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Daggett Finishes ASCS Sprints on Dirt Weekend Sweep with Kokomo Win

By T.J. Buffenbarger, MudclodBob photo

KOKOMO, Ind. (August 8, 2010) – Dustin Daggett completed the weekend sweep of three feature events by winning the “A” Feature Sunday night at Kokomo Speedway. Daggett started on the poll and led every lap in route to his fifth victory in a row in ASCS SOD competition.

“This is great, long weekend, I’m ready to take a nap,” said Daggett in victory lane. “(Kokomo) is a fun race track, I wish we could run here again this year. I have to thanks Phil and Marty Mott, Ken Love, my Dad, and my Uncle of all of their help on the car.”

Daggett got the jump at the start and pulled away to a full straightaway lead while outside front row starter Jared Horstman tried to keep pace while holding off repeated challenges from Ben Rutan.

With six laps complete a scary incident occurred when Gavin Hunyady got into the wall in turn two and flipped into the catch fence. While Hunyady was stuck in the fence his car caught fire. The Kokomo Speedway safety crew quickly extinguished the fire and Hunyady exited the car under his own power.

After the cleanup from the accident Horstman kept Daggett in sight, but never got close enough to make a serious challenge. Rutan, Dain Naida, and Kent Wolters rounded out the top five.

Daggett and Rutan won the two qualifying heat races, Rutan also claimed the victory in the fast car dash.

It was an eventful night for the championship contenders as Gregg Dalman had to drive Don Smith’s car after Dalman’s car would not fire before the racing program began. Then during the dash Ryan Grubaugh’s car suffered a driveline failure that caused him to not start the feature event.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Sunday August 8th, 2010
Kokomo Speedway – Kokomo, IN

Heat Races

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1, 23 – Ben Rutan, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 1w – Kent Wolters, 5. 10x – Davey Brown, 6. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 7. 21 – Matt Lumbert. DNS: 187 – Gavin Hunyady

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 17 – Jared Horstman, 3, 46 – Robert Huisken, 4. 2h – Dallas Hewitt, 5. 6n – Dain Naida, 6. 61x – Gregg Dalman, 7. 70 – Jim Lingar.

Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 23 – Ben Rutan, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 4. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh

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

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 17 – Jared Horstman, 3. 23 – Ben Rutan, 4. 6n – Dain Naida, 5. 1 – Kent Wolters, 6. 2H – Dallas Hewitt, 7. 46 – Robert Huisken, 8. 19 – Brett Mann, 9. 61x – Gregg Dalman, 10. 10x – Dvey Brown, 11. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 12. 70 – Jim Lingar, 13. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 14. 187 – Gavin Hunyady. DNS: 3w – Ryan Grubaugh.

Lap Leaders: Daggett 1-25

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Ryan Grubaugh 2,115, 2. Gregg Dalman 2,082, 3. Dain Naida 2,036, 4. Ben Rutan 2,011, 5. Dustin Daggett 1,955, 6. Gavin Hunyady 1,839, 7. Robert Huisken 1,699, 8. Brett Mann 1,309, 9. Aaron Shaffer 1,230, 10. Jim Lingar 1,004.