Flat Rock Speedway ran their season opener Saturday, April 24 after a week's delay because of rain. The day was sunny but windy and cold. The cold apparently contributed to the rash of accidents that took a toll of the stellar field of cars that...
Flat Rock Speedway ran their season opener Saturday, April 24 after a week's delay because of rain. The day was sunny but windy and cold. The cold apparently contributed to the rash of accidents that took a toll of the stellar field of cars that filled the pits. A total of 98 cars were on hand for opening night.
Polesitter Royce Cornett won the caution filled 35-lap Late Model feature. Cornett remarked that the track was so cold the cars weren't able to get a bite. The action was slowed five times by cautions flags, which included two red flags. He wasn't challenged for the lead until the closing laps when former two-time track champion, Bill Steinhilber, pressured him for the win. At the checkered flag Cornett beat Steinhilber to the line by a car length.
The Street Stock A main division faired no better. Their race was also slowed by five caution flags, which included two red flags. Polesitter Rick Knowles held off a determined Brian Norton to take the 25-lap feature win. James Potter won the 15-lap B main and Dave DeBash took the C main victory.
Twenty-five Figure 8 cars showed up for opening night. This is the biggest field for the division in recent memory. Polesitter Jeremy Miller led the first lap before spinning out, handing the lead to Randy Cronenwett who held on through multiple red flag periods to take home the win.
Fast Qualifier: Rick Knowles, 11.992 Dash: Bill Steinhilber Heats: Ron Allen, Joy Fair Consi: Len Fritz Jr Feature: Royce Cornett, Steinhilber, Steve Cronenwett, Tim Hebert, Knowles, Steve Bunge, Stan Yee Jr, Allen, Joe Hawes, Len Roberts, Ed Hage, Dan Trosen Jr, Craig Pace, Eric Britt, Fritz, Rob Randa, Fair, Chris Benson, Jimmy Thiel, Doug Stump, Sean Monahan, Paul Hahn (DNS)
STREET STOCKS Fast Qualifier: Brian Norton ‘A' Dash: Ken Knight ‘A' Heats: Mike Spruell, Terry Humphrey A main: Knowles, Norton, Knight, Tony Ortega, Tom Selmi, John Sullivan, Craig Smith, Brian Ausmus, Rich Frantz, Arnold Hall, Bruce Kirkendahl, M Spruell, John Rowloff, Ron Allen, Randy Casey, Clayton Spruell, Jeff Carnacchi, Carl Bumgardner, Bobby Rae, Dan Schuchardt, Humphrey "B" Dash: Mike Kieffer "B" Heats: Skip Kissell, Scott Selmi, Dave DeBash "B" Main: James Potter, Gary Majchrzak, Kieffer, Tim Moore, Jeff MacZink "C" Main: DeBash
Figure 8 Heats: Jeremy Miller, Troy Herrmann Feature: Randy Cronenwett, Dennis Whisman, Bob Studt, Ken Ahlgren, Danny Leppen, Greg Studt, Miller, Jeff Cummings, Herrmann, Parker Wade