ALLSTAR: Butler results

QUINCY, MI -- It was a Cinderella story Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway. Jeff Shepard, subbing for Bill Rose, who was racing at Eldora Speedway, passed Danny Smith to win the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap feature. The event was run...

QUINCY, MI -- It was a Cinderella story Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway. Jeff Shepard, subbing for Bill Rose, who was racing at Eldora Speedway, passed Danny Smith to win the Haulmark All Star sprint car 30 lap feature. The event was run in front of a capacity crowd and it was Shepard's first win of 2004.

"Bill Rose called me and asked me to do him a favor on my way to Knoxville, to keep up his All Star owner points," Shepard stated. "I was just out there trying to knock the rust off," he said after one of the few races he has driven in this season. "We would have been satisfied with a top three finish, but to win this thing is amazing. I just paced myself until it was time to stand up in the seat at the end."

Danny Smith and Chad Blonde brought the field down for the green flag with Smith leading over Blonde and third starting Shepard. Shepard, who used the lower groove of the speedway, began pressuring Blonde, and they were side by side several times before Shepard took over second on lap 10.

Smith kept command through several caution flag periods, and following a lap 17 restart Shepard kept Smith right in his sights. Smith rode Butler's high groove and Shepard was good on the bottom of the racetrack. Shepard kept cutting into Smith's lead and took over the top spot with a low move off turn four on lap 22. From that point on, he pulled away from Smith for an easy win in the No. 6 Eagle Chassis.

Smith began fading, losing second to Kemenah on lap 27. All Star points leader Kemenah ended up second with Jeremy Campbell third and Smith ending up fourth. Greg Wilson started ninth and was up to fifth by the halfway point. He ended up fifth ahead of Ken Mackey. Mackey was running sixth on lap 17 when he executed a 360 degree spin, dropping him back to eighth. But Mackey fought back to sixth at the end. Byron Reed, in his first career Butler appearance, started 16th and ended up seventh, ahead of Brock Mayes, Blonde and Tim Hunter.

The Crown Battery heat fell to Greg Wilson, the B&B Products heat went to Ben Rutan, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Ronnie Beale and the TP Wings heat fell to Byron Reed. Paul May won the University of Northwestern Ohio B Main. Smith captured the Haulmark Dash and Chad Kemenah was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier.

Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 13.231; 2. Ken Mackey, Mackey 25m, 13.242; 3. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10c, 13.550; 4. Jeff Shepard, Rose 6, 13.620; 5. Chad Blonde, Blonde 5, 13.723; 6. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 13.752; 7. Phil Gressman, Grove 70, 13.835; 8. Paul May, May 71m, 13.887; 9. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 13.988; 10. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11B, 14.046; 11. Tim Hunter, Hunter 2, 14.102; 12. Gregg Dalman, Dalman 49T, 14.125; 13. Jeff Rankin, Zabonick 40, 14.302; 14. Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29, 14.307; 15. Norman Carpenter, Carpenter 49, 14.334; 16. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 14.375; 17. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 14.409; 18. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 14.448; 19. Ronnie Beale, Bottles 3B, 14.515; 20. Shelby Bilton, Bilton 27, 14.595; 21. Aaron Shaffer, Shaffer 22, 14.648; 22. Ben Rutan, Fisher 75, 14.766; 23. Jon Agan, Agan 4J, 14.820; 24. Troy Chehowski, Chehowski 21T, 14.887; 25. Adam Zabonick, Zabonick 0z, 14.908; 26. Cory Bevard, Bevard 8, 14.930; 27. Tony Bures, Bures 58, 14.937; 28. Mark Boyer, Boyer 11B, 14.998; 29. Roger Spieth, Spieth 2z, 15.017; 30. Mark Aldrich. Aldrich 1a, 15.194; 31. Bob Tobolske, Tobolske 14, 15.324; 32. Nathan Bevard, Koss 6, 15.340; 33. Jeff Smurr, Smurr 99, 15.415; 34. Robert Payseno, Payseno 38, 15.633; 35. Tom Davies, Davies 44, 16.615.

Crown Battery Heat (8 laps): 1. G. Wilson 2. Blonde 3. Kemenah 4. C. Wilson 5. Rankin 6. Zabonick 7. Smurr 8. Spieth 9. Shaffer.

B&B Products Heat (8 laps): 1. Rutan 2. Ruble 3. Smith 4. Mayes 5. Mackey 6. C. Bevard 7. Lynch 8. Aldrich 9. Payseno.

Engler Machine & Tool Heat (8 laps): 1. Beale 2. Campbell 3. Hunter 4. Carpenter 5. Gressman 6. Bures 7. Tobolske 8. Davies.

TP Wings Heat (8 laps): 1. Reed 2. Shepard 3. Chehowski 4. Dalman 5. Boyer 6. Bilton 7. N. Bevard 8. May.

Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Smith 2. Shepard 3. Campbell 4. Kemenah.

University of Northwestern Ohio B Main (12 laps): 1. May 2. Lynch 3. Zabonick 4. Bilton 5. Aldrich 6. Bures 7. Shaffer 8. Tobolske 9. N. Bevard 10. Payseno 11. Spieth 12. Davies 13. Smurr 14. C. Bevard.

Haulmark A Main (30 laps): 1. Jeff Shepard 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Jeremy Campbell 4. Danny Smith 5. Greg Wilson 6. Ken Mackey 7. Byron Reed 8. Brock Mayes 9. Chad Blonde 10. Tim Hunter 11. Jeff Rankin 12. Gregg Dalman 13. Ronnie Beale 14. Chuck Wilson 15. Phil Gressman 16. Troy Chehowski 17. Shelby Bilton 18. Adam Zabonick 19. Barry Ruble 20. Paul May 21. Ben Rutan 22. Eddie Lynch 23. Mark Boyer 24. Norman Carpenter.

Lap Leaders: Danny Smith 1-21, Jeff Shepard 22-30. {TX2} All Star Sprint Points: 1 Chad Kemenah 2480 2 Danny Smith 2350 3 Greg Wilson 2239 4 Jeremy Campbell 2121 5 Tim Hunter 1900 6 Brock Mayes 1872 7 Paul May 1778 8 Jon Agan 1714 9 Eddie Lynch 1667 10 Phil Gressman 1646

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Series Sprint
Drivers Greg Wil , Bill Rose , Chad Kemenah , Paul May