It's All Good for Haygood in Saturday ASCS Rocky Mountain Prelim OLATHE, Colo. (May 27, 2006) -- Nick Haygood's third stint in the lead of Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature event at Thunder ...
It's All Good for Haygood in Saturday ASCS Rocky Mountain Prelim
OLATHE, Colo. (May 27, 2006) -- Nick Haygood's third stint in the lead of Saturday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature event at Thunder Mountain Speedway proved to be the charm as he flashed underneath the checkered flag to take the win.
After Sid Blandford, Jr., and Keith Rauch each led a portion of the way, Haygood finally took the win aboard Rick Lowery's USA Performance Engines No. 1 Maxim after trading the point with Patrick Bourke on the white flag lap.
Haygood took the lead from the outset and paced the opening eight rounds before Blandford raced by on the high side after charging from deep in the pack. Blandford led until a caution flew on lap 17 for Julie Jamison who spun and suffered front-end damage.
Blandford came to a stop under the caution as Jamison's mount was being towed off the track, thus requiring a second push and a mandatory trip to the tail of the field.
Haygood reassumed the lead on the restart only to have Rauch charge by to take command. Haygood kept the pressure on Rauch however, with Bourke soon entering the fray for the lead. On the 21st lap, there was contact when the trio entered a corner three-wide. Rauch got the worst of it, spinning to stop with a broken front-end.
Haygood and Bourke battled furiously for the lead over the final four rounds, with Haygood getting the nod over Bourke at the stripe after the pair exchanged slide jobs on the 24th lap. Todd Plemons claimed the show position, with Jeff Heffner and Brett Ream rounding out the top five. The balance of the top ten included Larry Lapoint, Eric Miller, Jake Pierson, Josh Fellows and Dustin Hall.
Heat race victories were claimed by Haygood, Rauch and Heffner.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results:
Heat Winners: Nick Haygood, Keith Rauch, Jeff Heffner.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1-Nick Haygood, 2. 27-Patrick Bourke, 3. 4d-Todd Plemons, 4. 14-Jeff Heffner, 5-Brett Ream, 6. 88-Larry Lapoint, 7. 4-Eric Miller, 8. 77d-Jake Pierson, 9. 02F-Josh Fellows, 10. 74u-Dustin Hall, 11. X-Kass Cornella, 12. 77-Mark Sweet, 13. 11-Chad Corkin, 14. 9m-Rick Montgomery, 15. 71-Keith Rauch, 16. 93-Greg Schaefer, 17. 3-Julie Jamison, 18. 7x-Dis Blandford, Jr. (DQ). DNS: 9-John Jacob.