Sprints on Dirt: Crystal results 2007-09-01

DAGGETT CHARGES FROM TWELFTH TO ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT WIN AT CRYSTAL CRYSTAL, Mich. (September 1, 2007) -- Dustin Daggett won Saturday night's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz feature event at the Crystal Motor Speedway.

DAGGETT CHARGES FROM TWELFTH TO ASCS SPRINTS ON DIRT WIN AT CRYSTAL

CRYSTAL, Mich. (September 1, 2007) -- Dustin Daggett won Saturday night's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz feature event at the Crystal Motor Speedway. Daggett came from 12th starting spot to pass early leader Dain Naida just past halfway and never looked back for his eighth ASCS SOD victory of the 2007 season.J "We took a guess on what the track might do and it turned out that we guessed right," said Daggett in victory lane. "The track ended up taking a little bit of rubber and that is what we setup for."J Daggett also thanked his car owners Phil and Marty Mott for letting him drive their car.

Brett Mann and rookie of the year candidate Jake Stebner started on the front row for the 25-lap feature event. Mann led the field into turn one, but fourth starting Dain Naida cruised around the top of the speedway to take the lead down the backstretch. Naida led until a caution just after halfway bunched up the field. Daggett used the top of the race track to charge into third and after the restart picked off a car on every lap until passing Naida for the lead.

From there Daggett held on after a restart with two laps to go to claim the victory. Tremendous racing from second on back saw Brett Mann claim the show position while Ryan Grubaugh moved up from nineth to claim the finale spot on the podium. Naida, Gregg Dalman from 17th, Steve Irwin, Ben Rutan from 20th, J.R. Stewart, Joe Bares, and Mark Broughman rounded out the top five.

During the late race restart current ASCS Sprints on Dirt point leader Tim Norman dropped back through the field to tighten the battle for the 2007 chase.

With Brett Mann moving back into second position with his second place finish at Crystal the championship will come down to the finale race at Hartford Speedway Park next Saturday.J Mann, Ryan Ruhl and Bares won the heat race events while Dalman won the B-Main event.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Results:J Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points to "A" main)

Total Seal Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 79 -- Brett Mann, 2. 6n -- Dain Naida, 3. 3g -- Tim Norman, 4. 2m -- Dustin Daggett, 5. 11 -- Tim Allison, 6. 2 -- Mike Galadja, 7. 97m -- Mike Brecht, 8. 81 -- John Gall, 9. 66 -- Ernie Kueneman, Jr.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 27R -- Ryan Ruhl, 2. 26 -- Gary Fast, 3. 33fz -- Steve Irwin, 4. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 5. 6B -- J.R. Stewart, 6. 49T -- Gregg Dalman, 7. 9Q -- Ken Quimby, 8. 22T -- Tank Brackenberry, 9. 23 -- Ben Rutan

Awesome Racewear Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 19 -- Joe Bares, 2. 07 -- Jake Stebner, 3. 52 -- Mark Broughman, 4. 8 -- Tim Champlin, 5. 88 -- Mike Daggett, 6. 55 -- Kirk Chaney, 7. 33 -- Billohnson, 8. 89 -- Chris Pobanz, 9. 2T -- Ralph Brackenberry, 10. 3w -- Chris Hettinger

Engine Pro "B" Feature -- Top 4 Finishers Advance to "A" Main

"B" Feature (10 Laps): 1. 49t -- Gregg Dalman, 2. 97M- Mike Brecht, 3. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 4. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 5. 55 -- Kirk Chaney, 6. 66 -- Ernie Kuehneman, Jr., 7. 81 -- John Gall, 8. 3w -- Chris Hettinger, 9. 22t -- Tank Brackenberry, 10. 89 -- Chris Pobanz, 11. 2t -- Ralph Brackenberry. DNS: Ken Quimby

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz "A" Main Event:

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2M- Dustin Daggett, 2. 79 -- Brett Mann, 3. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 6n -- Dain Naida, 5. 49t -- Gregg Dalman, 6. 33fz -- Steve Irwin, 7. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 8. 6B -- J.R. Stewart, 9. 19 -- Joe Bares, 10. 52 -- Mark Broughman, 11. 3g -- Tim Noman, 12. 27R -- Ryan Ruhl, 13. 2 -- Mike Galadja, 14. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 15. 88 -- Mike Daggett, 16. 8 -- Tim Champlin, 17. 07 -- Jake Stebner, 18. 26 -- Gary Fast, 19. 11 -- Tim Allison, 20. 97M -- Mike Brecht

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. Tim Norman 2,236, 2. Brett Mann 2,218, 3. Ben Rutan 2,214, 4. Bill Johnson 2,078, 5. Gary Fast 2,049, 6. Joe Bares 1,920, 7. Ryan Ruhl 1,910, 8. Ryan Grubaugh 1,907, 9. Jake Stebner 1,853, 10. Kirk Cheney 1,750.

-credit: ascs

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