ALLSTAR: Hartford: Race report

Kahne shows Hartford Speedway fans that he still knows how to drive a Sprint Car. Hartford, Michigan (June 7th)-A warm, sunny day greeted the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series as they made their first ...

Kahne shows Hartford Speedway fans that he still knows how to drive a Sprint Car.

Hartford, Michigan (June 7th)-A warm, sunny day greeted the All Star Circuit of Champions and the Great Lakes Outlaw Sprint Series as they made their first appearance at the Hartford Speedway in 7 years. The lightning quick ½-mile saw 36 sprint cars take times with Danny Smith from Danville, Indiana setting the fastest lap of the night. Clyde, Ohio's Phil Gressman took the checkered flag in Crown Battery heat race #1. Danny Smith picked up the B&B Oval Track Products heat race #2 win. The Engler Machine & Tool heat race #3 went to Findlay, Ohio's Chad Kemenah. Winning your TP Wings heat race #4 was Dustin Daggett.

The 30-lap A-Main event for the All Star Circuit of Champions saw four time All Star champion, Kenny Jacobs, on the pole with young NASCAR Busch Grand National driver Kasey Kahne on the outside of the front row. When the green flag flew, Jacobs used the low line to his advantage and took the early lead. On lap 2, the first yellow flag of the night came out for the 55 car of Mike Wagner who spun out in the middle of turns 1 and 2 also involved was Steve Krieg. When the race resumed, Jacobs jumped out into the lead but Kahne was right on his tail tank. On the move, after starting 16th, was the number 19 of Brett Mann who was all the way up to 7th. On lap 10, a scary moment for the leaders when Jacobs and Kahne made contact on the front stretch when Jacobs was trying to maneuver passed lapped traffic. On lap 11, Jacobs got behind a slower car in turn 3 and that let Kahne pass Jacobs on the topside of turn 3 to take over the lead. Jacobs would also get passed by the U2 of Paul McMahan, dropping Jacobs back to 3rd. Nobody had anything for Kahne in his brand new DRC Chassis out of Indianapolis as he went on to take the checkered by over a half a lap. Finishing second was Paul McMahan, third was Kenny Jacobs, fourth was Danny Smith, fifth was Dean Jacobs, sixth was Chad Kemenah, seventh was Byron Reed, eighth was Kelly Kinser, ninth was Greg Wilson, and rounding out the top ten was Brett Mann.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kasey Kahne , Kenny Jacobs , Dean Jacobs , Paul McMahan , Greg Wil , Chad Kemenah