AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 17, 2015 - Bloomington, Indiana - Bloomington Speedway
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-11.056; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-11.083; 3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-11.145; 4. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-11.152; 5. Shane Cottle, 57, Hazen-11.161; 6. Chase Briscoe, 5B, Briscoe-11.202; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-11.232; 8. Brandon Mattox, 28, Mattox-11.257; 9. Carson Short, 21, Short-11.265; 10. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-11.275; 11. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-11,277; 12. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-11.281; 13. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-11.287; 14. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-11.287; 15. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-11.293; 16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-11.345; 17. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-11.371; 18. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-11.381; 19. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-11.392; 20. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-11.443; 21. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-11.457; 22. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-11.526; 23. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-11.528; 24. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-11.539; 25. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-11.543; 26. Austin Prock, 77, Wingo-11.587; 27. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-11.604; 28. Chris Babcock, 35, Babcock-11.672; 29. James Lyerla, 11, JL Motorsports-11.818; 30. Ethan Barrow, 15, Barrow-11.902; 31. Donnie Brackett, 4B, Brackett-11.916; 32. Brandon Morin, 98, Morin-12.181; 33. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-12.525; 34. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-12.738; 35. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Bacon, 2. Cummins, 3. Cottle, 4. C.Short, 5. Lyerla, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hery, 9. Bell. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Ballou, 3. Tracy Hines, 4. Boespflug, 5. Thomas, 6. Andretti, 7. Barrow, 8. Prock, 9. Briscoe. NT
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Clauson, 3. Grant, 4. McGhee, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Farney, 7. Brackett, 8. Coons . NT
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cockrum. 2. Simon, 3. B.Short, 4. Leary, 5. Mattox, 6. Babcock, 7. Morin, 8. Clayton. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Jarrett, 3. Stanbrough, 4. Briscoe, 5. Coons, 6. Ted Hines, 7. Andretti, 8. Babcock, 9. Brackett, 10. Farney, 11. Hery, 12. Morin, 13. Lyerla, 14. Barrow. 15. Mattox. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Bryan Clauson, 2. Jon Stanbrough, 3. Chase Stockon, 4. Tracy Hines, 5. Brady Bacon, 6. Carson Short, . Brady Short, 8. Robert Ballou, 9. Shane Cottle, 10. Dave Darland, 11. Kevin Thomas Jr., 12. C.J. Leary, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Logan Jarrett, 15. Justin Grant, 16. Chase Briscoe, 17. Kyle Cummins, 18. Landon Simon, 19. Jarett Andretti, 20. Jerry Coons Jr., 21. Ted Hines, 22. Shane Cockrum, 23. Max McGhee, 24. Aaron Farney, 25. Brandon Morin. NT
**Bland flipped during qualifying. Clayton flipped during the fourth heat.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-12 C.Short, Laps 13-30 Clauson.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-414, 2-Ballou-387, 3-Darland-369, 4-Bacon-367, 5-Thomas-345, 6-Stanbrough-345, 7-Leary-321, 8-Grant-296, 9-Tracy Hines-290, 10-Boespflug-267.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 18- Haubstadt, IN - Tri-State Speedway “Spring Showdown”
Bridgeport Friday Night Points Opener To Host Practices on Both 1/4 & 5/8
Bridgeport, NJ - This coming Friday, April 17 will be the season opener on the quarter-mile with the 600cc and 270cc Micro Sprints and 4 Cylinders starting their quest for a 2015 championship. Joining the ‘regular’ Friday night program will the Hilborn Tri-State Race Saver Sprints on the 5/8 mile track. Gates open at 5:30 with the first green flag waiving at 8pm.
Both tracks will be having ‘open’ practice sessions throughout the evening for those wishing to shake down their cars for Bridgeport’s upcoming events. With the highly anticipated 811 Dig Safe Series for the ‘Open Mods’ kicking off next Friday, April 24, the competitors have expressed interest in obtaining a little track time before next week’s first race. The practice is also open to any 600 xcel mods, ARDC midgets, slingshots or additional divisions. The 5/8 mile practice is open for any divisions wishing to dial in their car before their weekend races take place. The 5/8 mile cars will practice around 8:45pm with the 1/4 mile practices taking place after the 1/4 mile races have been completed.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Contact: Brian Liskai
ATTICA, Ohio – Three first time winners helped Attica Raceway Park kick off the 2015 racing season for the 24th Annual HD Supply/Construction Equipment and Supply Spring Nationals. Kunkletown, Pennsylvania’s Ryan Smith would lead all 40 laps to claim his first ever University of Northwestern Ohio All Star Circuit of Champions win with Chris Keller holding off a charging Doug Drown to earn his first ever UMP Late Model win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” speedplant. Plano, Texas’ T.J. Michael held off a charging Jamie Miller on the last lap to score his first ever 305 sprint victory at Attica.
Smith, “The Kunkletown Kid” set out to experience different tracks in 2015. Well it paid off in a big way Saturday. The win not only opened the season for Attica but was also the first point race for Tony Stewart’s new UNOH All Stars who were making their 105th appearance at the track. It was Smith’s first career win at “Ohio’s Finest Racing” venue as well.
The cautions fell just when Smith needed them, keeping him out of heavy lapped traffic. He also made a spectacular move to get past a lapped car with eight laps to go to keep Andrew Palker from getting buy
“I wish we had something like this in Pennsylvania…this was great racing. Small track, elbows up, gas it up. It helped drawing a good number tonight. Laid down a good time and started up front but we were good enough to stay there,” said Smith of his Warko Group/S&S Speedways/Quality Roofing Supply/CnB Chubby/GLT Electrical/Armbruster Racing Photos/HP Engines backed #94.
“I was falling out of the seat there…I was hanging on. I was trying to save myself there for a little bit in case someone was coming up on me. I was glad to see that yellow there with three to go…that was a savior. It’s awesome to be here and I’m glad to represent Pennsylvania and all my sponsors. My family is here…it’s pretty cool,” added Smith.
Lodi, Ohio’s Andrew Palker would stay close to Smith the entire distance and would hold off Greg Wilson to score the runner-up finish aboard his Seneca Energy/King Inspections/J&J Auto Racing/Albreight Trucking backed #57x.
“A great way to start the year. On that last caution I really think I had something for him (Smith). Lapped traffic was holding him up in the middle and we were starting to roll the top pretty good. I hated to see that yellow come out but what are you going to do. First night out this year…sort of same team with some new people on board…what more could we ask for. All the cars are fresh cars…haven’t run them before. We can’t wait to get back home to Wayne County for the next one…we’ll be ready,” said Palker.
Greg Wilson would bring his HerculesTires/Ohio Logistics/DNC Hydraulics backed #W20 home in third.
“We had a great race car. I want to thank all the fans for coming out in this cold weather. I’m a blessed dude. My wife and kids are with me all the time and to come out and start the year like this with all the people that are helping…we’re pumped,” said Wilson. “Paul Kistler and Kistler Engines have been helping get our program straightened around and we’re going to be ready for the. You guys are in for something with Tony Stewart taking this thing over. You guys are going to see some awesome racing with the All Stars.”
In the 25-lap Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models, Adrian, Michigan’s Chris Keller would drive around Eric Spangler on lap four and then held off several big challenges from Doug Drown to score the win aboard his Robertson EDM/Dietsch Custom Trailer Sales/Life Changing Realities Church/Magic Fountain Auto Wash backed #00.
“This feels great. I’ve been trying for this one for awhile. I figured if I could stay on the bottom most of the lapped traffic was in the middle so I could get around them quick. I saw him Drown on the white flag lap and I said I have to go now. I have to thank Jeff and Belinda Robertson, my car owners, my wife, B.J. Gregory, Brandon, Matthew, Bill…they all give me a lot of help,” said Keller.
Michael, who already owns a 305 sprint win in Texas in 2015, got around Jamie Miller on lap 18 and then held off a furious charge by Miller to the checker to score his first career Attica win in the Foster Auto Body 305 Sprints. Michael also made the A-main with the UNOH All Stars earlier in the evening.
“I saw Jamie out there coming to the checkered and I wasn’t going to give him an inch. I knew what I had to do…I knew that lapped car was going to run it through the middle and I saw Jamie coming off one and I just drove her in deep and slid right in front of him,” said Michael in his Advanced Cast Stone/Fremont Fence/Aro Tech Services/B&L Heating and Air Conditioning/Miller Rigging/Willy’s Trucking/Nagy Construction backed #18. “I don’t think I’ve ever been this tired in my life. I’m exhausted. I’ll definitely be in the gym come Monday.”
Gary Taylor and Palker would bring the UNOH All Star field of 26 to green for the 40-lap feature. But Taylor would clip an infield tractor tire on the opening lap and spin, collecting Byron Reed, Travis Philo, Chad Kemenah, Jac Haudenschild, Christopher Bell, and Kyle Patrick with Philo ending up on his side. Taylor, Patrick and Philo would be unable to restart the main.
On the second attempt, new pole-sitter Smith would jump into the lead with Palker, Cody Darrah, Wilson and Tim Shaffer giving chase. Wilson would take third on lap four with Dale Blaney also moving into the top five. With eight laps scored the leaders were getting ready to encounter heavy lapped traffic with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Darrah and Blaney.
Smith would get a break on lap 11 when Caleb Helms spun, giving the leader a clear track. The caution would fly again on lap 12 when Paige Polyak coasted to a stop in turn four.
Again with a clear track Smith pulled away from Palker with Wilson, Darrah, Blaney, Danny Holtgraver, Shaffer, Sheldon Haudenschild and D.J. Foos in tow. Helms would spin again in turn two on lap 16 to keep the field close.
On the restart Smith again pulled away slightly from Palker who was receiving pressure from Wilson. The car on the move was Cap Henry who started 20th and had worked his way to seventh.
Smith avoided near disaster at the halfway point when he jumped the cushion in turn three but was able to maintain the lead over Palker, Wilson, Blaney, Darrah, Holtgraver and Henry. With 15 laps to go Smith has raced into heavy lapped traffic again allowing Palker and Wilson to close. Palker was right on Smith’s rear bumper as they tried to put T.J. Michael a lapped down. Smith would muscle his way under Michael on lap 32 and was then able to pull away slightly.
The final caution flew on lap 37 with Smith leading Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry. That’s how they would run the final three circuits with Smith getting the win over Palker, Wilson, Blaney and Henry rounding out the top five. Darrah, Holtgraver, Shaffer, Foos and Byron Reed would round out the top 10.
Ryan Missler and Eric Spangler would bring the field to green for the 25-lap late model feature with Spangler grabbing the lead over Missler, Doug Drown, Keller, Mike Bores, Devin Shiels and John Garvin.
Keller would drive into second on the second circuit and immediately pressured Spangler for the lead with Drown and Missler racing hard for third. The caution flew on lap three for a stalled Larry Kingseed. On the restart Keller drove under Spangler to take the lead with Drown taking second the following circuit. The leaders raced into traffic on lap 10 and Drown was right on Keller’s rear bumper with Spangler, Bores, Missler, Ryan Markham, Shiels and Garvin in pursuit.
Keller and Drown ran nose to tail throughout the next 12 laps and with three to go a lapped car was holding Keller up. Drown darted to the outside as the two raced side by side for the lead. Coming to the checkers Keller would not budge off the bottom of the track and Drown tried one last shot to the outside only to come up just short. Drown would be penalized at the finish for not going to the scales after the feature was finished.
Keller would take the win over Spangler, Missler, Bores and Markham.
Trey Jacobs and Miller would pace the field to green for the 25-lap 305 sprint feature with Miller holding off Jacobs for the lead while Seth Schneider moved into third followed by Michael, Kyle Capodice and Ricky Peterson. Schneider would grab second on lap four and closed on Miller as they raced into lapped traffic by the seventh circuit.
Meanwhile Michael would drive into third on lap eight bringing defending track champion Jordan Ryan into fourth. Michael and Ryan would swap the third position over the next couple of laps before the red flew for a Paul Weaver tip over in turn two on lap 14. The caution would fly after a lap was completed on the restart when Brian Gibbs spun. On the restart Miller would continue to lead as Michael got under Schneider – whose nose wing had collapsed – for second. Ryan would move into third on lap 17.
Michael drove under Miller for the lead on lap 18 but Miller stayed within striking distance. Lapped traffic would come into play with four laps to go as Michael had troubles getting around some of the cars. As they took the white Miller raced to Michael’s outside. Entering the final set of turns, Michael made a daring move under a lapped car and squeezed Miller up the track to take the win. Ryan would finish third with Schneider and Bobby Clark rounding out the top five.
Attica Raceway Park will be back in action Friday, April 11th for Bazel Race Fuels Night with the UMP Late Models, 305 sprints and dirt trucks in action. For more information go to www.atticaracewaypark.com
Attica Raceway Park
Saturday, April 4, 2015
HD Supply/Construction Equipment Supply Spring Nationals
42 UNOH All Star Circuit of Champion Sprint Cars
Starting spot in [X]
1.45-Tim Shaffer, 12.569; 2.89-Cody Darrah, 12.634; 3.11-Steve Kinser, 12.638; 4.40-Caleb Helms, 12.639; 5.94-Ryan Smith, 12.688; 6.5T-Travis Philo, 12.704; 7.59-Danny Holtgraver, 12.706; 8.W20-Greg Wilson, 12.738; 9.1st-Gary Taylor, 12.753; 10.19-Chris Andrews, 12.760; 11.16-Stuart Brubaker, 12.811; 12.19P-Paige Polyak, 12.827; 13.9P-Parker Price-Miller, 12.846; 14.1-Dale Blaney, 12.863; 15.10H-Chad Kemanah, 12.895; 16.33M-Randy Hannagan, 12.906; 17.57X-Andrew Palker, 12.912; 18.33K-Kyle Patrick, 13.017; 19.93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.032; 20.67-Christopher Bell, 13.063; 21.77-Dain Naida, 13.068; 22.81-Lee Jacobs, 13.069; 23.49-Cole Duncan, 13.130; 24.55F-Taylor Ferns, 13.134; 25.5-Byron Reed, 13.137; 26.97-Dean Jacobs, 13.144; 27.8M-TJ Michael, 13.169; 28.9Z-Duane Zablocki, 13.199; 29.53-Cap Henry, 13.203; 30.60-Jody Keegan, 13.244; 31.4-Danny Smith, 13.340; 32.9-Jac Haudenschild, 13.367; 33.11R-Chase Riedenour, 13.475; 34.45L-Brian Lay, 13.596; 35.49D-Shaun Dancer, 13.648; 36.5H-Jordan Harble, 13.817; 37.7-Troy Kingan, 13.822; 38.68G-Tyler Gunn, 14.198; 39.15H-Mitch Harble, 14.256; 40.40DD-Nate Dussel, 14.433; 41.16X-Ryan Ruhl, 14.885;
Heat 1, Hunt Brothers Pizza Group A - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 2. 94-Ryan Smith ; 3. 40-Caleb Helms ; 4. 5T-Travis Philo ; 5. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 6. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 7. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 8. 11-Steve Kinser ; 9. 7-Troy Kingan
Heat 2, Racing Electronics Group B - (10 Laps, top 4 to A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. W20-Greg Wilson ; 2. 59-Danny Holtgraver ; 3. 89-Cody Darrah ; 4. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 5. 4-Danny Smith ; 6. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 7. 11R-Chase Riedenour ; 8. 45L-Brian Lay ; 9. 19-Chris Andrews
Heat 3, Hunt Brothers Pizza Group C - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 5-Byron Reed ; 2. 67-Christopher Bell ; 3. 21-DJ Foos ; 4. 8M-TJ Michael ; 5. 77-Dain Naida ; 6. 60-Jody Keegan ; 7. 5H-Jordan Harble ; 8. 49D-Shaun Dancer
Heat 4, Racing Electronics Group D - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 2. 1-Dale Blaney ; 3. 33K-Kyle Patrick ; 4. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 5. 49-Cole Duncan ; 6. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 7. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 8. 9Z-Duane Zablocki
Heat 5, Lincoln Electric Group E - (10 Laps, top 4 to the A-main, top 2 to the dash)
1. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 2. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 4. 53-Cap Henry ; 5. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 6. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 7. 40DD-Nate Dussel ; 8. 16X-Ryan Ruhl
Dash 1 (8 laps, finish determines A-main starting line-up)
1. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. 94-Ryan Smith ; 4. 89-Cody Darrah ; 5. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 6. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 7. W20-Greg Wilson ; 8. 67-Christopher Bell ; 9. 1-Dale Blaney ; 10. 5-Byron Reed ; 11. 40-Caleb Helms ; 12. 59-Danny Holtgraver
C-Main 1 - (8 Laps, top 2 to the B-main)
1. 19-Chris Andrews ; 2. 11-Steve Kinser ; 3. 45L-Brian Lay ; 4. 9Z-Duane Zablocki ; 5. 7-Troy Kingan
B-Main 1 - (12 Laps, top 4 to the A-main)
1. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 2. 4-Danny Smith ; 3. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 4. 16-Stuart Brubaker ; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs ; 6. 49-Cole Duncan ; 7. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 8. 77-Dain Naida ; 9. 55F-Taylor Ferns ; 10. 68G-Tyler Gunn ; 11. 11R-Chase Riedenour ; 12. 5H-Jordan Harble ; 13. 15H-Mitch Harble ; 14. 40DD-Nate Dussel ; 15. 19-Chris Andrews ; 16. 60-Jody Keegan ; 17. 11-Steve Kinser
A-Main 1 - (40 Laps)
1. 94-Ryan Smith ; 2. 57X-Andrew Palker ; 3. W20-Greg Wilson ; 4. 1-Dale Blaney ; 5. 53-Cap Henry ; 6. 89-Cody Darrah ; 7. 59-Danny Holtgraver ; 8. 45-Tim Shaffer ; 9. 21-DJ Foos ; 10. 5-Byron Reed ; 11. 4-Danny Smith ; 12. 67-Christopher Bell ; 13. 9P-Parker Price-Miller ; 14. 10H-Chad Kemanah ; 15. 33M-Randy Hannagan ; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild ; 17. 8M-TJ Michael ; 18. 40-Caleb Helms ; 19. 19P-Paige Polyak ; 20. 81-Lee Jacobs ; 21. 11-Steve Kinser ; 22. 16-Staurt Brubaker ; 23. 9-Jac Haudenschild ; 24. 1st-Gary Taylor ; 25. 33K-Kyle Patrick ; 26. 5T-Travis Philo
Foster’s Auto Body 305 Sprints
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 19R-Steve Rando ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller ; 3. 8-Bobby Clark ; 4. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 5. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 6. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 7. 13-Jeremy Duposki
Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 2. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 3. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 4. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 5. 4*-Tyler Street ; 6. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 7. 87-Brian Gibbs
Heat 3 - (8 Laps, top 4 redraw for feature)
1. 25-Jason Keckler ; 2. 18-TJ Michael ; 3. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider ; 5. 77X-Alex Hill ; 6. 18N-Frank Neill
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 18-TJ Michael\ ; 2. 39-Jamie Miller ; 3. 5R-Jordan Ryan ; 4. 36-Seth Schneider ; 5. 8-Bobby Clark ; 6. 3J-Trey Jacobs ; 7. 2-Ricky Peterson ; 8. 12-Kyle Capodice ; 9. 22M-Dan McCarron ; 10. 1W-Paul Weaver ; 11. 7M-Brandon Moore ; 12. 11G-Luke Griffith ; 13. 25-Jason Keckler ; 14. 13-Jeremy Duposki ; 15. 77X-Alex Hill ; 16. 18N-Frank Neill ; 17. 4*-Tyler Street ; 18. 75-Jerry Dahms ; 19. 87-Brian Gibbs
Summit Racing Equipment UMP Late Models
Heat 1 - (8 Laps, top 6 redraw for feature)
1. 240-Doug Drown ; 2. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 3. 15B-Mike Bores ; 4. 50-Scott Phillips ; 5. 51-Devin Shiels ; 6. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 7. 92-Cody Scott ; 8. 30-Nate Potts ; 9. 21-Larry Kingseed
Heat 2 - (8 Laps, top 6 redraw for feature)
1. 00-Chris Keller ; 2. J4-John Garvin ; 3. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 4. 48-John Bores ; 5. 69R-Doug Baird ; 6. 53-Steve Sabo ; 7. 36-Matt Irey ; 8. 71-Dave Hornikel
A-Main 1 - (25 Laps)
1. 00-Chris Keller ; 2. 27S-Eric Spangler ; 3. 50Y-Ryan Missler ; 4. 15B-Mike Bores ; 5. 5M-Ryan Markham ; 6. 51-Devin Shiels ; 7. 71-Dave Hornikel ; 8. J4-John Garvin ; 9. 240-Doug Drown ; 10. 48-John Bores ; 11. 50-Scott Phillips ; 12. 92-Cody Scott ; 13. 69R-Doug Baird ; 14. 53-Steve Sabo ; 15. 27-Ken Hahn ; 16. 30-Nate Potts ; 17. 5J-Josh Haynes ; 18. 21-Larry Kingseed
AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT CAR RACE RESULTS: April 4, 2015 - Lawrenceburg, Indiana - Lawrenceburg Speedway
Lawrenceburg, Indiana…Youth prevailed on Saturday night at Lawrenceburg Speedway as Kokomo, Indiana’s Logan Jarrett led all 30 laps to score a big AMSOIL National Sprint Car upset! The 20-year old survived a trio of late-race cautions after racing out to a huge lead over the first twenty laps, winning by 2.173-seconds in the J&J Trucking - Doak Trucking #29 DRC/Claxton.
“Man, I’ve never felt anything like it. I’ve grown up at sprint car races and watched my dad race and kept getting better and better - it’s just an incredible feeling to win a USAC race. I knew I had so many great guys behind me, with so many wins, it made me pretty nervous to see those yellows. I just thought that race would never end. Joe Devin and Scotty Weir have helped us a lot with getting our car better, and it’s exciting to see the results of that. I’m just beyond excited right now,” Jarrett said.
While Jarrett led throughout, the race was a frenzy for second on back. Robert Ballou moved past Kyle Robbins to take second, but Dave Darland was right there to challenge Ballou. Meanwhile, C.J. Leary was on the move from 17th using the far outer reaches of the high banks, finally moving into the top-five on an all-green run with ten laps to go.
With a caution at lap 21, Jarrett led Darland, Ballou, Stockon, and Leary, but it took a few attempts to complete more than another lap. With 8 to go, Jarrett took off with the lead, but Ballou pressured Darland to take second. Leary was right behind him, finally diamonding off turn-two to take a full head of steam into the second spot with just four laps left. Leary was visibly closing on Jarrett in the final laps, but ran out of time. The 18-year old Greenfield, Indiana driver matched his best career finish in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar.
“Our racing is called ‘ruts and guts’ for a reason and the track delivered tonight. We got the car set up to run up in the thick stuff where nobody else seemed to be running. We got to fifth before we got to some guys who are just smart and put their cars in positions that make it tough to get around them. It was just a ball to run up through there, though. I’m really proud of Logan - we both are out there looking for our first USAC win and running hard. I just would have loved to see a caution at the end to give me a chance,” Leary said.
Ballou rounded out the podium in the Blakesley Auto - MPHG Promotions #12 Maxim/Ott.
“I’m just really happy for Logan Jarrett and his family. They are a good bunch of people, and it’s cool to see him get his first big win,” Ballou said.
Kevin Thomas, Jr. came out on top of a huge battle in the closing laps to finish fourth, but failed to report to post-race technical inspection as he left the track, thus being re-positioned to the tail of the field.
Darland assumed the fourth spot in the final rundown aboard the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco, while ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Jon Stanbrough came home fifth in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.
QUALIFYING: 1. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.061; 2. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.096; 3. Bryan Clauson, 7, Clauson-14.147; 4. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-14.220; 5. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.246; 6. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-14.257; 7. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.276; 8. Ted Hines, 12H, Hines-14.303; 9. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.344; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.372; 11. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-14.383; 12. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.400; 13. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.422; 14. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.427; 15. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.445; 16. Garrett Abrams, 32a, Abrams-14.455; 17. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.502; 18. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.533; 19. Logan Hupp, 94, Hupp-14.537; 20. Jeff Bland Jr., 04, Burton-14.598; 21. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.606; 22. Kyle Cummins, 3R, Byram-14.647; 23. Jerry Coons Jr., 10E, Edison-14.649; 24. Daron Clayton, 2E, Epperson-14.712; 25. Dallas Hewitt, 69R, Pearson-14.792; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.812; 27. Max McGhee, 17, McGhee-14.828; 28. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.989; 29. Tyler Courtney, 21x, Pollock-14.990; 30. Michael Fischesser, 4F, Fischesser-15.043; 31. J.J. Hughes, 76, Hughes-15.121; 32. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.200; 33. Scott Hampton, 4J, Ottinger-15.246; 34. Adam Cruea, 83c, Cruea-15.624; 35. Todd Gnat, 51G, Gnat-15.630; 36. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.120.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. Farney, 3. Leary, 4. Courtney, 5. Stanbrough, 6. Hewitt, 7. Shuman, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Hampton. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Grant, 2. Ballou, 3. Bacon, 4. Darland, 5. Stockon, 6. Cummins, 7. Chapple, 8. Cruea, 9. Fischesser. 1:56.84
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Jarrett 2. Coons, 3. Simon, 4. Hupp, 5. Clauson, 6. Boespflug, 7. McGhee, 8. Hughes, 9. Gnat. 2:01.36
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clayton, 2. Robbins, 3. Andretti, 4. Hery, 5. Abrams, 6. Windom, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Bell, 9. Bland. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Stanbrough, 3. Shuman, 4. Clauson, 5. Boespflug, 6. Cummins, 7. Ted Hines, 8. Abrams, 9. Tracy Hines, 10. Bland, 11. Chapple, 12. Hewitt, 13. McGhee, 14. Fischesser, 15. Hughes, 16. Windom, 17. Cruea, 18. Gnat, 19. Bell. 3:02.89
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Logan Jarrett, 2. C.J. Leary, 3. Robert Ballou, 4. Dave Darland, 5. Jon Stanbrough, 6. Chase Stockon, 7. Brady Bacon, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Justin Grant, 10. Jerry Coons Jr., 11. Kyle Cummins, 12. Aaron Farney, 13. Jarett Andretti, 14. Tyler Courtney, 15. Chad Boespflug, 16. Kyle Robbins, 17. Landon Simon, 18. Daron Clayton, 19. Travis Hery, 20. Logan Hupp, 21. Bryan Clauson, 22. Chris Windom, 23. Casey Shuman, 24. Kevin Thomas Jr. NT
**Shuman and Tracy Hines flipped during the first heat.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Jarrett.
NEW AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-352, 2-Ballou-341, 3-Darland-328, 4-Bacon-305, 5-Thomas-305, 6-Stanbrough-286, 7-Leary-284, 8-Grant-267, 9-Windom-237, 10-Tracy Hines-234.
NEXT AMSOIL USAC NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: April 17- Bloomington (IN) Speedway
BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY “WINTER DIRT GAMES” WIN
(Gibsonton, Florida) February 27, 2015…Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday’s 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season in the penultimate race of “Winter Dirt Games VI.”
The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flag stand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott.
“I really thought driver error cost us another one right there. I was fogging up my shield bad at the restart, and just really had trouble seeing. I don’t even know what happened after I got in the wall, but I saw Darland going for it and just tried to stay in it to get back by him. If I’m ever gonna catch him in all-time wins, I’ve gotta keep my elbows up!” said Ballou, who now owns 11 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car wins in his career.
Polesitter Kevin Thomas, Jr., chasing the “Triple Crown Challenge” bonus posted by race organizers for any driver able to sweep the weekend, led early with Ballou and defending series champion Brady Bacon in his shadow. Ballou closed as they neared traffic, trying his first slider for the lead on lap 10. At the halfway point, Ballou cleared Thomas in turn two with a slide-job for the lead, holding him off as the two traded the top spot for a lap and a half.
As Ballou drew away, Bacon worked on Thomas, as well, clearing him for the second spot on lap 22. Bacon closed on Ballou in traffic, but a monster slider on two cars from Ballou helped him retain his lead. In heavy traffic on lap 27, Thomas got in the back of Bacon in turn-three, sending him spinning and necessitating a caution. He restarted at the tail of the lead lap.
With just four laps to go, Ballou was strong up front as Darland finally passed Thomas with a turn-one slider on lap 28. Darland appeared to close slightly on Ballou before the white flag, but suddenly found himself in the middle of a battle for the win with Ballou’s incident. Darland made it back-to-back runner-up finishes in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.
“I looked up as I took the white flag and thought, ‘Holy s—, I’m gonna win this thing!’ Robert was able to gather it up and get back by us off of two, but we were right there again and pretty happy with second. It’s been a great rebound for us the last three nights, and we’ll try to get it one spot better. I have to thank the track crew as much as my team; they gave us a great track to move around and race each other hard tonight,” Darland said.
Thomas held on for the third-spot in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.
“I obviously feel terrible about getting into the back of Brady (Bacon). We had been racing really hard for the second spot and I just fired it off in there and clipped him. We led early and were strong, but they got a little better than us on that long run. We were holding on a bit at the end, but it was another strong night for us and a podium finish,” Thomas said.
Justin Grant came out on top of a slugfest in the late stages for the fourth spot in the Mark Hery Motorsports - Dick’s Paint & Body #40 DRC/Claxton over ProSource “Fast Qualifier” Chase Stockon, who rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank & Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
“Winter Dirt Games VI” concludes on Saturday night, February 28 at East Bay Raceway Park with the sixth and final race of the mini-series held exclusively in the “Sunshine State.” Ballou is the only driver to score multiple victories in Florida in the month February while Bacon, Darland, and Thomas have collected one feature apiece.
QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.968; 2. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.183; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.258; 4. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.266; 5. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.283; 6. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.306; 7. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.352; 8. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-15.360; 9. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.393; 10. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.418; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.493; 12. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.496; 13. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.517; 14. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.518; 15. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.573; 16. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.587; 17. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.663; 18. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.755; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.854; 20. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.872; 21. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.954; 22. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-16.031; 23. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-16.102; 24. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-16.126; 25. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-16.151; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-16.157; 27. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-16.233; 28. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-16.341; 29. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-16.456; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.509; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.875.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stockon, 2. Ballou, 3. Windom, 4. Weir, 5. Cockrum, 6. Kobylarz, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. NT
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Thomas, 2. C.Short, 3. B.Short, 4. Darland, 5. Clauson, 6. Robbins, 7. Jarrett, 8. Hoffman. 2:06.71
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Farney, 2. Hines, 3. Grant, 4. Cummins, 5. Hery, 6. Stanbrough, 7. Mellenberndt, 8. Bell. 2:08.44
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Boespflug, 2. Bacon, 3. Shuman, 4. Andretti, 5. Leary, 6. Chapple, 7. Swanson. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. Leary, 3. Clauson, 4. Cockrum, 5. Jarrett, 6. Simon, 7. Hery, 8. Chapple, 9. Hoffman, 10. Robbins, 11. Swanson, 12. Kobylarz, 13. Gurley, 14. Mellenberndt, 15. Bell. NT
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Robert Ballou, 2. Dave Darland, 3. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. Justin Grant, 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Bryan Clauson, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Jon Stanbrough, 10. Chad Boespflug, 11. Carson Short, 12. Tracy Hines, 13. Brady Bacon, 14. Brady Short, 15. Jarett Andretti, 16. Chris Windom, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Aaron Farney, 20. Shane Cockrum, 21. Scotty Weir, 22. Landon Simon. NT
**Swanson, Kobylarz, and Bell flipped during the Semi.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-14 Thomas, Laps 15-30 Ballou.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-298; 2-Thomas-284; 3-Ballou-280; 4-Darland-271; 5-Bacon-257; 6-Stanbrough-229; 7-Windom/Grant-223; 9-Leary-221; 10-Boespflug-205.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 28 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway - “Winter Dirt Games VI”
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: Gibsonton, Florida - East Bay Raceway Park - “Winter Dirt Games VI”
THOMAS TACKLES EAST BAY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2015
(Gibsonton, Florida) February 26, 2015 -…Kevin Thomas, Jr. had not visited USAC AMSOIL National Sprint Car victory lane since September of 2013, but he broke that winless streak on Thursday night with the 30-lap “Winter Dirt Games VI” feature win at East Bay Raceway Park. The Cullman, Alabama native made it his ninth-career win leading all but the opening half-lap and a brief moment before a yellow flag on lap 17.
With two events remaining in “Winter Dirt Games” at East Bay Raceway Park on Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28, Thomas will go into the next races looking to give himself a chance at the “Triple Crown Challenge” posted by track supporters as a bonus to any driver who can win all three features.
Brady Bacon got the jump from the pole, but he bobbled off turn-two, allowing Thomas to dart past on the bottom. Dave Darland got a great start from row-three up into third, and C.J. Leary was up into the top-five running the high line before the first caution flew for Jarett Andretti spinning in turn-two.
On a longer green flag run, the lead trio of Thomas, Bacon, and Darland encountered traffic. Bacon got hung outside Trevor Kobylarz in turn-two, allowing Darland to get a run off the bottom and steal the second spot as they entered on the cushion in turn-three. On lap 17, Darland pulled a carbon-copy move on Thomas for the lead, but it wasn’t to be as a caution flew before the entire lap could be completed.
From there, Thomas was flawless at the front, negotiating some slower cars in the race’s final stages and winning by 1.026-seconds in the Bakken Concrete - Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher.
“It feels great to be back in this car and to be back to winning. I can’t even explain how excited I am for this season. We’ve been running well, and tonight, we put it all together. It was tough to pass, but it was also really difficult to get around this place tonight. I gave Dave one opening and he caught me, but I was just lucky enough to get a second chance. Hopefully, we can qualify decent and give ourselves a chance again tomorrow,” Thomas said.
Darland stalked Thomas in the closing stages, but was unable to make a move through traffic, settling for second in the Phillips/Curb-Agajanian Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.
“My Phillips team gave me a really good car again tonight, but it was tough to pass up through there. It got pretty one lane on both ends, just one on the bottom and one on the top. We were in the right place at the right time to get both Brady and KT in traffic, but the caution just came at the wrong time to cost us the lead. You hate to lose one like that, but we were right in the hunt again, so we’ll try to put it up there again the rest of the weekend,” Darland said.
Defending series champion Bacon held on for the third spot in the Hoffman Auto Racing - Mean Green #69 Triple X/Williams Mopar.
Leary came home fourth in the Leary Construction Company - Green Tech Lubricants #30 DRC/Claxton Mopar, and Tracy Hines came from 15th to finish fifth in The Carolina Nut Company - Hansen’s Welding #4 DRC/Stanton Chevy.
AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship point leader Chase Stockon finished ninth after setting a new track record of 14.762 seconds in ProSource Qualifying.
QUALIFYING: 1. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.762 (New Track Record); 2. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.931; 3. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips/Curb-Agajanian-15.238; 4. Scotty Weir, 12x, Wolters-15.289; 5. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-15.291; 6. Carson Short, 21, Short-15.315; 7. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-15.367; 8. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-15.368; 9. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-15.416; 10. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-15.454; 11. Trevor Kobylarz, 14, RT-15.468; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-15.470; 13. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-15.481; 14. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-15.502; 15. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-15.536; 16. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-15.543; 17. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-15.564; 18. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.613; 19. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-15.624; 20. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-15.669; 21. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-15.673; 22. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-15.717; 23. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-15.739; 24. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.792; 25. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-15.817; 26. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-15.868; 27. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-15.871; 28. Travis Hery, 21H, Hery-15.906; 29. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-15.914; 30. Justin Hoffman, M16, Hoffman-16.468; 31. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-17.381.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Stockon, 3. Bacon, 4. Cummins, 5. Boespflug, 6. Grant, 7. Simon, 8. Gurley. 2:06.81
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Stanbrough, 2. C.Short, 3. Jarrett, 4. Shuman, 5. Leary, 6. Swanson, 7. Hoffman, 8. Chapple. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Clauson, 2. Darland, 3. B.Short, 4. Kobylarz, 5. Windom, 6. Robbins, 7. Farney, 8. Bell. 2:13.34
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Hines, 2. Andretti, 3. Thomas, 4. Mellenberndt, 5. Cockrum, 6. Hery, 7. Weir. 2:15.14
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Leary, 2. Boespflug, 3. Cockrum, 4. Grant, 5. Windom, 6. Swanson, 7. Farney, 8. Gurley, 9. Simon, 10. Chapple, 11. Robbins, 12. Hery, 13. Bell, 14. Weir. 3:24.94
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 2. Dave Darland, 3. Brady Bacon, 4. C.J. Leary, 5. Tracy Hines, 6. Robert Ballou, 7. Chad Boespflug, 8. Kyle Cummins, 9. Chase Stockon, 10. Chris Windom, 11. Jon Stanbrough, 12. Brady Short, 13. Bryan Clauson, 14. Jarett Andretti, 15. Casey Shuman, 16. Carson Short, 17. Aaron Farney, 18. Logan Jarrett, 19. Bret Mellenberndt, 20. Trevor Kobylarz, 21. Shane Cockrum, 22. Justin Grant, 23. Kody Swanson, 24. Kyle Robbins. NT
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Thomas.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-236; 2-Thomas-222; 3-Bacon-220; 4-Ballou-211; 5-Darland-204; 6-Windom-196; 7-Stanbrough-189; 8-Leary-176; 9-Boespflug-164; 10-Grant-162.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 27 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway Park - “Winter Dirt Games VI”
DARLAND STRETCHES USAC NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH OCALA WIN
AMSOIL USAC SPRINT CAR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP RACE RESULTS: February 22, 2015 - Ocala, Florida - Bubba Raceway Park - “Winter Dirt Games VI” ……….
Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list to make it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a USAC National series. The Lincoln, Indiana veteran scored the victory on the third of three consecutive nights at the 3/8-mile “D”-shaped dirt track in Ocala, Fla. as part of “Winter Dirt Games VI” which resumes this week on Feb. 26-27-28 at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.
Darland’s all-time record 54th National Sprint Car win came in flag-to-flag fashion aboard the Phillips Motorsports - Trench Shoring #71P DRC/Foxco.
“My crew had to work their (tails) off just to get the car ready for the feature after some issues in the heat race and then gave me a great car even without having much chance to keep up with the track. We have just had some bad luck out of the gate, but tonight was a great way to rebound. It’s good to be down here while it’s snowing at home, and I can drink a beer to celebrate while it’s warm outside. And it’s good to get my first win in the state of Florida!” Darland said.
Darland led at the start over polesitter Chris Windom, while Robert Ballou was the early man on the move, jumping into the top-five in just a few laps after starting tenth. A red flag on lap six brought things to a screeching halt as Brady Short flipped hard into turn three and collected Landon Simon.Neither driver was hurt.
After a tangle on the ensuing restart, Ballou found himself bringing out the next caution as he slid to a stop in turn-three, giving up the fifth spot but restarting at the tail. Under that caution, defending champion and current point leader Brady Bacon pulled to the infield. He started the night as the ProSource “Fast Time” winner, but registered a DNF in the feature.
From there, the race went green and, despite losing brakes on lap-five,Darland was able to pull away from the field. He encountered very little lapped traffic, but handled it with ease en route to a 2.482-second victory over Windom, who found the podium for the second night in a row aboard the Lein Acres - Mid-State Equipment #2 DRC/Speedway Mopar.
“You always want to win, but I can’t be much happier with the weekend we put together. To get two podium finishes with a brand new deal and guys new to sprint car racing - I’m just fortunate Hans (Lein) gave me a ride down here. I had to get in below the hole in one, but I dropped down a little in three and four which seemed to help. Dave was just too far out at that point,” Windom said.
Jon Stanbrough also planted his brand new operation on the podium to end the weekend, as well, as he ran third in the MP Environmental Services - AED Motorsports Products #81 Spike/J&D.
“To come out of here with two top-fives with a brand new team is pretty good, and we have things going in the right direction. It’s nice to have all the people supporting us, and commenting about how much they like the car,even. We have a good group of people working on this and supporting us.Daryl (Tate) is really easy to work with for me, and hopefully we can keep improving and knock some wins down. It’s been a lot of work in a very short amount of time to get this together, and it’s been stressful to get it all together and there’s still much more to do when we get home, but I’m very grateful for all the support,” Stanbrough said.
Kevin Thomas, Jr. found himself back in the top-five on Saturday nightaboard the Bakken Concrete - Griffin’s Propane #17RW Maxim/Fisher, and new point leader Chase Stockon rounded out the top-five in the Superior Tank &Trailer - Crescent Electric Supply #32 DRC/Fisher.
C.J. Leary earned the ProSource “Hard Charger Award” after driving from 17th to finish seventh.
QUALIFYING: 1. Brady Bacon, 69, Dynamics-14.088; 2. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 17RW, Dutcher-14.206; 3. Justin Grant, 40, Hery-14.209; 4. Jon Stanbrough, 81, JSR-14.256; 5. Dave Darland, 71P, Phillips-14.313; 6. Chris Windom, 2, Lein-14.342; 7. Casey Shuman, 2x, Barnhill/Dodd-14.368; 8. Chase Stockon, 32, 32/TBI-14.384; 9. Tracy Hines, 4, THR-14.397; 10. Robert Ballou, 12, Ballou-14.458; 11. Kyle Cummins, 21x, Pollock-14.477; 12. Shane Cockrum, 66, Wade-14.485; 13. Kyle Robbins, 17R, Robbins-14.496; 14. Jarett Andretti, 18, Andretti-14.532; 15. Carson Short, 21, Short-14.595; 16. Brady Short, 11P, Pottorff-14.606; 17. C.J. Leary, 30, Leary-14.632; 18. Landon Simon, 24, LSR-14.673; 19. Aaron Farney, 15F, Farney-14.726; 20. Chad Boespflug, 5, Baldwin-14.765; 21. Isaac Chapple, 7G, Goacher-14.778; 22. Chris Gurley, 11, Walker-14.839; 23. Kody Swanson, 63, DePalma-14.904; 24. Brandon Spithaler, 57B, Burkey-14.933; 25. Bret Mellenberndt, 97, Mellenberndt-15.258; 26. Logan Jarrett, 29, Jarrett-15.618; 27. Kent Wolters, 12x, Wolters-15.961; 28. Robert Bell, 71, Bell-16.135; 29. Bryan Clauson, 41, SST-NT.
FIRST HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Darland, 2. Bacon, 3. Hines, 4. Robbins, 5. Leary, 6. Mellenberndt, 7. Chapple. 2:01.19
SECOND HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Ballou, 2. Thomas, 3. Windom, 4. Gurley, 5. Andretti, 6. Jarrett, 7. Simon. NT
THIRD HEAT: (8 laps) 1. Cummins, 2. C.Short, 3. Grant, 4. Farney, 5. Shuman, 6. Swanson, 7. Wolters. 2:02.91
FOURTH HEAT: (8 laps) 1. B.Short, 2. Stockon, 3. Boespflug, 4. Stanbrough, 5. Cockrum, 6. Bell, 7. Spithaler. NT
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Cockrum, 2. Shuman, 3. Leary, 4. Andretti, 5. Simon, 6. Swanson, 7. Jarrett, 8. Chapple, 9. Mellenberndt, 10. Wolters, 11. Bell. 3:06.20
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Dave Darland, 2. Chris Windom, 3. Jon Stanbrough, 4. Kevin Thomas, Jr., 5. Chase Stockon, 6. Justin Grant, 7. C.J. Leary, 8. Tracy Hines, 9. Jarett Andretti, 10. Kyle Robbins, 11. Robert Ballou, 12. Carson Short, 13. Chad Boespflug, 14. Kyle Cummins, 15. Aaron Farney, 16. Kody Swanson, 17. Casey Shuman, 18. Chris Gurley, 19. Shane Cockrum, 20. Brady Bacon, 21. Brady Short, 22. Landon Simon, 23. Logan Jarrett. NT
**Brady Short & Landon Simon flipped on Lap 6 of the Feature.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1-30 Darland.
NEW AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT POINTS: 1-Stockon-187; 2-Windom-162; 3-Bacon-160; 4-Ballou-158; 5-Thomas-156; 6-Stanbrough-150; 7-Grant-146; 8-Darland-136; 9-Boespflug-119; 10-Leary-116.
NEXT AMSOIL NATIONAL SPRINT RACE: February 26 - Gibsonton, FL - East Bay Raceway - “Winter Dirt Games VI”