Maier Takes ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Opener at Jetmore JETMORE, Kan. (May 13, 2006) -- Garry Lee Maier battled past Steven King on the 21st round en route to topping Saturday night's season opening 30-lap feature event for the ...
Maier Takes ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Opener at Jetmore
JETMORE, Kan. (May 13, 2006) -- Garry Lee Maier battled past Steven King on the 21st round en route to topping Saturday night's season opening 30-lap feature event for the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region at the Jetmore Motorplex.
King jumped into the early lead and paced the early laps before Maier raced into the lead on the 14th circuit. The move was negated however, when Tony Bruce, Jr., came to a stop on the track with mechanical woes after advancing from tenth to third. Bruce was done for the night.
King fought off Maier for several rounds on the ensuing restart before Maier finally made the winning move on the 21st round.
Once in front, the former ASCS National champion charged to the checkered flag to claim the victory in front of King, Preston Peebles II, C.J.ohnson and Mike Peters.
Patrick Bourke earned Hard Charger honors by racing from 14th to sixth, with the balance of the top ten including Jason Danley, Dennis Park, Rick Halverstadt and defending ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Gary Taylor.
Keith Rauch, Mark Walinder, Taylor and King topped heat race action for the 36-car field, with J.D. Johnson and Jon Freeman winning the twin "B" Mains.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results:
First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 71-Keith Rauch, 2. 1h-Rick Halverstadt, 3. 1x-Jake Martens, 4. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. 9b-Dennis Park, 6. 81-Jon Freeman, 7. 1-Nick Haygood, 8. 93-Greg Schaefer, 9. 4-Eric Miller.
Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 6-Mark Walinder, 2. 10x-C.J. Johnson, 3. 82-Jason Danley, 4. 27-Patrick Bourke, 5. 77d-Jake Pierson, 6. 21-Shane Howard, 7. 11-Chad Corkin, 8. 77-Mark Sweet. DNS: 19-Joe McCarthy.
Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 5d-Gary Taylor, 2. 43-A.J. Selenke, 3. 97-Brian Herbert, 4. 14-Jeff Heffner, 5. 17-Marc Robe, 6. 9-John Jacob, 7. X-Kass Cornella, 8. 44x-Michael Woodruff. DNS: 4d-Todd Plemons.
Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 88-Steven King, 2. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 3. 11x-Garry Lee Maier, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 51-Mike Peters, 6. 20-Luke Cranston, 7. 4x-Mike Chadd, 8. 02F-Josh Fellows, 9. 7-Roger Sundquist.
First "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 98-J.D. Johnson, 2. 9b-Dennis Park, 3. 17-Marc Robe, 4. 9-John Jacob, 5. 1-Nick Haygood, 6. 02F-Josh Fellows, 7. 93-Greg Schaefer, 8. X-Kass Cornella. DNS: 4d-Todd Plemons, 19-Joe McCarthy.
Second "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 81-Jon Freeman, 2. 77d-Jake Pierson, 3. 21-Shane Howard, 4. 20-Luke Cranston, 5. 44x-Michael Woodruff, 6. 4x-Mike Chadd, 7. 4-Eric Miller, 8. 11-Chad Corkin, 9. 7-Roger Sundquist. DNS: 77-Mark Sweet
"A" Feature (30 Laps): 1. 11x-Garry Lee Maier, 2. 88-Steven King, 3. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 4. 10x-C.J. Johnson, 5. 51-Mike Peters, 6. 27-Patrick Bourke, 7. 82-Jason Danley, 8. 9b-Dennis Park, 9. 1h-Rick Halverstadt, 10. 5d-Gary Taylor, 11. 97-Brian Herbert, 12. 98-J.D.ohnson, 13. 81-Jon Freeman, 14. 77d-Jake Pierson, 15. 6-Mark Walinder, 16. 14-Jeff Heffner, 17. 1x-Jake Martens, 18. 18-Tony Bruce, Jr., 19. 43-A.J. Selenke, 20. 71-Keith Rauch.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Garry Lee Maier 150, 2. Steven King 146, 3. Preston Peebles II 144, 4. C.J. Johnson 142, 5. Mike Peters 140, 6. Patrick Bourke 138, 7. Jason Danley 136, 8. Dennis Park 134, 9. Rick Halverstadt 132, 10. Gary Taylor 130.