Ryman Wins Lane 75, Locks Into Gary Terry “Follow Your Dreams” 125kalamazoo
Corey Ryman became the fourth different winner in the first four races of the season for the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models Friday night at Kalamazoo Speedway. In doing so Ryman locked himself into next Wednesday’s Gary Terry “Follow Your Dreams” 125 presented by Quick Fuel Technology. Three-time defending champion Mike “Bubba” Brooks was the runner-up beating out Mark Shook, Tom Thomas and former Plymouth Speedway Late Model champion Adam Terry. Fast qualifier Rick Senneker finished sixth ahead of Dustin Lundgren, former South Bend Speedway Late Model champion Brandon Zachary, 1995 Super Stock champion Billy Shannon and rookie Chris Garrett. Notable finishers included Matt Frazier, who was involved in an accident and finished 13th. Senneker’s point lead is now 58 points over Shook with Terry (-80), Brooks (-85), Shannon (-108) and Frazier (-119) not far behind.
Defending champion Buddy Head set quick time, started deep in the field and drove all the way to victory in the thirty lap Super Stock feature. Rodney Smith finished second ahead of Nick Pressler, four-time track champion Kenny Head and Ron Maynard Jr. The second half of the top ten was led by veteran Tom Wright over Jordan Hunderman, Gary Denzel, 2015 Outlaw Cyber Stock champion Keegan Dykstra and four-time track champion Brandon Lyons. Buddy Head and Maynard won the heat races. Notable finishers included Cory Pressler, who finished 12th. Buddy Head now leads his brother Kenny by 80 points with Lyons (-86), Cory Pressler (-114) and Nick Pressler (-115) rounding out the top five.
Two-time track champion Mike Zordan picked up his second victory of the season in the ultra-competitive Pro Stock division. Veteran Brent Hook was the runner up beating out Greg Brown, defending track champion Matt Corliss and fast qualifier Toby Montgomery. Kyle Ribble finished a solid sixth ahead of Keith Wilfong, Barry Jenkins, Josh Roberts and Matt Mauer. Zordan and Mauer won the heat races. Corliss holds a very slim nine point lead over Wilfong with Brown (-15), Montgomery (-52), Jenkins (-83) and Zordan (-100) all within 100 points of the lead.
Dan Rigoni set quick time, started 17th and drove all the way to the victory in the Outlaw Cyber Stock twenty lap feature. Rigoni held off Ricky LaDuke, Larry Richardson, Doug Nelson and young Mason Dykstra to pick up the victory. Nick Layman led the second half of the top ten over 2015 Flip Flop Cyber Stock champion Brock Sweeter, Dennis Letts, Heath Bronkema and Dion Vrooman. Notable finishers included Brian Gregersen (13th) and Ryan Hufford (15th). LaDuke and Layman won the heat races. Rigoni continues to lead the points over Nelson (-125), Gregersen (-130) and Sweeter (-146).
Young Lane Head joined his father Buddy in victory lane by picking up the victory in the Flip Flop Cyber Stock feature. Lane held off Josh Nyberg, Tony Lobretto, Travis Reniger and Nick Failing to collect the victory. Paul Tyler finished sixth ahead of Chaz Ownbey, Joey Failing, Mike Rappleye and NHRA Top Fuel Dragster driver Terry McMillen. Notable finishers included opening night feature winner Valerie Bozell, who finished 13th. Keith Ribble was the fastest qualifier, while Lane Head and Tyler won the heat races. Reniger has a slim point lead over Lane Head (-19), Lobretto (-19), Joey Failing (-53), Valerie Bozell (-74), Keith Ribble (-131) and Nick Failing (-132).
The Southwest Michigan Mini Stock Challenge Series returned to Kalamazoo for the second time this season with Jerime Damron collecting the victory over Marcus Carlson, fast qualifier Andrew Brest, Doug Gallandt and Kyle Shannon. Kenny Head III led the second half of the top ten over Matt Noble, Brock Neson, Jason Stutz and Tony Neson. Brest and Shannon collected the heat race wins.
This Friday night, June 3 action continues with another Full 5 in 1 NASCAR Racing Program featuring the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Outlaw Super Late Models. This will be the final chance for drivers to tune-up for next Wednesday’s Gary Terry “Follow Your Dreams” 125 presented by Quick Fuel Technology. The Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Outlaw Cyber Stocks and Flip Flop Cyber Stocks will also be in action. It will also be Classic Car Night anyone bringing a Classic Car will be allowed to driver around the track and show it off during the intermission.
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