Indianapolis Speedrome results 2003-08-23

Rodney Sizemore set the mark for next week's One Hour Figure-8 Endurance race with a win in the 100-Lap Red Line Graphics Late Model Figure-8. Rodney inherited the lead when Mark Tunny found the stalled car of Steve Prine while leading on lap 32.

Rodney Sizemore set the mark for next week's One Hour Figure-8 Endurance race with a win in the 100-Lap Red Line Graphics Late Model Figure-8. Rodney inherited the lead when Mark Tunny found the stalled car of Steve Prine while leading on lap 32. Both drivers were unharmed with Sizemore taking over on the restart. Bruce Tunny harried Sizemore the distance while points leader R.J. Norton, Jr., stayed in their shadows waiting for something to break loose. Far back in the pack a tight struggle for fourth went side-by-side for much of the closing laps with Rich Fenwick finishing ahead of Curtis McMurtrey.

Fred Bear, Jr., turned a pole shot into a win in the Red Line Graphics Late Model 25-Lap oval feature. Bear held off a spirited late charge from Bruce Tunny and George Sutton with Bobby Douthitt and Doug Greig rounding out the top five. Bill Tunny, Jr., set fast time with Curtis McMurtrey capturing another of the Hutchison Signs Trophy Dashes. Heat wins went to Bruce Tunny, Jeff Hizer and Bob Foster, Sr., with Steve Prine toppiing the Last Chance Race. Bear's win marked the twenty-second different winner in Speedrome Late Model oval features this season.

Don Miller returned in a big way with a win in the Chuck's Race Car Parts Outlaw Stocks 25-Lap oval feature. Miller took control after an early red flag bunched the field behind leader Bill Fortner only to see Fortner get no start at the green and Miller on top. Brian Luttrell chased Miller to the checkers with Al Fullenkamp and Jimmy Kirby right behind. Jeff Armour rounded out the top five in his 2003 debut. Corey Turner was fastest in the qualifying with Jimmy Anderson and Armour nailing the heat races.

Dusty "Scrapper" Sapp proved his nickname by holding back a hard challenge from Mark Eads, Jr., in the closing laps of the 20-Lap Sunshine Cafe Roadrunner feature. Steve Grubbs came home third followed by John Collins and Bill McLain. Heat wins went to Eads and Grubbs.

Howard Wessel finally clamed his first "A" Main win in the Speedrome Hornet series taking the checkers comfortably ahead of Danny Carson, Monroe May, John Abercrombie and Tim Harding. A record number of cars meant a pair of "back-up" features with Bryan Pierse recording his career first win in the "B" Main and Darrell Absher picking up the win in the night's finale "C" Main. Heat wins went to Joe Manuel, Harding, Mike Smith, Sr., Dan Johnson and Carson. Over fifty Hornets were on hand to go racing in the division's biggest night to date.


FAST QUALIFIER - Bill Tunny, Jr. 13.481
HEAT RACE WINNERS - Bruce Tunny, Jeff Hizer, Bob Foster, Sr.
1. Fred Bear, Jr.
2. Bruce Tunny
3. George Sutton
4. Bobby Douthitt
5. Doug Greig
6. Mark Tunny
7. R.J. Norton, Jr.
8. Jeff Hizer
9. Curtis McMurtrey
10. Bill Tunny, Jr.
11. Casey White
12. Christopher Green
13. Kerry Wright
14. Bob Foster, Sr.
15. Bobby Whitaker
16. Rich Fenwick
17. Steve Prine
18. David Reel

1. Rodney Sizemore
2. Bruce Tunny
3. R.J. Norton, Jr.
4. Rich Fenwick
5. Curtis McMurtrey
6. Doug Greig
7. George Sutton
8. Fred Bear, Jr.
9. Bill Tunny, Jr.
10. Kerry Wright
11. Casey White
12. Bob Foster, Sr.
13. Steve Durham
14. Jeff Shackleford
15. Ben Tunny
16. Donnie Garrigus III
17. Mark Tunny
18. Bobby Douthitt
19. Steve Prine
20. David Reel
21. Bobby Whitaker
22. Jeff Hizer

FAST QUALIFIER - Corey Turner 14.532
HEAT RACE WINNERS - Jimmy Anderson, Jeff Armour
1. Don Miller
2. Brian Luttrell
3. Al Fullenkamp
4. Jimmy Kirby
5. Jeff Armour
6. Steve Brown
7. Corey Turner
8. Ed Brickley
9. Jimmy Anderson
10. Ricky Schaeffer III
11. Bill Fortner
12. Bob Johnson
13. Larry Hahn

HEAT RACE WINNERS - Mark Eads, Jr., Steve Grubbs
20-LAP "A" MAIN -
1. Dusty Sapp
2. Mark Eads, Jr.
3. Steve Grubbs
4. John Collins
5. Bill McLain
6. Danny French
7. Todd Amos
8. Jeff Hutchinson
9. Kevin Ciesiolka
10. Ricky Martin
11. Barry Coy
12. Kevin Smith
13. Mike Light
14. Brad Brooks
15. Andrew Rhodes
16. Jeff Kowell
17. Kyle Dunagin
18. Josh Carroll

HEAT RACE WINNERS - Joe Manuel, Mike Smith, Sr., Tim Harding, Dan Johnson, Danny Carson
20-LAP "A" MAIN -
1. Howard Wessel
2. Danny Carson
3. Monroe May
4. John Abercrombie
5. Tim Harding
6. Mike Smith, Sr.
7. Dan Johnson
8. Mike Church
9. Claude Hopper
10. Mike Smith, Jr.
11. Michael George
12. Jerry Green
13. Daryl Keith
14. Jack Smith
15. Rob Carson
16. Rob Hurt
17. Joe Manuel
18. Terry Pierson
19. Brian Cooper
20. Stephen Hawke

10-LAP "B" MAIN -
1. Bryan Pierse
2. Dan Presley
3. Bret Brookshire
4. Aaron Hess
5. Henry McDougalle, Sr.
6. Allen Pavey
7. Jerry Curry
8. Brandon Stofer
9. Tim McDougalle
10. Josh Presley
11. Jeremy O'Day
12. David Sims
13. Matt Smith

10-LAP "C" MAIN -
1. Darrell Absher
2. Rodney Ricketts
3. Richard Byrd
4. Joe Taylor
5. Henry McDougalle, Jr.
6. Dave Hampton
7. Carl Schilling I
8. Larry Patrick
9. Tony Roberts
10. James Smith
11. Beecher Kramer
12. Monroe May


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