhere to the ASCS rules to tighten up the competition.
The Fall Classic at Big B Speedway may be a go-kart race, but don’t be surprised to see 410 regulars like Tyler Gunn and Dan McCarron try and take home the victory in an event that usually draws over 50 karts. This race takes place on November 3rd.
The Rumble in Ft. Wayne is another good chance to see local drivers like John Ivy, Justin Peck, Cap Henry, and even some big names like Tony Stewart and Rico Abreu, take to the concrete floor and race midgets and winged and non-winged 600cc sprints. This rounds out the year on December 27th and 28th.