By Bob Buffenbarger
Mason, MI — (May 30, 2014) — John Turnbull Jr. withstood several cautions and held off repeated challenges from Chance Rice on his way to the 30 lap sprint car feature win at Spartan Speedway Friday night. Turnbull started on the pole and found the win anything but easy.
The following laps found Turnbull and Rice pulling away some, but these two cars were battling for the lead with Rice nearly diving under Turnbull several times. Racing for 3rd through 5th was providing more excitment as Dietsch, Steve Irwin and Don Hamilton had their own skirmish going on. However Hamilton spun down the front stretch on lap 17. Hamilton was finished for the evening.
One final caution appeared for Jim Heeney as he had mechanical troubles on lap 23. The final seven circuits found Turnbull and Rice putting some distance between them the field but they were still racing hard with no room for error. Turnbull hung on for the win in a hard fought race over Rice, Dietsch, Steve Irwin, Anthony McCune, Joe Irwin and Mark Irwin.