Droud Dusts ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Dodge City DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 12, 2007) -- Nebraska's Don Droud, Jr., topped Saturday night's inaugural 25-lap Steve King Memorial event as the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain...
Droud Dusts ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Dodge City
DODGE CITY, Kan. (May 12, 2007) -- Nebraska's Don Droud, Jr., topped Saturday night's inaugural 25-lap Steve King Memorial event as the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region kicked off the season at Dodge City Raceway Park.
Droud outgunned polesitter Stu Snyder for the point at the drop of the green and led throughout aboard the Ochs Racing MAP Inc. No. 1x Maxim to collect his first career ASCS Rocky Mountain Region feature win.
J.D. Johnson made several bids for the lead in the early going, but to no avail. And after a lap 22 restart, Johnson lost the runner-up slot and was forced pitside after contact while battling for position with Chuck Swenson.
Swenson, the reigning ASCS Northern Plains Region champion, took the runner-up position, with Mike Peters, Larry Neighbors and Snyder rounding out the top five.
Preston Peebles II crossed the stripe in sixth, with Derek Drown, Mike Chadd, C.J. Johnson and Paul Flynn completing the top ten.
Snyder, Gavin Punch, Peters and Neighbors topped heat race action for the 33-car field, with defending ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Patrick Bourke winning the "B" Main. Bourke raced from 17th to eleventh in the feature.
Garry Lee Maier climbed a tire and flipped on the second lap of the feature without injury.
Punch lost an engine in the Pole Dash and scratched from the "A" Main.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results from Dodge City Raceway Park:
Heat Winners: Stu Snyder, Gavin Punch, Mike Peters, Larry Neighbors.
Pole Dash (5 Laps): 1. 2d-Stu Snyder, 2. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 3. 98-J.D. Johnson, 4. 51-Mike Peters, 5. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 6. 81au-Gavin Punch.
"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 27-Patrick Bourke, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 57-Allan Unruh, 4. 97-Brian Herbert, 5. 12x-Greg Schaefer, 6. 16-Scott Cochran, 7. 10r-David Wheeler, 8. 81-Jon Freeman, 9. 6-Mark Walinder, 10. 11-Chad Corken, 11. 44-James Riner, 12. 5-Troy Douglas, 13. 33-Chris Miller, 14. 31x-Josh Flood, 15. 7-Roger Sundquist. DNS: 3-Julee Jamison, 9m-Ricky Montgomery.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2. X-Chuck Swenson, 3. 51-Mike Peters, 4. 29n-Larry Neighbors, 5. 2d-Stu Snyder, 6. 11p-Preston Peebles II, 7. 31-Derek Drown, 8. 4-Mike Chadd, 9. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 10. 92-Paul Flynn, 11. 27-Patrick Bourke, 12. 17-Marc Robe, 13. 20-Luke Cranston, 14. 57-Allan Unruh, 15. 12x-Greg Schaefer, 16. 71-Keith Rauch, 17. 97-Brian Herbert, 18. 98-J.D. Johnson, 19. 43-A.J. Selenke, 20. 11x-Garry Lee Maier. DNS: 81au-Gavin Punch.
ASCS Coastal Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Don Droud, Jr. 150, 2. Chuck Swenson 146, 3. Mike Peters 144, 4. Larry Neighbors 142, 5. Sty Snyder 140, 6. Preston Peebles II 138, 7. Derek Drown 136, 8. Mike Chadd 134, 9. C.J. Johnson 132, 10. Paul Flynn 130.