Eagle Raceway WoO and 305 Results and Stoires

Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Eagle RacewayEagle Raceway 6/13/17
 
Eagle Raceway
Eagle, NE
 
WoO + 305’s
 
32 410’s
38 305’s
 
WoO
 
Clint Benson, making his first 410 start, hit the traditional turn one hole and flipped.  He was uninjured, but done for the night.  The track was in good condition despite 90 degree temps and howling winds.  The place was packed with fans.
 
Kerry Madsen (9th car out to time) posted the quickest time of the night on the 3/10-mile oval at 11.429 seconds.  Kyle Larson (5th car out) was second quick, followed by Jason Johnson (28th), Shane Stewart (3rd), Ian Madsen (19th), Brad Sweet (11th), Donny Schatz (1st), Daryn Pittman (18th), Paul McMahan (17th) and Joey Saldana (20th). 
 
Heat one (started): 1. K. Madsen 2m (1) 2. I. Madsen 18 (2) 3. McMahan 4 (3) 4. Sheldon Haudenschild 93 (7) 5. Dominic Scelzi 41s (4) / 6. Brian Brown 21 (6) 7. Greg Wilson w20 (5) 8. Paige Polyak 19P (8)
 
K. Madsen led the distance.  Heats were eight laps in distance.  The top five headed to the feature, with the top two heading to the Dash.  Haudenschild was the mover in this one, and almost caught McMahan for third.  Brown reeled in Scelzi, but was unable to grab the spot.
 
Heat two (started): 1. Larson 17K (1) 2. Sweet 49 (2) 3. Stewart 17 (3) 4. Brent Marks 19 (5) 5. Danny Lasoski 1m (4) / 6. Logan Schuchart 1s (7) 7. Ryan Bickett 17B (8) 8. Terry McCarl 24 (6)
 
Larson led the distance in a mostly single-file affair.  T. McCarl exited early.
 
Heat three (started): 1. J. Johnson 41 (1) 2. Schatz 15 (2) 3. Kraig Kinser 11K (3) 4. Cap Henry 82 (5) 5. Daniel Harding 12 (6) / 6. Tayler Malsam 26 (4) 7. Clyde Knipp 13 (2) 8. Stu Snyder 23s (8)
 
This heat was typical of the others.  The top five on lap one carried their positions to the end.
 
Heat four (started): 1. Stewart 2 (1) 2. Pittman 9 (2) 3. David Gravel 5 (3) 4. Tim Kaeding 3 (7) 5. Austin McCarl 2KS (5) / 6. Jason Sides 7s (4) 7. Jacob Allen 1a (6) DNS – Clint Benson 96
 
Kaeding was the mover in this heat.  He worked up to fourth by lap two.  A. McCarl held off Sides for the last transfer.
 
Dash (started): 1. Pittman (1) 2. Schatz (2) 3. Sweet (3) 4. Stewart (5) 5. I. Madsen (4) 6. Larson (7) 7. K. Madsen (8) 8. J. Johnson (6)
 
Pittman led Schatz and Sweet for the 6-lap distance.  Stewart snagged fourth from I. Madsen on lap two.  Good racing back in the pack with Larson, I. Madsen and Stewart.
 
B main (started): 1. Sides (2) 2. T. McCarl (5) 3. Brown (4) 4. Wilson (3) / 5. Schuchart (7) 6. Malsam (1) 7. Allen (6) 8. Polyak (9) 9. Bickett (10) 10. Knipp (8) 11. Snyder (11) DNS – Benson
 
Sides led Brown and Malsam early in the 12-lapper.  T. McCarl worked under Wilson to grab the fourth and final transfer on lap two.  Shortly after, Snyder flipped in turn three.  He was o.k.  Sides chose the inside line on the double-file restart, ahead of Brown, Malsam, T. McCarl and Wilson.  T. McCarl shot to third, and took second from Brown a lap later.  On lap five, Wilson would grab fourth from Malsam to lock into the feature.
 
A main (started): 1. Larson (6) 2. Pittman (1) 3. Stewart (4) 4. Sweet (3) 5. Schatz (2) 6. K. Madsen (7) 7. Gravel (12) 8. Haudenschild (13) 9. Saldana (10) 10. T. McCarl (22) 11. Kinser (11) 12. J. Johnson (8) 13. I. Madsen (5) 14. Marks (14) 15. McMahan (9) 16. Kaeding (16) 17. Sides (21) 18. Wilson (24) 19. Henry (15) 20. Scelzi (17) 21. A. McCarl (20) 22. Harding (19) 23. Brown (23) 24. Lasoski (18)
 
J. Johnson and McMahan spun in turn four before a lap could be completed.  That was a stroke of luck for Schatz, who got off to a slow start.  On the next try in the 30-lapper, Pittman led Schatz and Sweet.  Stewart got by Sweet for third on lap four.  Ten laps in, Harding spun and contacted the infield tire in turn four.  He exited with front end damage.  Pittman chose the inside line on the restart, ahead of Schatz, Stewart, Sweet and Larson.  12 laps in, Henry veered for the turn three guardrail and struck it, sending him back across the track.  That collected A. McCarl.  Both were unhurt, but done.  The last eighteen laps would go non-stop.  Stewart shot around Schatz for second on the restart, while Larson moved into fourth, using the high side of the track.  Schatz and Stewart exchanged third, before Stewart and his car owner, Larson, would battle tooth and nail on the high banks.  Larson would eventually win the battle and circle around Schatz for second on lap 22.  Stewart would follow him three laps later.  The last three laps saw Pittman, Larson and Stewart within five car lengths.  Larson hit the high side again and snuck by Pittman coming for the white flag.  It was anyone’s race the last lap, as all three cars were within two car lengths from first to third in turn two.  Larson would power to the unbelievable win, over Pittman and Stewart.  This will stand as one of the best races of the year.  T. McCarl was the hard-charger, moving up 12 spots.
 
305’s
 
Heat one (started): 1. Tyler Drueke 12 (2) 2. Toby Chapman 7KX (7) 3. Nathan Weiler 4w (4) / 4. Ryan King 93 (6) 5. Cody Ledger 47 (3) 6. Chase Weiler 0 (1) 7. Nick Bryan 52 (5) DNS – Joey Danley 14
 
Drueke led C. Weiler and N. Weiler early in the 8-lapper.  Ledger would move into the third and final transfer spot on lap two. C. Weiler would dump his motor and exit early while running third.  Ledger also suffered motor ills and pulled in.  Chapman shot by N. Weiler for second on lap four.
 
Heat two (started): 1. Jack Dover 84 (1) 2. Shon Pointer 20P (2) 3. Clint Benson 100 (3) / 4. Trevor Grossenbacher 35 (6) 5. Shayle Bade 03 (8) 6. Blain Petersen 68+1 (4) 7. Jimi Grasso 8G (5) 8. Jason Miller 77 (7)
 
Dover led the distance.  Benson gained the final transfer from Petersen on the second lap.
 
Heat three (started): 1. Terry Richards 18 (3) 2. Tim Fricke 62 (1) 3. Adam Gullion 91 (4) / 4. Jason Martin 36 (6) 5. Brandon Horton 1B (8) 6. Keith Dragoo 44 (2) 7. Chad Fegby 77D (5) 8. Tom Belsky 28 (7)
 
Fricke led T. Richards and Gullion early.  Gullion would make the move into second on lap two, while Martin shot up to fourth.  T. Richards would battle back, making the move of the race, by going from third to the lead on lap four.
 
Heat four (started): 1. Matt Richards 1R (1) 2. Zach Blurton 2J (4) 3. Jason Danley 4x (5) / 4. Kaleb Johnson 22 (6) 5. Dan Satriano 17 (3) 6. Dwight Carter 4U (2) 7. Mike Boston 51 (7)
 
M. Richards led Carter and Blurton on lap one.  Carter would get into the turn two wall on lap two, while K. Johnson moved into third.  With two laps in, Boston hit the hole in one wrong and got upside down.  He was unhurt, but done for the night.  M. Richards led Blurton, Johnson and Ja. Danley back to green.  Ja. Danley would reel Johnson in and pass him for the last transfer coming for the white flag.
 
Heat five (started): 1. Gene Ackland 14G (1) 2. Neil Nickolite 12N (2) 3. Doug Lovegrove 1 (3) / 4. Stu Snyder 5 (4) 5. Tim Hilfiker 20 (5) 6. Kayla Stoops 18K (7) 7. Boyd Peterson 57B (6)
 
Not much movement in this one.
 
B main (started): 1. Grossenbacher (2) 2. Snyder (3) 3. King (1) 4. Johnson (4) 5. Bade (5) / 6. Satriano (7) 7. Horton (6) 8. Grasso (13) 9. Hilfiker (8) 10. Dragoo (9) 11. Bryan (14) 12. Fegby (16) 13. Petersen (10) 14. Felsky (17) 15. Miller (15) 16. Stoops (11) 17. Carter (12) DNS – Maritn, Ledger, C. Weiler, Peterson, Boston, Jo. Danley
 
King led Johnson and Grossenbacher early in the 12-lapper.  Grossenbacher would work by both Johnson and King to lead lap two and pull away.  Snyder used the low side to move by Johnson on lap four for third, and then worked by King for second on lap seven.
 
A main (started): 1. Dover (4) 2. Blurton (3) 3. Chapman (5) 4. Ackland (1) 5. Drueke (9) 6. Gullion (13) 7. T. Richards (8) 8. Ja. Danley (14) 9. Lovegrove (15) 10. M. Richards (7) 11. Johnson (19) 12. Bade (20) 13. Snyder (17) 14. Benson (12) …
 
Ackland led Pointer and Dover early in the 25-lapper.  Benson would spin with a lap down, starting a chain of stoppages that Pointer spin while running second, N. Weiler spin, and Pointer flip with five laps down.  The last 20 laps went green.  Ackland led Dover, Chapman, Blurton and T. Richards back to green.  On lap tten, Blurton was able to move by Chpman into third.  Five laps later, Dover took the point from Ackland and pulled away.  The battle for second, third and fourth was on late, as Blurton took second from Ackland on lap 22, and Chapman would follow him into third a circuit later.