Tyler Roahrig Wins Lane 75 @ the Zookalamazoo
For the third time in three events this season Kalamazoo Speedway had over 100 cars in the pit area, including 28 Outlaw Super Late Models. Tyler Roahrig set quick time and had to start in 11th position for the 75 lap feature. Roahrig slowly picked his way through traffic and got to the lead and then held off Sun Drop 50 winner Brian Bergakker on a late race double file restart to pick up the victory. Adam Terry had an extremely impressive third place run, coming from all the way in the back. Point leader Andy Bozell collected his third top five in three races with a fourth place finish, ahead of Luke Krick. Pole sitter Jeff Bozell finished 6th ahead of Trent Hellenga, Randy Chupp, Billy Shannon and Doug True. Defending champion Phil Bozell was involved in a frightening crash on the first lap and ended up upside down. He finished 21st. Todd Harrington won the Last Chance race.
Kenny Head started 14th and charged through the field to win the Super Stock feature after a terrific battle with Kyle VanSparrentek. Bryan VanZile returned to the division with a third place finish beating out Ryan Wheeler and point leader Brandon Lyons. Cory Kruzel was sixth ahead of Lindsey Katz, defending champion Matt Corliss, Rick VanHouten and Darren Lane. Notable finishers included Chris Shannon in 11th and Jake Hopwood in 20th. Lyons set quick time while Chris Orr, Jake Hopwood and Jordan Hunderman won the heats. Dave Leonard won the Last Chance race.
Lloyd Brooks made it three for three with a win in the Pro Stock division. Brooks narrowly beat Ron Landis, Tyler Hufford, Greg Haynes and Brent Hook. Bryan Noble finished 6th ahead of Jim Wheaton, fastest qualifier Keith Wilfong, Daton Wright and Christina Rantz. Haynes and Hufford were the heat race winners.
The Mini Stock division saw a lot of hard chargers including Billy Bussema, who held off a late race charge from quick qualifier Frank Stager for the victory. Todd Metz finished third ahead of George Watts and Robert Mason. Noah Gallandt headed up the second half of the top ten beating out Rick Gale, Wayne Kline, Larry Fullbright and Andrew Brest. Bussema and Brest won the heats.
The Cyber Stocks put on a great show in the inaugural Goat Roper 25 presented by Scott’s Cards. Jack Cook charged from deep in the pack to pick up the victory over former champion Dale Leonard. Jerry Jansen Jr. was third ahead of Logan Knight and Barry Jenkins. Former champ Keith Dunham, Brian Gregerson, Travis Krum, Walter Neilson IV and Wayne Stack finished sixth through tenth. Notable finishers included Jerry Jansen III in 14th spot. Cliff Lambert set quick time and Nick Delongpre won the ‘B’ Feature.
This weekend will be the first double headed weekend of 2012 at Kalamazoo Speedway. First on Saturday night another full 5 in 1 show will be highlighted by the running of the Cool Shirt 50 for the Outlaw Super Late Models. The division appears to be the most competitive that it has been for years with three different winners in the first three races of the season, none of which are named Bozell. Also in action will be the ultra-competitive Super Stocks, Pro Stocks, Mini Stocks and Cyber Stocks. For the Mini Stocks it will be “Mini Stock Madness” presented by Little Caesars” and will pay $400 to the winner. Saturday night will also be Project Hope Night @ the Races.
Then on Sunday Enduro fans long wait will be over with the return of the Belle Tire Enduro Series to Kalamazoo Speedway. They will run the Veterans 200 presented by Belle Tire. The night will kick off with Spectator Drags and will also feature the first Powder Puff event of the season and Fireworks presented by LKQ. Sunday will also be Landscape Forms Night @ the Races.
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