By: Trevor Maeder
June 27th: The Liberty 50
Adams County Speedway put on their biggest show of the year Saturday MLRA came to town to take part in the Ray Houck Liberty 50. The 50 lap feature race came with a $5,000 purse to the winner. Extra donations to the purse were added courtesy of the Houck family and Malvern Bank.
Jenkins Goes Back To Back
The 15 year old Ryan Jenkins picked up his first career feature win at ACS on June 20th. In order to repeat Jenkins overcame an early race spin to take the checkers in a caution filled Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod feature. Chris Vannausdle and Dusti Carlisle started on the front row, pacing the field for the opening of the race. A caution came out when Jenkins spun out, causing a flat tire and forcing him in the pits. Shawn Kralik also had early race troubles having to pit due to a tie-rod issue. When the green flag came out Bryce Allen led the field, but Jenkins and Kralik quickly worked their way back up to the front before another yellow. Jenkins got a great restart, overpowering Allen for the lead. Kralik proceeded to take second place from Allen. The race stayed green the rest of the way , with a black flag issue, allowing Jenkins to pick up a second consecutive win of the season. Kralik second, Allen third, Jerod Weston fourth and Craig Garner fifth.
Jesse Stovall Takes MLRA Liberty 50
Jesse Stovall picked up his second Liberty 50 win on Saturday night in dominating fashion and picking up the $5,000 check that came with. Bill Leighton, Jr. started on the pole position but was quickly overpowered by Kyle Berck for the race lead. Berck would then battle with 9-time ACS track champion Chris Spieker for the lead. Stovall then engaged in battle for the lead, taking control from Berck and Spieker. Earl Pierson, Jr. also joined the battle working his way up to second place but ran out of laps trying to catch Stovall. Pierson, Jr. took second, Spieker third, Berck fourth and Ryan Gustin fifth.
Helvie Wins Thriller
The MLRA drivers weren’t the only ones to put on an exciting race Saturday night as perhaps none more fantastic than the Northland Oil Pro-Stocks. Glen Hoyt and Chad Helvie started on the front row, but Jason Rold wasted little time using the low side of the track to work his way into the lead. Contact caused Brad Derry to bring out the caution and make a pit stop for a flat tire. Derry wasted little time working his way through the field. Rold built up a decent size lead on both Helvie and Derry, but both were able to use the high side of the track to their advantage, slowly chipping into Rold’s margin. As the laps ticked down the war waged on. When the white flag dropped it was clear that the final lap was going to be a shootout between Rold, Helvie and Derry. As they came off of turn four three-wide to the checkers Helvie was able to keep his foot on the loud pedal and secure the win in the thrilling fashion. Derry took second, Rold third, David Nail. Jr. fourth, and “Smokin” Joe Zadina fifth.
Davison Collects Hobby Win #2
Andy Davison dominated the Chat Mobility Hobby Stocks feature on Saturday night picking up his second win of the season, cutting Jeremy Purdy’s points lead to a slim two point margin. Davison led most of the race holding off “Cool Hand” Luke Ramsey for the checkered flag. Ramsey would rebound from last week’s last place finish second, Purdy third, Matt McAtee fourth and Tom Myers fifth.
Dennis Domination Continues
Jesse Dennis continued his streak in the POET Biorefining Modifieds Saturday night picking up his 13th win at ACS in the last two seasons. Dennis started in fifth place but quickly took the lead distancing himself from the field, at one point leading by a full straightaway. The race stayed clean and green allowing Dennis to pick up the win, Clint Homan and “The Candy Man” Jeff Wiggins would engage in an intriguing battle for second, with Homan victorious. John Davis fourth and Jenae Gustin fifth.
McCunn Specialty Firearms Brings The Bang To ACS
Next week Adams County Speedway brings you a true slice of Americana with fireworks and a show as McCunn Specialty Firearms Night with fireworks at the conclusion of events. Gates open at 5:00 p.m, followed by hot laps at 6:30 with racing beginning at 7:00.
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