Dalman Claims Butler Victory

Gregg Dalman. - T.J. Buffenbarger Photo
Gregg Dalman. - T.J. Buffenbarger Photo
Gregg Dalman. – T.J. Buffenbarger Photo

By Bob Buffenbarger

Quincy,Mi – (July 6 2013) – Gregg Dalman led all 25 laps of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway after starting outside of the front row, but he had to earn the victory.

Dalman grabbed the lead at the drop of the green with Dustin Daggett, who started on the pole, right on his tail with Chris Jones, Ryan Ruhl and Jared Horstman falling in line close behind. Action only lasted five laps as the red flew for flips by Josh Turner and Mike Burns in turn two on lap five. Both drivers emerged uninjured but were done for the night.

After the restart, Daggett dove low in turn four and nearly passed Dalman, but Dalman powered back to the front. One lap later the yellow appeared for Andy Teunessen going off turn two. As cars were taking the green Andy Chehowski took a nasty tumble coming out of turn four. He was not injured and turned down a ride in the ambulance.

With only six circuits complete the running order was Dalman, Daggett, Ryan Ruhl, Jared Horstman, Max Stambaugh and Kyle Patrick as the green came out again. Daggett now was all over Dalman but lap eight saw Daggett run out of race track as he flew off turn one bringing out yet another caution.

Now it was a three car battle with Dalman, Horstman and Ruhl putting some distance between themselves and the pack. Brett Mann now was on the move in 7th after starting 20th.

As the laps clicked off, Dalman, Horstman and Ruhl were not letting anyone near them as Stambaugh was holding onto 4th and Brett Mann moved into 5th after a fine charge through the field. The checkers flew over this this top five, ending the night of action. 20 cars entered the pits on a warm humid evening.

Heat races were won by Ryan Ruhl, Gregg Dalman and Kyle Patrick. Andy Teunessen took the dash win.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP
Butler Motor Speedway – Quincy Mi.

Saturday July 6 2013

20 cars

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl 2. 17 Jared Horstman 3. 4 Josh Turner 4. 50B Mike Burns 5. 21 Kirk Cheney 6. 89 Chris Pobanz 7. 20a Andy Chehowski

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Gregg Dalman 2. 2m Dustin Daggett 3. 10j Chris Jones 4. 22 Aaron Shaffer 5. 11 Trey Smith 6. 27k Ryan Kirkendall

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 33k Kyle Patrick 2. 29s Max Stambaugh 3. 31 Andy Teunessen 4. 4 Eric Smith 5. 2T Ralph Brakenberry 23 DNS

(Top 16 in passing points from the heat races transferred to the A-Main)

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): B Main cancelled all 20 cars started feature

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1.31 Andy Teunessen 2. 22 Aaron Shaffer 3. 4 Josh Turner 4. 21 Kirk Cheney

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 49T Gregg Dalman 2. 17 Jared Horstman 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl 4. 29S Max Stambaugh 5. 19 Brett Mann 6. 33K Kyle Patrick 7. 2M Dustin Daggett 8. 11 Trey Smith 9. 31 Andy Teunessen 10. 27K Ryan Kirkendall 11. 21 Kirk Cheney 12. 23 Joe Geibe 13. 4 Eric Smith 14. 89 Chris Pobanz 15. 10J Chris Jones 16. 2T Ralph Brakenberry 17. 20A Andy Chehowski 18. 22 Aaron Shaffer 19. 50B Mike Burns 20. Josh Turner

Lap Leaders: Dalman 1-25
Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Joe Geibe