Daggett wins GLSS feature at Hartford

Dustin Daggett. (T.J. Buffenbarger Photo)

Dustin Daggett. (T.J. Buffenbarger Photo)
Dustin Daggett. (T.J. Buffenbarger Photo)
By T.J. Buffenbarger

Hartford, MI – (July 2, 2016) – Dustin Daggett found himself in familiar territory in victory lane at Hartford Motor Speedway. This time the win was with the Great Lakes Super Sprints 360 sprint car series. Although Daggett has been racing a family owned car for a majority of the season, Saturday’s win found him back behind the wheel of the Mott Motorsports machine.

Daggett took the lead on a wild exchange at the start of the main event where cars fanned out four wide into the first corner and Daggett utilized the low side of the track to motor into the lead. For Daggett, who is know for his rim riding style around the half mile at Hartford the inside move was not planned ahead of time.

“I was just praying and hoping the car would stick on the bottom like it did, and it just rolled down there really nice. We hit the setup really good and was able to pull good on the bottom off of two and get by Ruhl and Hannagan. The car was great.”

After that exchange that saw Daggett take the lead Ruhl started to work his way back up to the front of the field with Ruhl taking over fourth from Brett Mann on lap six and taking third from Ridenour shortly afterwards. Ruhl was starting to close on Hannagan for second when the caution flag appeared on lap 10 when Tony Bures spun in turn four.

Hannagan got a run under Daggett for the lead after the restart, but could not complete the pass. Four laps later Ruhl’s right rear tire shredded to bring out the caution flag. Ruhl’s crew made repairs for him to rejoin the tail of the field.

Daggett pulled away from Hannagan after the restart while Chase Ridenour and D.J. Foos for the third spot. Ridenour and Foos swapped the position on each end of the race track until Ridenour came out with the spot.

Up front though it was all Daggett picking up the victory over Hannagan, Ridenour, Foos, and Max Stambaugh.

Great Lakes Super Sprints
Hartford Motor Speedway
Hartford, MI
Saturday July 2, 2016

A Feature (20 Laps): 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[3]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[2]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[6]; 4. 38-D.J. Foos[12]; 5. 16B-Max Stambaugh[11]; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[5]; 7. 31-Andy Teunessen[7]; 8. 11-Trey Smith[8]; 9. 49T-Gregg Dalman[15]; 10. 7-Joe Swanson[9]; 11. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]; 12. 19J-Linden Jones[14]; 13. 11N-Ed Neumeister[10]; 14. 84-Kyle Poortenga[16]; 15. 57-Mike Dunlap[13]; 16. 18-D.J. Lamance[19]; 17. 37-Noah Dunlap[18]; 18. 58-Tony Bures[17]; 19. 19-Brett Mann[4]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4]; 2. 19-Brett Mann[5]; 3. 31-Andy Teunessen[3]; 4. 11N-Ed Neumeister[1]; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap[2]; 6. 84-Kyle Poortenga[6]; 7. 37-Noah Dunlap[7]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4]; 2. 27-Brad Lamberson[2]; 3. 11-Trey Smith[3]; 4. 16B-Max Stambaugh[5]; 5. 19J-Linden Jones[1]; (DNS) 91L-Alexis Adgate

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 16-Ryan Ruhl[3]; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[4]; 3. 7-Joe Swanson[2]; 4. 38-D.J. Foos[7]; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[5]; 6. 58-Tony Bures[1]; 7. 18-D.J. Lamance[6]

Qualifying (2 Laps): 1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[7]; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[13]; 3. 11R-Chase Ridenour[17]; 4. 31-Andy Teunessen[12]; 5. 11-Trey Smith[19]; 6. 16-Ryan Ruhl[1]; 7. 57-Mike Dunlap[6]; 8. 27-Brad Lamberson[9]; 9. 7-Joe Swanson[8]; 10. 11N-Ed Neumeister[2]; 11. 19J-Linden Jones[11]; 12. 58-Tony Bures[16]; 13. 19-Brett Mann[10]; 14. 16B-Max Stambaugh[4]; 15. 49T-Gregg Dalman[3]; 16. 84-Kyle Poortenga[14]; 17. 3-Kyle Locke[5]; 18. 18-D.J. Lamance[15]; 19. 37-Noah Dunlap[18]; 20. 91L-Alexis Adgate[20]