By CODY MANMILLER
GEORGETOWN, DE – Teenager Alex Yankowski of Throop, Pa., dominated the 25-lap L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman main. Yankowski earned a victory in his first appearance at the Sussex County half-mile oval. Yankowski received a $1,049 winner’s share plus a $149 bonus from Rent Equip in Ocean View, Del.
Yankowski and another youngster – Dylan Swinehart – traded the lead during the race’s first half before Swinehart pulled to the infield, ending his bid.
Yankowski pulled away late in the going to a half-straightaway advantage. Steve Kemery finished a solid second. New York State invaders Adam McAuliffe and Shayne Spoonhower authored strong drives to finish third and fourth, respectively, with New Jersey’s Connor King completing the front five.
A new record 51 L&J Sheet Metal STSS Crate 602 Sportsman entered the program, Round No. 1 of the Crate 602 Sportsman South Region. Heat winners were Dan Fleming, David Crossman, Eric Kormann, Kemery and Yankowski. Consolation victors were Jeff Taylor and Daniel Morgiewicz.
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series Fueled By Sunoco L&J Sheet Metal Crate 602 Sportsman South Region Event No. 1 (25 laps): ALEX YANKOWSKI, Steven Kemery, Adam McAuliffe, Shayne Spoonhower, Connor King, Corey Cormier, Dave Marcuccilli, Brad Roberts, Dan Fleming, Tyler Thompson, Tom Collins, Bobby Deleon, Dwayne Crockett, Cole Stangle, Dave Constantino, Jeff Taylor, Sean Metz, Connor Otten, Daniel Morgiewicz, David Jenkins, Hunter Lapp, David Schilling, Dylan Swinehart, Jeremy Harrington, Eric Kormann, Jim Housworth, Ryan Simmons, Cole Hentschel, Dave Crossman.
Did Not Qualify: Jon Callaway, John Stevenson, Joe Toth, Tommy Vigh Jr., Joe Jarowicz, Chuck Miller, Trent Van Vorst, John Criscione, Fred Massey, Tom Moore Jr., Jordan Long, Ryan Riddle, Nick Alberti, Adam White, Sammy Martz Jr., Jason Rush, Gary Langenstein, Stacy Jackson, Tommy Wilkins, David Graham, Jordn Justice.