Martin Wrangles ASCS Rebel Win on Last Lap at East Bay TAMPA, Fla. (April 12, 2008) -- It was quality over quantity for Danny Martin, Jr., in Saturday night's American Sprint Car Series Rebel Region main event at East Bay Raceway ...
Martin Wrangles ASCS Rebel Win on Last Lap at East Bay
TAMPA, Fla. (April 12, 2008) -- It was quality over quantity for Danny Martin, Jr., in Saturday night's American Sprint Car Series Rebel Region main event at East Bay Raceway Park.
While "The Hammer" led only one round of the 25-lap main event, it was the one that mattered most as the 22-year-old snared his second career ASCS Regional triumph by virtue of a dramatic last lap pass of current series points leader Kenny Adams.
Adams, who swept a two-night series double at East Bay Raceway Park to close out the 2007 season, took the lead at the outset of the feature event and appeared to be on his way to a second ASCS Rebel Region win of the year.
Martin's heroics dictated otherwise, as he raced to the front of the final round in the Motorheads-powered Martin Structures No. 00 Shaw chassis, with Adams settling for runner-up honors. Matt Tiffany claimed the show position, with defending series champion T.J. Winegardner charging from 18th to finish fourth. Michael Miller rounded out the top five.
Reigning ASCS Southern Tour champion Brian Smith raced from 16th to sixth, with Brian Maddox, Matt Linder, Red Stauffer and Frank Beck III completing the top ten.
Greg Leonard, Samantha Taylor and Tyler Godwin each scored heat race wins, with Frank Carlsson winning the "B" Main.
American Sprint Car Series Rebel Region Results from East Bay Raceway Park:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 3-Greg Leonard, 2. 00-Danny Martin, Jr., 3. 3x-Brian Maddox, 4. 02-Gene Lasker, 5. 4b-Bryn Gohn, 6. 1x-Matt Linder, 7. 12b-Brian Eckley, 8. 92-Matt Kurtz. DNS: 83-Bob Auld.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 17-Samantha Taylor, 2. 4a-Kenny Adams, 3. 88-Shane Kreidler, 4. 29-Gavin Thomas, 5. 2-Red Stauffer, 6. 20-Frank Carlsson, 7. 80-Danny Jones, 8. 22s-Shawn Murray. DNS: 17b-Bruce Durden.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 4c-Tyler Godwin, 2. 4m-Michael Miller, 3. 1a-Robbie Smith, 4. 19T-Matt Tiffany, 5. 2-Frank Beck III, 6. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 7. 11s-Brian Smith, 8. 6-Mike Schroeder.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 20-Frank Carlsson, 2. 11s-Brian Smith, 3. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 4. 1x-Matt Linder, 5. 6-Mike Schroeder, 6. 92-Matt Kurtz, 7. 22s-Shawn Murray, 8. 12b-Brian Eckley, 9. 80-Danny Jones. DNS: 83-Bob Auld, 17b-Bruce Durden.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 00-Danny Martin, Jr., 2. 4a-Kenny Adams, 3. 19T-Matt Tiffany, 4. 11T-T.J. Winegardner, 5. 4m-Michael Miller, 6. 11s-Brian Smith, 7. 3x-Brian Maddox, 8. 1x-Matt Linder, 9. 2-Red Stauffer, 10. 2-Frank Beck III, 11. 17-Samantha Taylor, 12. 29-Gavin Thomas, 13. 6-Mike Schroeder, 14. 1a-Robbie Smith, 15. 20-Frank Carlsson, 16. 4c-Tyler Godwin, 17. 88-Shane Kreidler, 18. 3-Greg Leonard, 19. 02-Gene Lasker, 20. 4b-Bryn Gohn.
ASCS Rebel Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Kenny Adams 436, 2. Danny Martin, Jr. 420, 3. Matt Tiffany 410, 4. Bryn Gohn 398, 5. Samantha Taylor 386, 6. Red Stauffer 380, 7. Frank Carlsson 370, 8. Matt Kurtz 329, 9. T.J. Winegardner 286, 10. Michael Miller 282.