4.28.18 Sprints on Dirt Results - Dirt Racing Report

4.28.18 Sprints on Dirt Results

Zane DeVault, Plymouth, Indiana, drove to his first SOD victory by just 0.03 seconds over hard-charging Chad Blonde (Litchfield, MI) and Matt Foos (Fremont, OH).  Not only was the racing exciting, but SOD’s “Beyond Limits” format once again proved itself with DeVault winning with a 360 engine over Blonde’s 410 and 305 of Foos.

The temperature may have been frigid, but the action couldn’t have been hotter!  A huge crowd braved the cold and were rewarded with a “caution-free zone” at Crystal Motor Speedway as the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt drivers put on a spectacular show that saw the SOD races go without a single caution.

Adam Cruea led the field to the start of the feature but was penalized two rows for jumping the start.  Matt Foos and Jay Steinebach then led the field to the start with Steinebach taking the early lead.  As the leaders quickly encountered traffic, Steinebach slipped high in turn two and Zane DeVault took the lead.  Chad Blonde methodically moved from his sixth starting position into third, then made a late race pass of Foos to take second.  Heavy traffic was a challenge and Blonde closed in on DeVault.  On the last lap, Blonde took the lead in the high line by a couple feet down the back straight, but DeVault was able to squeeze below a lapped car to retake the lead in turns three and four to take the win over Blonde.

Gregg Dalman grabbed overall fast time in his 360 and Ryan Ruhl and Shawn Valenti scored Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Master fast time for their heats.  2017 SOD Sprint Car Rookie of the Year Andrew Scheid won the Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time award after fighting gremlins all night, not being able to start his heat, then finishing nineteenth in the feature.

Qualifying – Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group Time # Driver
Engler Machine & Tool Heat 13.337 49T Gregg Dalman
COMP Cams Heat 13.484 71H Ryan Ruhl
RockAuto.com Heat 14.147 7 Shawn Valenti

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1
  # Driver Contingency
1 83 Adam Cruea  
2 10s Jay Steinebach  
3 49T Gregg Dalman Benic Enterprises
4 41 Thomas Schinderle Racing Optics
5 4T Josh Turner  
6 21T Troy Chehowski  
7 24 Eric Smith  
8 8W Josh Ward  

COMP Cams Heat #2
  # Driver Contingency
1 5B Chad Blonde  
2 71H Ryan Ruhl  
3 5 Andy Teunessen Benic Enterprises
4 7J Joe Swanson Racing Optics
5 5QB Quentin Blonde  
6 8 Justin Ward  
7 91L Alexis Adgate  

RockAuto.com Heat #3
  # Driver Contingency
1 2F Matt Foos  
2 77Z Zane DeVault  
3 27B Boston Mead Benic Enterprises
4 7 Shawn Valenti Racing Optics
5 1a Mark Aldrich  
6 0 Ricky Ferkel  
7 77 Andrew Scheid  

Feature

  # Driver Awards Contingencies
1 77Z Zane DeVault   Rod End Supply
2 5B Chad Blonde Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply
3 2F Matt Foos   Rod End Supply
4 71H Ryan Ruhl   Schoenfeld Headers
5 49T Gregg Dalman   ATL Racing Fuel Cells
6 10s Jay Steinebach   Allstar Performance
7 27B Boston Mead    
8 83 Adam Cruea    
9 7J Joe Swanson   King Racing Products
10 7 Shawn Valenti    
11 4T Josh Turner   Keizer Aluminum Wheels
12 41 Thomas Schinderle    
13 5QB Quentin Blonde    
14 5 Andy Teunessen    
15 21T Troy Chehowski    
16 1a Mark Aldrich    
17 24 Eric Smith    
18 8 Justin Ward    
19 77 Andrew Scheid    
20 0 Ricky Ferkel    
21 91L Alexis Adgate    
22 8W Josh Ward    

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Chad Blonde

BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Gregg Dalman

ARP Lucky Dog – Shawn Valenti

Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Andrew Scheid