Northern Plains Brainerd results 2007-09-02

Grosz Garners ASCS Northern Plains Triumph in Mighty Axe Nationals Finale BRAINERD, Minn. (September 2, 2007) -- Closing in on the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship, 19-year-old Lee Grosz captured his first career...

Grosz Garners ASCS Northern Plains Triumph in Mighty Axe Nationals Finale

BRAINERD, Minn. (September 2, 2007) -- Closing in on the American Sprint Car Series Northern Plains Region championship, 19-year-old Lee Grosz captured his first career ASCS feature win by topping Sunday night's 25-lap Mighty Axe Nationals finale at North Central Speedway.

Grosz became the second first-time ASCS winner in as many nights at North Central Speedway as Jerry Richert, Jr., also snared his first series win in Saturday's feature event.

After earning the pole position for the main event, Grosz gunned into the lead at the outset and led throughout aboard Doug Howells' Wesmar-powered Bergstrom Electric/Hi-10 Sports Center No. 4J J&J.

Grosz was chased to the line by fellow front row starter Brad Barickman, with Richert, Sye Anderson and Chris Graf rounding out the top five.

With the triumph, Grosz extended his ASCS Northern Plains points lead to 112 points heading into next Saturday night's championship season finale at Casino Speedway in Watertown, SD.

ASCS Northern Plains Region Results from North Central Speedway:

First Heat (8 laps): 1. 37-Sye Anderson, 2. 34TW-Brad Barickman, 3. 62-Jerry Richert, Jr., 4. 25-Ken Melanson, 5. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 6. 10-Kevin Nickel.

Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 20-Eric Lutz, 2. 20G-Chris Graf, 3. 18X-Ryan Wilson, 4. 6-Tom Kamrath, 5. 63-Jesse Cripe, 6. 1B-Brett Geldner.

Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, 2. 5-Dave Glennon, 3. 2-Mason Hill, 4. 14-John Nelson, 5. 18-Tony Hargrave.

A Feature (25 laps): 1. 4J-Lee Grosz, 2. 34TW-Brad Barickman, 3. 62-Jerry Richert, Jr., 4. 37-Sye Anderson, 5. 20G-Chris Graf, 6. 20-Eric Lutz, 7. 2-Mason Hill, 8. 1B-Brett Geldner, 9. 97-Alan Gilbertson, 10. 5-Dave Glennon, 11. 10-Kevin Nickel, 12. 6-Tom Kamrath, 13. 18-Tony Hargrave, 14. 63-Jesse Cripe, 15. 25-Ken Melanson, 16. 18X-Ryan Wilson, 17. 14-John Nelson.

ASCS Northern Plains Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Lee Grosz 1,794, 2. Dave Glennon 1,682, 3. Eric Lutz 1,602, 4. Chuck Swenson 1,400, 5. Chris Graf 1,268, 6. Curt Lund 1,156, 7. Scott Winters 970, 8. Jody Rosenboom 897, 9. Clint Garner 848, 10. Chad Meyer 812.

-credit: ascs

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