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By Tommy Goudge (June 28, 2016) Six Nations, Ontario – Hill’s Racing drivers visited victory lanes in several locations last weekend, and will look for more wins this week.
Dain Naida won with the Patriot Sprint Tour at Stateline Speedway on Saturday, while Shone Evans won the Crate Sprint Car feature at Humberstone Speedway on Sunday, and Christopher Bell will be back in a Hill’s Sprint Car this week after a NASCAR Truck Series win at Gateway Motorsports Park.
Alex Hill will be back on the road this weekend with her #77x Sprint Car team after spending a couple of weekends racing closer to her southern Ontario home. The 16 year old spent last weekend studying for final exams, but still managed to fit some racing in.
Friday found Alex back at her home track at Ohsweken Speedway, where she drove from 6th to 4th in her heat race. A very dry, slick track greeted the drivers for the 20 lap A-Feature. Alex started 10th, but lost several positions on the start and spent the rest of the race playing catch-up. She eventually finished 17th.
“I blew it over the top again,” Alex lamented. “It’s hard to get around the top with no cushion…just gonna have to keep trying it up there.”
Alex was 5th in her heat race at Stateline Speedway with the Patriot Sprint Tour on Saturday, and took a 16th place finish in the A-Feature on another slick track.
Christopher Bell will drive in three events this week for the Hill’s Racing Team, beginning Wednesday with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car series at the famed Rockford Speedway in Illinois. Dirt has been trucked in to cover the paved surface of the nearly 70 year old track for the Outlaw Clay Classic, offering a unique opportunity for the teams.
Bell will then compete for the Hill’s team at Knoxville Raceway in National Sprint League 410 Sprint Car events on Friday and Saturday. Alex will race her 360 Sprint Car on Saturday at Knoxville, followed by a Sunday event with the ASCS Warrior Region at Double X Speedway in California, Missouri – another new track for her.
-Cory Turner started 1st and finished 3rd in the A-Feature on Friday night at Ohsweken. He maintained his 4th spot in the Ohsweken points standings with his #97. He then traveled to Merrittville Speedway on Saturday, where he drove from 17th to 11th in the annual Gary Cunningham Memorial for the Empire Super Sprints tour.
-Before his Stateline win on Saturday, Dain Naida finished 3rd at Ohsweken Speedway on Friday. Dain is still 3rd in the Ohsweken championship standings with his #17x.
-Prior to racing at Humberstone on Sunday, Shone Evans and Jerry Hill continued their rookie campaigns in Ohsweken’s Crate Sprint Car division on Friday. Evans took 10th at Ohsweken, while Hill finished 12th. Evans has his #87x tied for 7th in the Ohsweken points standings, while Hill’s #49h is 10th. Hill then took a 4th place finish at Humberstone.
-Steve Hess was racing in the top 5 in the Thunder Stock A-Feature at Ohsweken on Friday when a flat tire derailed his race. He recovered to finish 14th, and keep a spot within the top 10 in the championship standings.
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