Sprints on Dirt Muskegon results 2007-05-12

Brecht Soars to ASCS Sprints on Dirt Win at Thunderbird MUSKEGON, Mich. (May 12, 2007) -- Mike Brecht won Saturday night's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz 25-lap feature at Thunderbird Race Park. Brecht took the lead ...

Brecht Soars to ASCS Sprints on Dirt Win at Thunderbird

MUSKEGON, Mich. (May 12, 2007) -- Mike Brecht won Saturday night's Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz 25-lap feature at Thunderbird Race Park. Brecht took the lead from Ben Rutan and outran Ryan Grubaugh in a late race run through lapped traffic. The win was Brecht's first of the 2007 season aboard the Verl Warnimont owned machine.

Rutan and Brecht started on the front row of the feature event. Rutan jumped into an early lead with Brecht in tow. Behind them, Grubaugh, Brett Mann and Joe Bares battled for second on back.J When Rutan encountered lapped traffic and on lap eight, Brecht closed the gap and took the lead. Meanwhile, Grubaugh was making a charge and moved past Rutan for second and set sail for Brecht. While in heavy lapped traffic, Nate Bostrum spun in turn two and brought out the caution lag on lap 12.

During the restart the first four cars were together on the track with no lapped cars separating them. Grubaugh raced with Rutan for second while Mann, Bares and Norman battled behind them. Eventually, Grubaugh cleared Rutan and set after Brecht. Several times, when Brecht appeared bottled up, he would clear lapped cars and at the finish won over Grubaugh by five car lengths. Mann, Rutan and Tim Norman rounded out the top five.

Brecht and Rutan won the heat race events. In practice, Dain Nadia had something break on his car and slammed him into the fence before turning over. Naida was uninjured.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Results:

Total Seal Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. m20 -- Mike Brecht, 2. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 79 -- Brett Mann, 4. 3G -- Tim Norman, 5. 99 -- Jimmy Davies, 6. 27R -- Ryan Ruhl, 7. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 8. 31 -- Andy Teunessen, 9. 55 -- Kirk Cheney, 10. 2T -- Ralph Brakenberry.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 2. 26 -- Gary Fast, 3. 19 -- Joe Bares, 4. 37s -- J.R. Stewart, 5. 07 -- Jake Stebner, 6. 81 -- John Gall, 7. 06 -- Nate Bostrum, 8. 22T -- Tank Brakenberry. DNS: 6n - Dain Naida

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

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. m20 -- Mike Brecht, 2. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 79 -- Brett Mann, 4. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 5. 3G -- Tim Norman, 6. 19 -- Joe Bares. 7. 26 -- Gary Fast, 8. 81 -- John Gall, 9. 33 -- Bill Johnson, 10. 27R Ryan Ruhl, 11. 31 -- Andy Teunessen, 12. 99 -- Jimmy Davies, 13. 55 -- Kirk Cheney, 14. 07 -- Jake Stebner, 15. 06 -- Nate Bostrum, 16. 37s -- J.R. Stewart, 17. 2T -- Ralph Brakenberry. DNS: 22T - Tank Brakenberry, 6n -- Dain Naida.

Lap Leaders: Rutan 1-7, Brecht 8-20

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. (tie) Brett Mann and Tim Norman 424, 3. Mike Brecht 400, 4. Joe Bares 396, 5. Bill Johnson 392, 6. J.R. Stewart 382, 7. Ben Rutan 374, 8. Ryan Ruhl 366, 9. (tie) Gary Fast and Kirk Cheney 364.

-credit: ascs

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