Andy Bozell held off a hard charging Phil Massuch to claim the Kalamazoo Klash Tune-Up Saturday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. Todd Harrington collected a third place finish ahead of Jerry Drake and Dan McEndarfer. Bill Tomlinson had a strong sixth place run ahead of Evan Barrett, Dave Lober, early leader Randy Day and Rick Sexton. Point leader Trent Hellenga was involved in a first lap crash and finished 20th. Tom Thomas topped the field in qualifying with a lap of 12.643.
Young Jordan Dahlke collected the victory in the Modified feature holding off Ben Raber. Matt Bainbridge finished third ahead of Nyle Weiler and point leader Mike Brooks. Michelle Sexton finished sixth beating out Randy DeBoer, Brian Bergakker, John King and Ryan Wheeler. Mike Brooks was the fastest of the 18 cars in qualifying while Weiler and Raber won heats.
Jake Hopwood won the Super Stock feature, for his second win in the last three features. Hopwood beat out defending champion Phil Bozell, Kelli Jo Hofacker, Tom Sevigny and Tom Rutherford. Jamison Russell, point leader Buddy Head, Rick VanHouten, Chris Shannon and Matt Frazier completed the top ten. Hank Miller set quick time while Bryan VanZile and Hofacker won the heat races.
In the Pro Stock division, a hard fought race was won by Matt Noble over a determined Lloyd Brooks in second. Tyler Hufford, Matt Bainbridge and former champ Greg Haynes completed the top five ahead of Ron Landis, Ken Knapp, Jeff Carper, Jeff Wannamaker and Scott Elsey. Butch Glass and Wannamaker picked up wins in the two heats while Noble set quick time.
In another superb run Shawn Misak went from the back to the front to win the Cyber Stock Feature. Mike Tabber put in a great effort for second ahead of Doug Smith, Nick Layman and Clark Smith. Brian Gregersen, Kyle Knapp, Jerry Jansen, Doug Nelson and Bob Richmond finished sixth through tenth. Misak also set quick time while heats were won by James Dyke, TC Burgess and Layman. Kaitie Krum won the ‘B’ Feature.
Next on the schedule is the biggest race of the season at Kalamazoo Speedway, Kalamazoo Klash XVIII. The event takes place this Wednesday, August 11 and will be run in conjunction with the Super Stock Shootout. The Klash will run for 150 laps with over $14,000 up for grabs with lap/bonus money. Stay tuned to www.kalamazoospeedway.com for all the details.