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Gravel Scores First Career All Star Victory During Speedweek at Lima

From Bob Buffenbarger, image courtesy of Mike Campbell

Lima, OH — David Gravel scored his first career O’Reilly All Star Circuit of Champions victory on Friday night at the Limaland Motorsports Park during the next to last event of Ohio Sprint Speedweek.

Gravel started on the pole and led every lap, holding off Tim Shaffer on multiple restarts. Shaffer held on for second to maintain his points lead over Gravel for the Ohio Sprint Speedweek championship. Byron Reed, Bryan Paulus, and Dean Jacobs rounded out the top five.

Ohio Sprint Speedweek concludes Saturday at Fremont Speedway in Fremont, Ohio.

Limaland Motorsports Park – 6/25/2010

All Star Circuit of Champions
Qualifying – Kistler Engines
1. 9X-Rob Chaney, 11.036; 2. 5T-Travis Philo, 11.074; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer, 11.123; 4. 5R-Byron Reed, 11.159; 5. 2-Dale Blaney, 11.199; 6. 7K-Kyle Sauder, 11.219; 7. 89G-David Gravel, 11.233; 8. 1-Stevie Smith, 11.234; 9. X-Mark Keegan, 11.240; 10. 49-Brad Sweet, 11.255; 11. 97-Dean Jacobs, 11.294; 12. 3C-Cale Conley, 11.320; 13. 312-Mike Linder, 11.337; 14. 3J-Kevin Lee, 11.409; 15. 35-Ronnie Blair, 11.412; 16. 8H-Brian Paulus, 11.421; 17. O-Brandon Wimmer, 11.424; 18. O4-Cap Henry, 11.424; 19. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 11.495; 20. 11B-Brock Mayes, 11.512; 21. W20-Greg Wilson, 11.557; 22. 98-Phil Gressman, 11.633; 23. 12-Jared Ridge, 11.635; 24. 11M-Brandon Martin, 11.643; 25. 4K-Kody Kinser, 11.654; 26. 34-Luke Hall, 11.676; 27. 28-Shawn Valenti, 11.725; 28. 78-Todd Kane, 11.731; 29. V92-Matthew Reed, 11.790; 30. 5M-Jamie Miller, 11.813; 31. 6-Bill Rose, 11.902; 32. 39-Alec Martin, 12.069; 33. 45-Brian Lay, 12.342; 34. 24H-Lee Jacobs, 12.376; 35. 5I-Caleb Griffith, 12.405; 36. 6Z-Zack Ames, 12.574

Heat 1 – MSD Ignition (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. O-Brandon Wimmer; 2. 2-Dale Blaney; 3. W20-Greg Wilson; 4. 312-Mike Linder; 5. 9X-Rob Chaney; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser; 7. V92-Matthew Reed; 8. X-Mark Keegan; 9. 45-Brian Lay

Heat 2 – Kear’s Speed Shop (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 7K-Kyle Sauder; 2. 98-Phil Gressman; 3. 49-Brad Sweet; 4. O4-Cap Henry; 5. 24H-Lee Jacobs; 6. 34-Luke Hall; 7. 5M-Jamie Miller; 8. 3J-Kevin Lee; 9. 5T-Travis Philo

Heat 3 – All Pro Heads (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild; 2. 83-Tim Shaffer; 3. 28-Shawn Valenti; 4. 89G-David Gravel; 5. 12-Jared Ridge; 6. 5I-Caleb Griffith; 7. 97-Dean Jacobs; 8. 35-Ronnie Blair; 9. 6-Bill Rose

Heat 4 – Outerwear’s Performance Products (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer)
1. 11M-Brandon Martin; 2. 5R-Byron Reed; 3. 11B-Brock Mayes; 4. 8H-Brian Paulus; 5. 3C-Cale Conley; 6. 1-Stevie Smith; 7. 6Z-Zack Ames; 8. 78-Todd Kane; 9. 39-Alec Martin

Dash – Rubbn’ Repair (6 Laps – Top – Transfer)
1. 89G-David Gravel; 2. 3C-Cale Conley; 3. 83-Tim Shaffer; 4. 49-Brad Sweet

B-Main –
University of Northwestern Ohio (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer)
1. 1-Stevie Smith; 2. 97-Dean Jacobs; 3. 5T-Travis Philo; 4. X-Mark Keegan; 5. 6-Bill Rose; 6. 4K-Kody Kinser; 7. 35-Ronnie Blair; 8. 39-Alec Martin; 9. 5M-Jamie Miller; 10. 6Z-Zack Ames; 11. 34-Luke Hall; 12. V92-Matthew Reed; 13. 45-Brian Lay

A-Main – O’Reilly Auto Parts (40 Laps) [#]-Starting Position
1. 89G-David Gravel[1]; 2. 49-Brad Sweet[7]; 3. 5R-Byron Reed[3]; 4. 8H-Brian Paulus[10]; 5. 97-Dean Jacobs[14]; 6. 2-Dale Blaney[4]; 7. 7K-Kyle Sauder[6]; 8. 312-Mike Linder[9]; 9. X-Mark Keegan[13]; 10. 11B-Brock Mayes[18]; 11. 24H-Lee Jacobs[24]; 12. 11M-Brandon Martin[22]; 13. 83-Tim Shaffer[2]; 14. 1-Stevie Smith[12]; 15. W20-Greg Wilson[19]; 16. 3C-Cale Conley[8]; 17. 98-Phil Gressman[20]; 18. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild[17]; 19. 28-Shawn Valenti[23]; 20. 12-Jared Ridge[21]; 21. 5T-Travis Philo[11]; 22. O4-Cap Henry[16]; 23. O-Brandon Wimmer[15]; 24. 9X-Rob Chaney[5]