Bergakker Wins Aeroquip 50, Closes in on Points Lead
Brian Bergakker picked up the victory in the Aeroquip 50 Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway and closed in on points leader and second place finisher Mike “Bubba” Brooks in the battle for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Model championship. Luke Krick finished a solid third ahead of Todd Currier and Marty Crawford. Todd Harrington led the second half of the top ten over Rick Senneker, Billy Shannon, Doug Rodanhisler and Matt Frazier. Bergakker set quick time while Senneker and Rodanhisler won the heats.
The battle for the Super Stock championship continued with Buddy Head beating his brother Kenny for the victory. Kelli Jo Hofacker finished third ahead of Chris Shannon and Tyler Hufford. Lindsey Katz finished sixth ahead of Rob Hardy, Bryan Noble, Dave Leonard and James Roden. Buddy Head set quick time while Katz and Hufford won the heats. Next up for the Super Stocks is the Edelbrock 35, coming up next Saturday.
Another exciting Pro Stock race ended with John Foote in victory lane. Bud Hybels finished second ahead of Brent Hook, Brad VanAvery and John Foote Sr. The second half of the top ten was led by Keith Wilfong ahead of Ryan Beadle, Tyler Hassing, Jim Leonard and Greg Brown. Notable finishers included Toby Montgomery in 15th. VanAvery set quick time while the heats were won by Foote Sr. and Foote.
The Mini Stock Nationals Presented by Aeroquip was won by point leader Dave Long. Youngster Chaz Hook finished second ahead of Frank Stager, Jerime Damron and Billy Bussema. Shane Clark finished sixth ahead of Jeff Presock, Andrew Brest, Curtis Towne and Jeremy Collins. Stager was the quickest of the eighteen qualifiers while Long and Noah Gallandt won the heats.
Barry Jenkins drove to an impressive win in the Cyber Stock feature over Felicia Meade, Jerry Jansen Jr., Walter Nielson IV and Dale Leonard. Walter Nielson III ended up sixth ahead of Jack Cook, Kaylee Misak, Josh Roberts and Dion Vrooman. Cook set quick time while Nielson IV and Keegan Dykstra won the heats.
Next week will be the final “Low Dough” show of the season with $8 admission for adults! The night will feature the “Edelbrock 35” for the Super Stocks. The Pro Stocks will also be in action with the “Pro Stock Rumble Presented by Hayes Jeep”. The Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks will also be in action with the Cyber’s running the “Cyber Stock Nationals Presented by McDonald’s Towing”. In addition to the four divisions racing the night will also see big wheel and bicycle races for the children.
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