Midwest Region I-80 results 2005-07-08

Brown Bags ASCS Midwest Ideus Memorial at I-80 GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 8, 2005) -- Brian Brown posted his second consecutive American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region feature victory by winning Friday night's 25-lap 16th Annual ...

Brown Bags ASCS Midwest Ideus Memorial at I-80

GREENWOOD, Neb. (July 8, 2005) -- Brian Brown posted his second consecutive American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region feature victory by winning Friday night's 25-lap 16th Annual Lawrence Ideus Memorial event at Nebraska Raceway Park's I-80 Speedway.

Brown, who extended his series point lead, collected $2,000 for the victory aboard Tim Doogs' Ostrich-powered Jolt Caffeine Energy Gum/HostIowa.net No. 21 Maxim, with Chad Humston beating Jason Martin and Billy Alley to the line in a spirited duel for second.

"It's really an honor to win the Lawrence Ideus Memorial race, I've heard so much about what he did for the sport of Sprint Car racing in Nebraska and had always wanted to run this race," Brown commented from victory lane. "Now I had my chance and was fortunate enough to get the win, I look forward to seeing my name on the cup."

Brown outgunned Humston for the point at the outset, as eighth-starter Martin and sixth-starter Alley advanced to third and fourth, respectively, on the opening round.

After the caution flew for Jason Danley's turn four spin after four rounds, Humston fell to fourth as Martin and Alley charged by with their sights set on the pacesetting Brown. Alley then battled past Martin the next time around to take over second.

After Jake Peters' turn one spin after six rounds, Brown and Alley led the way as Humston made his way back around Martin for third on the tenth round. Lapped traffic came into play the next time around only to have the caution fly for Bryan Gossel, who looped his mount in turn two.

Brown continued to set the pace on the ensuing restart and after fending off an Alley slider for the point on the 17th round, sliced through lapped traffic in the final rounds to secure the victory.

Alley's mount stumbled with fuel problems in the final corner with Humston and Martin taking quick advantage. The trio raced under the checkered flag tightly bunched, with Humston getting the nod for second in front of Martin and Alley. Don Droud, Jr., rounded out the top five.

Rodney Droud advanced from 15th to claim sixth, with Mike Chadd, 19th-starter Toby Chapman, 21st-starter Rick Ideus and 17th-starter Ryan Anderson completing the top ten.

Chadd, Brown and Danley topped heat race action for the 26-car field, with Rodney Droud winning the 12-lap "B" Main.

Results:

First Heat (8 Laps): 1. Mike Chadd, 2. Dean Chadd, 3. Kerry Grabill 4. Billy Alley, 5. Jake Peters, 6. Rodney Droud, 7. Doug Lovegrove, 8. Bruce Divis, 9. Toby Chapman.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. Brian Brown, 2. Bryan Gossel, 3. Chad Humston, 4. Frankie Heimbaugh, 5. Tige Jensen, 6. Ryan Anderson, 7. Jeff Lowery, 8. John Klabunde, 9. Rick Ideus.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. Jason Danley, 2. Jason Martin, 3. Eric Lutz 4. Don Droud, Jr., 5. Seth Brahmer, 6. Bobby Becker, 7. Jack Dover, 8. Gage Dorr.

B Feature (12 Laps): 1. Rodney Droud, 2. Seth Brahmer, 3. Ryan Anderson, 4. Doug Lovegrove, 5. Toby Chapman, 6. Bruce Divis, 7. Rick Ideus, 8. Jeff Lowery, 9. Bobby Becker, 10. John Klabunde, 11. Jack Dover, 12. Gage Dorr.

A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Brian Brown, 2. Chad Humston, 3. Jason Martin, 4. Billy Alley, 5. Don Droud, Jr., 6. Rodney Droud, 7. Mike Chadd, 8. Toby Chapman, 9. Rick Ideus, 10. Ryan Anderson, 11. Kerry Grabill, 12. Bruce Divis, 13. Jake Peters, 14. Jeff Lowery, 15. Eric Lutz, 16. Seth Brahmer, 17. Frankie Heimbaugh, 18. Jason Danley, 19. Bryan Gossel, 20. Doug Lovegrove, 21. Dean Chadd, 22. Tige Jensen. Lap leaders: Brian Brown 1-25.

ASCS Midwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Brian Brown 590, 2. Billy Alley 574, 3. Don Droud, Jr. 554, 4. Toby Chapman 548, 5. Rick Ideus 508, 6. Jason Danley 479, 7. Jason Martin 418, 8. Mike Chadd 408, 9. Jake Peters 402, 10. Frankie Heimbaugh 398.

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