For the third straight season the Lionheart Racing Series powered by HyperX continues its tradition of turning the IndyCar event at Kentucky into a great way to honor one of the greatest grandma’s or “oma’s” of all time Sharon “Shari” Boggs.
Shari’s Son in Law, Marc Aumick, is a member of the Lionheart family, a passionate racer, and a caring and generous friend of everyone in the league. This race is Marc’s tribute to his Mother in Law Shari, and the Lionheart organization couldn’t be more privileged and honored to host it. We hope to do Oma proud once again with the show we put on.
Oma’s are special people in the lives of so many, particularly their families. Whether it is relieving the burden off parents to babysit their grandchildren or teaching those children how to laugh and have fun; nearly every one of us can relate to having that special bond with an Oma. We have all benefitted from her kind words, her loving gaze, and her passion for her family. Often these families are not just related by blood, but by bonds forged over a life time within the community these Oma’s shape throughout their lives.
Shari was no different. She was an educator for most of her adult life, always seeking ways to improve upon her students learning experiences and her ability to teach them. Shari shared her love of teaching and helping others throughout her life and was honored in 2017 with induction to the Hackettstown Medical Center Foundation “Senior Hall of Fame” for her significant volunteer work and accomplishments throughout Warren County, NJ. Shari was volunteer head of the Hackettstown, NJ, Pajama Program, a national organization that provides pajamas and books to children in need. Since 2010, Shari was a driving force in collecting more than 1600 pajamas and 1300 books for local children.
Looking ahead at the upcoming event, this will be the 7th time that the series has made an appearance at Kentucky, having only been off the schedule once back in Season 3. Kentucky has had a fairly clean run in the series with no more than 4 yellow flags flying in the last 3 seasons.
Kentucky has never produced a two-time winner, certainly a testament to the talent that runs deep in the series roster. There currently are only 4 active drivers that can make that a reality, Kinsella, Hassert, Johnson, and Krahula all previous winners will be looking to etch their names into the Lionheart record books. The series will also crown its first new pole sitter in 4 years at Kentucky, a feat held by Dan Geren for 4 straight seasons. With Geren now retired drivers will look towards their first pole position at Kentucky.
Another interesting fact is that in all 6 previous runnings at Kentucky the pole sitter has never won the race. Geren in dominating fashion leads the league in all time laps led with 279 but failed each season to find victory lane. Kentucky is definitely a track that promotes passing with a series high 24 lead changes set in Season 5. Last year saw 19 as Scotty Johnson took home his first Lionheart win over Ken Hacker who had a career best finish at last year’s race.
Joshua Chinn has taken over the points lead by just 4 points over Connor Harrington after a 15th place finish at Phoenix Raceway. Harrington who had a tough outing in the desert took home a 28th place finish and slipped down 1 spot in the standings.
Adam Blocker was the biggest mover after his win at Phoenix Raceway. The defending series champion skyrocketed 17 positions in the standings and now sits 3rd overall.
The Lionheart IndyCar Series presented by First Medical Equipment returns to action Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 for the Oma’s Kentucky 200 live on the iRacing eSports Network courtesy of the Global Sim Racing Channel.
Race coverage begins at 9:35 p.m. CST
Race Link: https://youtu.be/h8TmnG2fG5w