Kalamazoo Speedway results 2005-05-21

On a spectacular night of auto racing that featured a little bit of everything, Jason Blonde from Litchfield, MI piloted the Marvin Carman owned sprinter to a convincing win in the 50 lap Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series feature Saturday night at ...

On a spectacular night of auto racing that featured a little bit of everything, Jason Blonde from Litchfield, MI piloted the Marvin Carman owned sprinter to a convincing win in the 50 lap Hoosier Outlaw Sprint Series feature Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. 2004 HOSS series champion Greg Wheeler from Columbia City, IN wound up 2nd passing Dorman Snyder for the runner-up spot out of turn 4 on the last lap. Snyder finished 3rd with Jimmy McCune 4th and Michael Tarlton 5th. 41 year racing veteran "Hurryin" Hank Lower was 6th with Mike Astrauskas, Scott Seaton, rookie Geoff Kaiser and Jerry Caryer completing the top 10. The race was red flagged on lap 35 when Ike Beasley's car caught fire. Beasley bailed out, rolling on the ground and was helped to his feet by the track safety crew which was quickly on the scene. Heat wins were recorded by Blonde, Tim Cox and Sondi Eden.

In what no doubt was the most exciting Limited Late Model feature race of the season so far, Brandon Lyons nipped race-long leader Kyle Vansparrentak in a finish too close to call. The 40 lap main event ran non-stop in a race that featured multi-car battles throughout the field. Lyons was mired in 4th or 5th spot most of the race dueling with no less than 8 cars to move up to the front. Steve Needles finished 3rd with Michelle Sexton 4th (from 18th starting spot) and Brian Bergakker 5th. Rob Hardy had a career best 6th place finish followed by Mike Brooks, Rich Hardy, Matt Krywosinski and Jacob Hopwood. Heat winners were Lyons, Jim Abbott and Bergakker. Bob Town won the B feature.

Current Sport Stocks point leader Ben Raber captured his 2nd feature win of 2005 in their 25 lap main. Donnie Brest was the early leader with Bryan VanZile taking over on lap 3. John TerMeer and Dale McGhan were both eliminated on lap 4 in a turn 1 crash. Raber had moved into 2nd position by lap 8 and took the lead on lap 10. VanZile and Brest had a great battle for 2nd running many laps side by side. VanZile moved into 2nd on lap 17 and would stay there with Brest winding up 3rd. Courtney Weston was 4th with Al Webber, BJ Orr, Todd Foote, Joe Reaume, Trent Hellenga and TerMeer filling out the top 10. Sport Stock heat winners were TerMeer and Raber.

Home Depot Pure Stock point leader Greg Haynes won his first ever 25 lap A feature. Haynes was able to overcome several restarts which bunched the field. Mark Fliearman finished 2nd with Lloyd Brooks 3rd, Chad Wycoff 4th and Brad Shellenbarger 5th. 6-10 were Jimmy Wheaton, Dennis Nyhuis, Jacob Caines, Frank Abraham and Jim Belka. Shellenbarger and Fliearman won the heats.

Kalamazoo Speedway will feature racing both Saturday and Sunday on Memorial Day weekend. Saturday will see a Nascar 4 in 1 show along with the Wolverine Outlaw Winged Midget Series and a Fireworks Display following the races. Sunday, May 29 will feature Four Cylinder Enduro #2 with 150 laps of action-packed racing. If you think your street machine is fast, why not try the Spectator Drags, where a street legal vehicle will walk away with a cool $500! Kalamazoo Speedways ever popular Rollover Contest will round out the card, with the winner of this spectacle taking home $1000. The program will start at 6 PM!

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Drivers Jimmy McCune , Greg Wheeler