Peters Pounces on ASCS Midwest Region at McCool Junction McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (May 26, 2006) -- South Dakota's Jake Peters took full advantage of a timely red flag to capture victory honors in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series ...
Peters Pounces on ASCS Midwest Region at McCool Junction
McCOOL JUNCTION, Neb. (May 26, 2006) -- South Dakota's Jake Peters took full advantage of a timely red flag to capture victory honors in Friday night's 25-lap American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region feature at Junction Motor Speedway.
Current series point leader Brian Brown slipped around Peters on the 14th round for the point, only to have the move negated for Michael Woodruff's turn four tumble. Given a reprieve, Peters led the rest of the way to snare his first ASCS Midwest Region feature win aboard the Weseman-powered Folkens Brothers Trucking/Bubba Farms No. 57x Schnee.
"That first yellow couldn't have come at a better time for me," Peters confessed after the victory. "I came up on the lapped car and got in a little too hard and got off the bottom and Brian got by me."
Peters earned the pole position for the feature by racing from seventh to second in his heat race, then outgunned fellow front row starter Mike Chadd to take the early lead in the feature.
As Peters slipped away from the field, Brown disposed of Chadd for the runner-up slot on the second round. But Peters encountered lapped traffic by the ninth round, allowing Brown to close the gap.
When Peters went to the high side on the 14th circuit, Brown dove to the bottom in turn two to take the lead, only to have the move nullified by Woodruff's tumble.
Peters took off on the restart, leaving Brown and Chadd in his wake as Rick Ideus took fourth from Jon Corbin. Even a final red flag for Chad Humston's turn four flip with 21 laps in the books couldn't deter Peters' victory drive, as he cruised to the checkered flag over the final four rounds unabated.
Brown settled for second, with Chadd, Ideus and Corbin rounding out the top five. Doug Lovegrove crossed the stripe sixth, with Dusty Zomer, Seth Brahmer, 17th-starter Don Droud, Jr., and J.D. Johnson completing the top ten.
Heat race wins were claimed by Chadd, Corbin, Zomer and Lovegrove, with Droud topping the 12-lap "B" Main.
First Heat (10 Laps): 1. 4-Mike Chadd, 2. 23-Eric Jobe, 3. 5b-Rick Ideus, 4. 23c-Chad Humston, 5. 45-Jeff Lowery, 6. 82-Jason Danley, 7. 31-Mark Pace, 8. 10-Justin Jacobsma.
Second Heat (10 Laps): 1. 15-Jon Corbin, 2. 21-Brian Brown, 3. 1h-Rick Halverstadt, 4. 10j-Jeff Mitrisin, 5. 4s-Stuart Snyder, 6. 43-A.J. Selenke, 7. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 8. 76-Jay Russell.
Third Heat (10 Laps): 1. 24a-Dusty Zomer, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 14g-Gene Ackland, 4. 44x-Michael Woodruff, 5. 2-Don Droud, Jr., 6. 18-Ryan Roberts, 7. 99-Shawn Van Wyhe, 8. 84-Toby Chapman.
Fourth Heat (10 Laps): 1. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 2. 57x-Jake Peters, 3. 13-Seth Brahmer, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 53-Jack Dover, 6. 11x-Gregg Bakker, 7. 8b-Bobby Becker, 8. 7-Roger Sundquist.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 2-Don Droud, Jr., 2. 53-Jack Dover, 3. 45-Jeff Lowery, 4. 18-Ryan Roberts, 5. 31-Mark Pace, 6. 82-Jason Danley, 7. 11x-Gregg Bakker, 8. 8b-Bobby Becker, 9. 43-A.J. Selenke, 10. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 11. 10-Justin Jacobsma, 12. 84-Toby Chapman, 13. 76-Jay Russell, 14. 99-Shawn Van Wyhe, 15. 7-Roger Sundquist. DNS: 16. 4s-Stuart Snyder.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 57x-Jake Peters, 2. 21-Brian Brown, 3. 4-Mike Chadd, 4. 5b-Rick Ideus, 5. 15-Jon Corbin, 6. 44-Doug Lovegrove, 7. 24a-Dusty Zomer, 8. 13-Seth Brahmer, 9. 2-Don Droud, Jr., 10. 98-D.J. Johnson, 11. 10j-Jeff Mitrisin, 12. 20-Luke Cranston, 13. 53-Jack Dover, 14. 45-Jeff Lowery, 15. 14g-Gene Ackland, 16. 1h-Rick Halverstadt, 17. 18-Ryan Roberts, 18. 23c-Chad Humston, 19. 44x-Mike Woodruff, 20. 23-Eric Jobe.
ASCS Midwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Brian Brown 296, 2. Jake Peters 292, 3. Dusty Zomer 274, 4. (tie) Jeff Mitrisin and Mike Chadd 268, 6. Jeff Lowery 250, 7. Eric Jobe 242, 8. Rick Ideus 217, 9. Doug Lovegrove 213, 10. Seth Brahmer 209.