WAYNESFIELD, Ohio — Cody Gardner led all 25 laps to win the Buckeye Outlaw Sprint Series feature during Saturday night’s Bob Hampshire Classic at Waynesfield Raceway Park.
Gardner also won the Jack Hewitt Classic at the track earlier this season.
Matt Westfall wrapped up the 2019 BOSS championship the week prior with his win at Atomic Speedway.
John Ivy and Cody Gardner brought the field to green for the 25-lap BOSS non-wing sprint car feature with Gardner jumping into the lead over Toby Alfrey, Ivy, Cory Crabtree and Landon Simon. While Gardner pulled away, the battle for second quickly heated up between Alfrey, Ivy and Simon. Simon was able to secure the runner-up spot on lap nine and closed on Gardner with Ivy moving into third.
Gardner and Simon ran nose to tail over the next hand full of laps until the first caution flew on lap 17 when Alfrey had trouble getting back to the pits. On the ensuing restart a multi-car crash saw Dallas Hewitt flip but walk away uninjured. When the green flag flew Simon kept the pressure on Gardner but was unable to drive to the lead.
Gardner hit his marks perfectly and took the checkers over Simon, Ivy, Ricky Peterson and Max Adams.
The 20-lap mini sprint feature was exciting as Chris Bounds and Andy Baugh battled throughout the first 14 laps. Henning, who started sixth, had steadily worked his way forward and a three car battle ensued for the lead with Henning taking the point on lap 15. Henning drove away to the win over a charger Gunnar Lucius and Baugh.
Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9G-Cody Gardner ; 2. 24-Landon Simon ; 3. 77I-John Ivy ; 4. 9X-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 57-Max Adams ; 6. 12-Kody Swanson ; 7. 2DI-Dustin Ingle ; 8. 33M-Matt Westfall ; 9. 27-Scotty Weir ; 10. 77-Dustin Smith ; 11. 21H-Travis Hery ; 12. 60-Kory Crabtree ; 13. 53-Steve Little ; 14. 19-Matt Cooley ; 15. 26W-Cody White ; 16. 9N-Luke Hall ; 17. 31L-Buddy Lawther ; 18. 00-Joey Irwin ; 19. 18H-Dallas Hewitt ; 20. 82-Mike Miller ; 21. 5A-Toby Alfrey ; 22. 23S-Kyle Simon