Bourke Bowls Over ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Thunder Mountain OLATHE, Col. (July 30, 2005) -- Patrick Bourke picked up his third American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature victory of the season by racing to victory lane...
Bourke Bowls Over ASCS Rocky Mountain Region at Thunder Mountain
OLATHE, Col. (July 30, 2005) -- Patrick Bourke picked up his third American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region feature victory of the season by racing to victory lane in Saturday night's 25-lap feature at Thunder Mountain Speedway.
Scott Box gunned into the lead on the initial start, only to see it waved off when Joe Wagner looped his mount. Box once again led the way into turn one on the ensuing restart, but it was Bourke battling into the lead as the pair entered the third turn on the opening round.
Bourke led the rest of the way aboard the Gaerte-powered Wagner Fabrication No. 27 J&J, surviving one more caution after 17 rounds when Sid Blandford, Jr., came to a halt on the track with rear end woes.
Bourke charged the rest of the way to the checkered flag, with Box taking the runner-up slot. Eric Miller took over the series point lead by taking the show position, with Bob Schaeffer and Jake Pierson rounding out the top five.
Jeff Heffner crossed the stripe sixth in front of Gary Taylor, John Jacob and 15-year-old Rookie shoe Josh Fellows. Fellow Rookie pilot Cyrus Perme notched his first career top-ten finish by completing the top ten.
Heat race victories were claimed by Miller, Bourke and Box.
Heat Winners: Eric Miller, Patrick Bourke, Scott Box.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Patrick Bourke, 2. Scott Box, 3. Eric Miller, 4. Bob Schaeffer, 5. Jake Pierson, 6. Jeff Heffner, 7. Gary Taylor, 8. John Jacob, 9. Josh Fellows, 10. Cyrus Perme, 11. Brett Ream, 12. Scott Milan, 13. Joe Wagner, 14. Larry Lapoint, 15. Mark Sweet, 16. Sid Blandford, Jr., 17. Roger Brewer, 18. Dustin Hall, 19. Bryan Jamison.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Eric Miller 1,804, 2. Gary Taylor 1,796, 3. Jake Pierson 1,768, 4. Bob Schaeffer 1,742, 5. Jeff Heffner 1,690, 6. Scott Milan 1,604, 7. John Jacob 1,572, 8. Josh Fellows 1,545, 9. Joe Wagner 1,502, 10. Cyrus Perme 1,228.