HAFERTEPE TOPS OSHWEKEN FIELD.
September 12th, 2018 by Wade Huisman
Jim Huppunen and Sam Hafertepe Jr. led the field to the green flag for the Kool Kidz-Corr/Pak 360 Sprint Car A-Feature. The opening lap caused some chaos as Mack DeMan nearly spun in turn one while Shawn Sliter and Scott Burk did get turned around to bring out the first yellow.
On the complete restart, Hafertepe jumped out to an early advantage over Huppunen while fourth-starting Dylan Westbrook quickly raced into second. Haferetepe of Rockwall, Texas, quickly caught traffic which slowed his pace and prevented him from growing his lead over Westbrook.
Still, Hafertepe found a way around each lapped car to keep his lead at 1.9 seconds at the halfway mark. With four laps to go, that gap narrowed to just over one second before the final caution with four laps remaining when Shawn Sliter stopped in turn three. The restart provided Hafertepe a clear track and saw him drive away to his fourth career Ohsweken win over Westbrook, Mikey Kruchka, Mack DeMan and Scott Kreutter.