Rauch Rules ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (August 18, 2007) -- Keith Rauch notched his second American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature win of the season by wiring the field in Saturday...
Rauch Rules ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Rock Springs
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (August 18, 2007) -- Keith Rauch notched his second American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature win of the season by wiring the field in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Sweetwater Speedway.
Starting from the pole position, Rauch outgunned fellow front row starter Derrik Ortega for the point at the drop of the green and led all the way to record sixth career series win aboard Greg Schaefer's USA Race Engines-powered IMM No. 71 Fab-Tech chassis.
Sixteen-year-old Albuquerque racer Ortega kept Rauch within several car lengths throughout, but Rauch never faltered and forced Ortega to settle for second in front of Bob Schaeffer, 16-year-old Josh Flood and Larry Lapoint.
Dustin Hall, Chad Corken, J.D. Hall, Jeremy McCune and Scott Milan completed the top ten.
Current series points leader C.J. Johnson was forced pitside with a broken fuel pump after eleven laps but still escaped the night with a 62-point lead over Rauch.
J.D. Hall, Milan and Schaeffer topped heat race action.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results from Sweetwater Speedway:
Heat Winners: J.D. Hall, Scott Milan, Bob Schaeffer.
Pole Dash: Keith Rauch, Derrik Ortega, Larry Lapoint, Bob Schaeffer, J.D. Hall, Scott Milan.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71-Keith Rauch, 2. 35-Derrik Ortega, 3. 93-Bob Schaeffer, 4. 31-Josh Flood, 5. 88-Larry Lapoint, 6. 74u-Dustin Hall, 7. 11-Chad Corken, 8. 47u-J.D. Hall, 9. 0j-Jeremy McCune, 10. 4m-Scott Milan, 11. 36-Michelle Dodge, 12. 77-Mark Sweet, 13. 71J-John Jacob, 14. 57-Don Stoutner, 15. 14-Jeff Heffner, 16. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 17. 45x-C.J. Johnson. DNS: 00-Tim Statieter, 2-Chad Peterson.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. C.J. Johnson 1,642, 2. Keith Rauch 1,580, 3. Patrick Bourke 1,186, 4. Bob Schaeffer 1,120, 5. Chad Corken 1,119, 6. Mark Sweet 1,052, 7. Ricky Montgomery 1,038, 8. Josh Flood 942, 9. Nick Haygood 847, 10. John Jacob 845.