Murty/Schafroth Whole Hog Qualifier Winners

Story By Josh Reynolds

The 3rd annual Whole Hog 50 sponsored by VanEaton Pork kicked off Sunday at Karl Chevrolet of Stuart International Speedway. Winners for the night were Jon Padilla, Ben Kraus, Damon Murty, Buck Schafroth, Tristan Grape, Brayton Carter and Todd Shute.

IMCA Mod Lites were first to the track for the final night of the 3-day swing for the Cornbelt Clash sponsored by Stealth Racing. Jon Padilla led early and often in this one with Josh May stalking him in second. May and Austin Gray had a couple of chances with cautions but Padilla had the line and stayed smooth to take the win. Gray came home second with Justin Kinderknecht third, May faded to fourth and Brandon Freeburg fifth. Padilla took home an extra $1000 for the Clash points title, May $500 and Kinderknecht $250 to round out the top 3.

Bobby Daniels led the Outlaw Mini Mods through some early red flags for rollovers. All drivers were ok, and once they got going it was Daniels and Kaden Rice out front. Ben Kraus tracked down Daniels and took the lead on lap 8, cruising to the feature win. Nathan Kilwine finished second with Daniels third, Rice fourth and Clayton Vanderploeg fifth.

Next up was the 1st of 2 Whole Hog 50 qualifiers for the IMCA Stock Cars. The top 4 from each qualifier would be locked in for the 50 lap/$5000 to win Memorial Day finale with the rest of the field being filled out from the heats and B features on Monday. Lineups were determined by passing points from the heats and it was Chanse Hollatz leading Damon Murty and Austin Bouzek in the early stages. Murty stayed within striking distance, and with lap traffic coming into play he was able to pounce on lap 19 to take over the lead. Hollatz gave it his all but it was Murty coming out on top to take the win. Hollatz crossed in second with Bouzek third and Austin Meiners fourth.

Whole Hog 50 qualifier #2 came out next and the duo of Buck Schafroth and Jeff Mueller traded turns out front through lap 4. Once that battle was settled it was Schafroth dominating the rest of the way to take the win in the caution free race. Mueller finished second with Nick Roberts third and Michael Jaennette fourth.

IMCA Hobby Stocks were next on the track and Skylar Pruitt shot out to the lead with Tristan Grape and John Watson close behind. Grape used the bottom side of the track to get up beside Pruitt and eventually took the top spot on lap 7. Grape would sail to the win with Pruitt second, Watson third, Seth Janssen fourth and Calvin Dhondt fifth.

Brayton Carter pulled the #1 pill and jumped out to the early lead in the IMCA Northern SportMod feature with Mitchell Morris and Amber Cook in tow. A lap 6 caution was the only thing slowing down Carter as he drove to the comfortable win. Matt Avila finished second with Arie Schouten third, Morris fourth and Garrett Nelson fifth.

Last up for the night’s racing was the IMCA Modifieds and it was Todd Shute blasting out to the lead early on. Nick Roberts, after drawing the lowest number in the field at the start of the night, made his way to second on lap 2 as Shute set sail on the top side. Roberts inched closer each lap and got up beside Shute on lap 17, but the #5 switched up his line and drove away from there to take the win. Roberts settled for second with Jacob Hobscheidt third, Chase Rudolf fourth and Josh Gilman fifth.

We would like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our third event of the year. Join us tomorrow night for the finale of the Whole Hog 50 and the $5000 to win IMCA Stock Car feature. They will be joined by IMCA Northern SportMods, Hobby Stocks, Sport Compacts and Outlaw Mini Mods. See you then!


IMCA Stock Cars

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 99D-Damon Murty[6]; 2. 6-Chanse Hollatz[2]; 3. 14B-Austin Bouzek[8]; 4. 8M-Austin Meiners[11]; 5. 02-Adam Klocke[9]; 6. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen[1]; 7. 99X-Dallon Murty[3]; 8. 25X-Troy Burkhart[13]; 9. 93L-Blake Lehman[10]; 10. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[7]; 11. V31-Todd VanEaton[12]; 12. 69-Johnathon Logue[15]; 13. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[5]; 14. 54-Robbie Merkle[14]; 15. 7T-James Tarter[17]; 16. (DNF) 25J-Josh Daniels[16]; 17. (DNF) 35JW-Casey Woken[4]

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors A Feature 2 (20 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth[1]; 2. 77M-Jeff Mueller[3]; 3. 23JR-Nick Roberts[6]; 4. 93-Michael Jaennette[2]; 5. 250-Tathan Burkhart[8]; 6. 3-Mike Albertsen[4]; 7. 3H-Ty Hill[7]; 8. 20V-Dustin Vis[12]; 9. 31A-Adam Ayers[10]; 10. 3S-Bryan Snell[13]; 11. 94-Dillon Solum[9]; 12. 99A-Aaron Esparza[15]; 13. 85J-Zac Johnson[16]; 14. 57VG-Rowdee Van Genderen[11]; 15. 8X-Mike Hansen[14]; 16. (DNF) 71A-David Brandies[5]

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 66Z-Elijah Zevenbergen[4]; 2. 93-Michael Jaennette[7]; 3. 3H-Ty Hill[1]; 4. 250-Tathan Burkhart[3]; 5. 02-Adam Klocke[5]; 6. 57VG-Rowdee Van Genderen[6]; 7. 25X-Troy Burkhart[8]; 8. 69-Johnathon Logue[2]; 9. 7T-James Tarter[9]

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth[4]; 2. 3-Mike Albertsen[1]; 3. 35JW-Casey Woken[6]; 4. 99D-Damon Murty[8]; 5. 94-Dillon Solum[3]; 6. V31-Todd VanEaton[2]; 7. 3S-Bryan Snell[5]; 8. 99A-Aaron Esparza[7]

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 6-Chanse Hollatz[4]; 2. 10B-Brandon Pruitt[2]; 3. 14B-Austin Bouzek[1]; 4. 23JR-Nick Roberts[8]; 5. 93L-Blake Lehman[3]; 6. 20V-Dustin Vis[6]; 7. 54-Robbie Merkle[5]; 8. (DNF) 25J-Josh Daniels[7]

Affordable Quality Roofing Exteriors Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 99X-Dallon Murty[2]; 2. 77M-Jeff Mueller[3]; 3. 71A-David Brandies[5]; 4. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh[7]; 5. 31A-Adam Ayers[4]; 6. 8M-Austin Meiners[8]; 7. 8X-Mike Hansen[6]; 8. (DNF) 85J-Zac Johnson[1]


IMCA Modifieds

VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart A Feature 1 (22 Laps): 1. 5-Todd Shute[1]; 2. 23JR-Nick Roberts[3]; 3. 01-Jacob Hobscheidt[10]; 4. 8R-Chase Rudolf[4]; 5. 83G-Josh Gilman[5]; 6. 30M-Maguire DeJong[9]; 7. 09B-Brett Berry[11]; 8. 11-Izac Mallicoat[6]; 9. 14B-Scott Bash[12]; 10. 3W-Garett Wilson[8]; 11. 2Z-Zack Rawlins[14]; 12. (DNF) 66-Tyler DeBouche[15]; 13. (DNF) 05-Paul Nagle[7]; 14. (DNF) 23K-Kaden Cochrun[2]; 15. (DNF) 99B-Martin Bennett[13]

VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Jacob Hobscheidt[1]; 2. 8R-Chase Rudolf[3]; 3. 23K-Kaden Cochrun[5]; 4. 05-Paul Nagle[6]; 5. 23JR-Nick Roberts[8]; 6. 09B-Brett Berry[4]; 7. 99B-Martin Bennett[7]; 8. (DNF) 66-Tyler DeBouche[2]

VIP Contractors Karl Chevrolet of Stuart Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 5-Todd Shute[2]; 2. 11-Izac Mallicoat[1]; 3. 30M-Maguire DeJong[3]; 4. 3W-Garett Wilson[5]; 5. 83G-Josh Gilman[7]; 6. 14B-Scott Bash[4]; 7. (DNF) 2Z-Zack Rawlins[6]


IMCA SportMods

Spangler Automotive A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 01-Brayton Carter[1]; 2. 2X-Matt Avila[10]; 3. 99RE-Arie Schouten[6]; 4. 18-Mitchell Morris[2]; 5. 95N-Garrett Nelson[7]; 6. 21-Cam Reimers[9]; 7. 0LD-Bryan Morris[5]; 8. 34N-Thomas Nelson[13]; 9. 8-Dusty Masolini[15]; 10. 7V-Carter VanDenBerg[12]; 11. 20X-Cody Yaw[16]; 12. CB25-Chris Burke[24]; 13. 78-Evan Davis[20]; 14. 8T-Tony Johnson[8]; 15. 9X-Amber Cook[4]; 16. 57L-Lynn Brockett[17]; 17. 117X-Zach Hovell[22]; 18. 1V-Curtis VanDerWal[19]; 19. 7X-Lauren Cook[21]; 20. (DNF) 17F-Nick Foster[3]; 21. (DNF) 4-Gage Hilgenberg[11]; 22. (DNF) 33-Joe Hendricks[14]; 23. (DNF) 26-Mike Dullard[18]; 24. (DNF) 27G-Kamren Gruber[23]

Spangler Automotive B Feature 1 (10 Laps): 1. 117X-Zach Hovell[1]; 2. 27G-Kamren Gruber[2]; 3. CB25-Chris Burke[3]; 4. (DNF) 57S-David Schwartz[4]

Spangler Automotive Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 21-Cam Reimers[2]; 2. 7V-Carter VanDenBerg[7]; 3. 4-Gage Hilgenberg[4]; 4. 17F-Nick Foster[1]; 5. 34N-Thomas Nelson[8]; 6. 20X-Cody Yaw[3]; 7. 1V-Curtis VanDerWal[9]; 8. 117X-Zach Hovell[5]; 9. (DQ) 57S-David Schwartz[6]

Spangler Automotive Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 18-Mitchell Morris[1]; 2. 99RE-Arie Schouten[3]; 3. 01-Brayton Carter[5]; 4. 9X-Amber Cook[7]; 5. 33-Joe Hendricks[6]; 6. 57L-Lynn Brockett[8]; 7. (DNF) 78-Evan Davis[2]; 8. (DNF) 27G-Kamren Gruber[4]

Spangler Automotive Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 95N-Garrett Nelson[1]; 2. 2X-Matt Avila[2]; 3. 0LD-Bryan Morris[5]; 4. 8T-Tony Johnson[4]; 5. 8-Dusty Masolini[7]; 6. 26-Mike Dullard[8]; 7. 7X-Lauren Cook[6]; 8. (DNF) CB25-Chris Burke[3]


IMCA Hobby Stocks

Ricks Towing A Feature 1 (18 Laps): 1. 14-Tristan Grape[2]; 2. 96-Skylar Pruitt[1]; 3. 4W-John Watson[4]; 4. 85-Seth Janssen[3]; 5. 69-Calvin Dhondt[7]; 6. 11B-Solomon Bennett[12]; 7. 41-Adam Wasserman[6]; 8. 17-Luke Ramsey[8]; 9. 33M-Blake McCann[15]; 10. 13N-Dylan Nelson[5]; 11. 33S-Jared Smith[9]; 12. 4-Joe Wollenhaupt[10]; 13. 78B-Andrew Burg[22]; 14. 32-Ethan Atcheson[16]; 15. 84B-Rusty Bates[18]; 16. 21C-Travis Cavin[21]; 17. 16-Buddy Haidsiak[14]; 18. 19DD-Danny Foster[23]; 19. 22B-Braden Gifford[19]; 20. 59-Daniel Pittman[20]; 21. (DNF) 10G-Dustin Grout[13]; 22. (DNF) 2M-Mitchell McNeill[17]; 23. (DNF) 22R-Rick Reiter[11]

Ricks Towing Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 13N-Dylan Nelson[1]; 2. 11B-Solomon Bennett[5]; 3. 96-Skylar Pruitt[3]; 4. 22R-Rick Reiter[6]; 5. 10G-Dustin Grout[2]; 6. 32-Ethan Atcheson[8]; 7. 22B-Braden Gifford[4]; 8. (DNF) 78B-Andrew Burg[7]

Ricks Towing Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 17-Luke Ramsey[2]; 2. 41-Adam Wasserman[1]; 3. 4W-John Watson[4]; 4. 85-Seth Janssen[3]; 5. 16-Buddy Haidsiak[5]; 6. 2M-Mitchell McNeill[6]; 7. 59-Daniel Pittman[7]; 8. (DNF) 19DD-Danny Foster[8]

Ricks Towing Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 33S-Jared Smith[4]; 2. 14-Tristan Grape[5]; 3. 4-Joe Wollenhaupt[2]; 4. 69-Calvin Dhondt[7]; 5. 33M-Blake McCann[6]; 6. 84B-Rusty Bates[3]; 7. (DNF) 21C-Travis Cavin[1]


IMCA Mod Lites

Ganoe Excavating A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 11P-Jon Padilla[1]; 2. 48G-Austin Gray[4]; 3. 1JR-Justin Kinderknecht[18]; 4. 99-Josh May[2]; 5. 171-Brandon Freeburg[3]; 6. 16P-Mike Pershing[6]; 7. 18G-RJ Gonzales[17]; 8. 8N-William Nobles[5]; 9. 22B-Dalton Bell[7]; 10. 24-Michael Mann[14]; 11. 27-Thomas Messamer[16]; 12. (DNF) 52-Bryce Vowan[10]; 13. (DNF) 5-Michael Dominguez[12]; 14. (DNF) 4G-Ben George[9]; 15. (DNF) 00E-Eastin Starlin[15]; 16. (DNF) 3G-Joe Glick[13]; 17. (DNF) 21-Scott Bailey[8]; 18. (DNF) 05-Timothy Hall[11]


Ganoe Excavating Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 16P-Mike Pershing[3]; 2. 21-Scott Bailey[9]; 3. 22B-Dalton Bell[1]; 4. 4G-Ben George[6]; 5. 8N-William Nobles[2]; 6. 05-Timothy Hall[7]; 7. 3G-Joe Glick[5]; 8. 00E-Eastin Starlin[4]; 9. (DQ) 18G-RJ Gonzales[8]


Ganoe Excavating Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 52-Bryce Vowan[2]; 2. 99-Josh May[6]; 3. 11P-Jon Padilla[9]; 4. 48G-Austin Gray[1]; 5. 171-Brandon Freeburg[4]; 6. 5-Michael Dominguez[8]; 7. 24-Michael Mann[7]; 8. 27-Thomas Messamer[5]; 9. 1JR-Justin Kinderknecht[3]


Outlaw Mini Mods

A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 9-Ben Kraus[8]; 2. 15-Nathan Kilwine[9]; 3. 25B-Bobby Daniels[2]; 4. 69K-Kaden Rice[3]; 5. 57-Clayton Vanderploeg[4]; 6. 25C-Chase Daniels[7]; 7. 25L-Lucas Daniels[21]; 8. 65-Logan Brown[10]; 9. 111-Matthew Grobe[12]; 10. Z83-Zackary Schaefer[15]; 11. 121-Jordan Williamson[5]; 12. 44R-Joel Roberts[13]; 13. 13X-Glenn Orr[19]; 14. 12-Zachary Dunham[17]; 15. 5M-Megan Daniels[22]; 16. (DNF) 1R-Bobby Ruehlow[6]; 17. (DNF) 21-Tim Hall Sr[23]; 18. (DNF) 17X-Dalton Faber[1]; 19. (DNF) 2-TJ Stalker[11]; 20. (DNF) 14-Micheal Bryant[14]; 21. (DNF) 10K-Lukas Kloster[16]; 22. (DNF) 4R-Judd Roberts[18]; 23. (DNF) 007-Brett Orr[20]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 15-Nathan Kilwine[6]; 2. 25B-Bobby Daniels[3]; 3. 121-Jordan Williamson[4]; 4. 17X-Dalton Faber[5]; 5. 44R-Joel Roberts[2]; 6. 10K-Lukas Kloster[7]; 7. 13X-Glenn Orr[8]; 8. (DNF) 5M-Megan Daniels[1]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 9-Ben Kraus[2]; 2. 1R-Bobby Ruehlow[1]; 3. 25C-Chase Daniels[3]; 4. 111-Matthew Grobe[6]; 5. 14-Micheal Bryant[5]; 6. 12-Zachary Dunham[4]; 7. (DNS) 007-Brett Orr

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 2-TJ Stalker[3]; 2. 65-Logan Brown[1]; 3. 69K-Kaden Rice[2]; 4. 57-Clayton Vanderploeg[6]; 5. Z83-Zackary Schaefer[5]; 6. 4R-Judd Roberts[4]; 7. 25L-Lucas Daniels[7]; 8. 21-Tim Hall Sr[8]


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