Plymouth, IN – Drawing a 6 and starting in the 3rd row, Phil Gressman (Helena, OH) would not be denied winning his second feature of the season, last night at Plymouth Speedway!
29 cars pill drew and got ready to take the track for qualifying. Going out in the 2nd group, Hud Horton (German Town, OH) laid down quick time, with a 12.643 second lap. Chase Ridenour (Perry, MI) set 2nd quick time after rolling out in the 6th group. Devon Dobie (Wapakoneta, OH), Kobe Allison (Lima, OH) and Max Stambaugh (Elida, OH) rounded out the top 5 qualifiers.
In the Kistler Engine & Racing Products Heat Race 1, Jared Horstman (Cloverdale, OH) wins, with Zane DeVault (Plymouth, IN), Horton, Dustin Daggett (Portland, MI), Gregg Dalman (Bellevue, MI) and Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI) securing their ticket for the A-Main.
Stambaugh wins the Campbell Performance Heat Race 2 with Ricky Peterson (Rawson, OH), Brandon Long (Kokomo, IN), Ridenour, Brett Mann (Goshen, IN) and Linden Jones (Edwardsburg, MI) rounded out the 6 transfer spots to the Feature.
The Perfit/Engine Pro Heat Race 3 got off to a rocky start as pole setter Garrett Saunders (Lakeville, IN) got loose in turns 1 & 2 and a charging Danny Sams III (Northport, FL) went airborn and flipping out of turn 2. With both drivers ok, the race resumed with Gressman securing the heat win. Andrew Scheid (Sparta, MI), Dobie, Conner Morrell (Bradenton, FL), Eli Lakin (Buchanan, MI) and Tyler Fitzpatrick (Goshen, IN) all punched their tickets to the A-Main.
Rolling out for the needmethanol.com B-Main, Adam Cruea (Troy, OH) jumps out to the lead and secures his place in the A-Main. Allison, Josh Shantz (Waterloo, ONT) and Garrett Saunders securing their way into the A-Main.
Jared Lamberson (Parma, MI) and Jeff DeVault (Plymouth, IN) finished 5th & 6th putting them as alternates to see if any GLSS members use their provisions. Micheal Summers (Warsaw, IN) came up in the allotted time and excerised his proversional and replaced Jeff DeVault.
In the redraw, Scheid pulled a 1 putting him on the pole and responsible for bringing the field around for the start. With the cars charging into turn 1, Horstman clips the wall at the exit area in the center of turns 1 and 2. The field is brought around again. This time, spinning out at the top of turns 1 and 2 are Brad Lamberson (Parma, MI), Long and DeVault which brought out the caution again.
An open red is called and the cars are moved to the infield so the track could be re-watered and packed in. Coming out for a 3rd restart, Horton comes around in the bottom and gathers up a passing Jones. The filed is then set up for a single file start.
As the green flag flies, the field comes to life and the whole field completes our first lap. Six minutes and 25 seconds later as the checkered flag flies, Gressman not only brings home the win, but he and the field completed our 2nd green flag to checkered race in 2 weeks. Peterson, Stambaugh, Daggett and Dobie rounded out the top 5 cars.
Starting 22nd and 23rd, Saunders and Summers methodically worked their way up in the race to finsih 13th and 14th respectively. Earning them both the “Co-Shared” Engler Machine and Tool Hard Charger Award.
Our next race will be this Friday, June 14th at I-96 Speedway and Saturday, June 15th at Montpelier Raceway Park.
Thank you to our marketing sponsors, Beacon and Bridge Markets, Addvance Heating & Cooling, Specialty Fuels and Logistics and Hoosier Midwest. Also to our race sponsors, Kistler Engines and Racing Products, Campbell Performance, Perfit/Engine Pro and Engler Machine and Tool.
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