by Dave Buss
Total Power Sales Street Stocks
Always a great night at the track is the LeRoy Dehn Memorial night which means a special 22 lap Street Stock feature. This night would bring back the excitement of Street Stock racing as Jeff Wicinsky took to the point early in the event. Jerry Winkler would use a an inside move to grab the lead on lap four and try to get away from Shawn Haydon who had grabbed second. Jerry Winkler would have hold off Haydon lap after lap as all Haydon could do is get to Winkler’s bumper. The top two cars would build a lead of nearly half the track over the third place car of Wicinsky. Winkler would grab the win with Haydon, Wicinsky, Travis Grissman and Gordy Lewis
Heat Winners: Shawn Haydon, Jerry Winkler, Travis Grissman
Miller Lite Grand Nationals
In what must have seemed like a long race, Tim Warner would dominate the Grand National feature event. Drivers always think the race always seems longer when your car is working as well as Warner’s. Even with a late caution bringing the field to the back bumper of Warner, there would be no battle. Kenny Richards, Larry Richards, and Rick Thompson rounded out the top four. Point leader TJ Smith would recover from a rear of the field starting spot to grab a top ten spot.
Heat Winners: Brian Henry, Larry Richards, Tim Warner
B- Main: Tim Reichenberger
Competition Products Modifieds
The early laps of the Modified feature would have a lot of yellow flying over the field. Jerry Wilinski would grab the lead early with Joey Jaeger giving chase. Jerry Wilinski would suffer mechanical issues while leading taking him out of the race. Brian Drexler would inherit the lead when racing resumed with five laps in. A lap 7 caution would again bunch the field. The car on the move would be Scott Mullen who lost an engine in his heat race, got behind the wheel of David Hoerning’s car, won his B – main and started in the back of the feature. Mullen would find himself fifth just eight laps into the event. Mechanical troubles would force him to the pits later in the event. Up front it would be last week’s winner Mike Sandholm grabbing the lead until lap fifteen when Jeremy Christians grabbed the lead away. A late restart would not slow Christians as he grabbed the win with Sandholm second and Dave Schoenberger third.
Heat Winners: Roger Van Roy, Mike Klenz, Jeremy Christians, Jerry Wilinski
B- Main: Scott Mullen
Lynn’s Service Center Dirt Devils
Erik Kollman would grab the lead of the Dirt Devil feature after winning the first feature of the nights as we made up a previously cancelled feature. Kollman would receive the black flag at the halfway point and have to leave the track. After a caution for debris, Jason Fairbank would grab the lead over Tim Simon and Matt Janke. Fairbanks, who in the earlier lost the feature when racing through lapped traffic would again begin to dominate the last half of the feature event. In the end, Fairbanks would grab the win with Mark Krause in second and Steve LeMay in third.
Heat Winners: MJ Brenner, Jason Fairbanks
This article was posted to the website on July 30th, 2010