Rauch Rumbles to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Win at Rock Springs ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (August 19, 2006) -- Keith Rauch took command on the ninth round en route to capturing his third American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature...
Rauch Rumbles to ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Win at Rock Springs
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo. (August 19, 2006) -- Keith Rauch took command on the ninth round en route to capturing his third American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature win of the season in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Sweetwater Speedway.
Rauch had to chase down current series point leader Patrick Bourke, who raced from the fifth starting position into the lead by the completion of the first lap. Bourke paced the opening eight rounds before 2004 ASCS Rocky Mountain Region champion Rauch raced into the lead on the top side of the track.
Piloting John Schmitz' USA Performance-powered Wintergreen Construction No. 71 Maxim, Rauch kept Bourke at bay the rest of the way as he lapped up to sixth place by the time the checkered flag flew.
Nick Haygood claimed the show position behind Rauch and Bourke, with Jake Pierson and Eric Miller rounding out the top five. Sixteen-year-old rookie shoe Ricky Montgomery was the final car on the lead lap in sixth, with Josh Fellows, Dustin Hall, Jeff Heffner and Todd Plemons completing the top ten.
Heat race wins were claimed by Haygood, Rauch and Montgomery.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Results:
Heat Winners: Nick Haygood, Keith Rauch, Ricky Montgomery.
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 71-Keith Rauch, 2. 27-Patrick Bourke, 3. 1-Nick Haygood, 4. 77d-Jake Pierson, 5. 4-Eric Miller, 6. 9m-Ricky Montgomery, 7. 02F-Josh Fellows, 8. 74u-Dustin Hall, 9. 14-Jeff Heffner, 10. 4p-Todd Plemons, 11. 93-Greg Schaefer, 12. 11-Chad Corken, 13. 9-John Jacob, 14. 3-Julee Jamison, 15. 77-Mark Sweet, 16. 8-Brett Ream. DNS: 91-Ray Bergener.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Patrick Bourke 1,884, 2. Jeff Heffner 1,750, 3. Josh Fellows 1,692, 4. Keith Rauch 1,675, 5. Eric Miller 1,629, 6. Nick Haygood 1,510, 7. Ricky Montgomery 1,447, 8. Mark Sweet 1,396, 9. John Jacob 1,344, 10. Jake Pierson 1,310.