First Career Victory for Tyler Roahrig at New Paris Speedwayadmin
NEW PARIS, Ind. (JULY 11, 2015) – Tyler Roahrig earned his first career Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints victory at New Paris (Ind.) Speedway on Saturday, July 11. He became the fifth different winner in five events as the series nears the mid-point of the 2015 season. Roahrig’s victory marks his first in a Sprint Car for the accomplished Late Model driver.
National Sprint Car Hall of Famer Jeff Bloom led the field to green and led nearly the first half of the event. As Bloom was showing the way, Roahrig was advancing from his fifth starting spot. By the completion of lap one he moved up to third and on the eighth circuit got around two-time and defending race winner Jerry Caryer for second.
Roahrig made the race-winning pass on lap 13, driving around Bloom. At the conclusion of the 30-lap feature, Roahrig finished 4.127 seconds ahead of Bloom with Jason Blonde in third position. Jason Fuller and Kevin Feeney filled out the top-five finishers.
In preliminary action, heat race victories were earned by Caryer and Feeney. In qualifying, Roahrig set a new track record with a lap of 11.430 seconds at 78.740 mph.
The Auto Value Bumper to Bumper Super Sprints return to action on Saturday, July 25 at Kalamazoo (Mich.) Speedway.
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|HEAT RACE #1 RESULTS|
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