King Rules ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Dodge City Go DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 4, 2004) - Steven King topped the opening leg of the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region's Western Kansas day-night doubleheader by scoring ...
King Rules ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Dodge City Go
DODGE CITY, Kan. (September 4, 2004) - Steven King topped the opening leg of the American Sprint Car Series Rocky Mountain Region's Western Kansas day-night doubleheader by scoring a wire-to-wire victory in Saturday afternoon's 25-lap feature at Dodge City Raceway Park.
After winning the first of four heat races for the 33-car field, King started the feature from the pole position with Mike Peters alongside. King jumped into the lead at the drop of the green and set the pace throughout.
King notched his first ASCS Rocky Mountain Region victory of the season aboard the Salina-powered Leiker Trucking/Kansas Farm Bureau No. 88 Eagle, with Peters chasing him to the line in second.
Eric Miller closed to within 16 points of current series point leader Keith Rauch by snaring the show position, with Gary Taylor and Max Carlisle rounding out the top five.
Scott Box crossed the stripe in sixth, with Jace Pennetta turning in the feature's best passing performance by racing from 17th to seventh. Jeremy Sheaffer advanced from 13th to eighth, with Luke Cranston and 20th-starter Nick Haygood completing the top ten.
King, Miller, Taylor and Box all scored heat race victories, with Pennetta winning the B Main.
First Heat: 1. Steven King, 2. Geoff Dodge, 3. Brian Herbert, 4. Derek Drown, 5. Bryan Jamison, 6. Brett Ream, 7. Scott Cochran, 8. Mark Sweet, 9. Nick Haygood.
Second Heat: 1. Eric Miller, 2. Mike Peters, 3. Randi Miller, 4. Patrick Bourke, 5. C.J. Johnson, 6. Mike Thigpen, 7. John Blurton, 8. John Jacob.
Third Heat: 1. Gary Taylor, 2. Luke Cranston, 3. Mark Walinder, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer, 5. Jace Pennetta, 6. Scott Milan, 7. Joe McCarthy, 8. Scott Roberts.
Fourth Heat: 1. Scott Box, 2. Max Carlisle, 3. Keith Rauch, 4. Joe Wagner, 5. Jake Pierson, 6. David Wheeler, 7. Jeff Heffner, 8. Joe Arkin.
B Feature: 1. Jace Pennetta, 2. Jake Pierson, 3. John Blurton, 4. Nick Haygood, 5. David Wheeler, 6. C.J. Johnson, 7. Brett Ream, 8. Mike Thigpen, 9. Bryan Jamison, 10. John Jacob, 11. Scott Cochran, 12. Scott Milan, 13. Mark Sweet, 14. Scott Roberts, 15. Joe Arkin, 16. Jeff Heffner, 17. Joe McCarthy.
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. Steven King, 2. Mike Peters, 3. Eric Miller, 4. Gary Taylor, 5. Max Carlisle, 6. Scott Box, 7. Jace Pennetta, 8. Jeremy Sheaffer, 9. Luke Cranston, 10. Nick Haygood, 11. Randi Miller, 12. Derek Drown, 13. Keith Rauch, 14. Patrick Bourke, 15. Geoff Dodge, 16. Joe Wagner, 17. Brian Herbert, 18. Mark Walinder, 19. Jake Pierson, 20. John Blurton.
ASCS Rocky Mountain Region Points (Top Ten): 1. Keith Rauch 2,044, 2. Eric Miller 2,028, 3. Jake Pierson 1,932, 4. Jeremy Sheaffer 1,851, 5. Jace Pennetta 1,770, 6. Nick Haygood 1,750, 7. Geoff Dodge 1,696, 8. Scott Milan 1,563, 9. John Jacob 1,536, 10. Randi Miller 1,414.