ALLSTAR: West Memphis results 2007-08-17

Blonde from Litchfield Dusts The Ditch Field WEST MEMPHIS, AR (8-17-07) -- The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions were back in action on Friday night as the Thunder Through the Plains tour resumed at Riverside International Speedway, more ...

Blonde from Litchfield Dusts The Ditch Field

WEST MEMPHIS, AR (8-17-07) -- The O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions were back in action on Friday night as the Thunder Through the Plains tour resumed at Riverside International Speedway, more commonly referred to as "The Ditch". Chad Blonde, who missed the two Thunder shows earlier in the week, towed all the way from Litchfield, MI to put on a dominating performance much like the one at Hilltop Speedway during Ohio Sprint Speedweek. A field of 26 cars were on hand at the storied 1/4 mile bullring on the banks of the Mississippi River, but it was the orange #5B who would show the way to the checkers for his third All Star victory.

Blonde started the A-main from the 3rd row and by lap six was putting a slider on race leader Lee Sowell, which caused Sowell to get into the fence flattening his right rear tire. On the restart it was Blonde followed by Jeff Swindell, Greg Wilson, Brandon Martin, AJ Bruns, and Tim Montgomery. A few more laps into the event, Paul May slammed head on into the turn one fence bringing out the red. It was an extended delay as track workers had to repair the fence.

Action resumed with Blonde and Swindell battling for the lead, but Blonde pulled out front and into lapped traffic and drove away from the field. In the closing laps of the 30 lap affair, Swindell would make one last attempt to reel Blonde in through heavy traffic, but was not able to get close enough to contend for the win. Blonde crossed the stripe ahead of Swindell, Wilson, Bruns, Danny Smith (who started 15th), and Montgomery.

The All Stars return to The Ditch for night number two on Saturday August 18th to wrap up the Thunder Through the Plains week and will head back to Ohio. For more information visit www.allstarsprint.com

Riverside International Speedway - 8-17-07 - O'Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions Statistical Report

Huggins Cams Qualifying
1. 51-Tim Montgomery, 11.435; 2. 5B-Chad Blonde, 11.438; 3. 12-Jeff Swindell, 11.559; 4. 44-AJ Bruns, 11.567; 5. 51S-Lee Sowell, 11.587; 6. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.637; 7. 11B-Brock Mayes, 11.644; 8. 9-Gary Wright, 11.662; 9. 40-Ernie Ainsworth, 11.674; 10. 11T-Tyler Thompson, 11.779; 11. 4X-Jan Howard, 11.782; 12. 11M-Brandon Martin, 11.793; 13. 5W-Tiffany Wyzard, 11.810; 14. 28-Brian Paulus, 11.868; 15. 47-Dale Howard, 11.909; 16. 4-Danny Smith, 11.948; 17. 71M-Paul May, 11.975; 18. 20E- Brian Ellenberger, 12.046; 19. 20-Josh Howard, 12.135; 20. 44H-Ronnie Howard, 12.165; 21. 24W-Kenny Coke, 12.272; 22. 35- Phillip Faulkner, 12.353; 23. 8X-Chris Williams, 12.467; 24. 16-Dwayne Prince, 12.780; 25. OX-Clint Weiss, 13.138; 26. 74-Shane Wade, NT

Outerwears Heat Race 1
1. 5W-Tiffany Wyzard; 2. 4-Danny Smith; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 51-Tim Montgomery; 5. 44-AJ Bruns; 6. 35-Phillip Faulkner; 7. 11T-Tyler Thompson; 8. OX-Clint Weiss; 9. 20-Josh Howard;

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race 2
1. 5B-Chad Blonde; 2. 28-Brian Paulus; 3. 71M-Paul May; 4. 51S-Lee Sowell; 5. 44H-Ronnie Howard; 6. 8X-Chris Williams; 7. 74- Shane Wade; 8. 4X-Jan Howard; 9. 9-Gary Wright;

Engler Machine & Tool Heat Race 3
1. 47-Dale Howard; 2. 11M-Brandon Martin; 3. 40-Ernie Ainsworth; 4. W20-Greg Wilson; 5. 12-Jeff Swindell; 6. 20E-Brian Ellenberger; 7. 24W-Kenny Coke; 8. 16-Dwayne Prince;

MSD Ignition A-main - Starting Position [#]
1. 5B-Chad Blonde[5]; 2. 12-Jeff Swindell[4]; 3. W20-Greg Wilson[1]; 4. 44-AJ Bruns[3]; 5. 4-Danny Smith[15]; 6. 51-Tim Montgomery[6]; 7. 20-Josh Howard[18]; 8. 11B-Brock Mayes[7]; 9. 40-Ernie Ainsworth[8]; 10. 28-Brian Paulus[11]; 11. 24W-Kenny Coke[20]; 12. 44H-Ronnie Howard[19]; 13. 16-Dwayne Prince[23]; 14. 74-Shane Wade[25]; 15. 11M-Brandon Martin[9]; 16. 5W-Tiffany Wyzard[10]; 17. 47-Dale Howard[14]; 18. 8X-Chris Williams[22]; 19. 51S-Lee Sowell[2]; 20. 71M-Paul May[16]; 21. 11T-Tyler Thompson[12]; 22. OX-Clint Weiss[24]; 23. 4X-Jan Howard[13]; 24. 35-Phillip Faulkner[21]; 25. 20E-Brian Ellenberger[17];

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Paulus , Chris Williams , Greg Wil , Jeff Swindell , Paul May
Teams Williams