Inside Line Promotions – GREAT FALLS, Mont. (May 19, 2017) – Casey Adams emerged victorious during the opening round of the Sprint Car Shootout on Friday evening at Electric City Speedway.
Adams took advantage of a late-race spin by leader Trever Kirkland, who led most of the race, to score the win at the NSA Series season opener. Adams is the fifth different winner in six NSA Series races dating back to last season.
Kirkland opened the main event by quickly charging from fourth into the lead. Polesitter Travis Rilat remained within striking distance for the first handful of laps before spinning only seconds before Matthew Dusseault flipped at a different part of the track.
Kirkland maintained the top spot for a majority of the main event before he spun. While he kept his car going, Kirkland dropped to a seventh-place result.
Adams capitalized on the spins to inherit the lead en route to the victory. Bill Boyce maneuvered from seventh to the runner-up finish with David Miller rounding out the podium. Phil Dietz garnered the Hard Charger Award for powering from 17th to a fourth-place result and Rilat rebounded from his early spin to record a fifth-place finish.
Miller, Kirkland and Chevy Goodhope were the heat race winners.
Round 2 of the Sprint Car Shootout is Saturday at Electric City Speedway. The front gates will open at 6 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for seniors (65-years-old and older) and students (12-years-old to 17-years-old). Children 11-years-old and younger get in free. Pit passes are $30.
NSA SERIES RACE REPORT: Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19, 2017 –
Heat Race 1 : 1. 16-David Miller (1); 2. 12p-J.J. Hickle (2); 3. 1-Bill Boyce (4); 4. 23-Rick Tessmaker (5); 5. 31-Shane Moore (6); 6. 97-Matthew Dusseault (3).
Heat Race 2: 1. 37-Trever Kirkland (3); 2. 12-Casey Adams (5); 3. 2jr-Kelly Miller (6); 4. 38b-Brian Brown (2); 5. 23n-Phil Dietz (1); 6. 35m-Cody Masse (DNS).
Heat Race 3: 1. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 2. 39c-Travis Rilat (5); 3. 9-Sean MacDonell (1); 4. 2-Kyle Evans (3); 5. 00-Roger Cummings (4); 6. 6-Tom Watts (6).
Feature: 1. 12-Casey Adams (3); 2. 1-Bill Boyce (7); 3. 16-David Miller (6); 4. 23n-Phil Dietz (17); 5. 39c-Travis Rilat (1); 6. 9-Sean MacDonell (12); 7. 37-Trever Kirkland (4); 8. 2jr-Kelly Miller (5); 9. 23-Rick Tessmaker (9); 10. 00-Roger Cummings (13); 11. 35m-Cody Masse (18); 12. 6-Tom Watts (15); 13. 31-Shane Moore (10); 14. 2-Kyle Evans (11); 15. 36-Chevy Goodhope (2); 16. 38b-Brian Brown (14); 17. 97-Matthew Dusseault (16); 18. 12p-J.J. Hickle (8).
2017 FEATURE WINNERS –
Casey Adams – 1 (Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., on May 19)
UP NEXT –
Saturday at Electric City Speedway in Great Falls, Mont., for the Sprint Car Shootout
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NORTH-AMERICAN SPEED ASSOCIATION –
The North-American Speed Association is a 360ci winged sprint car series that dates back to the mid-1990s. NSA Founder Mike Quigley, who is a former sprint car driver and the current owner at BMP Speedway in Billings, Mont., established the series to hold marquee events throughout the West Coast, Western Canada and Montana.
BMP SPEEDWAY (Billings, Mont.) – It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile oval. The track hosts weekly racing from the middle of May through late September. For more information, visit http://www.BMPSpeedway.com.
CASTROL RACEWAY (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) – It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track. It showcases weekly racing and special events from May through October. For more information, visit http://www.CastrolRaceway.com.
CENTRAL WASHINGTON STATE FAIR RACEWAY (Yakima, Wash.) – It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile clay oval located at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds. The track only hosts special events each year.
DRAYTON VALLEY SPEEDWAY (Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada) – It is a semi-banked, 3/8-mile track that was re-opened in 2016. For more information, visit http://www.DVSpeedway.com.
ELECTRIC CITY SPEEDWAY (Great Falls, Mont.) – It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile oval that was built in the early 1950s. The facility showcases weekly events from late April until early September. For more information, visit http://www.ElectricCitySpeedway.com .
SKAGIT SPEEDWAY (Alger, Wash.) – It is a semi-banked, 3/10-mile track that was established in 1954. The oval puts on weekly events from April through September every season. For more information, visit http://www.SkagitSpeedway.com.
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