By Bob Buffenbarger
Crystal,Mi. – (Saturday, July 21,2012) –
Randy Hannagan is on a roll again. Saturday night at Crystal Motor Speedway he picked up the 33 lap Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature that was co sanctioned with the Ohio based NRA. Hannagan had won four straight features early in the season but had cooled off some as of late. The 33 lap challenge was a celebration of the 33rd year of Sprints on Dirt competition and Crystal has been part of that with at least one or more SOD events all 33 years. The huge crowd was on their feet showing appreciation of the four wide parade lap with a rousing cheer prior to the green flag.
Hannagans teammate , Dennis Yoakam started on the pole along side of Beau Stewart. Yoakam lead the initial two circuits but the 11x of Tim Allison stopped in turn four bringing out a early caution. On the restart Hannagan(who started 3rd) charged into the lead with Yoakam trailing and a very fast Gregg Dalman 3rd, Stewart and Dustin Daggett following.
At the 10 lap mark Hannagan was leading a still strong Dalman, Dustin Daggett, Yoakam and Stewart. Kyle Sauder now was moving up as was Ryan Grubaugh and Ryan Ruhl. Lap 19 saw the yellow fly for Beau Stewart in turn two. Just as the green was about to appear, Gregg Dalman dropped out, thus ending his great run. Now Daggett was 2nd with Grubaugh, Yoakam and Ruhl the top five. Hannagan was masterful negotiating lapped traffic throughout the feature.
The top five cars remained the same and on lap 32 cauton flew once again this time for Joe Geibe. The green and white came out but Hannagan was not going to be caught on this night as Dustin Daggett, Grubaugh, Yoakam and Ruhl rounded out the top five.
A great field of 36 sprint cars filled the pits with heats going to Hannagan, Yoakam, Tim Allison, Gregg Dalman and Beau Stewart, Two B Mains were needed and went to Steve Irwin and Hud Horton. Kyle Sauder won the dash.
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Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Saturday July, 21 2012
Crystal Motor Speedway – Crystal,Mi
Heat Races (Top # Finishers Transfer to the “A” Feature)
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (# Laps): 1. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 2. 7k-Kyle Sauder, 3. 3w-Chris Jones, 4. 81-John Gall, 5. 31-Andy Tuenessen
Eric Smith and Todd Heuerman tangled at the start and did not finish
Allstar Performance & Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (# Laps): 1.22d- Dennis Yoakam, 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl,3. 00-Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 16c-Greg Wheeler, 5. 10s-Jay Steinebach, 6. 21-Matt Lumbert, 7. 6 Don Bostrom
Butlerbuilt Seats Heat Race #3 (# Laps): 1. 11x-Tim Allison, 2. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 3. 14- Steve Irwin, 4. 28-Hud Horton, 5. 17-Jared Horstman, 6. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 7. 70-Jim Lingar
Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 2. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 3. 88-Mike Daggett, 4. 5m-Max Stambaugh, 5. 46-Robert Huisken, 6. 11-Trey Smith
Brodix Heads Heat Race #5 (8 laps): 1. 27-Beau Stewart, 2. 35-Ron Blair, 3. 8-Tim Champlin, 4. 2g-Joe Geibe, 5. 36- Nate Bostrom, 6. 81-Keith Love, 7. 22t- Tank Brackenberry
Engine Pro “B” Feature #1-10 laps (Top 2 Finishers Transfer to the “A” Feature): 1.14-Steve Irwin, 2. 46-Robert Huisken, 3. 31-Andy Tuenessen, 4. 10s-Jay Steinebach, 5. 11-Trey Smith, 6. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 7. 81-John Gall, 8-70-Jim Lingar, 9. 4-Eric Smith
Engine Pro “B” Feature #2-10 laps (Top 2 Finishers Transfer to the “A” Feature): 1. 28-Hud Horton, 2. 16c-Greg Wheeler, 3. 17-Jared Horstman, 4. 18-Todd Heuerman, 5. 36-Nate Bostrom, 6. 6-Don Bostrom, 7. 21-Matt Lumbert, 8. 22t- Tank Brackenberry, 9.81-Keith Love
Brodix Heads Fast Car Dash 1. 7k-Kyle Sauder, 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 3. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 4. 35-Ron Blair
MAHLE & Clevite Short Track Challenge
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP “A” Main Event
“A” Feature (33 Laps): 1. 22h-Randy Hannagan, 2. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 3. 00-Ryan Grubaugh, 4. 22d-Dennis Yoakam, 5. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 6. 35-Ron Blair, 7. 7k-Kyle Sauder, 8. 14-Steve Irwin, 9. 28h-Hud Horton, 10. 3w-Chris Jones, 11. 88-Mike Daggett, 12. 16c-Greg Wheeler, 13. 46-Robert Huisken, 14. 8-Tim Champlin, 15. 2g-Joe Geibe, 16. 5m-Max Stambaugh, 17. 11x-Tim Allison, 18. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 19. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 20. 27-Beau Stewart