|A great shot from Barry Johnson at the track that he grew up at, the Iowa State Fair Speedway|
|Chris Martin at speed on a Wednesday night in Des Moines - Barry Johnson photo|
Using the two sets of heat races format the Invaders put on another solid program last night with young Chris Martin taking the win in front of his hometown fans. This kid seems to get faster each night out and his confidence level is definitely growing. Last night not only did he win his first heat from the pole position, but he backed it up with another win in the second set of heats after starting seventh. It was also great to see Mike Houseman Jr. in victory lane taking the win in the Racesaver 305 division. Houseman is a former regular with the Sprint Invaders, but as a budget racer it just makes sense for him to stick close to home and run weekly in Des Moines.
The Invaders will now take a few weeks off before coming back with a pair of fun county fair races in July, Thursday the 14th at the Cedar County Fair in Tipton and Tuesday the 26th at the Dubuque County Fair where they are so excited to have the Sprint Cars back that it will pay a healthy $2,000-to-win, a fantastic purse for the 360 division.
|Mike Houseman Jr.|
The full story and results from Des Moines can be found here courtesy of Bill Wright at OpenWheel101.
My wife and I are making a little road trip to visit our daughter in Michigan this weekend so the next two nights I will be taking in some Late Model racing, first at a track that I haven't been to in a couple of years and the second will become the first dirt track that I have ever been to in Michigan. The problem is that I will have little time leftover to write about either show until early next week, so in the meantime get out there and enjoy some racing at the track of your choice and, who knows, I might just see you on the Back Stretch!
|Mike Houseman Jr. went flag-to-flag for a $1,000 win in the Racesaver 305 division in Des Moines Wednesday night - Barry Johnson photo|