Homer Ice Racers held their third race of the season on Sunday amid warm, wet and windy conditions. The competition remained fast and furious, despite the wet track conditions that left many racers soaked by the end of the day.
“Everyone was getting wet due to a hole that appeared in the track late in the day,” said Homer Ice Racing treasurer and scorekeeper Becky Ravin. “It let in a lot of salty brown lake water.”
Phil Celtic stayed atop the Pitman Stock front-wheel-drive standings with wins in both the seven and 10-lap races, and a season total of 150 points. Chris Cudaback sits at second with 117 points. In Pitman Stock rear-wheel-drive, Tyler Morris edged closer to current leader Bob Reinhart with a win in the 10-lap race. Reinhart now leads Morris 135-87.
Jesse Lentz and Dean Ravin have both earned a total of 120 points to remain tied at the top of the Pitman Modified competition. Ravin edged Lentz in both the seven and 10-lap races, but Faith Celtic stole the Sunday show with first-place finishes in both.
Celtic also still sits atop the Stock Powderpuff division with 80 points, despite big wins by Mandy Clyde and Sarah Appelhanz on Sunday. Only 10 points separates the top five racers in the incredibly close women’s competition.
In Modified Powderpuff, Faith Celtic holds a 50-42 lead over Sarah Appelhanz. Tandi Wallace sits at third with 35 points.
In kids’ racing, Brenden leads Christopher Cudaback 45-42, thanks to a win in the 10-lap competition. Johnny Bice is third with 33 points, while Teddy Handley sits fourth with 15 points.
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