Sprints on Dirt Rothbury results 2008-08-29

MANN SMOKES ASCS SOD FIELD AT WINSTON; DALMAN & RUTAN TIE FOR STC TITLE! ROTHBURY, Mich. (August 29, 2008) -- Brett Mann drove to his victory in Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by Victor Reinz action Friday at the Winston Motor...

MANN SMOKES ASCS SOD FIELD AT WINSTON; DALMAN & RUTAN TIE FOR STC TITLE!

ROTHBURY, Mich. (August 29, 2008) -- Brett Mann drove to his victory in Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt Presented by Victor Reinz action Friday at the Winston Motor Speedway. Mann started on the front row and drove away from defending champion Tim Norman and last year's winner at Winston, Ben Rutan. It was Mann's second win of the season in the Rowlee and Frollick special.

Mann and Louie Carufel started on the front row for the 25-lap main event. During the initial start Ryan Grubaugh bicycled into turn one and tumbled off the speedway to bring out the red flag. Grubaugh was uninjured.

Mann once again jumped into the lead during the restart while Carufel battled with Norman, Rutan, and Dalman for second. After battling for several laps Norman and Carufel banged wheels off the fourth corner with Norman taking the spot. Several laps later Rutan threw a big slide job on Carufel through turns three and four, sliding up the ledge on the top of the track to hold third.

Norman set sail after Mann through lapped traffic, but Mann split the lapped cars of Joe Bares and Andy Teunessen and allowed him to top Norman at the finish. Rutan, Carufel, and Irwin rounded out the top five.

While Norman chased Mann for the win the championship was up for grabs in the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge with Dalman, Rutan, and Dain Naida together on the Speedway. While Naida eventually dropped back Dalman appeared to have things in command until his car broke coming off the fourth turn on the last lap. Rutan's third place finish allowed him to tie Dalman for the first ever Short Track Challenge championship.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz
Winston Motor Speedway - Rothbury, MI
Friday August 29th, 2008

Heat Races

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 79 -- Brett Mann, 2. 49t -- Gregg Dalman, 3. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 4. 00 -- Ryan Grubaugh, 5. 13 -- Davey Brown, 6. 10t -- Tom Miller, 7. 31 -- Andy Teunessen, 8. 19 -- Joe Bares.

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 3g -- Tim Norman, 2. 6n -- Dain Naida, 3. 30 -- Steve Irwin, 4. 47x -- Louie Carufel, 5. 81 -- John Gall, 6. 10 -- Nathan Bevard, 7. 187 -- Gavin Hunyady, 8. 70 -- Jim Lingar.

Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 3g -- Tim Norman, 2. 49t -- Gregg Dalman, 3. 6n -- Dain Naida, 4. 30 -- Steve Irwin.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz "A" Main Event

"A" Feature (25 Laps): 1. 79 -- Brett Mann, 2. 3g -- Tim Norman, 3. 23 -- Ben Rutan, 4. 47x- Louie Carufel, 5. 30 -- Steve Irwin, 6. 6n -- Dain Naida, 7. 13 -- Davey Brown, 8. 81 -- John Gall, 9. 49t -- Gregg Dalman, 10. 31 -- Andy Teunessen, 11. 19 -- Joe Bares, 12. 10t -- Tom Miller, 13. 70 -- Jim Lingar, 14. 187 -- Gavin Hunyady, 15. 10 -- Nathan Bevard, 16. 00 - Ryan Grubaugh.

Lap Leaders: Mann 1-25

JE/SRP Pistons Hard Charger: Tim Norman (+4)

Final MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge: 1. Gregg Dalman -- 986, (tie) Ben Rutan -- 986, 3. Brett Mann -- 984, 4. Dain Naida -- 982, 5. Tim Norman -- 970, 6. Ryan Grubaugh -- 950, 7. Joe Bares -- 804, 8. Louie Carufel -- 784, 9. John Gall -- 780, 10. Gary Fast -- 760.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Point Standings (Top Ten): 1. Brett Mann 2,320, 2. Ben Rutan 2,300, 3. Dain Naida 2,266, 4. Ryan Grubaugh 2,175, 5. Tim Norman 2,170, 6. Gregg Dalman 2,038, 7. Joe Bares 1,889, 8. Louie Carufel 1,786, 9. Dustin Daggett 1,674, 10. Gary Fast 1,647.

-credit: ascs

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