33 CARS READY TO TIME IN
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. 1. Damion Gardner, 50, Chaffin - 17.276; 2. Charles Davis Jr, 8A, Smiley - 17.473; 3. Rip Williams, 3, Jory - 17.495; 4. Tony Jones, 87, Vermeer/Ferreira - 17.507; 5. Mike Spencer, 44, Engstrom - 17.564; 6. Rickie Gaunt, 2A, Smiley 17.593; 7. Steve Ostling, 5, Keller - 17.670; 8. Cory Kruseman, 38, Crossno - 17.672; 9. Alan Ballard, 97, Ballard - 17.679; 10. Bobby Cody, 41, Cody - 17.800; 11. Danny Ebberts, 77, Acosta - 17.806; 12. Mike Kirby, 4, Alexander - 17.808; 13. David Cardey, 59, Giardina - 17.969; 14. Seth Wilson, 17, Racing Optics - 18.065; 15. Jordan Hermansader, 92, Sertich - 18.067; 16. R. J. Johnson, 15AZ, Martin - 18.128; 17. Jason York, 25N, York - 18.131; 18. Jimmy Crawford, 17C, Crawford - 18.154; 19. Bobby Graham, 14, Lancaster - 18.198; 20. Jimmy Thornell, 25, Ruth - 18.232; 21. Tom Stansberry, 48, Bach - 18.245; 22. Ryan Devitt, 35R, Blenkarn - 18.270; 23. Nadine Keller, 16, Keller - 18.440; 24. Ronnie Case, 8, Case - 18.686; 25. Randy Waitman, Y69, Waitman - 18.782; 26. ® Joshua Williams, 34, Williams - 18.822; 27. Shawn Kautz, 29, Kautz - 19.002; 28. ®Richard Rose, N8, Ziegler - 19.174; 29. Brandon Thomson,24, Thomson-19.192; 30. Jim Giardina, 58, Giardina - 19.454; 31. ® Matt Stewart, 85, Stewart - 20.110; 32. Jim Thomson, 91, Thomson - 20.305; 33. Josh Ford, 73, Ford - NT.
TROPHY DASH: (3 laps) 1. Jones, 2. R. Williams, 3. Davis, 4. Gardner. Time 54:24
FIRST HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cardey, 2. Gardner, 3. Stansberry, 4. York, 5. Spencer, 6. Ballard, 7. Waitman, 8. B. Thomson. NT
SECOND HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Cody, 2. Crawford, 3. Gaunt, 4. Davis, 5. Wilson, 6. J Williams, 7. Dewitt, 8. Giardina. Time 3:06:11
Third heat starts and on 4th lap Rip avoids leader and gets sideways, then another car got too close and they bumped sending Rip into the wall and over once. He has a broken Jacobs ladder. Matt Stewart broke a fuel fitting and is out, I think.
THIRD HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Ebberts, 2. Ostling, 3. Graham, 4. Kautz, 5. Keller, 6. Hermansader, 7. R Williams, 8. Stewart. NT This heat ended on the last lap back stretch with Nadine slowing and getting nudged by at least two cars, sending Hermansader and Nadine into spins.
FOURTH HEAT: (10 laps) 1. Kruseman, 2. Kirby, 3. Jones, 4. Johnson, 5. Case, 6. Thornell, 7. Rose. Time 3:06:35
Waitman flips in the semi with Ripper leading followed by Ballard, Spencer, Wilson, Hermansader, Thornell, Case, J Williams, Keller.
SEMI: (12 laps) 1. Williams, 2. Ballard, 3. Spencer, 4. Wilson, 5. Hermansader, 6. Thornell, 7. Case, 8. J Williams, 9. Keller, 10. Giardina, 11, Waitman, 12. Stewart, 13. Dewitt, 14. Rose, 15. Ford.
Main event line-up
Danny Ebberts,- Bobby Cody
Cory Kruseman, - Steve Ostling
Rickie Gaunt, - Tony Jones
Charles Davis Jr, - Damion Gardner
Rip Williams, - Mike Spencer
Alan Ballard, - Mike Kirby
David Cardey, - Seth Wilson
Jordan Hermansader, - R. J. Johnson
Jason York, 25N - Jimmy Crawford
Bobby Graham, - Jimmy Thornell
Tom Stansberry, - Shawn Kautz
You are not going to believe this. Opening lap crash includes the following cars: Wilson, Graham, Johnson, Stansberry, Kirby, Kautz, Hermansader, Thornell, Crawford, Ostling and York all involved. I'll let you know who reestarts. It started when someone up front went over a wheel and it just snaked itself backwards collecting eleven cars.
Bobby Cody lead until Cory slid him and then Cody and Davis got together and Cody was on his head after lap 7 completed. Restart: Kruseman, Gaunt, Gardner, Jones, Ebberts, Williams, Spencer, Kirby and Ballard. Kirby replaced his entire front end during the first red.
Damion slid Kruseman for the lead, and after some contact, the Kruser is on the hook. Gardner, Jones, Ebberts, Kirby,R Williams, Spencer, Graham, and so on.
28 laps down and Graham and Davis spin out. Rip ran out of gas! Garder, Jones, Kirby, Ebberts, R Williams, Stansberry, Spencer.
FEATURE: (30 laps) 1. Damion Gardner, 2. Tony Jones, 3. Mike Kirby, 4. Tom Stansberry, 5. Danny Ebberts, 6, Mike Spencer, 7. Jason York, 8. R Williams, 9. Alan Ballard, 10. Bobby Graham, 11. Charles Davis Jr. 12. Shawn Kautz, 13. Jimmy Thornell, 14. David Cardey, 15. Cory Kruseman, 16. Rickie Gaunt, 17. Jimmy Crawford, 18. Bobby Cody, 19. Steve Ostling, 20. Seth Wilson, 21. Jordan Hermansader, 22. R.J. Johnson. NT
flips: Rip Williams in his heat., Randy Waitman in the Semi. Bobby Cody in the main.
FEATURE LAP LEADERS: Laps 1- 5 Cody, 6 -18 Kruseman, 19 – 30 Gardner - Hard charger was Tom Stansberry from 21st to 4th!
This was a slider night when "guys were throwing sliders all over the place" per Tony Jones, and he meant it! The opening lap was really nasty looking with 11 cars literally crashing into each other and one bronco rider (Mike Kirby) who got up on top of Steve Ostling for a few feet before he crashed tot he ground. The fact that they rebuilt the front end and put him back out there was quite a miracle of sorts, but him then getting third with no brakes was really wild. Bobby Cody had the lead first and Cory's slide job for the lead soon sent Cody backwards until he got together with Charlie Davis and flipped over on his head. Next Cory led until Damion put a slider on him. Damion was nearly clear of Cory when he went up to the top of the cushion, but Cory didn't get out of it and got bumbed towards the wall. He was wreckered to the pits and now Tony Jones was chasing the Demon, but lost a cylinder and never was able to get his slider going. The track was so slick they all ran the top and a slider was the only way to pass. The crowd boo'd Damion in the winenrs circle, but there were too many sliders for too much complaining out there tonight.