ALLSTAR: Sharon Nationals results

HARTFORD, OH - Phil Gressman chose the right Goodyear tire, and Kenny Jacobs chose the wrong one and that was the difference in the All Star sprint 41-lap race Sunday night at Sharon Speedway. Gressman's win in the 20th annual Sharon Nationals...

HARTFORD, OH - Phil Gressman chose the right Goodyear tire, and Kenny Jacobs chose the wrong one and that was the difference in the All Star sprint 41-lap race Sunday night at Sharon Speedway. Gressman's win in the 20th annual Sharon Nationals was worth $10,000 plus $480 in lap money. "Paul Kistler helped us here with the Chevrolet engine tonight," Gressman recalled following his third series win of the year. "And Dwight Reidling (car owner) did a great job of preparing the car." "Phil told me what tire he put on and I thought he was dead wrong, and he thought I was dead wrong on mine," Jacobs recalled after his runner-up finish. "But he was right." Jacobs was on the ButlerBuilt Hot Seat pole position with Byron Reed alongside and Rob Chaney and Brian Ellenberger were in row two, followed by Dave Ely and Jeff Shepard. Jacobs grabbed the initial lead over Reed, but action stopped on lap two for a red when fourth place Rob Chaney spun in turn three and was hit by Scott Bonnell, who flipped. Bonnell complained of a leg injury. This made the restart order Jacobs, Reed, Ellenberger, Gressman and Chad Kemenah. Jacobs again took command over Ellenberger, who got by Reed for second. As the leaders entered lapped traffic, Gressman was now second after passing Ellenberger on lap seven. Gressman closed on Jacobs in heavy traffic and at lap 15 the lead duo were nose-to-tail. Jacobs hit the cushion too hard and hesitated a bit, but Gressman could not get by. Gressman went low in turn four to lead lap 17 by a wheel at the flagstand. So at the halfway point the order was Gressman, Jacobs, Ellenberger, Reed, Shepard, Todd Shaffer and Kelly Kinser, up from ninth starting spot. There was now a four car battle for third among Ellenberger, Shaffer, Shepard and Kinser as Reed began to fade. Gressman built a half straight advantage and Kinser used his patented inside groove to move into third. Ellenberger stopped on the track with mechanical problems on lap 33, bringing out another yellow. When the green reappeared, Jacobs dove low hard into turn one and put a nose in front of Gressman, but Gressman powered back by on the back stretch. Gressman dove low in one the next lap to block another Jacobs move and kept the lead. Gressman built another quarter straight lead but action stopped again on lap 39 when Mike Wagner flipped. This gave Jacobs another shot at Gressman. But Gressman got a good restart for the green-white-checkered sequence, and pulled away to win by three car lengths over Jacobs and Kelly Kinser. Chad Kemenah was fourth with Jeff Shepard fifth and Rocky Hodges sixth. Sean Michael finished seventh, earning the Team Simpson Racing Lucky Seven award while Ed Lynch Jr. finished eighth, earning the $100 TW Metals nightly bonus. The heats went to Lance Dewease, Paul McMahan, Todd Shaffer, Greg Wilson and Jerrod Hull. Brian Ellenberger won the Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main and Shaffer also captured the Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash. Jim Nier turned the eighth fastest time trial lap but was light at the scales, putting him on the tail of every event all night long. James Chesson was disqualified from a fourth place heat finish due to running non-approved mufflers, dropping him from a feature transfer position.

<pre> Time Trials: 1. Jeff Shepard, Double L 4J, 15.712; 2. Dave Ely, Weikert 29, 15.744; 3. Brian Ellenberger, Ellenberger 20, 15.768; 4. Rob Chaney, Courtad 9x, 15.781; 5. Byron Reed, B&S 5, 15.803; 6. James Chesson, Chesson 22, 15.903; 7. Kenny Jacobs, Jacobs/Honecker 6, 15.910; 8. Phil Gressman, Reidling 9, 15.923; 9. Chad Kemenah, Harble 15k, 16.002; 10. Kelly Kinser, Kinser 4K, 16.008; 11. Mike Wagner, Wagner 55, 16.015; 12. Ed Lynch, Jr., Lynch 2L, 16.057; 13. Todd Shaffer, Beam 88, 16.121; 14. Rocky Hodges, Holbrook 18, 16.132; 15. Danny Smith, Baker 4, 16.140; 16. Kevin Huntley, Ashworth 92, 16.146; 17. Sean Michael, Zemco 1z, 16.152; 18. Donnie Kreitz, Jr., Kreitz 69, 16.161; 19. Keith Kauffman, Middleswarth 7, 16.191; 20. Mike Lutz, Tanger 07, 16.218; 21. Andy McKisson, Clemson 47, 16.231; 22. Paul McMahan, Johnson U2, 16.242; 23.Scott Bonnell, Bonnell 3, 16.245; 24. Greg Wilson, Hampshire 63, 16.245; 25. Rodney Duncan, Harrison 22, 16.258; 26. Lance Dewease, Harz 88, 16.276; 27. Chad Hill, Hill 44, 16.308; 28. Kevin Schaeffer, Schaeffer 9, 16.312; 29. Travis Rilat, Archer 1a, 16.346; 30. Jerrod Hull, Webb 51, 16.382; 31. Tom Burns, Brest 16, 16.388; 32. Todd Gracey, Cooper 25, 16.422; 33. John Ivy, Carousel 20, 16.425; 34. David Scott, Chase 3d, 16.576; 35. Todd Bauer, Bauer 45, 16.605; 36. Terry Young, Sloss 00, 16.645; 37. Barry Ruble, Ruble 63, 16.665; 38. Brad Ellenberger, Ellenberger 87, 16.714; 39. Jamie McKinney, McKinney 95, 16.721; 40. Mike Kekich, Kekich 5k, 16.939; 41. C. W. Harshman, Harshman 53, 17.073; 42. Daryl Stimeling, Stimeling 30, 17.146; 43. Dave Penezich, Penezich 34, 17.283; 44. Shon Barris, Whitacre 101, 18.018; 45. Gary Rankin, Rankin 16, 18.561; 46. Jim Nier, Nier 00, DQ 47. Rex Roberts, Roberts 90, NT; 48. PJ Chesson, Chesson 76, NT. Heat (8 laps): 1. Dewease 2. Wagner 3. Shepard 4. Huntley 5. Burns 6. Young 7. McKisson 8. Harshman. DQ- J. Chesson Heat (8 laps): 1. McMahan 2. Lynch 3. Michael 4. Ely 5. Jacobs 6. Hill 7. Gracey 8. Nier 9. Stimeling 10. Ruble. Heat (8 laps): 1. Shaffer 2. Gressman 3. Schaeffer 4. Kreitz 5. Bonnell 6. Ivy 7. Brian Ellenberger 8. Penezich. DNS- Brad Ellenberger. Heat (8 laps): 1. Wilson 2. Hodges 3. Kauffman 4. Kemenah 5. Rilat 6. Chaney 7. Scott 8. McKinney 9. Barris. Heat (8 laps): 1. Hull 2. Kinser 3. Lutz 4. Smith 5. Duncan 6. Reed 7. Kekich 8. Bauer 9. Rankin 10. PJ Chesson - DNS. Commercial Truck & Trailer Dash (4 laps): 1. Shaffer 2. Smith 3. Gressman 4. Kinser 5. Lynch 6. Kemenah. Georgia Marketing & Promotions B Main (12 laps): 1. Brian Ellenberger 2. Jacobs 3. Chaney 4. Reed 5. Bonnell 6. Rilat 7. Duncan 8. Huntley 9. Ivy 10. Gracey 11. Kekich 12. McKinney 13. Stimeling 14. McKisson 15. Ruble 16. Rankin 17. Bauer 18. Penezich 19. Young 20. Hill 21. Harshman 22. Barris. A Main (41 laps): 1. Phil Gressman 2. Kenny Jacobs 3. Kelly Kinser 4. Chad Kemenah 5. Jeff Shepard 6. Rocky Hodges 7. Sean Michael 8. Ed Lynch Jr. 9. Danny Smith 10. Paul McMahan 11. Byron Reed 12. Rodney Duncan 13. Jerrod Hull 14. Lance Dewease 15. Greg Wilson 16. Dave Ely 17. Keith Kauffman 18. Terry Young 19. Todd Shaffer 20. Mike Wagner 21. Brian Ellenberger 22. Mike Lutz 23. Kevin Schaeffer 24. Don Kreitz Jr. 25. Rob Chaney 26. Scott Bonnell. -www.allstarsprint.com-

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Series Sprint
Drivers James Chesson , Kenny Jacobs , Paul McMahan , Travis Rilat , David Scott , Greg Wil , Chad Kemenah
Teams HART