Jackson Beats the Storms to Get Win
One week later and nearly forty degrees warmer, a good crowd was on hand to watch Trent Jackson wind his way thru lapped traffic with ease and hang on to take the checkers in the twenty five lap A feature. Only one caution flag slowed the field and lapped traffic came into play midway thru the race, but Jackson was able to hold off Chris Spieker for his first win of the season. With twenty cars in the field Jackson pocketed $1000 for his efforts.
Brian Foote came back from a disqualification last week to win the Poet Biorefining modified feature, and Northland pro-stocker Tony Hardisty got his second win of the year after mechanical problems had sidelined him a week ago. In the Stalker Chevrolet b-mods Red Oak's Jerod Weston survived the onslaught of caution flags to get the win, while Clarinda's Andy Davidson beat Joe Murphy to the line by a half a second to get his first trophy of the 2013 season.
Trent Jackson came off a second place finish in his heat race to start the feature race in the outside of the second row. He wasted no time roaring to the front to lead at the end of the first lap. After a restart on lap four for the race’s only caution it was green flag racing for the duration. Karl Getscham, John Hampel, Bill Leighton Jr., and eventually Chris Spieker held onto second place as lapped traffic came into play. Jackson handled the traffic perfectly finishing just over one second ahead of Spieker. Following them were Bill Leighton Jr, Jason O’Brien, and JC Wyman.
In the Poet Biorefining modifieds two cars who found themselves on the wrong side of the rule book just one week ago with spoilers that exceeded the maximum legal size corrected their infractions and were back up front this week. Essex’s Brian Foote captured the win with defending champion Jared Stiens close behind in second. Ryan Schaffer came back from his disqualification to finish third with Todd Van Eaton and Jesse Dennis rounding out the top five.
On May 11th Tony Hardisty was leading the field when his transmission came apart on the front stretch leaving a field of debris and relegating him to an early exit and a sixteenth place finish. This week everything held together for eighteen laps and Tony was the class of the field taking the win more than four seconds ahead of second place Brad Derry. Less than one second separated Derry from Greg Miller and Clay Mercer, while Smokin’ Joe Zadina finished fifth. A multi-car incident on the front stretch before even one lap could be completed caused an early end for Glen Hoyt and Brad Herring while Creston’s Kevin Sharp managed to come home sixth with a wounded vehicle.
Jerod Weston started inside of the second row in the Stalker Chevrolet b-mod feature but moved around pole sitter Cody Bristow to turn the fastest lap of the race on lap number one. A series of caution flags over the next three laps took their toll on the field with five of the twenty-one starters in the pits by the race’s midway point. Prescott’s Josh Cooper moved into second by lap eight and took the lead at the white flag but Weston was able to regain the lead at the checkers. Cooper was followed by Jon Plowman, Josh Sink, and DJ Doebelin. Josh Sink was the night’s hard charger after starting last in the field of twenty-two after missing his heat race while attending graduation ceremonies
Joe Murphy had the pole position in the Chat Mobility hobby stock feature, lead the first eleven laps, and even turned the fastest lap of the race, but Clarinda’s Andy Davidson used consistent lap times to move around and lead the final four circuits to claim his first win of the 2013 race season. Davidson and Blake Miller exchange positions several times as they chased down Murphy with Miller settling for a sixth place finish. Behind Davidson were Murphy, Tom Myers, Jeremy Purdy, and Jamie Songer in fifth.
With three weeks of point races in the books class leaders are Jon Plowman in the Stalker Chevrolet b-mods, Jeremy Purdy in the Chat Mobility hobby stocks, Brad Derry in the Northland Oil pro-stocks, John Davis in the Poet Biorefining modifieds, and Chris Spieker in the Coors Light Silver Bullet late models.
May 25th is Whelen Night at ACS along with the induction of the inaugural class into the Adams County Speedway Hall of Fame at intermission. Gates open at 5:00 o’clock with racing at 7:00. See www.acspeedway.com for full results and points standings.
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