Gharst Tops Midwest All Stars at Mt. Vernon Kaley Gharst made the best of his front row starting position, staving off a couple of mid-race challenges to gain his first O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series feature win before a...
Gharst Tops Midwest All Stars at Mt. Vernon
Kaley Gharst made the best of his front row starting position, staving off a couple of mid-race challenges to gain his first O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series feature win before a large crowd at Jefferson County Speedway in Mt. Vernon, IL. Sunday evening.
Gharst jumped to the lead at the start of the twenty five lap feature event with A.J. Bruns in tow. Beginning on lap seven, Tim Montgomery, who earlier had moved past Bruns into second, pressured Gharst repeatedly but a mid-race caution again gave Gharst the advantage. Bruns would move back into second and Rob Standridge also got around Montgomery to finish third. Montgomery and Ryan Bunton rounded out the top five. The rest of the top ten included Jimmy Brewer, Tom Busch, Jack Potter, Terry Babb and Tiffany Wyzard, who started twenty-second, after changing a right rear tire prior to the feature.
Heat races were captured by Babb, Jerrod Hull and Tyler Thompson. A.J. Bruns won the Dash. Jimmy Brewer set fast time at 13.773. Twenty-four cars were present.
Jerrod Hull, who finished eleventh, maintains a fifty two point advantage over Rob Standridge as the series returns to Spoon River Speedway at Canton, IL. next Saturday, July 21st.
Jefferson County Raceway - Mt. Vernon, IL - July 14, 2007
Time Trials (One Lap): 1.66 Jimmy Brewer 13.773, 2.22 Rob Standridge 13.860, 3.6R Ryan Bunton 13.894, 4.4C Tommy Shepard 14.077, 5. 4 Tim Montgomery 14.120, 6. 44 A.J. Bruns 14.292, 7. 3B Brad Greer 14.423, 8. 3* Kaley Gharst 14.522, 9. 15 Jack Potter 14.619, 10.42 Corey Bruns 14.652, 5W Tiffany Wyzard 14.692, 12. 4B Tom Busch 14.694, 13 90 Patrick Budde 14.696, 14. 10S Jeremy Standridge 15.018, 15. 11 Tyler Thompson 15.090, 16.88 Terry Babb 15.109, 17.12 Jerrod Hull 15.207, 18. 17W Scott Williams 15.223, 19. 28 Jason Keith 14.411, 20. 74 Shane Wade 15.529, 21. 21F Randy Stilley 15.565, 22. 5B Kevin Briscoe 15.864, 23. 1H Kyle Cummins 17.459, 24. 27 Bob Thoman NT
Heat One (10 Laps): 1.Babb, 2.Keith, 3.Budde, 4.Briscoe, 5.Shepard, 6.Greer, 7.Brewer, 8.C. Bruns
Heat Two (10 Laps): 1.Hull, 2.Montgomery, 3.Gharst, 4.J. Standridge, 5.R. Standridge, 6.Cummins, 7.Wyzard, 8.Wade
Heat Three (10 Laps): 1.Thompson, 2.Busch, 3.Bynton, 4.A.J. Bruns, 5.Potter, 6.Williams, 7.Stilley
Dash (Five Laps): 1.A.J. Bruns, 2.Montgomery, 3.Bunton, 4.R. Standridge, 5.Greer, 6.Shepard
Feature (25 Laps): 1.Gharst (started 1st), 2.A.J. Bruns (2), 3.R. Standridge (6), 4.Montgomery (3), 5.Bunton (5), 6.Brewer (11), 7.Busch (8), 8.Potter (7), 9.Babb (14), 10.Wyzard (22), 11.Hull (15), 12.Thompson (23), 13.Keith (17), 14.Cummins (21), 15.Wade (18), 16.Williams (16), 17.Greer (12), 18.C. Bruns (13), 19.Budde (9), 20.Stilley (19) 21.J. Standridge (10), 22.Shepard (4), 23.Briscoe (20)
Series Points (Through July 14th): 1.Jerrod Hull 1006, 2.Rob Standridge 954, 3.A.J. Bruns 927, 4.Tim Montgomery 916, 5. Ryan Bunton 864, 6.Tommy Shepard 852, 7.Jeremy Standridge 780, 8.Jason Keith 758, 9.Tyler Thompson 702, 10.Jimmy Hurley 640, 11.Tiffany Wyzard 555, 12.Cory Bruns 534, 13.Kaley Gharst 377, 14.Mark Stewart 340, 15.Brad Greer 261, 16.Manny Rockhold 115