Justin Henderson and Billy Alley Claim Victories in Fall Brawl 4

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By Bryan Hulbert

GREENWOOD, Neb. (September 19, 2015) After Mother Nature reduced the fourth annual Casey’s General Store ASCS Midwest Fall Brawl presented by Just 1 More Promotions, twin A-Features on Saturday at the I-80 Speedway were split between South Dakota’s Justin Henderson and Nebraska’s Billy Alley.

Two attempts on the start in the opening A-Feature after Brian Brown flipped on the first attempt, Henderson jumped ahead of Matt Covington who was left to battle with Aaron Reutzel who worked by just prior to the caution on Lap 5.

Watching as Henderson sped away, Aaron’s chance would come in the race’s midpoint as traffic brought the No. 1 to his front bumper. Exchanging wicked slide jobs at both ends of the I-80 Speedway, the B.C. Fundz No. 87 finally gained the advantage on Lap 17.

Caution again on Lap 21, Aaron ran away on the restart until traffic again became a factor. This time as the hunter, Justin Henderson watched the white flag wave with a slower car directly in the racing groove. Lining up for a high-side pass, the caution lights again clicked on.

Ready to pace to the green, Reutzel’s night turned sour as the left rear tire went flat. Handing the lead to Henderson, the Sioux Falls, S.D. driver was unchallenged to the finish.

“Aaron had a really good racecar. He beat me in traffic and we could get little runs on him here and there but it played out well in our favor,” said Henderson who was also given his favorite brand of Whiskey in Victory Lane. With a laugh and grin, Justin said, “I don’t always drink Whisky, but when I do, it’s Jack Daniels.”

Wayne Johnson picked up the second spot, and was also the Electric Systems podium draw recipient of $300. Seth Bergman raced to a third place finish after starting 10th. Seth Brahmer was fourth with Don Droud, Jr. completing the top five.

Picking up the Zomer Trucking Hard Charger Award worth $1,000 was sixth place Johnny Herrera who advanced 13 positions. Coming to a stop on Lap 21, Blake Hahn battled back to a seventh place finish with Dusty Zomer, Josh Baughman, and Tyler Drueke making up the top-ten.

An inverted 12 car lock-in from the first A-Feature put Billy Alley on the pole of the second A-Feature.

Caution on the first start for Dusty Zomer, two other drivers ended up coming to a stop; including 13th starting, Aaron Reutzel. Looking like his night was done in the work area, the No. 87 benefited from a false start that give him just enough time to return.

Taking off to a comfortable lead, Alley was chased by Josh Baughman who shot from fourth to second on the start. Closing the gap as the leaders found traffic, Josh rode right at a half-second behind as the rubber set in.

A caution on the white flag lap, the Odessa, Texas driver tried for the lead, but would not be able to get it away from Billy Alley.

Alley’s first win with the National Tour since 2006, it was his seventh career feature win, it was his first at the I-80 Speedway in ASCS National competition.

“Sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good,” said Alley. “We really struggled in the first feature, and it put us in the right spot. When the track rubbered up, we just didn’t make any mistakes. It’s pretty sweet to be in Victory Lane at the I-80 Speedway.”

Josh Baughman crossed second, and was the $300 winner of the Electric Systems Podium Draw, with Johnny Herrera third from seventh. Seth Bergman came from 10th to fourth with Blake Hahn finishing fifth.

Jason Martin picked up the Zomer Trucking Hard Charger $1,000 bonus in the second feature event, coming from 15th to sixth. Tyler Drueke was seventh with Wayne Johnson eight from 11th. Jordan Weaver crossed ninth with Justin Henderson making up the top-ten.

A field of 29 drivers saw four Heat Races going to Seth Brahmer, Jordan Weaver, Aaron Reutzel, and Jordan Boston. B-Feature wins went to Brian Brown and Aaron Reutzel. Kyle Bellm and Kris Miller utilized Provisionals in the first A-Feature.

The Lucas Oil ASCS presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Networks head for the Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Mo. on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 for the 5th annual Hockett/McMillin Memorial.

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Race Results:

Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour
I-80 Speedway – Greenwood, Neb.
ASCS Midwest Fall Brawl IV
Saturday, September 19, 2015

Car Count: 29

Heat Races (8 Laps): Winners plus the next 12 highest in passing points to the A-Feature. Top 8 in points will redraw.

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 13V-Seth Brahmer[1]; 2. 3A-Billy Alley[5]; 3. 35L-Cody Ledger[3]; 4. 2-Don Droud Jr[6]; 5. 4X-Jason Danley[2]; 6. 21-Brian Brown[8]; 7. 24H-Chad Humston[7]; 8. 45X-Johnny Herrera[4]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Jordan Weaver[1]; 2. 1-Justin Henderson[3]; 3. 77X-Wayne Johnson[6]; 4. 82-Dusty Zomer[5]; 5. 5H-Jason Martin[2]; 6. 76-Jay Russell[7]; 7. 44K-David Kubart[4]

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 2. 23-Seth Bergman[1]; 3. 53-Jack Dover[2]; 4. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 5. 18R-Ryan Roberts[3]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[5]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[7]

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 81-Jordan Boston[2]; 2. 12-Tyler Drueke[3]; 3. 95-Matt Covington[7]; 4. 40-Clint Garner[6]; 5. 77-John Klabunde[1]; 6. 99-Tony Rost[5]; 7. 33-Kris Miller[4]

B-Feature (12 Laps): Top 6 advance to the tail of the A-Feature.

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 21-Brian Brown[1]; 2. 18R-Ryan Roberts[3]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[13]; 4. 5H-Jason Martin[5]; 5. 76-Jay Russell[2]; 6. 17-Josh Baughman[7]; 7. 14K-Kyle Bellm[10]; 8. 4X-Jason Danley[4]; 9. 99-Tony Rost[8]; 10. 77-John Klabunde[6]; 11. 33-Kris Miller[12]; 12. (DNF) 24H-Chad Humston[9]; 13. (DNF) 44K-David Kubart[11]

A-Feature (30 Laps, top 12 lock into the second A-Feature, inverted.):

A Feature 1 (30 Laps): 1. 1-Justin Henderson[1]; 2. 77X-Wayne Johnson[7]; 3. 23-Seth Bergman[10]; 4. 13V-Seth Brahmer[6]; 5. 2-Don Droud Jr[11]; 6. 45X-Johnny Herrera[19]; 7. 52-Blake Hahn[12]; 8. 82-Dusty Zomer[16]; 9. 17-Josh Baughman[22]; 10. 12-Tyler Drueke[9]; 11. 92-Jordan Weaver[3]; 12. 3A-Billy Alley[8]; 13. 87-Aaron Reutzel[4]; 14. 18R-Ryan Roberts[18]; 15. 53-Jack Dover[15]; 16. 95-Matt Covington[2]; 17. 5H-Jason Martin[20]; 18. 76-Jay Russell[21]; 19. 14K-Kyle Bellm[23]; 20. 33-Kris Miller[24]; 21. (DNF) 40-Clint Garner[13]; 22. (DNF) 81-Jordan Boston[5]; 23. (DNF) 35L-Cody Ledger[14]; 24. (DNF) 21-Brian Brown[17]

Lap Leader(s): Justin Henderson 1-16, 29-30; Aaron Reutzel 17-28
KSE Hard Charger: Johnny Herrera +13
FSR High Point: Aaron Reutzel
Provisional(s): Kyle Bellm (FPB), Kris Miller (FPB)

Second Set of Features:

B-Feature (12 Laps): Top 10 advance to the tail of the A-Feature.

B Feature 2 (12 Laps): 1. 87-Aaron Reutzel[1]; 2. 18R-Ryan Roberts[2]; 3. 5H-Jason Martin[5]; 4. 53-Jack Dover[3]; 5. 95-Matt Covington[4]; 6. 14K-Kyle Bellm[7]; 7. 40-Clint Garner[9]; 8. 76-Jay Russell[6]; 9. 81-Jordan Boston[10]; 10. 35L-Cody Ledger[11]; 11. 4X-Jason Danley[12]; 12. 24H-Chad Humston[15]; 13. 77-John Klabunde[14]; 14. 33-Kris Miller[8]; 15. 99-Tony Rost[13]; DNS 21-Brian Brown; DNS 44K-David Kubart

A-Feature (25 Laps):

A Feature 2 (30 Laps): 1. 3A-Billy Alley[1]; 2. 17-Josh Baughman[4]; 3. 45X-Johnny Herrera[7]; 4. 23-Seth Bergman[10]; 5. 52-Blake Hahn[6]; 6. 5H-Jason Martin[15]; 7. 12-Tyler Drueke[3]; 8. 77X-Wayne Johnson[11]; 9. 92-Jordan Weaver[2]; 10. 1-Justin Henderson[12]; 11. 95-Matt Covington[17]; 12. 53-Jack Dover[16]; 13. 2-Don Droud Jr[8]; 14. 82-Dusty Zomer[5]; 15. 14K-Kyle Bellm[18]; 16. 87-Aaron Reutzel[13]; 17. 18R-Ryan Roberts[14]; 18. 81-Jordan Boston[21]; 19. 76-Jay Russell[20]; 20. 35L-Cody Ledger[22]; 21. 40-Clint Garner[19]; 22. (DNF) 13V-Seth Brahmer[9]

Lap Leader(s): Billy Alley 1-25
KSE Hard Charger: Jason Martin +9
Provisional(s): N/A


Select Auto Fastest Lap of the Race ($100):

Heat 1 – Seth Brahmer 15.296
Heat 2 – Wayne Johnson 15.427
Heat 3 – Aaron Reutzel 15.513
Heat 4 – Jordan Boston 15.713
B-Feature 1 – Brian Brown 15.749
B-Feature 2 – Jordan Boston 17.152
A-Feature 1 – Justin Henderson 16.558
A-Feature 2 – Ryan Roberts 15.709

Zomer Trucking Hard Charger ($1,000):

A-Feature 1 – Johnny Herrera
A-Feature 2 – Jason Martin

Electrical Systems Podium Draw ($300)

A-Feature 1 – Wayne Johnson
A-Feature 2 – Josh Baughman

Lap Money ($6,000)

A-Feature 1 – Justin Henderson $1,260; Aaron Reutzel $1,040; Wayne Johnson $360; Matt Covington $300; Seth Bergman $40;

A-Feature 2 – Billy Alley $1,250; Josh Baughman $750; Johnny Herrera $480; Tyler Druke $20;


2015 Lucas Oil ASCS Winners: Aaron Reutzel 6; Seth Bergman 4; Jason Solwold 3; Johnny Herrera 3; Jason Sides 1; Mark Smith 1; Brian Brown 1; Blake Hahn 1; Wayne Johnson 1; Tony Bruce, Jr. 1; Ian Madsen 1; Jack Dover 1; Dusty Zomer 1; Danny Lasoski 1; Terry McCarl 1; Justin Henderson 1; Billy Alley 1;

Lucas Oil ASCS Driver Points (Top 10): 1. Aaron Reutzel 3,601; 2. Johnny Herrera 3,535; 3. Wayne Johnson 3,502; 4. Seth Bergman 3,302; 5. Matt Covington 3,103; 6. Blake Hahn 3,001; 7. Kyle Bellm 2,890; 8. Jordan Weaver 2,689; 9. Kris Miller 2,235; 10. Jeff Swindell 1,855;


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