Winters Time in ASCS Northern Plains Action at Steele County Speedway OWATONNA, Minn. (July 9, 2006) -- Scott Winters blasted past Chuck Swenson on the 14th round en route to capturing his first career American Sprint Car Series feature ...
Winters Time in ASCS Northern Plains Action at Steele County Speedway
OWATONNA, Minn. (July 9, 2006) -- Scott Winters blasted past Chuck Swenson on the 14th round en route to capturing his first career American Sprint Car Series feature victory in Sunday night's 25-lap ASCS Northern Plains Region feature event at Steele County Speedway.
Winters started the feature from the pole position, but it was current series point leader Swenson jumping into the early lead. Winters kept the pressure on in the early stages, narrowly averting disaster when he tangled with the lapped machine of Spike Lempelius on the seventh round.
Winters finally slipped underneath Swenson on the 14th round, then survived a lap 18 caution to cruise to victory lane aboard the Schwanke-powered City Wide Insulation No. R19 Schnee. Swenson settled for second, with Curt Lund taking the show position. Lee Grosz crossed the stripe fourth, with Ryan Bickett rounding out the top five.
The balance of the top ten included Dusty Ballenger, John Nelson, Mike Sitzmann, Jr., Eric Lutz and Casey Heser.
ASCS Northern Plains Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. R19-Scott Winters, 2. 4-Lee Grosz, 3. 87-Curt Lund, 4. 75c-Casey Heser, 5. 29-Leigh Thomas, 6. 14-John Nelson, 7. 5-Eric Lutz, 8. 74-Joseph Kouba, 9. 55-Joe Kouba, 10. 52-Spike Lempelius
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. X-Chuck Swenson, 2. 17B-Ryan Bickett, 3. 6R-Roger Rager, 4. 1B-Brett Geldner, 5. 63-Jerry Richert, Jr., 6. 2L-Dusty Ballenger, 7. 92-Mike Sitzmann, Jr., 8. 85-Johnny Parsons III, 9. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 10. 36-Marty Stephenson, 11. 55K-Bob Hildreth.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 19-Scott Winters, 2. X-Chuck Swenson, 3. 87-Curt Lund, 4. 4-Lee Grosz, 5. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 6. 2L-Dusty Ballenger, 7. 14-John Nelson, 8. 92-Mike Sitzmann, Jr., 9. 5-Eric Lutz, 10. 75c-Casey Heser, 11. 63-Jerry Richert Jr., 12. 29-Leigh Thomas, 13. 1b-Brett Geldner, 14. 74-Joseph Kouba, 15. 85-Johnny Parsons III, 16. 55-Joe Kouba, 17. 52-Spike Lempelius, 18. 6R-Roger Rager, 19. 55k-Bob Hildreth, 20. 36-Marty Stephenson. DNS: 55L-Dustin Lindquist.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chuck Swenson 1,566, 2. Lee Grosz 1,332, 3. Eric Lutz 1,292, 4. Curt Lund 1,236, 5. Brett Geldner 1,200, 6. Dusty Ballenger 1,133, 7. Dustin Lindquist 1,129, 8. Jesse Drost 1,072, 9. Jake Peters 1,057, 10. Brent Vonk 891.