ALLSTAR: Fremont results

FREMONT, OH - Danny Smith scored a crowd pleasing win Saturday night at Fremont Speedway in the All Star sprint Budweiser 40, worth $6,000. Smith pulled away from Kelly Kinser at the end of the race, run in front of packed grandstands after...

FREMONT, OH - Danny Smith scored a crowd pleasing win Saturday night at Fremont Speedway in the All Star sprint Budweiser 40, worth $6,000. Smith pulled away from Kelly Kinser at the end of the race, run in front of packed grandstands after the weather cleared, and an impressive field of 48 cars was on hand. Smith was so excited about winning he did a 360 on the frontstretch in victory lane.

"It's been a long time since I won an All Star race," Smith said. "We started the season without a ride. I sold my motor to John Baker, and two weeks before the season began he said 'let's go race.' The Hoosier tires were good and the Maxim Chassis great." He added, "I saw Kenny (Jacobs) running the top so I went up there and started working good and kept my momentum up. It was just a good night for the race team," Smith concluded. When asked if this was one of his biggest career wins, he exclaimed, "Your last win is your biggest win!" Smith's car was powered by a Shaver-Chevrolet engine rebuilt by Galen Fox and Smith himself.

Chad Kemenah started on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole with Kenny Jacobs alongside. Jacobs jumped to the immediate lead in the Jacobs/Honecker Racing No. 6 with Kemenah in second and Todd Gracey third. Mark Keegan started fifth and was on the move, taking third on lap six, but something broke on his machine, putting him on the sidelines on lap eight. This put Jerrod Hull into third, with Butch Schroeder fourth.

With a dozen laps in the books, Jacobs was still on top and starting to pull away from Kemenah, with a three way battle for third among eighth starting Kinser, Butch Schroeder and Hull. Byron Reed spun in turn four, losing sixth spot and slowing the action with the order now Jacobs, Kemenah, Schroeder, Kinser and Smith, up from 12th. When action resumed, Kinser, Schroeder and Kemenah waged a war for second behind Jacobs. Schroeder nabbed second, and began catching Jacobs. Duncan, who started tenth, was also on the move, and was up to fifth behind Jacobs, Schroeder, Smith and Kinser on lap 22. Smith began pressuring Schroeder, and they ran side-by-side for three laps until Smith took over second and began reeling in Jacobs, who used the outside groove while Smith and Kinser ran the inner groove. Lap 26 saw Jacobs go very high coming off turn two, allowing Smith to close to his back bumper. Smith snuck past Jacobs coming down to the flagstand to lead lap 27. Kinser followed Smith past Jacobs and ran the inside groove to try and catch Smith.

With ten laps remaining, Smith and Kinser ran nose to tail down the backstretch, but once the pair entered lapped traffic, Smith was able to pull away, expertly threading the needle through lapped traffic, pulling away to win by a full straightaway.

"We struggled in traffic," Kinser said of second. "I got beside him then we got in traffic and Danny went through and I couldn't."

Duncan pulled even with Schroeder on lap 38, and got past on lap 39 to finish in third place.

"Everyone else got slower and slower and we just maintained," Duncan said of his fine third place run.

Schroeder held on for fourth. Coming from last starting spot after using a provisional starting spot, Greg Wilson finished fifth, earning the $150 TW Metals nightly bonus. Frankie Kerr came back from two spinouts to finish sixth and Jacobs finished seventh, winning the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award. Jimmy Hawley, Byron Reed and Kemenah completed the top 10.

It was TW Metals Bonus night, with additional $100 bonuses paid to the winner, sixth, 11th and 16th place finishers plus the first B-Main non-qualifier. The Baumann Automotive Group also put up a $5,000 bonus if a driver originally slated to start in positions 15 to 24 could win the main. The bonus went unclaimed.

The heats went to Frankie Kerr, Jason Dukes, Jimmy Hawley and Eric Hysong. Kemenah won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main with Greg Wilson the C Main winner.

Time Trials: 1. Butch Schroeder, Daugherty 7, 12.906; 2. Mark Keegan, Steinbrick 92, 12.923; 3. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 13.085; 4. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 13.114; 5. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6, 13.179; 6. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 13.247; 7. Kevin Huntley, Ashworth 92, 13.270; 8. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 13.278; 9. Frankie Kerr, Shoff 23s, 13.294; 10. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 13.359; 11. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 13.366; 12. Danny Smith, Baker 4, 13.371; 13. John Wisbon, Burmeister 16, 13.410; 14. Todd Heller, Heller 14H, 13.481; 15. Jimmy Hawley, Crawford C3, 13.497; 16. Alvin Roepke, R&F 99, 13.515; 17. Phil Gressman, Reidling 9, 13.530; 18. Boston Reid, Keppel 9, 13.633; 19. Steve Suever, Suever 36s, 13.671; 20. Eric Rankine, Sabo 8s, 13.693; 21. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 13.728; 22. Jason Dukes, DHP 3, 13.759; 23. Ed Neumeister, Neumeister 11n, 13.817; 24. Eric Hysong, Andrews 72, 13.887; 25. Paul Weaver, Nickles 31, 13.925; 26. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 13.928; 27. Jamie McKinney, McKinney 95, 13.940; 28. Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 13.973; 29. Andy McKisson, McKisson 0, 14.021; 30. Bob Distel, Distel 18d, 14.093; 31. Jeremy Dickerson, Dickerson 1D, 14.108; 32. David Harrison, Harrison 44, 14.132; 33. Jody Keegan, Keegan K60, 14.174; 34. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63, 14.204; 35. Tim Kern, Kern 28, 14.230; 36. Chuck Wilson, Wilson 31, 14.249; 37. Dick Byerly, Southard 00, 14.284; 38. Bob Teeple, Teeple 8T, 14.307; 39. Mike Linder, Foster 3, 14.339; 40. Trent Walter, Walter 27, 14.498; 41. Dave Freed, Freed 8F, 14.567; 42. Lee Potter, Potter 28, 14.740; 43. Mike Dussel, Dussel 58, 14.783; 44. Randy Hammer, McGilton 81, 14.957; 45. Eric Spencer, Spencer 3e, 15.042; 46. Dick Liskai, Liskai 6L, 15.154; 47. Bruce Robenalt, Robenalt 98, 15.182; 48. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, NT.

Heat (10 laps): 1. Kerr 2. Gressman 3. Jacobs 4. Ivy 5. Schroeder 6. Wisbon 7. Weaver 8. McKisson 9. J. Keegan 10. Spencer 11. Freed 12. Byerly.

Heat (10 laps): 1. Dukes 2. Reid 3. M. Keegan 4. Duncan 5. Heller 6. Lynch 7. Kemenah 8. Distel 9. Teeple 10. Ruble 11. Potter 12. Liskai.

Heat (10 laps): 1. Hawley 2. Reed 3. Suever 4. Huntley 5. Hull 6. Kern 7. Neumeister 8. Robenalt 9. Dickerson 10. Linder 11. McKinney 12. Dussel - DNS.

Heat (10 laps): 1. Hysong 2. Kinser 3. Rankine 4. Smith 5. Gracey 6. Roepke 7. Stimeling 8. C. Wilson 9. G. Wilson 10. Hammer 11. Walter 12. Harrison.

C Main (10 laps): 1. G. Wilson 2. Linder 3. Teeple 4. Hammer 5. Byerly 6. Freed 7. Potter 8. Walter 9. Liskai 10. Robenalt 11. Spencer.

Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main (12 laps): 1. Kemenah 2. Roepke 3. Lynch 4. Harrison 5. Stimeling 6. Wisbon 7. G. Wilson 8. Weaver 9. J. Keegan 10. Distel 11. McKisson 12. Linder 13. Neumeister 14. C. Wilson 15. McKinney 16. Ruble 17. Hammer 18. Dickerson 19. Kern 20. Teeple.

A Main (40 laps): 1. Danny Smith 2. Kelly Kinser 3. Rodney Duncan 4. Butch Schroeder 5. Greg Wilson 6. Frankie Kerr 7. Kenny Jacobs 8. Jimmy Hawley 9. Byron Reed 10. Chad Kemenah 11. Kevin Huntley 12. John Ivy 13. Alvin Roepke 14. Todd Gracey 15. Todd Heller 16. Steve Suever 17. Eric Rankine 18. Eric Hysong 19. David Harrison 20. Boston Reid 21. Jerrod Hull 22. Jason Dukes 23. Mark Keegan 24. Phil Gressman 25. Ed Lynch Jr.

All Star Sprint Points: 1. Rodney Duncan 975; 2. Frankie Kerr 935; 3. Kenny Jacobs 928; 4. Todd Gracey 806; 5. Kelly Kinser 782; 6. Jerrod Hull 776; 7. Daryl Stimeling 573; 8. Chad Kemenah 515; 9. Byron Reed 467; 10. Danny Smith 463. -www.allstarsprint.com-

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Jacobs , Boston Reid , Greg Wil , John Baker , Chad Kemenah