Brecht Bags ASCS Sprints on Dirt Opener at Crystal Motor Speedway CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 6, 2005) -- Ohio's Mike Brecht made a daring move in the closing laps to snare victory honors in Saturday night's 25-lap season opening feature event for the...
Brecht Bags ASCS Sprints on Dirt Opener at Crystal Motor Speedway
CRYSTAL, Mich. (May 6, 2005) -- Ohio's Mike Brecht made a daring move in the closing laps to snare victory honors in Saturday night's 25-lap season opening feature event for the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz at Crystal Motor Speedway.
Snaring the early lead was 1999 Sprints on Dirt champion Dain Naida. Naida led until the 24th round, when Brecht made his move for the point entering turn one. Naida slid off the track in his attempt to counter the move, precipitating a caution flag.
Brecht, who scored his first American Sprint Car Series feature win in last year's ASCS Southern Tour opener, took off on the restart and held on to record ASCS career win number two in front of Ken Mackey, two-time SOD champion Dustin Daggett, Brett Mann and Gary Fast.
Completing the top ten were Canadian Kyle Patrick, Nick Mulheim, Darren Long, John Gall and Gregg Dalman.
Defending series champion Tim Norman of Warsaw, IN, was the feature's first casualty and was credited with a 20th place finish.
Mackey, Fast, Naida and Patrick topped heat race action for the 37-car field, with Long and Tim Allison splitting victory honors in the twin 10-lap "B" Mains.
Bob Nash took a wild ride in the First "B" Main but emerged unscathed.
Ohsweken Speedway Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Ken Mackey, 2. Dustin Daggett, 3. Mike Brecht, 4. J.R. Stewart, 5. Chris Webster, 6. Tim Lowe, 7. Kirk Cheney, 8. Kevin Parker.
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Gary Fast, 2. Brett Mann, 3. Tim Norman, 4. Corey Bevard, 5. Gregg Dalman, 6. Mark Broughman, 7. Ernie Kuehneman, Jr., 8. Joe Irwin.
Lane Automotive Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Dain Naida, 2. Joe Bares, 3. John Gall, 4. Nick Mulheim, 5. Davey Brown, 6. Ryan Grubaugh, 7. Bill Johnson, 8. Wayne Morrison, 9. Louie Carufel, 10. Mario Crook.
Comp Cams Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. Kyle Patrick, 2. Mike Dussel, 3. Mike Galajda, 4. Steve Irwin, 5. Bob Nash, 6. Darren Long, 7. Aaron Warnock, 8. Tim Allison, 9. Don Smith, 10. Tank Brackenberry.
Engine Pro B-Main #1 (10 Laps): 1. Darren Long, 2. Tim Lowe, 3. Mark Broughman, 4. Kevin Atkins, 5. Louie Carufel, 6. Joe Irwin, 7. Kevin Parker, 8. Ernie Kuehneman, Jr., 9. Davey Brown, 10. Bob Nash. DNS: Tank Brackenberry. Victor Reinz B-Main #2 (10 Laps): 1. Tim Allison, 2. Aaron Warnock, 3. Steve Irwin, 4. Bill Johnson, 5. Don Smith, 6. Ryan Grubaugh, 7. Wayne Morrison, 8. Kirk Cheney. DNS -- Chris Webster, Mario Crook.
A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Mike Brecht, 2. Ken Mackey, 3. Dustin Daggett, 4. Brett Mann, 5. Gary Fast, 6. Kyle Patrick, 7. Nick Mulheim, 8. Darren Long, 9. John Gall, 10. Gregg Dalman, 11. Tim Allison, 12. Tim Lowe, 13. Aaron Warnock, 14. Mike Galajda, 15. Dain Naida, 16. Corey Bevard, 17. Joe Bares, 18. J.R. Stewart, 19. Mike Dussel, 20. Tim Norman.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victory Reinz Points (Top Ten): 1. Mike Brecht 150, 2. Ken Mackey 146, 3. Dustin Daggett 144, 4. Brett Mann 142, 5. Gary Fast 140, 6. Kyle Patrick 138, 7. Nick Mulheim 136, 8. Darren Long 134, 9. John Gall 132, 10. Gregg Dalman 130.