FLAT TIRES, RAIN AND FAMILY CAN'T STOP DAGGETT; GETS ANOTHER SOD WIN AT I-96 LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (June 27, 2009) - Not even a rain delay could cool off Dustin Daggett's hot streak in Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP competition. ...
FLAT TIRES, RAIN AND FAMILY CAN'T STOP DAGGETT; GETS ANOTHER SOD WIN AT I-96
LAKE ODESSA, Mich. (June 27, 2009) - Not even a rain delay could cool off Dustin Daggett's hot streak in Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP competition. J Daggett won Saturday night's feature event at I-96 Speedway. The win was Daggett's sixth in a row at the Lake Odessa half mile oval in ASCS SOD competition and seventh win of the 2009 season.
Daggett started in 10th after suffering a flat tire in his heat race event and used a tremendous start to quickly shoot through the field and take the lead from his father after the restart for the only caution flag during the 25-lap event.
"The car was on a rail," said Daggett in victory lane. "I need to thank Phil and Marty Mott, my family, crew, and all of my sponsors."
Mike Daggett and Louie Carufel started on the front row with Mike Daggett leading into turn one. Dustin Daggett used a tremendous start to move into fourth by the second corner and third by the end of the first lap. Daggett then quickly disposed of Steve Irwin for second and started to chase down his father for the lead.
Dustin caught his father for the lead when the caution flag occurred for Sean Robinson's off track excursion. Mike Daggett hung on for a couple of laps after the restart battling high and low with his son until Dustin was able to dive under his father to take the lead off turn two.
From there Dustin Daggett took off and lapped up to sixth place at the finish. Gregg Dalman came on late in the event and eventually took second place away from Irwin to maintain his point lead. Brett Mann and Tim Norman rounded out the top five.
Gary Fast, Gregg Dalman, and Steve Irwin won heat race events. Tim Norman won the dash after two drivers were penalized from a jumped start.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results from I-96 Speedway
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 26 - Gary Fast, 2. 85 - Mike Daggett, 3. 47x - Louie Carufel, 4. 2m - Dustin Daggett, 5. 50 -- Mark Grabill, 6. 70 -- Jim Lingar. DNS: 1r -- Sean Robinson.
Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 49t - Gregg Dalman, 2. 79 -- Brett Mann, 3. 6n - Dain Naida, 4. 00 - Ryan Grubaugh, 5. 31 - Andy Teunessen. DNS: 8 -- Tim Champlin.
Butlerbuilt Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 30 - Steve Irwin, 2. 07 -- Jake Stebner, 3. 3g -- Tim Norman, 4. 46 - Robert Huisken, 5. 38 - Aaron Smith, 6. 22 -- Aaron Shaffer.
Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 3g -- Tim Norman, 2. 26 - Gary Fast, 3. 30 - Steve Irwin, 4. 07 - Jake Stebner.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz "A" Main Event
"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m - Dustin Daggett, 2. 49t - Gregg Dalman, 3. 30 - Steve Irwin, 4. 79 - Brett Mann, 5. 3g - Tim Norman, 6. 00 - Ryan Grubaugh, 7. 6n - Dain Naida, 8. 85 -- Mike Daggett, 9. 07 - Jake Stebner, 10. 8 - Tim Champlin, 11. 47x - Louie Carufel, 12. 26 - Gary Fast, 13. 46 - Robert Huisken, 14. 22s -- Aaron Shaffer, 15. 31 - Andy Teunessen, 16. 1r -- Sean Robison, 17. 38 -- Aaron Smith, 18. 70 - Jim Lingar, 19. 50 - Mark Grabill.
Lap Leaders: Mike Daggett 1-6, Dustin Daggett, 7-25
JE/SRP Pistons Hard Charger: Champlin (+10)
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. Gregg Dalman 1,420, 2. Brett Mann 1,410, 3. Tim Norman 1,378, 4. Dustin Daggett 1,342, 5. Robert Huisken 1,312, 6. Ryan Grubaugh 1,191, 7. Ryan Ruhl 938, 8. Dain Naida 936, 9. Ben Rutan 871, 10. Aaron Smith 720.