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Sammy Swindell Takes Jackson Spring Nationals

From Bill W

Sammy Swindell won the 3rd Annual Folken Brothers Trucking/Van Wyhe Livestock Jackson Spring Sprint Nationals Friday night. Swindell was followed by Shane Stewart , Brian Brown, Brooke Tatnell and Jake Peters.

40 360s

12 305s

360s

Heat one (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Chris Graf 20G (5*) 2. Casey Heser 75c (1*) 3. Bryan Dobesh 54 (4*) 4. Ricky Logan 10a (8*) 5. Lou Kennedy Jr. 21K (6) 6. Rob Kubli K9 (7) 7. Jordan Martens 13JR (2) DNS – Thomas Kennedy 20K (3)

Graf benefited by T. Kennedy not starting, and took the lead by turn two. He would pull away for the 8-lap distance and earn a nose wing from Lev Wings, given out to all heat winners. Second through fifth in all heats received $50 from sponsors. Martens left top wing panel collapsed early on, and he faded before exiting on lap six.

Heat two (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Sammy Swindell 24 (2*) 2. Jack Dover 53 (4*) 3. Chad Meyer 1wx (1*) 4. Mark Toews 5T (3) 5. Dylan Peterson 25 (6) 6. Robby Wolfgang 7K (5) 7. Clint Garner 40 (7) 8. Jason Eckard 2H (8)

Swindell led the 8-lap distance in a mostly single-file affair after turn two.

Heat three (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Shawn Van Wyhe 93 (1*) 2. Gordy Vogelaar 1A (2*) 3. Jody Rosenboom 27 (3) 4. JD Johnson 98 (4) 5. Casey Friedrichsen 20 (6) 6. Russ Hall 45c (8) 7. Matt Wasmund 4w (7) 8. Brooke Tatnell 14 (5)

Van Wyhe led the distance. JD Johnson started at the tail after needing a restart. He would come back through the field and make a last lap pass for fourth. Tatnell blew a left rear on lap six while running fourth ending his run.

Heat four (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Jake Peters 57x (1*) 2. Brian Brown 21 (3*) 3. Shane Stewart 57 (5*) 4. Jerry Richert Jr. 1w (2) 5. Billy Alley 22 (6) 6. Lee Grosz 4J (8) 7. Brad Barickman 34 (7) 8. Jess Beckett 0x (4)

Peters led the distance. Brown advanced to second on lap one. The most stacked race of the night saw a good charge by Stewart, and Alley worked over Richert, but couldn’t quite get him for fourth.

Heat five (started, *qualified for feature): 1. Bill Boles 05 (1*) 2. Scott Winters 23w (3*) 3. Joe Riedel 15 (2*) 4. Eric Lutz 5 (6*) 5. Gregg Bakker 11x (7) 6. Mitch Runge 28 (4) 7. Jason Tostenson 1HD (5) DNS – Johnn Cressman 56 (8)

Boles led flag to flag. Winters grabbed second with two to go as the track widened. Cressman suffered motor problems in hot laps and was a scratch.

B main one (started): 1. Rosenboom (1) 2. Peterson (4) 3. Richert Jr. (2) 4. Grosz (6) 5. JD Johnson (3) / 6. Tostenson (8) 7. Wasmund (7) 8. Alley (5) 9. Martens (9) 10. Beckett (10) DNS – Runge, T. Kennedy

Rosenboom led the 12-lap duration. Peterson ran a strong race and took the runner-up spot from Richert at the half-way point. Grosz and Richert had a good duel that JD Johnson joined late. He became the alternate for Dover who would not start the A.

B main two (started): 1. Toews (2) 2. L. Kennedy Jr. (3) 3. Tatnell (11) 4. Bakker (1) / 5. Kubli (6) 6. Friedrichsen (4) 7. Hall (5) 8. Wolfgang (7) 9. Eckard (10) 10. Barickman (9) 11. Garner (8) DNS – Cressman

Toews outdueled Bakker early for the lead. The top two were joined by L. Kennedy in a good battle, until the top wing sideboard collapsed on the Garner machine on lap four, bringing caution. Toews led Bakker, L. Kennedy, Friedrichsen and Kubli back to green. Tatnell restarted sixth, and in two laps was in a transfer. He would also get by Bakker with four to go to complete a fine drive from the back.

Dash (started): 1. Swindell (3) 2. Stewart (2) 3. Logan (1) 4. Peters (6) 5. Boles (4) 6. Winters (9) 7. Graf (5) 8. Van Wyhe (8) 9. Brown (10) 10. Dover (7)

Brown came to a stop before a lap could be completed. On the next go-around, Dover crashed hard in turn four. He was uninjured. Brown made repairs to a brake line during the red. Stewart led on the restart in the 8-lapper. On lap five, Brown came to a stop bringing caution. Stewart led Swindell, Logan, Boles and Peters back to green. Swindell would make his winning pass coming to the white flag. A sputter at the finish line resulted from running out of fuel.

A main (started): 1. Swindell (1) 2. Stewart (2) 3. Brown (9) 4. Tatnell (20) 5. Peters (4) 6. Winters (6) 7. Logan (3) 8. Rosenboom (17) 9. Boles (5) 10. Dobesh (13) 11. JD Johnson (24) 12. Bakker (22) 13. Grosz (23) 14. Meyer (15) 15. Riedel (14) 16. Toews (16) 17. Heser (11) 18. Lutz (14) 19. Van Wyhe (8) 20. Vogelaar (10) 21. Peterson (19) 22. Richert Jr. (21) 23. Graf (7) 24. L. Kennedy (18) DNS – Dover

Stewart drove away from the field early in the 25-lapper. Swindell was in pursuit in heavy lapped traffic when Lee Grosz stopped on lap nine. Stewart led Swindell, Peters, Logan and Winters back to green. Tatnell had already driven up to eighth. Swindell gained the lead on the restart, and a lap later, Richert came to a stop in turn four with brake issues. Peterson came to a stop with a broken steering arm bringing another caution on lap 13. The restart saw Swindell ahead of Stewart, Peters, Logan and Winters. When Vogelaar stopped after the restart, there was a fuel stop. On lap 20, Lutz blew a left rear tire. Swindell continued to lead on the restart ahead of Stewart, Peters, Logan and Brown. Brown was challenging for fourth at the time of the caution. Riedel spun with two to go. Swindell and Stewart now led Brown, who had just passed Peters for third. Logan was fifth ahead of the charging Tatnell. Tatnell advanced to fourth to be the hard-charger, while Sammy held on.

305s

Heat one (started): 1. Jake Nicosen 34 (1) 2. Bruce Anderson 11A (2) 3. Mike Blomstrom 70 (3) 4. Casey Friedrichsen 20 (5) 5. Russell Wiese 18 (6) 6. Dan Jorgensen 50 (4)

Nicosen led all six laps in the first race of the night on a narrow tacky track. Anderson worked his way by Blomstrom for the runner-up spot with two laps to go. Friedrichsen tried up high, but had the door shut on him.

Heat two (started): 1. Ryan Voss 3D (2) 2. Travis Lain 33 (1) 3. Tommy Barber 75 (4) 4. Steve Yarns 98 (3) 5. Isaac Schreurs 612 (6) 6. Jamie Ball 5J (5)

Voss led the distance in the mostly single-file affair.

A main (started): 1. Friedrichsen (7) 2. Voss (1) 3. Barber (5) 4. Wiese (9) 5. Blomstrom (6) 6. Nicosen (2) 7. Jorgensen (11) 8. Lain (3) 9. Anderson (4) 10 . Schruers (10) 11. Yarns (8) 12. Ball (12)

Voss took the early advantage in the 15-lapper. Wease got over the turn two berm on lap four, and Yarns and Ball turned over in turn two. The restart saw Voss leading Anderson, Friedrichsen, Nicosen and Blomstrom. Friedrichsen took over second on the restart, and Barber moved up to fifth, before Schreurs spun on lap six. Schruers spun again on the restart, ending his night, and negating a pass for the lead by Friedrichsen. Friedrichsen repeated his effort and led the rest of the way, despite the yellow coming out with just a 1/2 lap to go for the leader when Lain spun. Anderson exited out of third on lap nine.