Mackey Does it to ASCS Sprints on Dirt at Butler QUINCY, Mich. (June 23, 2006) -- Ken Mackey became the first repeat winner in this year's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz racing action by scoring the win...
Mackey Does it to ASCS Sprints on Dirt at Butler
QUINCY, Mich. (June 23, 2006) -- Ken Mackey became the first repeat winner in this year's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz racing action by scoring the win in Friday night's 25-lap feature at Butler Motor Speedway.
Mackey took advantage of an early stroke of luck then took the lead from the outset to pace the field throughout aboard the Griff's-powered Brewsters Fine Food & Spirits/Torco Fuels No. 25m Maxim.
Originally slated to start outside the second row, Mackey moved up to the front row when Ron Blair suffered a flat tire on the pace lap. Blair rejoined the field at the tail.
Mackey then outgunned polesitter Dain Naida for the early lead and set sail, with Gary Fast quickly moving into second. Fast moved up to challenge Mackey for the point but to no avail.
Meanwhile, Brett Mann was on the march, climbing to fourth by the time Davey Brown went for a wild ride down the frontstretch on the 18th lap.JBrown escaped uninjured.
Back under way, Mann quickly charged from fourth into second and set his sights on Mackey. Mann closed on Mackey and was poised to challenge for the lead when the race's final caution flew with just two rounds to go for J.R. Stewart's turn two spin while running third.
Mackey pulled away on the final restart to secure the win, with Mann settling for the runner-up slot. Kyle Patrick took the show position, with Ryan Grubaugh and Fast rounding out the top five.
Mike Brecht claimed sixth, with the balance of the top ten including Ben Rutan, Tim Allison, Louie Carufel and Kevin Atkins.
ASCS Sprints on Dirt Results:
Ohsweken Speedway Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Dain Naida, 2. Ryan Grubaugh, 3. John Gall, 4. Mike Brecht, 5. Ben Rutan, 6. Aaron Warnock, 7. Clint Reagle, 8. Ryan Ruhl, 9. Ken Quimby.
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Brett Mann, 2. Ken Mackey, 3. Kyle Patrick, 4. Kevin Atkins, 5. Gregg Dalman, 6. Corey Bevard, 7. Tim Allison, 8. Chris Webster.
Lane Automotive Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Ron Blair, 2. Gary Fast, 3. Louie Carufel, 4. J.R. Stewart, 5. Davey Brown, 6. Joe Bares, 7. Tim Champlin, 8. Mike Galajda.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. Ken Mackey, 2. Brett Mann, 3. Kyle Patrick, 4. Ryan Grubaugh, 5. Gary Fast, 6. Mike Brecht, 7. Ben Rutan, 8. Tim Allison, 9. Louie Carufel, 10. Kevin Atkins, 11. Corey Bevard, 12. Dain Naida, 13. Gregg Dalman, 14. Ron Blair, 15. Ken Quimby, 16. J.R. Stewart, 17. Mike Galajda, 18. John Gall, 19. Chris Webster, 20. Aaron Warnock, 21. Davey Brown, 22. Ryan Ruhl, 23. Tim Champlin, 24. Joe Bares, 25. Clint Reagle.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints On Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Points (Top Ten): 1. Ken Mackey 986, 2. Dain Naida 952, 3. Gregg Dalman 946, 4. Kyle Patrick 942, 5. Gary Fast 905, 6. Kevin Atkins 887, 7. Joe Bares 884, 8. Davey Brown 845, 9. (tie) Tim Norman and Mike Galajda 814.