Swenson Scores in ASCS Northern Plains Cheater's Day Opener BRANDON, SD (September 30, 2006) -- With the inaugural American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship already tucked away firmly in his hip pocket, Chuck...
Swenson Scores in ASCS Northern Plains Cheater's Day Opener
BRANDON, SD (September 30, 2006) -- With the inaugural American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship already tucked away firmly in his hip pocket, Chuck Swenson added his sixth series win of the season for good measure with a late move in Saturday's 20-lap feature to top the opening leg of the 42nd Annual Cheater's Day Classic at Huset's Speedway.
In a race that featured four lead changes, Swenson made the move that counted at the pay window by taking advantage of a Jake Peters bobble on the white flag lap to snare the win aboard the K&C Conversions No. X Maxim.
After the initial start was waved off for a Johnn Cressman tumble, outside front row starter Dusty Zomer outgunned polesitter Peters for the early lead. Zomer's stint in front was a short one however, as Peters charged by on the second round to take command.
Peters led the next dozen circuits before fifth-starter Swenson motored into the lead. Peters returned the favor the next time around and held the point for four more circuits before Swenson made the race-winning move.
While Swenson flashed underneath the checkered flag, Mark Dobmeier climbed from the seventh position with seven laps to go to snare the runner-up slot. Wade Nygaard claimed third, with Peters and Scott Winters rounding out the top five.
Zomer settled for sixth, with Rick Ideus, Eric Lutz, Bill Boles and Micah Schliemann completing the top ten.
With 36 cars on hand, Nygaard, Zomer, Boles and Dobmeier each earned heat race wins, with Jack Dover and Schliemann splitting victory honors in "B" Main action.
Lee Grosz executed identical turn one flips in heat race and "B" Feature competition, while fellow teen shoe Mike Sitzmann, Jr., got upside down in the "B" as well. There were no injuries.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 2. X-Chuck Swenson, 3. 2-Bryan Dobesh, 4. 9M-Marlon Jones, 5. 87-Curt Lund, 6. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 7. 3R-Seth Brahmer, 8. 75-Jesse Drost, 9. 15-Joe Riedel.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 24A-Dusty Zomer, 2. R19-Scott Winters, 3. 5B-Rick Ideus, 4. 24M-John Miller, 5. 75C-Casey Heser, 6. 42-Kevin Flowers, 7. 4L-Lee Grosz, 8. 13-Jordan Martens, 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson.
Third Heat (8 laps): 1. 05-Bill Boles, 2. 57X-Jake Peters, 3. 53-Jack Dover, 4. 20-Johnn Cressman, 5. 17V-Casey Abbas, 6. K9-Jody Rosenboom, 7. 84-Toby Chapman, 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 9. 1B-Brett Geldner.
Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1L-Mark Dobmeier, 2. 5-Eric Lutz, 3. 9-Micah Schliemann, 4. 22-Mitch Runge, 5. 31-Mark Pace, 6. 92-Mike Stitzmann, Jr., 7. 94S-Natalie Sather, 8. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 9. 9J-Mark Schmidt.
First B Feature (12 Laps): q. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 05-Bill Boles, 3. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 4. 9M-Marlon Jones, 5. K9-Jody Rosenboom, 6. 42-Kevin Flowers, 7. 84-Toby Chapman, 8. 101-Chuck McGillivray, 9. 1B-Brett Geldner, 10. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 11. 15-Joe Riedel, 12. 75C-Casey Heser, 13. 31-Mark Pace.
Second B Feature (12 Laps): 1. 9-Micah Schliemann, 2. 17V-Casey Abbas, 3. 24M-John Miller, 4. 87-Curt Lund, 5. 20-Johnn Cressman, 6. 3R-Seth Brahmer, 7. 94S-Natalie Sather, 8. 75-Jesse Drost, 9. 13-Jordan Martens, 10. 22-Matt Heinzerling, 11. 9J-Mark Schmidt, 12. 92-Mike Sitzmann, Jr., 13. 4L-Lee Grosz.
A Feature (20 Laps): 1. X-Chuck Swenson, 2. 1L-Mark Dobmeier, 3. 9N-Wade Nygaard, 4. 57X-Jake Peters, 5. R19-Scott Winters, 6. 24A-Dusty Zomer, 7. 5B-Rick Ideus, 8. 5-Eric Lutz, 9. 05-Bill Boles, 10. 9-Micah Schliemann, 11. 53-Jack Dover, 12. 9M-Marlon Jones, 13. 24M-John Miller, 14. K9-Jody Rosenboom, 15. 17V-Casey Abbas, 16. 28-Mitch Runge, 17. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 18. 2-Bryan Dobesh, 19. 87-Curt Lund, 20. 20-Johnn Cressman.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chuck Swenson 2,964, 2. Eric Lutz 2,561, 3. Curt Lund 2,529, 4. Lee Grosz 2,506, 5. Brett Geldner 2,071, 6. Dustin Lindquist 1,795, 7. Jake Peters 1,761, 8. Scott Winters 1,744, 9. Mike Sitzmann, Jr. 1,738, 10. Dusty Ballenger 1,531.