Sprints on Dirt I-96 results 2006-08-18

Norman Storms to ASCS SOD Win at I-96 LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (August 18, 2006) -- "Stormin'" Tim Norman had to wait over a month to complete the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz program at I-96 Speedway, but it was worth the...

Norman Storms to ASCS SOD Win at I-96

LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (August 18, 2006) -- "Stormin'" Tim Norman had to wait over a month to complete the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz program at I-96 Speedway, but it was worth the wait for the defending series champion as he started on the front row and led every lap to win the 20-lap feature event.

Driving Joe Gaerte's Mopar-powered No. 3g J&J, Norman was able to negotiated lapped traffic and held off Ben Rutan for his first win of the season in a feature that ran in non-stop fashion.

It also marked Norman's first event without a cast on his wrist that he had run with most of the season after an accident at his shop in Warsaw, IN. "I'm pretty winded after (the feature)," said Norman in victory lane. "I went out to Knoxville for the Nationals and haven't run in a couple of weeks. The bone is still not totally healed (in his wrist) and I am feeling it a little bit right now. It feels good to get a victory though."

Kevin Atkins and Norman started on the front row of the feature. Norman shot into the lead at the outset and was never seriously challenged. Rutan moved up into second while Dustin Daggett, Ken Mackey and Brett Mann rounded out the top five.

The preliminary events were contested on July 7th. Rutan, Kevin Atkins and Kyle Patrick won the heat races, with Gary Fast topping the "B" Main.\

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Results:

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points to "A" main) from July 7:

Ohsweken Speedway Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 23 - Ben Rutan, 2. 6n -- Dain Naida, 3. 0 -- Steve Irwin, 4. 25m -- Ken Mackey, 5. 19 -- Brett Mann, 6. 47x -- Louie Carufel, 7. 19B -- Joe Bares, 8. 38M -- Nick Mulheim, 9. 9H -- Gary Hayward.

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 34 -- Kevin Atkins, 2. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 37s -- J.R. Stewart, 4. 49T -- Gregg Dalman, 5. 2M -- Jim McCarron, 6. 99 -- Wayne Morrison, 7. 55 - Kirk Chaney, 8. 54 -- Joel Hummel, 9. 31 -- Andy Tunesen.

Lane Automotive Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 33K -- Kyle Patrick, 2. 3G -- Tim Norman, 3. 85 -- Dustin Daggett, 4. 47 -- Scott Cramer, 5. 12 -- Dave Fox, 6. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 7. 26 -- Gary Fast, 8. 13 -- Davey Brown, 9. 72 -- Chris Webster.

"B" Main (top four finishers advance to "A" Main)

Engine Pro/Victor Reinz "B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 26 -- Gary Fast, 2. 19B -- Joe Bares, 3. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 4. 38M -- Nick Mulheim, 5. 13 -- Davey Brown, 6. 99 -- Wayne Morrison, 7. 72 -- Chris Webster, 8. 9H -- Gary Hayward, 9. 55 -- Kirk Cheney, 10. 31 -- Andy Tunesen.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz "A" Main Event (Completed August 18th):

"A" Feature (20 Laps): 1. 3G -- Tim Norman, 2. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 3. 85 -- Dustin Daggett, 4. 25M -- Ken Mackey, 5. 19 -- Brett Mann, 6. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 7. 34 -- Kevin Atkins, 8. 49T -- Gregg Dalman, 9. 0 -- Steve Irwin, 10. 6N -- Dain Naida, 11. 26 -- Gary Fast, 12. 37S -- J.R. Stewart, 13. 38 -- Nick Mulheim, 14. 12 -- Dave Fox, 15. 47x -- Louie Carufel, 16. 19B -- Joe Bares, 17. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 18. 13 -- Davey Brown, 19. 33K -- Kyle Patrick. DNS -- Jim McCarron.

Lap Leaders: Tim Norman 1-20.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints On Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Points (Top Ten): 1. Ken Mackey 2,348, 2. Gary Fast 2,267, 3. Gregg Dalman 2,264, 4. Dain Naida 2,254, 5. Kyle Patrick 2,220, 6. Kevin Atkins 2,175, 7. Joe Bares 2,083, 8. Ryan Grubaugh 2,079, 9. Louie Carufel 2,034, 10. Davey Brown 1,947.

-credit: ascs

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