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Chad Blonde Wins at Hartford

Chad Blonde Bob Buffebarger photo

Chad Blonde
Bob Buffebarger photo

HARTFORD, Mich. (September 2, 2016) — Chad Blonde won the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP 20 lap feature Friday night at Hartford Motor Speedway. Blonde charged from eighth starting spot for the victory over 10th starting Ryan Ruhl and and Steve Irwin.

Linden Jones would start from the pole and led the first four laps. A caution on lap four slowed action as Joe Swanson got over the left rear of the 2t of Brian Smith. Smith suffered some wing damage and a flat LR. Swanson and Smith made quick repairs and both were able to restart at the tail.

As the green flew once again Mark Aldrich looked strong and swept around Jones to take the top spot and led until lap eight when 8th starting Chad Blonde took over the point. 10th starting Ryan Ruhl was on the prowl moving up to 3rd and and by lap twelve had taken over 2nd with Steve Irwin 3rd with Aldrich dropping to 4th.

The top four remained the same until the checkers flew with Blonde taking the victory on the fast half mile.

Heats were won by Brian Smith and Ryan Kirkendall.


1 5B Chad Blonde Rod End Supply
2 16 Ryan Ruhl KSE Hard Charger Rod End Supply
3 0 Steve Irwin Rod End Supply
4 1A Mark Aldrich Racing Optics
5 7 Joe Swanson ATL Racing Fuel Cells
6 19J Linden Jones King Racing Products
7 10S Jay Steinebach Ti22 Draw Winner
8 4T Josh Turner
9 2+ Brian Smith
10 46 Robert Huisken
11 81 John Gall DMI Draw Winner
12 27K Ryan Kirkendall Engine Pro Lucky Dog
13 1 Eric Smith
14 8 Justin Ward
15 57 Tyler Fitzpatrick
16 91L Lexi Adgate
DNS 7K Robert Bulloch
DNS 23 Joe Geibe