I-30 Speedway 600 Nationals Finale results 2006-09-16

Senter Scores $10K Win in 600 Nationals; Crawley Tops in Sprint Car Feature LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2006) -- Osceola, AR, hotshoe Travis Senter, Jr., made the most of a slight home track advantage by pocketing $10,000 after winning ...

Senter Scores $10K Win in 600 Nationals; Crawley Tops in Sprint Car Feature

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 16, 2006) -- Osceola, AR, hotshoe Travis Senter, Jr., made the most of a slight home track advantage by pocketing $10,000 after winning Saturday night's inaugural 30-lap 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires feature event at I-30 Speedway.

Senter rocketed from the fourth starting position into the lead on the opening circuit and paced the field throughout, surviving several cautions along the way to secure the win aboard the Holthouse Farms/Stallard Chassis No. 22T machine.

"Having some laps here before this race definitely didn't hurt," Senter commented afterward. "But what really made the difference was Mike Ward running that Sprint Car feature right before our race and letting us know exactly what the track was like." In addition to finishing fifth in the Sprint Car feature, Ward also piloted Senter's team car in the 600 Nationals.

In the 25-lap Sprint Car feature, Tim Crawley denied Cody Gardner his second win in as many nights with a last corner pass in heavy lapped traffic. It was Crawley's eleventh Sprint Car feature win of the season atop the I-30 Speedway clay oval.

Indiana's Nate Lauderbaugh earned the pole for the 600cc Micro feature by virtue of winning the 6-lap Sawyer Chassis Dash for Cash and led the feature field to the green flag with Pennsylvania's Ben Murphy alongside. But it was second row outside starter Senter who snared the lead on the opening round.

Lauderbaugh was closing in on Senter as lapped traffic was becoming a factor with just six laps to go, only to have a caution appear for Chris Lloyd, who came to a stop in turn four. With open track, Senter then raced to the checkered flag unchallenged.

Lauderbaugh settled for second, with Tennessee's Eric Wright advancing from sixth to take the show position. After picking off a handful of positions to cross the stripe fourth, Donnie Ray Crawford was disqualified when he failed to report to the tech area.

Murphy claimed fourth after the disqualification, with Oklahoma's Kevin Bayer rebounding from an early tangle with Jake Mosley to round out the top five. Austin Laskey claimed sixth, with fellow Oklahoma racer Jerrod Wilson earning a $500 bonus from www.600scene.com by capturing the race's Hard Charger award with a drive from 23rd to seventh.

Pennsylvania's Tim Dietz was eighth, with North Carolina's Brian Roseman advancing from 22nd to ninth. Pennsylvania's Ryan Greth completed the top ten.

After winning Friday night's preliminary feature, Scott Sawyer took a slight tumble in Dash. Sawyer returned to finish the Dash, then flipped again on the frontstretch at the midway point of the feature.

Pennsylvania's Heath Henley had climbed from 17th to fifth in the feature before his engine expired just two laps shy of the checkered flag.

A total of 126 drivers competed in the inaugural edition of the 600 Nationals at Little Rock's I-30 Speedway.

In the Sprint Car feature, Gardner assumed the lead when Lee Sowell and Jerry Kamer tangled while dicing for the point on the third lap. A night after winning his first career feature, Gardner had the race well in hand until lapped traffic came into play in the final handful of laps.

Crawley closed the gap and shot underneath Gardner exiting turn four with the checkered flag in sight to steal the win. Gardner settled for second, with Darren Stewart, Jesse Hockett and Mike Ward rounding out the top five.

First Annual 600 Nationals Saturday Results:

Locked in from Friday Night's Preliminary Feature: 29s-Scott Sawyer, 28c-Chris Lloyd, 36-Ben Murphy, 29L-Nate Lauderbaugh, 88w-Eric Wright, 22T-Travis Senter, Jr.

Heat Races -- Top 50 in Finishing/Passing Points to Five Inverted Qualifying Races; Balance of Field to Five Last Chance Races.

First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1g-Cody Gardner, 2. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 3. 12n-Nathan Hauck, 4. 20J-Jason Johnson, 5. 25m-Jason McBride, 6. 3T-Taryn Laskey, 7. 41-Lee Knowles, 8. 93-Bradley Carter, 9. 3c-Cody Coggin, 10. 22J-Josh Rehm, 11. 20p-Jeremy Postlethwait. DNS: 7k-Tim Crawley, 1ac-Channing Zierolf. Note: Cody Gardner encountered engine problems at the checkered flag and scratched from the balance of the event.

Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 55d-Donnie Ray Crawford, 2. 25b-Bean Elliot, 3. 1e-Eric Edwards, 4. 13x-Brian Roseman, 5. 9L-Tim Dietz, 6. 85k-Kevin Gigot, 7. 55b-Brandon Carey, 8. 10F-Blake Fitzpatrick, 9. 68-Jonathan Hendrick, 10. 97-Jesse Snyder, 11. 2b-Trent Thomas, 12. 141-James Fairfield, 13. 7J-Jerrod Wilson.

Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 47-Rusty Pipes, 2. 1m-Marty Hargroder, 3. 96-Zach Gigot, 4. 37-Larney Johnson, 5. 2T-Ron Taggart, 6. 72F-Eric Fenton, 7. 23 0x00be - Wesley Gordon, 8. 77d-Dean Drake, Jr., 9. 99x-Billy Lawhead, 10. 11a-Austin Orman, 11. 01-Robert Echols, 12. 11s-Lucas Sprague, 13. 8T-Thomas Chandler.

Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 7x-Stan Yockey, 2. 32k-Dereck King, 3        .
88d-Brandon Darlington, 4. 20b-Gary Bouhl, 5. 33b-Bill Unglert, 6      .
24k-Karlas Stephens, 7. 34-Travis Unglert, 8. 77b-Daniel Butler, 9     .
30-Jon Carter, 10. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 11. 69r-Clayton Robertson, 12     .
65-Chris Crull, 13. 35T-Tyler Robbins                                  .

Fifth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 2a-Austin Laskey, 2. 22c-John Campbell, 3. 18m-Jake Murphy, 4. 73y-Dusty Young, 5. 6g-Dustin Gates, 6. 20s-Scott Smith, 7. 9k-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 8. 28J-Jeff Willingham, 9. 18a-Ray Alsup, 10. 83b-Kurt Blackaby, 11. 72T-Justin Taylor, 12. 11c-Ryan Cole. DNS: 23x-John Paynter.

Sixth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr., 2. 14R-Race Neely, 3. 16n-Nathan Fleming, 4. 66-Mike Phillips, 5. 35m-Matt Sherrell, 6. 89-Cody Darrah, 7. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 8. 20w-Michael Wickham, 9. 67-Marty Martin, 10. 00-Chad Purdy, 11. 13d-Dusty Fronabarger, 12. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 13. 15b-Brody Stewart.

Seventh Heat (10 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, 2. 87-Aaron Reutzel, 3. 16x-Danny Davidson, 4. 8x-Tony Roney, 5. 79-Ryan Duke, 6. 1x-Chad Pitts, 7. 6s-Wally Henson, 8. 122-Mike Ward, 9. 5x-Tyson Hall, 10. 98-Glenn Heverin, 11. 10e-Matt Ebarb, 12. 14h-Casey Taylor, 13. 8g-Brad Gentry.

Eighth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 1k-Kara King, 2. 71-Ryan Greth, 3. 7b-Nick Bailey, 4. 73m-Jake Mosley, 5. 85f-Eric Sandage, 6. 18c-Scott Bolden, 7. 83d-Gregg Dillion, 8. 64-Chad Boone, 9. 15c-Scott Coffman, 10. 23a-James Tsokatos, 11. 92-Jordan Weaver, 12. 6x-Michael Davidson.

Ninth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 91b-Kevin Bayer, 2. 8k-Dean Alexander, 3. 24h-Heath Henley, 4. 86-Larry Tomich, 5. 91m-Steve Milton, 6. 22m-Terry Monroe, 7. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 8. 28b-B.J. Wilson, 9. 14T-Tyler Brown, 10. 10m-Tim McKenzie, 11. 2kt-Jeremy Boyer. DNS: 88x-Sean Walden.

Last Chance Races -- Top 4 Finishers to tail of the Five Qualifying Races.

First Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1 83d-Gregg Dillion, 2. 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 3. 10e-Matt Ebarb, 4. 14T-Tyler Brown, 5. 18a-Ray Alsup, 6. 65-Chris Crull, 7. 72F-Eric Fenton, 8. 64-Chad Boone, 9. 69R-Clayton Robertson, 10. 20p-Jeremy Postlethwait, 11. 28J-Jeff Willingham, 12. 7k-Tim Crawley, 13. 85F-Eric Sandage.

Second Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 10F-Blake Fitzpatrick, 2. 68-Jonathan Hendrick, 3. 11c-Ryan Cole, 4. 20w-Michael Wickham, 5. 22J-Josh Rehm, 6. 92-Jordan Weaver, 7. 91m-Steve Milton, 8. 83b-Kurt Blackaby, 9. 67-Marty Martin, 10. 2b-Trent Thomas, 11. 8T-Thomas Chandler, 12. 23 0x00be - Wesley Gordon. DNS: 1ac-Channing Zierolf.

Third Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 24d-Karlas Stephens, 2. 77d-Dean Drake, Jr., 3. 9k-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 4. 97-Jesse Snyder, 5. 32x-Brad McDaniel, 6. 35T-Tyler Robbins, 7. 93-Bradley Carter, 8. 28b-B.J. Wilson, 9. 00-Chad Purdy, 10. 01-Robert Echols, 11. 2kt-Jeremy Boyer. DNS: 5x-Tyson Hall, 23x-John Paynter.

Fourth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 122-Mike Ward, 2. 99x-Billy Lawhead, 3. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 4. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 5. 15c-Scott Coffman, 6. 98-Glenn Heverin, 7. 3c-Cody Coggin, 8. 11a-Austin Orman, 9. 14h-Casey Taylor, 10. 72T-Justin Taylor, 11. 141-James Fairfield. DNS: 15b-Brody Stewart, 88x-Sean Walden.

Fifth Last Chance Race (10 Laps): 1. 41-Lee Knowles, 2. 6s-Wally Henson, 3. 85k-Kevin Gigot, 4. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 5. 8g-Brad Gentry, 6. 30-Jon Carter, 7. 77b-Daniel Butler, 8. 10m-Tim McKenzie, 9. 23a-James Tsokatos, 10. 6x-Michael Davidson, 11. 13d-Dusty Fronabarger. DNS: 11s-Lucas Sprague.

Sawyer Chassis Dash for Cash -- Finishing Order Determines Front Thre  e
Rows of "A" Featur                                                     e
Dash for Cash (6 Laps): 1. 29L-Nate Lauderbaugh, 2. 36-Ben Murphy, 3   .
28c-Chris Lloyd, 4. 22T-Travis Senter, Jr., 6. 88w-Eric Wright         .

Qualifying Races -- Top 18 in Combined Points from Heats & Qualifiers to "A" Feature

First Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 3T-Taryn Laskey, 2. 7J-Jerrod Wilson, 3. 55d-Donnie Ray Crawford, 4. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr., 5. 22m-Terry Monroe, 6. 20b-Gary Bouhl, 7. 10e-Matt Ebarb, 8. 88d-Brandon Darlington, 9. 35m-Matt Sherrell, 10. 83d-Gregg Dillion, 11. 22c-John Campbell, 12. 14T-Tyler Brown, 13. 73y-Dusty Young. DNS: 8x-Tony Roney.

Second Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 20s-Scott Smith, 2. 73m-Jake Mosley, 3. 25m-Jason McBride, 4. 1k-Kara King, 5. 8k-Dean Alexander, 6. 16n-Nathan Fleming, 7. 79-Ryan Duke, 8. 68-Jonathan Hendrick, 9. 20w-Michael Wickham, 10. 66-Mike Phillips, 11. 10F-Blake Fitzpatrick, 12. 32k-Dereck King, 13. 14R-Race Neely. DNS: 11c-Ryan Cole.

Third Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 95-Matt Covington, 2. 55b-Brandon Carey, 3. 12n-Nathan Hauck, 4. 16x-Danny Davidson, 5. 24d-Daniel Robinson, 6. 71-Ryan Greth, 7. 97-Jesse Snyder, 8. 25b-Bean Elliot, 9. 1x-Chad Pitts, 10. 9k-Kevin Thomas, Jr., 11. 24k-Karlas Stephens, 12. 20J-Jason Johnson, 13. 2T-Ron Taggart.

Fourth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 34-Travis Unglert, 2. 13x-Brian Roseman, 3. 91b-Kevin Bayer, 4. 7b-Nick Bailey, 5. 2a-Austin Laskey, 6. 18c-Scott Bolden, 7. 33b-Bill Unglert, 8. 47-Rusty Pipes, 9. 122-Mike Ward, 10. 57-Jimmy Taylor, 11. 96-Zach Gigot, 12. 77d-Dean Drake, Jr., 13. 1e-Eric Edwards, 14. 4-Tommy Snellgrove, 15. 99x-Billy Lawhead.

Fifth Qualifier (12 Laps): 1. 9L-Tim Dietz, 2. 24h-Heath Henley, 3. 6g-Dustin Gates, 4. 89-Cody Darrah, 5. 37-Larney Johnson, 6. 18m-Jake Murphy, 7. 1m-Marty Hargroder, 8. 1b-Bobby Zaiontz, 9. 41-Lee Knowles, 10. 7x-Stan Yockey, 11. 6s-Wally Henson, 12. 85k-Kevin Gigot, 13. 86-Larry Tomich, 14. 87-Aaron Reutzel.

First Annual 600 Nationals "A" Feature

A Feature (30 Laps -- Starting position in parentheses): 1. 22T-Travis Senter, Jr. (4), 2. 29L-Nate Lauderbaugh (1), 3. 88w-Eric Wright (6), 4. 36-Ben Murphy (2), 5. 91b-Kevin Bayer (8), 6. 2a-Austin Laskey (15), 7. 7J-Jerrod Wilson (23), 8. 9L-Tim Dietz (16), 9. 13x-Brian Roseman (22), 10. 71-Ryan Greth (18), 11. 3T-Taryn Laskey (14), 12. 1k-Kara King (13), 13. 95-Matt Covington (7), 14. 24h-Heath Henley (17), 15. 24d-Daniel Robinson (21), 16. 20s-Scott Smith (12), 17. 28c-Chris Lloyd (3), 18. 29s-Scott Sawyer (5), 19. 8k-Dean Alexander (20), 20. 34-Travis Unglert (24), 21. 73m-Jake Mosley (19), 22. 12F-Montie Frey, Jr. (10), 23. 12n-Nathan Hauck (11). Disqualified: 55d-Donnie Ray Crawford (failed to report to tech area after taking the checkered flag in fourth) (9).

Sprint Car Results:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 51-Lee Sowell, 2. 9JR-Derek Hagar, 3. 5k-Jerry Kamer, 4. 14v-Sean Walden, 5. 12T-Joe Young, 6. 92-Rusty Gallion, 7. 23-Brian Bell, 8. 00-Calvin McIntrye, 9. 2m-Bryce Vowan.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1g-Cody Gardner, 2. 87-Tim Crawley, 3. 88-Mike Ward, 4. 15-Brad Bowden, 5. 12R-Trey Robb, 6. 0-Andy McElhannon, 7. 38-Rick Pringle, 8. 21h-Tim Law.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4T-Justin Sturch, 2. 91-Darren Stewart, 3. 26-Marshall Skinner, 4. 75-Jesse Hockett, 5. 29h-Pete Butler, 6. 8-Zack Pringle, 7. 57g-Dude Garrett. DNS: 10-Terry Gray.

B Feature (10 Laps): 1. 23-Brian Bell, 2. 10-Terry Gray, 3. 0-Andy McElhannon, 4. 2m-Bryce Vowan, 5. 57g-Dude Garrett, 6. 8-Zack Pringle, 7. 38-Rick Pringle, 8. 00-Calvin McIntyre, 9. 21h-Tim Law, 10. 92-Rusty Gallion.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 87-Tim Crawley, 2. 1g-Cody Gardner, 3. 91-Darren Stewart, 4. 75-Jesse Hockett, 5. 88-Mike Ward, 6. 4T-Justin Sturch, 7. 10-Terry Gray, 8. 12T-Joe Young, 9. 26-Marshall Skinner, 10. 14v-Sean Walden, 11. 12R-Trey Robb, 12. 57g-Dude Garrett, 13. 2m-Bryce Vowan, 14. 9JR-Derek Hagar, 15. 23-Brian Bell, 16. 0-Andy McElhannon, 17. 15-Brad Bowden, 18. 51-Lee Sowell, 19. 5k-Jerry Kamer. DNS: 29h-Pete Butler.

-credit: lw

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Rose , Darren Stewart , Larney Johnson , Andy McElhannon , Tim McKenzie , Scott Smith , Jesse Hockett , Tony Roney , Derek Hagar , Michael Davidson , Tyler Robbins , Daniel Robinson , Kevin Bayer , Kurt Blackaby , Dereck King , Billy Lawhead , Matt Sherrell , Jonathan Hendrick , Eric Sandage , Donnie Ray Crawford , Tim Crawley , Austin Laskey , Cody Darrah , Matt Covington , Jason Johnson , Aaron Reutzel