ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. (August 23, 2003) - Rookie pilot Jake Pierson nearly stole the show at Sweetwater Speedway Saturday night, but when the checkered flag flew it was Randi Miller making his sixth consecutive trip to victory lane in American Sprint...
ROCK SPRINGS, Wy. (August 23, 2003) - Rookie pilot Jake Pierson nearly stole the show at Sweetwater Speedway Saturday night, but when the checkered flag flew it was Randi Miller making his sixth consecutive trip to victory lane in American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region action.
After winning his heat race, Pierson led the field to the green flag and outgunned fellow front row starter Patrick Bourke to grab the early lead, with Randi Miller, Eric Miller, Bourke and Mike Dreiling in pursuit.
Pierson paced the opening 13 rounds until lapped traffic came into play and Randi Miller raced into the lead. Pierson fought back into the lead the next time around, only to cut a tire two rounds later after contact with a spinning car.
Utilizing the low groove over the final laps, Miller fought off a rim-riding Bourke to post his eleventh victory of the year aboard Mac White's Carbone-powered Two Dot Tech Maxim. Bourke settled for second, with Dreiling, Eric Miller and Geoff Dodge rounding out the top five.
Austin Gillette claimed sixth, while Pierson charged back through the field to snare seventh. Jeremy Sheaffer, Brian Jamison and Scott Roberts completed the top ten.
First Heat: 1. Randi Miller, 2. Eric Miller, 3. Brian Jamison, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer, 5. Scott Milan, 6. Mark Sweet.
Second Heat: 1. Jake Pierson, 2. Mike Dreiling, 3. Willie Hernandez, Jr., 4. Willie Hernandez, Sr., 5. Tom Evalow. DNS: T.J. Thorne.
Third Heat: 1. Patrick Bourke, 2. Geoff Dodge, 3. Austin Gillette, 4. Scott Roberts, 5. Don Stoutner, 6. Ray Bergener.
A Feature: 1. Randi Miller, 2. Patrick Bourke, 3. Mike Dreiling, 4. Eric Miller, 5. Geoff Dodge, 6. Austin Gillette, 7. Jake Pierson, 8. Jeremy Sheaffer, 9. Brian Jamison, 10. Scott Roberts, 11. Willie Hernandez, Sr., 12. Mark Sweet, 13. Ray Bergener, 14. Don Stoutner, 15. Scott Milan, 16. Tom Evalow. DNS: Willie Hernandez, Jr., T.J. Thorne.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Randi Miller 2,914, 2. Mike Dreiling 2,744, 3. Eric Miller 2,727, 4. Jake Pierson 2,145, 5. Scott Milan 2,000, 6. Mason Hill 1,676, 7. Geoff Dodge 1,659, 8. Jace Pennetta 1,396, 9. T.J. Thorne 1,304, 10. Brian Jamison 1,180.