Lindquist Lands ASCS Northern Plains Mighty Axe Nationals Win BRAINERD, Minn. (September 3, 2006) -- Twenty-one-year-old Dustin Lindquist notched his first career American Sprint Car Series victory by wiring the field in Sunday night's...
Lindquist Lands ASCS Northern Plains Mighty Axe Nationals Win
BRAINERD, Minn. (September 3, 2006) -- Twenty-one-year-old Dustin Lindquist notched his first career American Sprint Car Series victory by wiring the field in Sunday night's 25-lap ASCS Northern Plains feature in the finale of North Central Speedway's Mighty Axe Nationals.
Starting outside the front row, Lindquist outgunned young shoe Lee Grosz for the point at the drop of the green and led throughout to secure the victory in front of Chuck Swenson, who is closing on the inaugural ASCS Northern Plains Region championship.
Curt Lund advanced from ninth to take the show position, with Brett Geldner and Dave Sobczak rounding out the top five. Sixteen-year-old Mike Sitzmann, Jr., Scott Winters, Ryan Wilson, Scott Broty and 21st-starter Eric Lutz completed the top ten.
Natalie Sather matched Lutz by advancing the most positions in the feature event by racing from 23rd to finish twelfth.
Lindquist, Grosz and Geldner topped heat race action. Grosz spun along with Leigh Thomas in turn two on the final lap and failed to see the checkered flag.
It was also announced that the ASCS Northern Plains Region will be returning for the 2007 edition of the Mighty Axe Nationals at North Central Speedway after a highly successful 2006 rendition.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 2. 17-Dave Sobczak, 3. 33B-Scott Broty, 4. 92-Mike Sitzmann, Jr., 5. 63-Jerry Richert, Jr., 6. 18-Ryan Wilson, 7. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 8. 85-Johnny Parsons III.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4-Lee Grosz, 2. R19-Scott Winters, 3. X-Chuck Swenson, 4. 87-Curt Lund, 5. 55-Joe Kouba, 6. 74-Joseph Kouba, 7. 52-Spike Lempelius, 8. 94S-Natalie Sather.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1B-Brett Geldner, 2. 14-John Nelson, 3. 37-Sye Anderson, 4. 18H-Tony Hargrave, 5. 29-Leigh Thomas, 6. 25-Ken Melanson, 7. K9-Eric Lutz.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 55L-Dustin Lindquist, 2. X-Chuck Swenson, 3. 87-Curt Lund, 4. 1B-Brett Geldner, 5. 17-Dave Sobczak, 6. 92-Mike Sitzmann, Jr., 7. R19-Scott Winters, 8. 18-Ryan Wilson, 9. 33B-Scott Broty, 10. K9-Eric Lutz, 11. 55-Joe Kouba, 12. 94S-Natalie Sather, 13. 52-Spike Lempelius, 14. 85-Johnny Parsons III, 15. 29-Leigh Thomas, 16. 4-Lee Grosz, 17. 74-Joseph Kouba, 18. 37-Sye Anderson, 19. 25-Ken Melanson, 20. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 21. 18H-Tony Hargrave, 22. 14-John Nelson, 23. 63-Jerry Richert, Jr.
ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Chuck Swenson 2,518, 2. Lee Grosz 2,153, 3. Eric Lutz 2,145, 4. Curt Lund 2,133, 5. Brett Geldner 1,746, 6. Dustin Lindquist 1,679, 7. Jake Peters 1,619, 8. Mike Sitzmann, Jr. 1,543, 9. Dusty Ballenger 1,531, 10. Scott Winters 1,460.