Northern Plains Brainerd results 2008-08-31

Lutz Tops ASCS Northern Plains Season Finale at North Central Speedway! BRAINERD, Minn. (August 31, 2008) -- Eric Lutz did everything he could to reel in the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship in Sunday night's ...

Lutz Tops ASCS Northern Plains Season Finale at North Central Speedway!

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 31, 2008) -- Eric Lutz did everything he could to reel in the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship in Sunday night's season-ending 25-lap feature event at North Central Speedway.

But even a win wasn't enough for Lutz to dethrone Lee Grosz, who collected his second series crown in a row with a runner-up finish in the Mighty Axe Nationals finale.

The pair started side-by-side on the front row of the feature event and after dicing for the top spot during the opening handful of circuits, Lutz took command and slipped away to record his second career series win aboard the Bruns-powered Dell Rapids Chevrolet/Pontiac No. 5 Schnee.

The 20-year-old Grosz secured the series championship with a runner-up finish, as Brad Barickman, Joseph Kouba and John Nelson rounded out the top five in Sunday night's feature.

Grosz, Jerry Richert, Jr., and Lutz topped heat race action.

ASCS Northern Plains Region Results from North Central Speedway:

Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, 2. 37-Sye Anderson, 3. 18-Ryan Wilson, 4. 1b-Brett Geldner, 5. 10-Kevin Nickel, 6. 34tw-Roger Rager.

Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 62-Jerry Richert, Jr., 2. 55-Joseph Kouba, 3. 25-Ken Melanson, 4. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 5. 20g-Chris Graf.

Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 34-Brad Barickman, 3. 14-John Nelson, 4. 5x-Dave Glennon, 5. 5m-Troy Manteufel.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 5-Eric Lutz, 2. 4J-Lee Grosz, 3. 34-Brad Barickman, 4. 55-Joseph Kouba, 5. 14-John Nelson, 6. 37-Sye Anderson, 7. 20g-Chris Graf, 8. 18-Ryan Wilson, 9. 1b-Brett Geldner, 10. 25-Ken Melanson, 11. 34tw-Roger Rager, 12. 5x-Dave Glennon, 13. 5m-Troy Manteufel, 14. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 15. 10-Kevin Nickel, 16. 62-Jerry Richert, Jr.

Final ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Lee Grosz 1,406, 2. Eric Lutz 1,378, 3. Dave Glennon 831, 4. Jody Rosenboom 627, 5. Jack Dover 596, 6. Clint Garner 564, 7. Sye Anderson 514, 8. Jason Tostenson 510, 9. Jake Peters 430, 10. Curt Lund 422.

-credit: ascs

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