HARTFORD, MI -- Sprints on Dirt points leader Dustin Daggett used his hometrack advantage Saturday night to defeat the All Stars at Hartford Speedway Park. His first career All Star win came in convincing fashion over All Star points leader Chad...
HARTFORD, MI -- Sprints on Dirt points leader Dustin Daggett used his hometrack advantage Saturday night to defeat the All Stars at Hartford Speedway Park. His first career All Star win came in convincing fashion over All Star points leader Chad Kemenah. Daggett's No. 85 Maxim-Dowker was sponsored by Tri-City Auto Body, BOC Gases, General Signs and R&M Building Systems.
"I don't know what to say--this is awesome. It's my first 410 feature win and I have to thank all the sponsors who help me out. And the track was great tonight," Daggett proclaimed, praising Fred Knight's smooth and tacky track surface. "Coming here tonight I didn't plan on winning but I knew I had a top ten car, if not a top five," he concluded as the crowd roared with approval.
Dean Jacobs and Cameron Dodson led the 24 car field to the green because Jeremy Campbell was originally slated to start on the pole, but he did not make the call with ignition troubles. Jacobs jumped out into the initial lead, followed by third starter Daggett. As Jacobs approached the lapped machine of Mike Jonas, Jonas got sideways, causing Jacobs to take evasive action, allowing Daggett to squirt into the lead on lap five. Daggett now lead Jacobs, Kelly Kinser and Kemenah. A pair of cautions, the first for a Bill Rose sick engine and the second for a seventh place Danny Smith spin, left Daggett still on top for each restart.
Daggett pushed out to a half straightaway lead again with Jacobs applying heavy pressure following each restart. At the halfway mark Jacobs drove hard under Daggett and got sideways, causing Kelly Kinser to get sideways also, allowing Kemenah to duck under both for second. Daggett still had a good advantage, with Kemenah second ahead of Dodson, Kinser and Brock Mayes. Heavy traffic allowed Kemenah to reel in the leader with Dodson right on his tail. Dodson moved past Kemenah for second, keeping that spot for 10 laps until Kemenah got the spot back.
Mayes spun out of sixth spot on lap 28. With six cautions already on the books, a red flag was thrown for a fuel stop. Daggett got another strong restart to lead the last two laps, with Kemenah running second at the finish. Dodson held on for third, with Kinser fourth and 14th starting Greg Wilson fifth. Smith came back from his early spin for sixth, ahead of Randy Hannagan, 12th starter Jon Agan, Phil Gressman and Mayes.
The Crown Battery heat fell to Bill Rose, the B&B Products heat went to Phil Gressman, the Engler Machine and Tool heat was won by Tim Hunter and Jeremy Campbell won the Haulmark Dash. Kemenah was the Huggins Cams Fast Time qualifier.
Huggins Cams Time Trials: 1. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 15.970; 2. Dustin Daggett, Daggett 85, 15.992; 3. Brock Mayes, Mayes 11B, 16.096; 4. Dean Jacobs, Webb 51, 16.105; 5. Cameron Dodson, Dodson 37, 16.107; 6. Jeremy Campbell, Campbell 10c, 16.126; 7. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4k, 16.139; 8. Brett Mann, Mann 19, 16.163; 9. Ben Rutan, Fisher 75, 16.227; 10. Danny Smith, Smith 4, 16.254; 11. Randy Hannagan, THR 1x, 16.280; 12. Jon Agan, Agan 4J, 16.304; 13. Bill Rose, Rose 6, 16.354; 14. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 16.379; 15. Paul May, May 71m, 16.451; 16. Gary Fast, Fast 26, 16.504; 17. Phil Gressman, Grove 70, 16.558; 18. Tim Hunter, Hunter 2, 16.632; 19. Robert Huisken, Shelly 46, 16.719; 20. Eddie Lynch, Lynch 29, 16.881; 21. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63r, 16.908; 22. Mike Jonas, Jonas 19J, 17.221; 23. Tony Bures, Bures 58, 17.259; 24. Damon Bassett, Bassett 35m, 18.519.
Crown Battery Heat (8 laps): 1. Rose 2. Kinser 3. Smith 4. Jacobs 5. Kemenah 6. Fast 7. Huisken 8. Jonas.
B&B Products Heat (8 laps): 1. Gressman 2. Wilson 3. Hannagan 4. Daggett 5. Dodson 6. Mann 7. Lynch 8. Bures.
Engler Machine & Tool Heat (8 laps): 1. Hunter 2. May 3. Agan 4. Mayes 5. Campbell 6. Rutan 7. Ruble 8. Bassett.
Haulmark Dash (4 laps): 1. Campbell 2. Smith 3. Kemenah 4. Mayes.
Haulmark A Main (30 laps): 1. Dustin Daggett 2. Chad Kemenah 3. Cameron Dodson 4. Kelly Kinser 5. Greg Wilson 6. Danny Smith 7. Randy Hannagan 8. Jon Agan 9. Phil Gressman 10. Brock Mayes 11. Barry Ruble 12. Gary Fast 13. Eddie Lynch 14. Robert Huisken 15. Mike Jonas 16. Tony Buras 17. Damon Bassett 18. Ben Rutan 19. Paul May 20. Dean Jacobs 21. Brett Mann 22. Bill Rose 23. Jeremy Campbell 24. Tim Hunter.
Lap Leaders: Dean Jacobs 1-4, Dustin Daggett 5-30.