All Star Sprint Race Results - Butler Battlegrounds Speedway, Quincy, MI Sat. 6/6/98 - By TJ Buffenbarger QUINCY, MI - Kenny Jacobs led wire to wire in Saturday night's All Star Circuit of Champions feature at the Butler Battlegrounds. ...
All Star Sprint Race Results - Butler Battlegrounds Speedway, Quincy, MI Sat. 6/6/98 - By TJ Buffenbarger
QUINCY, MI - Kenny Jacobs led wire to wire in Saturday night's All Star Circuit of Champions feature at the Butler Battlegrounds. This was Kenny's fourth All Star win of the season, and the first ever win for car owner Tim Hughes in the state of Michigan after having terrible luck up in the Wolverine State.
"The race car was working really well. Barry Jackson, Todd Palmer, and Tim Hughes just gave me a heck of a race car. Starting on the front row really meant a lot tonight because it was real hard to pass on and the lap cars were really hard to pass," Jacobs said in victory lane. "I can't say enough about this J&J, Kriner Chevrolet Engine's, Goodyear, Pro-shock car. It's been a great car to drive this season."
Local driver Jerry Slade had his Cargo Mate sponsored Gambler in the ButlerBuilt hot seat pole position with Jacobs on the outside. Jacobs took the lead at the start with fourth starting Kelly Kinser following Jacobs through into second position. The caution flag waved for the first time on lap two when Raymond Shank spun in turn two. Jacobs pulled away on the restart, but Keith Kauffman was beginning to charge through the pack after losing several positions during the start. Kauffman moved Warren Johnson's United Expressline Doemelt car past Jerry Slade into the third position and began to work on Kinser. Then the yellow flag came out again for another spin by Raymond Shank in turn one. Shank then retired from the event.
During the restart on the frontstretch Kauffman began to challenge Kinser for the second position. Kauffman was able to overtake Kinser on lap five. While this battle raged for the second position Dean Jacobs and Joey Saldana were fighting for the fourth position and were closing in on Kinser. While trying to overtake Saldana, D. Jacobs then slid off the track, but stayed under power and only lost two spots. With the cars behind him racing for position, K. Jacobs began picking his way through the lapped cars.
Then on lap 11 GMP Rookie of the Year candidates Scott Jones and Brett Mann got together in turn two to bring out the caution. K. Jacobs had the lapped cars of Brian Smith and Mark Aldrich between himself and Kauffman. K. Jacobs and Kauffman were able to break away on the restart while Saldana moved his Steve Mox owned Stealth car to challenge Kinser for the third position.
Two more cautions on laps 12 and 15 for Eric Slade's spin in turn to and Charlie Baker and Doug Zimmerman getting together in turn four necessitated a red flag fuel stop during the halfway point of the event. After the fuel stop Kauffman looked to the low side to get around K. Jacobs, but Kenny just motored away to a five car length lead. On lap 17 Saldana was able to move past Kinser down low for the third position. Kauffman again went down low on K. Jacobs again in lapped traffic, but Jacobs once again found a better way through the traffic and increased the distance between himself and Kauffman.
After K. Jacobs pulled away from Kauffman, Saldana began to challenge for the second position. Also a great race for the fourth position was heating up between D. Jacobs and 7th starting Frankie Kerr. Then the caution flag appeared again for Slade after he spun in the third corner. Slade was able to restart.
K. Jacobs was able to get a great run on the last restart and pulled away from the rest of the field. The positions behind him though were being hotly contested. Kauffman and Saldana continued to race for the second position, but the best battle on the track was for the fifth, sixth, and seventh positions with D. Jacobs, Kerr, and Butler points leader Chuck Wilson. Kerr and Jacobs were running side by side when Dean slipped high in turn two. This allowed Wilson to get by for sixth, and moved by Kerr on the next lap to overtake fifth position with two laps to go. With all of drivers racing for position behind him, K. Jacobs cruised to the checkered flag. Kauffman, Saldana, Kinser, Wilson, Kerr, D. Jacobs, Van Gurley, Jr., Ken Mackey, and John Wisbon rounded out the top ten.
D. Jacobs set a new track record with a lap of 13.248 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval. Jason Blonde won the United Expressline heat race, Saldana won the Southwest Expressline heat, Jones won the Southwest Glass heat, and Brian Smith won the United Specialties heat. The Commercial Truck and Trailer Dash was won by Kauffman, and Doug Zimmerman won the United Expressline B-Main.
Summary: Time Trials: 1. Dean Jacobs, Ashworth 92, 13.248 NTR; 2. Joey Saldana, Mox 17, 13.322; 3. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 13.433; 4. Keith Kauffman, Johnson U2, 13.521; 5. Kenny Jacobs, Hughes 94, 13.560; 6. Jerry Slade, CW Motorsports 1cw, 13.753; 7. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 13.802; 8. Van Gurley, Jr., Bible 22, 13.808; 9. Tim Kern, Kern 28, 13.960; 10. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 13.986; 11. Scott Jones, Jones 13, 14.026; 12 Brett Mann, Mann 19, 14.118; 13. Raymond Shank, Shank 7x, 14.152; 14. Eric Slade, Burmeister 16, 14.259; 15. Jay Rohrback, Rohrback 22, 14.259; 16. Ken Mackey, Mackey 25m, 14.281; 17. Jason Blonde, Blonde 10, 14.289; 18. Fred Boso, Boso 7, 14.345; 19. John Wisbon, Wisbon 5w, 14.372; 20. Brian Smith, Smith 2+, 14.408, 21. Steve Suever, Suever 36s, 14.466; 22. Mike Zimmerman, Zimmerman 19, 14.535; 23. Ronnie Beale, Bottles 3, 14.667; 24. Mark Aldrich, Sanders 1a, 14.746; 25. Charlie Baker, Baker 1c, 14.771; 26. Jeff Rankin, Rankin 4f, 14.841; 27. Duane Mackey, Mackey 25, 15.678; 28. Roger Spieth, Spieth 83, 15.727; 29. Jerry Evilsizer, Evilsizer 15.836; 30 Keith Stepke, Stepke 60, 15.894; 31. Tim Evilsizer, Evilsizer 9e, 16.059; 32. Chuck Mohr, Mohr 64, 16.365. United Expressline Heat (10 laps): Blonde, D. Jacobs, Suever, Shank, D. Jacobs, Kern, Baker, J. Evilsizer. Southwest Expressline Heat (10 laps): Saldana, Wilson, Boso, E. Slade, J. Slade, Rankin, Zimmerman, Stepke. Southwest Glass Heat (10 laps): Jones, Wisbon, Kerr, Kinser, Beale, D. Mackey T. Evilsizer, DNS-Rohrback. United Specialties Heat (10 laps): Smith, K. Mackey, Kauffman, Mann, Gurley, Aldrich, Spieth, Mohr. Commercial Truck and Trailer Dash (4 laps): Kauffman, K. Jacobs, Saldana, D. Jacobs, Kerr, Jones. United Expressline B-Main (12 laps): Zimmerman, Aldrich, Beale, Mackey, Spieth, J. Evilsizer, Mohr, T. Evilsizer, Rankin, Stepke, Kern. A-Main (40 laps): K. Jacobs, Kauffman, Saldana, Kinser, Wilson, Kerr, D. Jacobs, Gurley, K. Mackey, Wisbon, Mann, J. Slade, Zimmerman, Jones, Smith, Baker, Boso, Suever, Beale, Blonde, Aldrich, E. Slade, D. Mackey, Shank.
All Star Points: 1. Kenny Jacobs 1885; 2. Joey Saldana 1880; 3. Frankie Kerr 1776; 4. Dean Jacobs 1725; 5. Keith Kauffman 1717; 6. Scott Jones 1354; 7.Brian Smith 1310; 8. Kevin Huntley 1112; 9. Judi Bates 1048; 10. Sarah Fisher 465.
EAST BAY RACEWAY - RESULTS
GIBSONTON, FL - Kenny Adams is fast becoming the dominant driver in the sprint car ranks at East Bay Raceway as he topped the 25 lap main event for the fifth time in seven races held this season Saturday night.
Two high speed accidents wiped out several of the front running cars as Joe Melnick held off Johnny Gilbertson, Gene Lasker and Mike Tharp to take runner-up honors.
In the limited sprint division, Andy Kelly won the feature over Clyde Poole, Donnie Maxwell, Robert Tyler and Tim George.
In one of the wildest crash-filled features of the year, Danny Bowman nosed out Johnny Parker to win the limited late model main with Philip Cobb, Tim Holston and Tim Gay rounding out the top five.
Jerry Lape had the biggest night of his career as he not only won the street stock feature, but he topped the $500 to win Kensington Manor Dash for Cash. Donnie Paris was second ahead of Danny McCall, Mike Kessel and Chad Smith in the feature, while Don Gansner was runner-up in the dash.
The 25 lap late model feature saw defending champ Donnie Tanner grab his first feature win as he took the lead on lap four and led it the rest of the way to the finish over Keith and Ken Nosbisch, Hamp Connelly and David Simpson. Scott Williams won a hard fought mini stock main over Forrest Gough, Mike Smith, Rick Partridge and Allen Achillich.