Dustin Daggett from Portland, MI took another step towards the 2003 Sprints On Dirt Championship with his convincing victory at South Buxton Raceway. Daggett, driving the family owned Maxim Racing Chassis with Dowker Racing Engine power took the...
Dustin Daggett from Portland, MI took another step towards the 2003 Sprints On Dirt Championship with his convincing victory at South Buxton Raceway. Daggett, driving the family owned Maxim Racing Chassis with Dowker Racing Engine power took the lead from his father, Mike Daggett on lap four, and the proceeded to work his way through lapped traffic like a seasoned veteran.
Jim Wohlfeil would start the 25 lap contest on the pole position, and would quickly get the jump as the field headed through the tri-oval into turn one. Outside pole sitter Mike Daggett would use the high side of turns one and two to take the lead position and would lead the opening lap. Dustin Daggett would take second away from Wohlfeil on lap two.
Lapped cars would quickly become a factor, as Mike Daggett closed in on traffic on only the third circuit. As the leader tried to make a move past the lapped car on the low side of the tri-oval, Dustin Daggett would use the high side as the lead duo split the lapped car. Dustin would use the high side of turn one to overtake his father and claim the top position.
As heavy lapped traffic would play a role in the outcome of the race, Dustin Daggett made sure the traffic was used in his favor. Dain Naida was moving his way up through the field, and was battling for the second position with Mike Daggett when a lapped car took away his chance at victory. On lap 13, Naida tried to go below a lapped car, but he made contact sending the Kurt Lawicki owned number 54 sprinter spinning across the race track.
The lap 13 restart, Dustin Daggett has a four lapped car buffer between the second place car of Mike Daggett. Doug Stanley was third, and Gregg Dalman was up to fourth from his 12th starting position. As Dustin Daggett pulled away from the field, the battle was for the third position between Dalman and Stanley. The duo swapped the position several times over the last 10 laps. Naida was also moving his way back through the field, as he passed Mike Galajda for the fifth position on lap 22.
At the finish, Dustin Daggett grabbed his second win in a row, with team mate and father Mike Daggett in second. Dalman would grab third from Stanley on the final lap, and Naida would come home fifth. Galajda, Jerry Whitney, Wohlfeil, Kyle Patrick, and John Reigling would round out the top 10. Naida, Stanley, and Patrick would take the heat races. Up next for the SOD sprinters, is the season championship at Hartford Speedway Park on Saturday, September 13th. Two 15 lap features will be on the card. Each feature will pay $800 to win, with $125 to start. The second feature will completely invert the finish of the first feature. For more information, log on to the official SOD web site at http://www.sprintsondirt.com
B&B Oval Track Supply Heat Race: (2:04.364) 1) 54 Dain Naida 2) 2w Jerry Whitney 3) 2x Mike Galajda 4) 49t Gregg Dalman 5) 8 Phil Armashaw 6) 64 Don Smith 7) 21p Dan Phillips
Kear's Speed Shop Heat Race: (2:04.281) 1) 18 Doug Stanley 2) 97s Aaron Shaffer 3) 33 Bill Johnson 4) 0 Steve Irwin 5) p46 Frank Taylor 6) 50 Tim Lowe
Goodyear Racing Tire Heat Race: (2:04.541) 1) 33k Kyle Patrick 2) 3w Jim Wohlfeil 3) 85 Dustin Daggett 4) 88 Mike Daggett 5) 72 John Reigling 6) 17 Charlie McCann
Sprints On Dirt A-Main, 25 Laps: (No Time) 1 85 Dustin Daggett 2) 88 Mike Daggett 3) 49t Gregg Dalman 4) 18s Doug Stanley 5) 54 Dain Naida 6) 2x Mike Galajda 7) 2w Jerry Whitney 8) 3w Jim Wohlfeil 9) 33k Kyle Patrick 10) 72 John Reigling 11) 33 Bill Johnson 12) 50 Tim Lowe 13) 8 Phil Armashaw 14) 17 Charlie McCann 15) p46 Frank Taylor 16) 61 Don Smith 17) 8 Steve Irwin 18) 97s Aaron Shaffer 19) 21p Dan Phillips
Lap Leaders: Mike Daggett 1-3, Dustin Daggett 4-25
B&B Oval Track Supply Award Winner: Steve Irwin
Kear's Speed Shop Hard Luck Award: Dan Phillips
Rose City Motors Front Row Challenge Winner: ($1000) Not Accepted
Frankland Racing Supply Award Winner: Tim Lowe
High Vista Video Hard Charger: Gregg Dalman +9
All Pro Cylinder Heads Rookie of the Race: Kyle Patrick