By: Trevor Maeder
July 11th: One Hot Night at ACS
It looked as if Mother Nature was going to pick up another win on Saturday night as a Friday night rain put Saturday’s action in jeopardy. The weather cleared up on Saturday morning and ACS officials, fair board members, and Mudhogs worked relentlessly to get the track and infield into a condition deemed fit for racing. After all the waiting, there was racing at the fast half mile on a hot July Saturday night.
Photo Courtesy of: Crystal Gaunt Stambaugh
Sink Picked Up Exciting Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod Feature Win
Josh Sink started on the front row of Saturday night’s Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod feature and he never looked back to collect his first win in that class at ACS in an exciting victory. Sink started beside Dusti Carlisle and quickly jumped out to a large lead. Championship contender Ryan Jenkins suffered early race woes when a tie rod issue caused him to spin out twice in the first few laps, forcing him to retire from the race. Sink quickly built up another large lead on the field, but another late race caution stacked things back up allowing contenders Jerod Weston and Bryce Allen to give Sink a run for the win. Weston relentlessly battled Sink, his friend, in the final laps. They would be side by side as they came down the front stretch with Sink just barely edging out Weston at the line for the win. Bryce Allen finished in third, Dusti Carlisle fourth, and Kody Havens fifth.
Zadina Collects Second Win of 2015
Joe Zadina has not been at Adams County Speedway every Saturday in his Northland Oil Pro-stocks, but when he is he has his eyes on a win. In the beginning of the race point leader Brad Derry quickly jumped out to the lead and looked like he might be on his way to his second win of the 2015 season Saturday night. Championship contender Kevin Sharp got involved in an early race caution with Zadina gathering the field together. Smokin’ Joe rebounded and drove his way through the field to pass Derry for the lead. Zadina pulled away from the field as the race stayed green allowing him to collect his second feature win of 2015. Derry finished second, Greg Miller third, Sharp fourth, and Glen Hoyt fifth.
Zeitner Holds off Glendenning for Win #3
Corey Zeitner has only been at Adams County Speedway four times this year, but has still picked up three wins in The Coors Light Silver Bullet Late Models this season. Zeitner made an early race move to take the lead from Mike Leal and held off a charge from point leader Paul Glendenning. Zeitner never surrendered the lead to Glendenning and was able to distance himself enough to pick up his third win at ACS this season. Glendenning added on his points lead with a second place finish, Randy Foote third, John Hampel fourth, and Justin Bell fifth. Championship contender Sterling Perkins retired from the race early with steering problems that would relegate him to a ninth place finish.
Wiggins Goes Back to Back in Exciting Finish
“The Candy Man” Jeff Wiggins picked up his third Poet Biorefining Modified feature win of the season in an exciting finish. Brian Foote started on the pole and seemed destined to collect his first win of 2015. Foote pulled away from the field while Wiggins and Jesse Dennis surged their way through the pack desperately waiting for a Brian Foote bobble. Foote came up on lap traffic late in the race allowing the door to open for both Wiggins and Dennis to contend for the win. As Foote battled with the lap car of Buzz Wilson on the final lap Wiggins maneuvered his way around Foote and was able to hold him off for the win, with Foote second, Clint Homan third, Dennis fourth, TJ Patterson fifth.
Ramsey Holds Off Mcatee for Win #3
“Cool Hand” Luke Ramsey was able to overcome a couple of weeks of misfortune and hold off last week’s feature winner Matt McAtee for a feature win en route to his third feature win of the 2015 season, throwing himself back into the thick of the championship hunt. Ramsey started in the second row, jumped the gun on the initial restart and prompted race officials to do over the restart. Ramsey once again got another great start and took the lead from pole sitter Jerry Richards. Ramsey gave the crowd a very exciting and intriguing battle with Matt McAtee that even saw both cars sideways at one point. McAtee was unable to overpower Ramsey as Ramsey picked up his third win of the season, McAtee second, Andy Davison third, Jeremy Purdy fourth, and Tom Myers fifth.
Next Week at ACS: A Week Off
Adams County Speedway will take a week off in lieu of the Silver Dollar Nationals that will take place at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. ACS however will host another event as former Iowa Wrestling Coach Dan Gable makes a visit to Adams County Speedway courtesy of the Southwest Valley Athletic Boosters. Children 12 and under along with Southwest Valley students get in for free. Gable’s presentation will begin at 6:15p.m.
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