Brown Best in ASCS North vs. South Shootout Opener DENISON, Iowa (July 20, 2007) -- Brian Brown topped the opening leg of the American Sprint Car Series Midwest vs. Northern Plains Region North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout by ...
Brown Best in ASCS North vs. South Shootout Opener
DENISON, Iowa (July 20, 2007) -- Brian Brown topped the opening leg of the American Sprint Car Series Midwest vs. Northern Plains Region North vs. South Sprint Car Shootout by wiring the field in Friday night's 25-lap feature at Crawford County Speedway.
After collecting his third overall ASCS Regional win of the year aboard Tim and Gina Doogs' Ostrich-powered Ditzfield Transfer No. 21 Maxim, Brown stated, "This is a new prototype Maxim Chassis and along with the Ostrich Engine power this car was great all night. Mike at Maxim should sell a ton of these cars!"
Seventeen-year-old Jack Dover started from the pole position, but it was Brown gunning into the lead at the outset. Dover fought off fellow teen shoe Lee Grosz for second and kept Brown in sight until the ninth round when the caution flew for defending ASCS Midwest Region champion Toby Chapman, who hit the turn four wall.
Brown cruised up front until hitting lapped traffic, with Dover closing in on the 17th round only to have the caution fly when Billy Alley spun in turn four after cutting a left rear tire.
Brown reached traffic again with two laps ago but made quick work of a pair of lapped cars, taking the checkered flag a half straightaway ahead of Dover.
Clint Garner claimed the show position, with Scott Winters and Grosz rounding out the top five. Skip Jackson was sixth, with Chad Meyer, Dave Glennon, Curt Lund and Natalie Sather completing the top ten.
Brown, Seth Brahmer and Grosz topped heat race action, with Alley winning the "B" Main.
ASCS Midwest vs. Northern Plains Region Results from Crawford County Speedway:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown, 2. 1M-Skip Jackson, 3. 7M-Chad Meyer, 4. X-Chuck Swenson, 5. 5X-Dave Glennon, 6. 55-Billy Alley, 7. 94S-Natalie Sather, 8. 21V-Brent Vonk.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 13-Seth Brahmer, 2. 87-Curt Lund, 3. 11X-Gregg Bakker, 4. 40-Clint Garner, 5. 5-Eric Lutz, 6. 82-Jason Danley, 7. 30-Joe Miller, 8. 24-Jesse Drost.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, 2. R19-Scott Winters, 3. 53-Jack Dover, 4. 84-Toby Chapman, 5. 8B-Bobby Becker, 6. 20G-Chris Graf, 7. 7-Dave Becker
Dash (5 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover, 2. 21-Brian Brown, 3. 4J-Lee Grosz, 4. X-Chuck Swernson, 5. 13-Seth Brahmer, 6. 1M-Skip Jackson.
B Feature (8 Laps): 1. 55-Billy Alley, 2. 94S-Natalie Sather, 3. 7-Dave Becker, 4. 20G-Chris Graf, 5. 24-Jesse Drost, 6. 21V-Brent Vonk, 7. 30-Joe Miller.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown, 2. 53-Jack Dover, 3. 40-Clint Garner, 4. R19-Scott Winters, 5. 4J-Lee Grosz, 6. 1M-Skip Jackson, 7. 7M-Chad Meyer, 8. 5X-Dave Glennon, 9. 87-Curt Lund, 10. 94S-Natalie Sather, 11. 20G-Chris Graf, 12. 82-Jason Danley, 13. 7-Dave Becker, 14. 8B-Bobby Becker, 15. 11X-Gregg Bakker, 16. 5-Eric Lutz, 17. 55-Billy Alley, 18. X-Chuck Swenson, 19. 13-Seth Brahmer, 20. 84-Toby Chapman.
Lap Leader: 1-25Brian Brown.ASCS Midwest Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Natalie Sather 1,062, 2. Jason Danley 990, 3. Toby Chapman 970, 4. Chuck Swenson 893, 5. Brian Brown 828, 6. Ryan Anderson 700, 7. Mike Boston 678, 8. Don Droud, Jr. 668, 9. Seth Brahmer 614, 10. Jack Dover 609.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Lee Grosz 828, 2. Chuck Swenson 824, 2. Chuck Swenson 820, 3. Dave Glennon 776, 4. Eric Lutz 752, 5. Curt Lund 646, 6. Scott Winters 570, 7. Chris Graf 565, 8. Jody Rosenboom 479, 9. Clint Garner 426, 10. Natalie Sather 398.