Hull Captures Quincy Checkers With O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series QUINCY, IL (06-01-08) by Robert Cortum - Midwest All Star Series A near sell-out crowd was on hand to witness Jerrod Hull taking his first 2008 Midwest All Star Series win at...
Hull Captures Quincy Checkers With O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series
QUINCY, IL (06-01-08) by Robert Cortum - Midwest All Star Series
A near sell-out crowd was on hand to witness Jerrod Hull taking his first 2008 Midwest All Star Series win at Quincy Raceways in Quincy, Illinois. The re-configured 3/8-mile facility played host to a crowd of more than 3700 spectators, 23 sprint cars, and some of the best racing in the 2008 Midwest racing season.
Hull, in the Ozarc Gas Welding #12, started on point for the feature event and held off not only his familiar competition, but traveling and local drivers as well. In a feature that found itself bunched up on a few occasions, Hull worked many different lines of the track to stay out front as many drivers raced top shelf, through the middle, and bottom. The action coming out of turn 2 had many fans keeping an eye on the corner as wheel stands and tight action were provided liberally in each of the nights sprint events.
"This was a big time win for this team," stated Hull. "We raced tonight against some stiff competition, anytime you get to race against these guys and come away on top, you know you've done something really special."
Hull battled from the drop of the green flag with Danny Smith fighting top side and Brian Brown soaking up the bottom moisture in tow, while John "Sparky" Pate in the "Doc" Sloan funded A12 was the Hard Charger improving from his 17th starting position to garner 4th by way of a middle groove.
Tiffany Wyzard brought home her first career Dash victory in the Wyzard Cleaning 5W machine.
Heat race action was exciting as Matt Harms in his family owned 360c.i. #53H took the first heat. Second heat belonged to "Sparky" Pate with a tight battle throughout the event. Jerrod Hull picked up the 3^rd Heat Race win after starting in the 4^th position. Qualifying for the night's events was lead by Brian Brown in the Doogs-owned Super Clean #21 machine, timing in at 11.870.
Hull garnered a total of 210 season points on the night out of a possible 211, moving himself into the lead of the points battle. Rounding out the top 5; AJ Bruns (-25), Kody Kinser (-44), Ryan Bunton(-71), and Jimmy Hurley (-92). After 5 events of the season, the point's are starting to take shape into one of the best battles in the country, proving that consistency is what the "Best in the Midwest" are striving for.