KUHLMAN TOPS BERLIN ICEMAN FIELD MARNE,MI (8/19) Howell, MI driver Dave Kuhlman survived a lap 1 incident to win the 100 lap ICEMAN Super Car Series at the historic Berlin Raceway Saturday night. The event got off to a terrible start as...
KUHLMAN TOPS BERLIN ICEMAN FIELD
MARNE,MI (8/19) Howell, MI driver Dave Kuhlman survived a lap 1 incident to win the 100 lap ICEMAN Super Car Series at the historic Berlin Raceway Saturday night. The event got off to a terrible start as rookie driver Harold Fair, Jr. starting in the second row got sideways coming down the front stretch for the green flag. What initially looked to be a minor incident, turned into a major incident as the entire inside row piled into one another. ARTGO veteran Bob Blount making his first ever ICEMAN appearance became airborne at one point eventually flying over an entire row of cars. Fortunately, no driver including Blount was injured but many of the top competitors sustained heavy damage. All three of the top point men in the series Dennis Berry, Dave Kuhlman and Fred Campbell were involved but all were able to retun to the race. The most seriously damaged car was that of Berlin native Joe Bush whose car appeared to be totally destroyed. Others eliminated in the incident were Vern Slagh, Ken Weston, and Blount.
Following a 1/2 hour delay to clean up the track it was Akron, OH's Scott Baker who grabbed the early lead. Baker appeared to be on cruise control as he worked through traffic and built a commanding lead. But in the back of the pack, Kuhlman was working his way through the field. By lap 40, Kuhlman was on Baker's bumper and two laps later he had taken the top spot. From there Kuhlman checked out and cruised to a relatively easy victory. Rounding out the top five behind Kuhlman were Baker, Tim Ice, Campbell, and Bob Holley.
Next week, the series returns to the Toledo Speedway for a Sunday night race. The series winds down the following weekend with a Saturday race at Sandusky (OH) Speedway, and a Sunday race at Toledo Speedway.
Final Order of Finish ICEMAN Super Car Series Race #15 1. Dave Kuhlman 2. Scott Baker (OH) 3. Tim Ice 4. Fred Campbell 5. Bob Holley 6. Tom Fedewa 7. Scott Hantz 8. Kenny Phillips 9. Dennis Berry 10. Jerry Cook 11. Mike Hunter (R) 12. Dan Morse 13. Harold Fair, Jr. (R) 14. Dennis Strickland 15. Ron Allen 16. Sean Sholtes 17. Jason Mignonia 18. Tim Curry 19. Bob Schippers 20. Scott Baker (MI) 21. Joe Bush 22. Bob Blount 23. Ken Weston 24. Vern Slagh