Rocky Mountain Region North Platte results 2007-08-24

Peters Posts ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Score at Lincoln County Raceway NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (August 24, 2007) -- Veteran racer Mike Peters of Wichita, KS, notched his first American Sprint Car Series feature win in nearly a decade by topping...

Peters Posts ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Score at Lincoln County Raceway

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (August 24, 2007) -- Veteran racer Mike Peters of Wichita, KS, notched his first American Sprint Car Series feature win in nearly a decade by topping Friday night's 25-lap ASCS Rocky Mountain Region River Valley Nationals at Lincoln County Raceway.

Peters led the feature field to the green flag, but it was outside front row starter Bob Schaeffer leading the way into the opening corner. Schaeffer paced the opening eight rounds before Peters slipped by on the low side to take command.

Peters survived a pair of mid-race cautions for minor spins to capture his first ASCS victory since a National Tour triumph at Devil's Bowl Speedway on November 1, 1997. Defending ASCS Midwest Region champion Toby Chapman took runner-up honors, with Jon Freeman, Brian Brown and Mike Chadd rounding out the top five.

Current ASCS Rocky Mountain Region points leader C.J. Johnson crossed the stripe sixth, with Garry Lee Maier, Don Droud, Jr., Stu Snyder and J.D. Johnson completing the top ten.

Peters, Schaeffer and Chapman topped heat race action for the 25-car field, with Droud winning the "B" Main.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results from Lincoln County Raceway:

Heat Winners (10 Laps): Mike Peters, Bob Schaeffer, Toby Chapman.

"B" Feature (12 Laps): 1. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 2. 16-Scott Cochran, 3. 71-Keith Rauch, 4. 98-J.D. Johnson, 5. 43-A.J. Selenke, 6. 74-Zach Merritt, 7. 14-Jeff Heffner, 8. 32-Jamie Turpin, 9. 31-Josh Flood, 10. 6-Mark Walinder, 11. 44k-David Kubart, 12. 8-Brett Ream. DNS: 77-Mark Sweet.

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 51-Mike Peters, 2. 84-Toby Chapman, 3. 81-Jon Freeman, 4. 24a-Brian Brown, 5. 4-Mike Chadd, 6. 45x-C.J. Johnson, 7. 11x-Garry Lee Maier, 8. 1x-Don Droud, Jr., 9. 2d-Stu Snyder, 10. 98-J.D. Johnson, 11. 71-Keith Rauch, 12. 18-Jeremy Herbst, 13. 43-A.J. Selenke, 14. 14-Jeff Heffner, 15. 32-Jamie Turpin, 16. 16-Scott Cochran, 17. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 18. 93-Bob Schaeffer, 19. 74-Zach Merritt, 20. 11-Chad Corken.

ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. C.J. Johnson 1,780, . 2 Keith Rauch 1,708, 3. Bob Schaeffer 1,234, 4. Chad Corken 1,229, 5 . Patrick Bourke 1,186, 6. Ricky Montgomery 1,154, 7. Mark Sweet 1,127, 8. Josh Flood 1,017, 9. Nick Haygood 847, 10. John Jacob 845 .

-credit: ascs

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Series Sprint
Drivers Brian Brown , C.J. Johnson