Rain didn’t dampen Wednesday’s races


By Alberta Stojkovic - The Sentinel



Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Watching the truck and school bus races Wednesday at the Morrow County Fair.


Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel The announcer’s stand was a good place to watch and get in out of the rain.


Four inches of mud slowed down the first Small Truck race to a crawl Wednesday evening.

But Tim Weiler brought out the front loader and smoothed out the track to allow a fast race for the Figure 8 and School Bus races.

The grandstand filled after a shower and the crowd enjoyed the spectacle of wheels falling off in the mud, a couple burning engines and the roar of the big trucks.

Lonnie Edgell’s dad, Warren said, “It’s the most trucks I’ve seen at a race in a long time.”

He said they’ve been to several races in Knox and other counties around.

First place and $300 went to Kory Seckel in Small truck, second went to Hayden Townsend, along with $200 and Billy Colflesh placed third and got $100. Others in small truck were: Austin Edgell, Jared Bishop, Anthony Westbrooke, Robert Dixon, Justin Dixon and Wayne Adkins.

Full size trucks first place went to Greg Canter, second to Brad Dasher, third to Mike McKinney and fourth to Jon Townsend. The purses for the big trucks start at $400 through $100 for fourth place. Other full size drivers are: Aaron Hobart and Lonnie Scott.

Figure 8 drivers are Tim Hoffman, David O’Bryan, Rob Snyder, Mike Hayes and Luke Miller. The Figure 8 drivers split their purse evenly between the drivers.

School Bus drivers also split their $5400 winnings equally. Ron Schlagel got first place, Geoff Trainer came in second, Anthony Shaffer was third and Greg Canter fourth.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Watching the truck and school bus races Wednesday at the Morrow County Fair.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/09/web1_DSCN0069.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel Watching the truck and school bus races Wednesday at the Morrow County Fair.

Alberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel The announcer’s stand was a good place to watch and get in out of the rain.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2016/09/web1_DSCN0018.jpgAlberta Stojkovic | The Sentinel The announcer’s stand was a good place to watch and get in out of the rain.

By Alberta Stojkovic

The Sentinel

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