Bell Rings in Abilene for ASCS Lone Star Win ABILENE, Texas (May 30, 2009) -- Jerry Bell made a late move to the front for his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win in Saturday night's 25-lap ASCS Lone Star main...
Bell Rings in Abilene for ASCS Lone Star Win
ABILENE, Texas (May 30, 2009) -- Jerry Bell made a late move to the front for his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win in Saturday night's 25-lap ASCS Lone Star main event at Abilene Speedway.
The 2004 ASCS Gulf South champion battled past Brad Welborn on the 19th circuit en route to victory lane aboard the Eckley-powered Bell's Custom Conversions No. 85 Maxim in the ASCS debut atop the Abilene clay oval.
Bell was chased to the stripe by Welborn and Michael Lang, who paced the initial circuits. Scott Reneau was fourth, with John Ricketts rounding out the top five. Brian McClelland raced from 15th to sixth, with Kolt Walker, Chad Wilson, Jerry Graves and Dalton Steed completing the top ten.
Bell, Lang and current series points leader Kevin Ramey topped heat race action. J.P. Bailey and Eric Baldaccini tangled and flipped on the opening round of the night's third heat race, bringing an early end to the night for both contenders.
ASCS Lone Star Region Results from Abilene Speedway:
Heat One (8 Laps): 1. 85-Jerry Bell, 2. 17w-Brad Welborn, 3. 91-Mitch Stanford, 4. 87-Brian McClelland, 5. 45k-Kolt Walker, 6. 12-Shawn Mize, 7. 20-Chad Wilson, 8. 12m-Jerry Graves.
Heat Two (8 Laps): 1. 14-Michael Lang, 2. 11-Justin Melton, 3. 1r-Scott Reneau, 4. 14b-Robert Byrom, 5. 31m-Matt Clevenger, 6. 67-Rodney Henderson, 7. 5m-Glenn Martin, 8. 58-Gary Floyd.
Heat Three (8 Laps): 1. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 2. 76-John Ricketts, 3. 74e-Claud Estes, 4. 26-Dalton Steed, 5. 88r-Andy Rea, 6. 9-Brian Parker, 7. 45-J.P. Bailey, 8. 4-Eric Baldaccini.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 85-Jerry Bell, 2. 17w-Brad Welborn, 3. 14-Michael Lang, 4. 1r-Scott Reneau, 5. 76-John Ricketts, 6. 87-Brian McClelland, 7. 45k-Kolt Walker, 8. 20-Chad Wilson, 9. 12m-Jerry Graves, 10. 26-Dalton Steed, 11. 5m-Glenn Martin, 12. 12-Shawn Mize, 13. 58-Gary Floyd, 14. 14b-Robert Byrom, 15. 74e-Claud Estes, 16. 88r-Andy Rea, 17. 91-Mitch Stanford, 18. 31m-Matt Clevenger, 19. 9-Brian Parker, 20. 67-Rodney Henderson, 21. 7m-Kevin Ramey, 22. 11-Justin Melton. DNS: 45-J.P. Bailey, 4-Eric Baldaccini.
ASCS Lone Star Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Kevin Ramey 698, 2. Brad Welborn 668, 3. Brian McClelland 652, 4. Kolt Walker 624, 5. Matt Clevenger 620, 6. Justin Melton 592, 7. Michael Lang 587, 8. Claud Estes 585, 9. J.P. Bailey 575, 10. John Ricketts 569.