By: Trevor Maeder
July 9th at ACS: Interesting Night to Say the Least
The caption sums up Petersen Tire Night pretty well as it was indeed an interesting night that saw a $1,000 to win late model feature as well as the first claim attempt at ACS in several years.
Baker Goes Back-to-Back in Kompacts
Joe Baker picked up his second win of the season and second in a row in the Keystone Light Kompacts on Saturday. Baker had to avoid an early race spin out from race leader Bryan Vannausdle. A strange occurrence happened when Baker came to take the white flag, the caution lights triggered on only to be turned back off to resume the last lap of racing. Baker, despite slowing down after seeing the lights was still able to hold off runner-up finisher Evan Hrabik. Bryan Vannausdle finished third, Jake Dixon fourth and Ronnie Camden fifth
Havens Gets Third Win
“The Wiota Express” Kody Havens was able to quickly work his way up from his 9th place starting position and find himself in the Miller Lite “The Origninal” Victory Lane for the third time this season in his Stalker Chevrolet B-Mod. A pair of heat race winners, Cody Werner and Bryce Allen led the field to green. Werner led the first handful of laps before Havens had managed to find his way to the front and around Werner. Havens was able to avoid any miscues on a late race restart on way to capturing win number three on the season. David Schwartz tied a career best finish with a second place, Ryan Jenkins third, Jake Hobscheidt fourth and Josh Cooper fifth.
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Nail Gets Career Win Number Two
Last August Corning native David Nail Jr. was able to take advantage of his pole starting position to pick up his first ever career win in the Northland Oil Pro-stocks. Saturday Nail was able to take advantage of the absence of point leader Joe Zadina and collect his second career feature win. Nail started in the fourth spot and engaged in an enticing battle with Cody Clark and Greg Miller before finally getting around both of them and putting some distance between him and the rest of the field. Miller finished second, Cody Clark third, AJ Miller fourth and Butch Bass fifth.
Win Number Three for Car Number Three
Two weeks ago Clarinda’s Kenny Champ sat home with a blown transmission in his #3 Chat Mobility Hobby Stock machine. Kenny returned to ACS on Saturday and picked up his third win of the season in dominating fashion. The 16 car feature event saw point leader Luke Ramsey testing out his new Eliminator Chassis with former hobby stock regular Andy Davison behind the wheel of his normal ride. While Ramsey struggled to understand his new car, Champ quickly surged to the front mowing down race leader Tom Myers and putting a glowing distance between him and the field in a race that went start to finish with no cautions. Myers picked up a season best runner-up, Davison third, Chris Bates fourth and Keil Brittain fifth.
Patterson Helps Book Claim Win
We all knew it was eventually going to happen again at ACS. It had been several years since anyone attempted to claim another drivers’ engine. What we didn’t know is who would post the claim, who would be claimed and when it would happen. We found all of that out in the Poet Biorefining Modifieds on Saturday. The race initially saw two-time defending track champion Jesse Dennis, fresh off his $10,000 win at the Aftermarket Nationals, battle with Dylan Book for the race win. Book held off Dennis for many laps until Dennis was finally able to overpower him with three laps to go en route to what appeared to be his seventh win of the season. However, that would not be the case as the #14 team of TJ Patterson and his crew claimed Dennis’ motor. Dennis denied the claim resulting in an automatic disqualification, effectively handing the win and points lead over to Dylan Book and putting Dennis’ shot at three consecutive track championships in serious limbo. Jeff Wiggins finished second for the third week in a row followed by Keven Parman third, Mike Johnson fourth and John Davis fifth.
Lightnin Strikes for $1,000
“Lightnin” Leon Zeitner had not had good luck at the ACS in 2016 prior to Saturday. The 2010 track champion had already made two appearances to ACS, both of which Zeitner deemed as disappointing results. Zeitner was able to take advantage of drawing pole position in Saturday night’s draw/redraw format for O’Reilly’s Auto Parts Late Model Driver Appreciation Night. Zeitner was forced to hold off ACS regular John Hampel, as well as his nephew Corey Zeitner to pick up the win and $1,000 payday on Saturday. Hampel finished second followed by Corey Zeitner third, Sterling Perkins fourth and Paul Glendenning fifth.
Next Week at ACS: All About The Hobby Stocks
The caption says it all as next week at The Adams County Speedway it is all about the Chat Mobility Hobby Stocks as Creston Arnold Motor Supply brings you Hobby Stock Appreciation Night. The Hobby Stocks will feature a draw/redraw format with the winner receiving $400 as well as a $350 gift card from Arnold Motor Supply and increased purse for the entire field. The drivers aren’t the only ones with a chance for a big payday on Saturday as once again the Malvern Bank & Trust 50/50 raffle rolled over for the sixth consecutive week meaning this week a potential of $700 cash as well as $2,800 certificate of deposit is at stakes for one lucky fan who could potentially be paired up with a winning driver! Last but not least is Kid’s Bike Races presented by Finishline Trophies. So bring the kids, bring the family and bring the hobby stocks for a great night of racing at your NASCAR home track, Adams County Speedway.
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