ALLSTAR: Fremont results 2007-06-28

Blaney Wins at Fremont; Inches Closer to Bonus Money FREMONT, OH (6-28-07) Dale Blaney snatched a win away from front row starter Brandon Martin on lap 14 of the 40 lap A-main event. Blaney's experience outweighed Martin's desire to win as...

Blaney Wins at Fremont; Inches Closer to Bonus Money

FREMONT, OH (6-28-07) Dale Blaney snatched a win away from front row starter Brandon Martin on lap 14 of the 40 lap A-main event. Blaney's experience outweighed Martin's desire to win as Blaney would get out front and never look back. The Fowler, Ohio driver grabbed the lead on a lap 15 restart and went on to claim his second win of the University of Northwest Ohio Sprint Speedweek presented by RacingJunk.com at Fremont Speedway in front of a packed house on Budweiser Night.

Mike Linder and Byron Reed made a late race charge to the front as they diced through traffic and ran side by side for several laps making the battle for the runner up spot the most exciting racing of the night. Martin would eventually settle for fourth with Phil Gressman rounding out the Top 5.

The win kept Blaney in contention for the $50,000 speedweek bonus, but he would have to win Friday at Limaland Motorsports Park and Saturday at Eldora Speedway. It marked Blaney's 57th career victory with the O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions. It was also Blaney's third win of the year at "The Track That Action Built." "Brandon (Martin) was good early. I knew it was 40 laps and I just had to be patient and not press too hard and let the race come to me. We've won three of the four times we've been to Fremont this year. This track just suits my driving style," said Blaney in the Engine Pro Victory Lane beside his Berlin Natural Bakery/George Fisher Racing #2.

The 40-lap feature saw Martin jump into the early lead with Brian Paulus, Blaney, and Brian Ellenberger in tow. Martin built a pretty good lead as he lapped traffic on by the 9th circuit, which saw Blaney move into second. The first of seven yellows would fly on lap 14. On the restart, Blaney would make his winning move exiting turn 4. After a rash of yellows, Blaney would set sail.

The real battle was heating up for second through sixth involving Martin, Paulus, Mike Linder, Byron Reed and 14th starting Phil Gressman. At the halfway mark, Blaney led over Martin , Paulus, Reed, Linder and Gressman.

That remained the running order until four laps from the end when Martin, Reed and Linder would race each other hard. Reed and Linder would split Martin in turn 3 to grab the runner-up and third positions respectively. Then Reed and Linder had a spirited battle for the runner-up spot as Blaney cruised ahead.

"We've had a pretty decent car all week...the results just don't show it," said Reed beside his Reebar Diecasting machine.

"That was some hard racing. We were pretty good on the restarts...after that we were just another car," said Linder of his Burns Iron & Metal backed sprinter.

_*O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report - Fremont Speedway - 6-28-07*_

Huggins Cams Qualifying
1. 24H-Rob Chaney, 12.496; 2. X-Mark Keegan, 12.640; 3. 5B-Chad Blonde, 12.690; 4. 2-Dale Blaney, 12.712; 5. 20E-Brian Ellenberger, 12.750; 6. 11M-Brandon Martin, 12.768; 7. 28-Brian Paulus, 12.777; 8. 2M-Dustin Daggett, 12.795; 9. 15C-Chris Andrews, 12.817; 10. 3-Mike Linder, 12.840; 11. 8J-Kenny Jacobs, 12.858; 12. 1W-Paul Weaver, 12.870; 13. 10-David Harrison, 12.878; 14. 5-Byron Reed, 12.905; 15. 1R-Phil Gressman, 12.918; 16. 71M-Paul May, 12.928; 17. 6AU-David Doherty, 12.935; 18. 4M-Jamie Miller, 12.953; 19. 8H-Shane Stewart, 12.977; 20. 7K-Dean Jacobs, 12.982; 21. 16-Lee Jacobs, 12.994; 22. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.012; 23. 11B-Brock Mayes, 13.026; 24. 6-Bill Rose, 13.047; 25. 0-Gus Wasson, 13.052; 26. 8S-Bobby Clark, 13.161; 27. 49T-Gregg Dalman, 13.162; 28. 7T-Troy Vaccaro, 13.182; 29. 51-John Ivy, 13.183; 30. 3T-Tony Beaber, 13.188; 31. 55-Brian Smith, 13.195; 32. 22B-Ben Gregg, 13.204; 33. 31-Chuck Wilson, 13.220; 34. 4-Danny Smith, 13.222; 35. O9-Craig Mintz, 13.230; 36. 75-Ben Rutan, 13.242; 37. 97-Cory Seeling, 13.245; 38. 11N-Ed Neumeister, 13.255; 39. 14H-Todd Heller, 13.272; 40. 98-Bruce Robenalt, 13.343; 41. 20AU-Troy Little, 13.377; 42. 12-Caleb Griffith, 13.377; 43. 37Z-Bryan Scott, 13.408; 44. 27-Scott Euler, 13.475; 45. 96AU-Bruce White, 13.500;

Crown Battery Heat Race 1
1. 16-Lee Jacobs; 2. 15C-Chris Andrews; 3. 24H-Rob Chaney; 4. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 5. 0-Gus Wasson; 6. 6AU-David Doherty; 7. 20AU-Troy Little; 8. 51-John Ivy; 9. 97-Cory Seeling; 10. 10-David Harrison; 11. 31-Chuck Wilson; 12. 96AU-Bruce White;

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 2
1. W20-Greg Wilson; 2. 3-Mike Linder; 3. 11M-Brandon Martin; 4. 5-Byron Reed; 5. 5B-Chad Blonde; 6. 4M-Jamie Miller; 7. 4-Danny Smith; 8. 8S-Bobby Clark; 9. 12-Caleb Griffith; 10. 3T-Tony Beaber; 11. 11N-Ed Neumeister;

Engler Machine & Tool Heat Race 3
1. 8H-Shane Stewart; 2. 11B-Brock Mayes; 3. 28-Brian Paulus; 4. 1R-Phil Gressman; 5. 8J-Kenny Jacobs; 6. 49T-Gregg Dalman; 7. 55-Brian Smith; 8. 14H-Todd Heller; 9. O9-Craig Mintz; 10. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 11. X-Mark Keegan;

Taylor Wings Heat Race 4
1. 7K-Dean Jacobs; 2. 71M-Paul May; 3. 6-Bill Rose; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 6. 7T-Troy Vaccaro; 7. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 8. 75-Ben Rutan; 9. 22B-Ben Gregg; 10. 27-Scott Euler; 11. 1W-Paul Weaver;

Hoserville Ohio All Star Dash
1. 28-Brian Paulus; 2. 2M-Dustin Daggett; 3. 2-Dale Blaney; 4. 11M-Brandon Martin; 5. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 6. 24H-Rob Chaney;

Outerwears C-main
1. 14H-Todd Heller; 2. 97-Cory Seeling; 3. 27-Scott Euler; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 5. 12-Caleb Griffith; 6. 98-Bruce Robenalt; 7. 20AU-Troy Little; 8. 37Z-Bryan Scott; 9. 96AU-Bruce White;

University of Northwest Ohio B-main
1. X-Mark Keegan; 2. 10-David Harrison; 3. 8S-Bobby Clark; 4. 4-Danny Smith; 5. 51-John Ivy; 6. O9-Craig Mintz; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman; 8. 97-Cory Seeling; 9. 14H-Todd Heller; 10. 6AU-David Doherty; 11. 55-Brian Smith; 12. 31-Chuck Wilson; 13. 22B-Ben Gregg; 14. 3T-Tony Beaber; 15. 75-Ben Rutan; 16. 7T-Troy Vaccaro; 17. 4M-Jamie Miller; 18. 11N-Ed Neumeister; 19. 1W-Paul Weaver; 20. 27-Scott Euler;

MSD Ignition A-main Starting Position [#]
1. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 2. 5-Byron Reed[10]; 3. 3-Mike Linder[9]; 4. 11M-Brandon Martin[2]; 5. 1R-Phil Gressman[14]; 6. 24H-Rob Chaney[6]; 7. 8H-Shane Stewart[16]; 8. 8J-Kenny Jacobs[11]; 9. 28-Brian Paulus[1]; 10. 11B-Brock Mayes[20]; 11. 71M-Paul May[15]; 12. 4-Danny Smith[24]; 13. 16-Lee Jacobs[18]; 14. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[3]; 15. 10-David Harrison[13]; 16. 15C-Chris Andrews[8]; 17. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7]; 18. 7K-Dean Jacobs[17]; 19. X-Mark Keegan[12]; 20. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 21. 5B-Chad Blonde[5]; 22. 8S-Bobby Clark[23]; 23. 6-Bill Rose[21]; 24. 0-Gus Wasson[22];

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Brian Smith , Gus Wasson , Brian Paulus , Dean Jacobs , Shane Stewart , Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Ben Gregg , Bruce White , Paul May