Miller jets to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region victory lane at Jetmore JETMORE, Kan. (August 2, 2003) - Randi Miller had to work for his ninth American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph of the year and fourth in a row, charging...
Miller jets to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region victory lane at Jetmore
JETMORE, Kan. (August 2, 2003) - Randi Miller had to work for his ninth American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph of the year and fourth in a row, charging past C.J. Johnson on a lap 23 restart en route to winning Saturday night's 25-lap feature at the Jetmore Motorplex.
Starting from the pole, Jason Martin grabbed the early lead with Garry Lee Maier, Miller, Johnson, Mike Peters and Steven King all in pursuit.
As Martin set the pace, Maier held the second position until the late stages of the race when he lost his brakes, allowing Johnson and Miller to slip by.
Martin's bid for his second ASCS Rocky Mountain Region feature triumph of the season came to an abrupt end on the 23rd round when he came to a halt while trying to avoid a lapped machine. Geoff Dodge flipped in the ensuing scramble, bringing out the red flag and setting up a two-lap dash to the checkered flag.
Leading the way on the restart, Johnson dove to the low side entering turn one while Miller rode the high groove to take command and raced to the checkered flag aboard Mac White's Carbone-powered Two Dot Tech Maxim.
Johnson settled for second, with Maier, Peters and King rounding out the top five. Tony Bruce, Jr., Mike Dreiling and Kirby Hagans were next across the line, with Martin charging back through the field to claim ninth. Eric Miller completed the top ten.
Maier, Martin and Peters were victorious in heat race action.
First Heat: 1. Garry Lee Maier, 2. Mike Dreiling, 3. C.J. Johnson, 4. Luke Cranston, 5. Dennis Park, 6. Brian Herbert, 7. Geoff Dodge, 8. Brett Ream.
Second Heat: 1. Jason Martin, 2. Randi Miller, 3. Clay Bontrager, 4. Jake Pierson, 5. Nick Haygood, 6. Scott Milan, 7. Kirby Wagner, 8. Mike Woodruff.
Third Heat: 1. Mike Peters, 2. Steven King, 3. Eric Miller, 4. Tony Bruce, Jr., 5. Kirby Hagans, 6. Ray Seemann, 7. Darren Barren.
A Feature: 1. Randi Miller, 2. C.J. Johnson, 3. Garry Lee Maier, 4. Mike Peters, 5. Steven King, 6. Tony Bruce, Jr., 7. Mike Dreiling, 8. Kirby Hagans, 9. Jason Martin, 10. Eric Miller, 11. Jake Pierson, 12. Dennis Park, 13. Nick Haygood, 14. Kirby Wagner, 15. Mike Woodruff, 16. Brett Ream, 17. Scott Milan, 18. Ray Seemann, 19. Darren Barren, 20. Geoff Dodge, 21. Brian Herbert, 22. Luke Cranston, 23. Clay Bontrager.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Randi Miller 2,614, 2. Mike Dreiling 2,456, 3. Eric Miller 2,439, 4. Jake Pierson 1,867, 5. Scott Milan 1,746, 6. Mason Hill 1,676, 7. Geoff Dodge 1,519, 8. Jace Pennetta 1,396, 9. T.J. Thorne 1,244, 10. Nick Haygood 1,108.