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Horstman edges Stambaugh for NRA Sprints

 

Horstman edges Stambaugh

 

For NRA Sprints Crown

 

 

 

 

 

(8/7/15) – The 18th annual championship night for Limaland Motorsports Park began with a four point margin in the NRA Sprint Invaders standings. Last week’s feature winner Jared Horstman held the slim advantage over Max Stambaugh and also held a possible tie-breaker if needed having won three NRA features on the season with Stambaugh posting a pair of wins. Amazingly, it would prove to be crucial in the final decision with the championship chase.

 

 

 

Max Stambaugh won his heat race while Horstman finished second in his preliminary event. It narrowed the margin to a slim two points heading into the 25-lap main. Horstman started from the pole with Stambaugh directly behind on the inside of row number two. It guaranteed a thrilling final showdown for the title.

 

 

 

Through the opening six laps of action, Jared Horstman led the field around and as expected he chose a high side line around the track. He began to make contact with lapped traffic and that allowed Stambaugh and others to close the distance. Following a restart on lap number nine, Horstman bobbled slightly and it allowed Butch Schroeder, Kyle Sauder, Stambaugh and J.R. Stewart to move ahead and push Horstman back into the fifth running position.

 

 

 

At the race mid-point Sauder had taken the lead with Schroeder and Stambaugh close behind. Horstman was mired back in fifth behind veteran racer Phil Gressman. It was a race within a race for the championship between Stambaugh and Horstman.

 

 

 

As the 25-lapper was drawing to a finish, Sauder seemed to have the win secured with a several car length lead. Both Stambaugh and Horstman frantically drove for the highest possible finish. As the checkered flag was unfurled officials quickly determined that Stambaugh was the race runner-up and Horstman finished third. A further quick determination revealed a virtual tie with points between the two for the championship. Both drivers had a pair of wins at Limaland Motorsports Park during the season so the defining issue became a third win that Horstman had accomplished earlier in the season at another venue with the touring NRA. That proved to be the defining edge as Horstman claimed his first-ever MRA Sprint Invaders championship.

 

 

 

Archbold’s Sauder captured the feature win on the night, his second of the season at the track and he wound up third behind Stambaugh in the Sprints point standings. All three will compete on August 14 in the Reineke King of the Quarter Mile races for significant additional prize money.

 

 

 

The K & N UMP Modifieds came to the green flag for their 20-lap feature with defending track champion Todd Sherman starting on outside of the front row. Point’s leader Jeff Koz started in the fifth row but held a 36 point lead entering the night and seemed secure in marching toward the track championship. Sherman immediately moved to the front of the field at the start and proceeded to dominate the event. He was able to effectively handle his familiar #65 machine through the top and middle of the track and the eventual lapped traffic. Sherman rolled to a flag-to-flag race leading victory, his fifth of the season.

 

 

 

Koz, of Lima, finished 12th as the checkers flew and that was easily enough for him to maintain his points advantage and lock down a first-ever Limaland Motorsports Park Modified Track championship. Sherman, the 2014 title holder, finished second in the final points standings.

 

 

 

The Budweiser Thunderstocks was the final championship to be settled and Fostoria’s Shawn Valenti held a 16 point lead over defending track champion Tony Anderson entering the night of points racing. Last week’s feature winner Jordon Conover started from the pole and for the third consecutive week was very powerful at the front of the field.

 

 

 

Valenti had a mechanical problem in his earlier heat race and was forced to start on the tail of the feature while Anderson opened from the outside of the front row next to pole starter Conover. The question for the final became a case of how much could Valenti move through the field and gain a solid enough finish to lock down the championship.

 

 

 

Conover was true to his recent form and completely in charge of the outcome as he stormed around the top of the track and didn’t look back on the way to a third win of season. Anderson ran near the front throughout the 15-lap event and finished fourth, while Valenti masterfully moved through traffic and posted an impressive sixth place finish. It proved more than enough for Valenti to hold the points lead and claim the championship, a second of his career matching the 2012 title.

 

 

 

Limaland Motorsports Park returns to action on Friday, August 14, with the 2015 Awards Night Celebration. The night of racing includes the Reineke Family of Dealerships King of the Quarter Miles Races with feature winners from throughout the season in the respective divisions competing. Also there will be NRA and Limaland Motorsports Park Point Fund Invitational races. The evening will also include a season banquet ceremony and pit party and celebration.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m. with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. Racing begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.
 

 

All the latest news and information about America’s premier quarter-mile dirt track can be found at www.limaland.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

McDonald’s Dash (5 Laps0

 

1. 2-Shayne Meadows; 2. 11-Jared Spaulding;

 

3. 00-Paul Norris;  4. 52G-Stacy Gazarek;

 

 

 

Limaland Motorsports Park - 8/7/2015

 

UNOH Night

 

 

 

K&L Ready Mix NRA Sprints

 

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. B20-Butch Schroeder;  2. 17-Jared Horstman; 3.  6S-Jr Stewart

 

4. 49-Shawn Dancer; 5. 12R-Nick Roberts; 6. 23M-Jack Miller

 

7. 11-Tim Allison

 

 

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. 6M-Max Stambaugh; 2. 23-Devon Dobie; 3. 31N-Rod Henning

 

4. 15-Brandon Ferguson; 5. 57-Mike Dunlap; 6. 16B-Dakota Busche

 

7. 5W-Jeff Williams

 

 

 

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. 83-Kyle Sauder;  2. 28H-Phil Gressman; 3. 12J-Tyler Moore

 

4. 35-Ron Blair; 5. 8J-Jess Stiger;  6. 17H-Hud Horton

 

 

 

A-Main - (25 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

 

1. 83-Kyle Sauder[2]; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[3]; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[1]

 

4. B20-Butch Schroeder[4]; 5. 28H-Phil Gressman[6]; 6. 8J-Jess Stiger[15]

 

7. 6S-Jr Stewart[7];  8. 49-Shawn Dancer[10];  9. 57-Mike Dunlap[14]

 

10. 23-Devon Dobie[5]; 11. 35-Ron Blair[12]; 12. 31N-Rod Henning[8]

 

13. 16B-Dakota Busche[17]; 14. 17H-Hud Horton[18]; 15. 12R-Nick Roberts[13]

 

16. 15-Brandon Ferguson[11]; 17. 5W-Jeff Williams[20]; 18.12J-Tyler Moore[9]

 

 

 

Bud Thunderstocks

 

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. 89-Tony Anderson; 2. 82-Chris Douglas; 3. 71-Barney Craig

 

4. OOP-Dean Pitts; 5. 262-Keith Shockency; 6. O1-Trever Monk

 

7. OOM-Bryan Martin

 

 

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. 21H-Jordon Conover; 2. 27-Frank Paladino; 3. 99-Andy King

 

4. 2-Shayne Meadows; 5. OO-Paul Norris; 6. 5T-Dwayne Treon

 

7. 52G-Stacey Gazarek

 

 

 

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 7 Transfer)

 

1. 11-Jared Spalding; 2. 19-Bill Reimund; 3. 71R-Keith Ralston

 

4. 26-Justin Long; 5. 17J-Jarrod Klay; 6. 9-Dane Arvin

 

7. 7B-Shawn Valenti

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-Main - (15 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

 

1. 21H-Jordon Conover[1]; 2. 11-Jared Spalding[3]; 3. 2-Shayne Meadows[11]

 

4. 89-Tony Anderson[2]; 5. 71-Barney Craig[7]; 6.  7B-Shawn Valenti[21]

 

7. 27-Frank Paladino[5]; 8. OOP-Dean Pitts[10]; 9. 19-Bill Reimund[6]

 

10. 26-Justin Long[12]; 11. 82-Chris Douglas[4]; 12. 262-Keith Shockency[13]

 

13. 17J-Jarrod Klay[15]; 14. O1-Trever Monk[16]; 15. OOM-Bryan Martin[19]

 

16. 5T-Dwayne Treon[17]; 17. 99-Andy King[8]; 18. 9-Dane Arvin[18]

 

19. OO-Paul Norris[14]; 20. 52G-Stacey Gazarek[20]; 21. 71R-Keith Ralston[9]

 

 

 

 K&N UMP Modifieds

 

Heat 1 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

 

1. 4-Jason Kinney; 2. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick; 3. 24-Zeke Mckenzie

 

4. 1-Andy Galgoci; 5. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson

 

7. 17-Nick Felkey; 8. 88-Tod Sturgeon

 

 

 

Heat 2 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

 

1. 17T-Michael Tarlton; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti; 3. 16-Jeff Koz

 

4. 24H-Steven Hogue; 5. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 6. 19B-Ryan Ordway

 

7. 49-Darek Snyder; 8. 12-Tom Jacobs

 

 

 

Heat 3 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

 

1. 65-Todd Sherman; 2. L5-Casey Luedeke; 3. 34X-Brandon Vaughan

 

4. 71-Joel Ortberg; 5. 11H-Mike Hohlbein;  6. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger

 

7. 30-Jon Raney

 

 

 

Heat 4 - (8 Laps - Top 4 Transfer)

 

1. 18L-Randy Lines; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock; 3. 22TL-Bill Lewis

 

4. 96-Pete Wormcastle; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 41-Jason Mccoy

 

7. 53-Andy Bibler;

 

B-Main #1 -  (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)

 

1. 22T-Tony Anderson; 2. 28-Chad Rosenbeck; 3. 49-Darek Snyder

 

4. 88-Tod Sturgeon; 5. 17-Nick Felkey; 6. 12-Tom Jacobs

 

7. 50-Buzz Jacobs; 8. 19B-Ryan Ordway

 

 

 

B-Main #2 - (8 Laps - Top 2 Transfer)

 

1. 11H-Mike Hohlbein; 2. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger; 3. 30-Jon Raney

 

4. 41-Jason Mccoy; 5. 20K-Bill Keeler; 6. 53-Andy Bibler

 

 

 

A-Main - (20 Laps) [#]-Starting Position

 

1. 65-Todd Sherman[2]; 2. 4-Jason Kinney[4]; 3. L5-Casey Luedeke[7]

 

4. 10-Scott Bowersock[8]; 5. 9V-Shawn Valenti[6];  6. 1-Andy Galgoci[13]

 

7. 71-Joel Ortberg[15]; 8. 17T-Michael Tarlton[3]; 9. 18L-Randy Lines[1]

 

10. 57-Tyler Fitzpatrick[5]; 11. 22T-Tony Anderson[17]; 12. 16-Jeff Koz[10]

 

13. 24H-Steven Hogue[14]; 14. 28-Chad Rosenbeck[19];

 

15. 96-Pete Wormcastle[16]; 16.  22TL-Bill Lewis[12];

 

17. 18N-Derrick Noffsinger[20]; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[18]

 

19. 24-Zeke Mckenzie[9]; 20. 34X-Brandon Vaughan[11]

 

 

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