ALLSTAR: MW: Season opener results 2008-04-11

Danny Smith Opens O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series Season With a Win Danny Smith of Danville, Indiana has won an event with virtually every series he has driven with. Add one more credential to the long list of accolades, 2008 Midwest All Star...

Danny Smith Opens O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series Season With a Win

Danny Smith of Danville, Indiana has won an event with virtually every series he has driven with. Add one more credential to the long list of accolades, 2008 Midwest All Star Series Feature Winner.

Despite threats of rain and consistent winds, the O'Reilly Midwest All Star Series opened the season Friday night with much enthusiasm at the Benton Race Park in Benton, Missouri. Track crews worked diligently to prepare the track for the opening event after days of rain in the Southeast Missouri area brought with it cancellations at many other facilities in the area.

The "Last Remaining True Outlaw," took control of the feature within the first few circuits after finding the spot that fit best for his popular Doug Williams Trucking Maxim #4 on the track. Smith was threatened periodically in the feature event by reigning Benton Race Park Sprint Car Champion, Tommy Worley, Jr towards the end of the race and outside front row starter, Jimmy Hurley in the onset.

Rounding out the nights top 5 were Tommy Worley, Jr., AJ Bruns, Jimmy Hurley, and Wade Oliver. In a race that saw a lot of the off-season cobwebs shaken off of many of the drivers and the cars, completing the top ten were Keith Burch, Jason Keith, Joey Boyd, Jerrod Hull, and Jason Hunt.

Ryan Bunton took home a couple of honors on the night. The Morton, Illinois native drove his 6R to the front of the pack in qualifying and also showed the way during the nights Dash event. Heat Race winners were, Jerrod Hull - 1st Heat, Timmy Montgomery - 2nd Heat, and Tommy Worley Jr. - 3rd Heat.

On the schedule next for the "Best of the Midwest" will be a Memorial Day stretch beginning at the Benton Race Park on May 23rd.

Official Results - Benton Race Park - 4/11/08

Qualifying:
1 - 6R - Ryan Bunton
2 - 44 - AJ Bruns
3 - 12X - Robbie Standridge
4 - 4 - Danny Smith
5 - 8s - Steve Short
6 - 35 - Jimmy Hurley
7 - 11 - Tyler Thompson
8 - 14 - Paul Hart
9 - 97 - Tommy Worley Jr.
10 - 3 - Mark Shershekan
11 - A12 - Sparky Pate
12 - 3B - Brad Greer
13 - 28 - Jason Keith
14 - 32 - Timmy Montgomery
15 - 58X - Wade Oliver
16 - 12 - Jerrod Hull
17 - 67 - Joey Boyd
18 - 4k - Kody Kinser
19 - D12 - Doc Sloan
20 - 58 - Keith Burch
21 - 66 - Debra Hall
22 - 19 - Jason Hunt
23 - 22T - Miranda Throckmorton (No Time)
24 - 5 - Tiffany Wyzard (No Time)

Heat Race Top 5's (Numerically):
Heat 1 12, 6R, 28, 4, 19
Heat 2 32, 44, 67, 14, A12
Heat 3 97, 58X, 12X, 3B, 35

Dash Finish (Numerically), Start in Parenthesis:
6R (1), 44 (2), 97 (4), A12 (5), 3B(6), 35 (3)

A-Main Finish, Start in Parenthesis:
4 Danny Smith 1 (3)
97 Tommy Worley Jr. 2 (7)
44 AJ Bruns 3 (5)
35 Jimmy Hurley 4 (2)
58X Wade Oliver 5 (13)
58 Keith Burch 6 (18)
28 Jason Keith 7 (10)
67 Joey Boyd 8 (15)
12 Jerrod Hull 9 (14)
19 Jason Hunt 10 (19)
4k Kody Kinser 11 (16)
12X Robbie Standridge 12 (4)
D12 Doc Sloan 13 (17)
32 Timmy Montgomery 14 (12)
5 Tiffany Wyzard 15 (20)
3 Mark Shershekan 16 (21)
A12 Sparky Pate 17 (8)
6R Ryan Bunton 18 (6)
14 Paul Hart 19 (1)
3B Brad Greer 20 (9)
8s Steve Short 21 (11)
11 Tyler Thompson 22 (22) (dns)
66 Debra Hall 23 (23) (dns)
22T Miranda Throckmorton 24 (24) (dns)

-credit: allstar

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