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Pierce Storms to MLRA Win at Stuart Speedway

Story by Josh Reynolds

Stuart, IA (May 2) – Fans of Stuart Speedway came out in force to witness the first visit of the ground pounding Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models and they got their money’s worth! Bobby Pierce took home the big check along with Shannon Anderson, Buck Schafroth and Tyler Inman taking home wins in the Hobby Stocks, Stock Cars and SportMods.

 

After the heats were over it was the IMCA Hobby Stocks taking to the track with Richard Pahlka Jr and Chuck Madden on the front row. Madden led early with Jack Phillips and Shannon Anderson in tow. Anderson worked on Phillips and moved into second on lap six, and one lap later overtook Madden for the race lead. Lap traffic became an issue as the white flag came out and Madden pulled up beside Anderson, but the 78 machine was stronger through the middle of turn two and went on to the feature win in the caution free event. Madden finished second with Phillips third, Dylan Nelson fourth and Adam Ayers fifth. Madden, Korbin Nourse and Ayers were the heat race winners.

 

IMCA Stock Cars were next up with Jeremy Gettler and Buck Schafroth showing the way. Gettler led lap one with Schafroth and Todd VanEaton hot on his tail. Schafroth got up beside Gettler on lap three and took the lead a lap later. Gettler and VanEaton put on a spirited battle for second with VanEaton securing that position on lap seven as Schafroth continued to lead. While this was going on, eighth starting Mike Nichols worked his way to fourth and got to third on lap eight. Three circuits later lady luck hammered VanEaton as he retired to the infield with mechanical issues. The race went green from here, and Schafroth had his hands full as Nichols worked high and low trying to find a way around. After taking the white flag, Nichols seemed to set up a move down the backstretch and into turn three, but his car went up on two wheels in turn three and his shot at the win was over. Schafroth took the exciting victory with seventeenth starting Shawn Ritter sneaking by Nichols for second, Nichols grabbed third, Kyle Brown fourth and Josh Daniels fifth. Gettler, Schafroth and Chris Pruitt were the heat race winners.

Next up was the race everyone came to see, the first ever visit by the Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models to Stuart Speedway. After some four wide parade laps it was time to get down to forty laps of business with Payton Looney and Tyler Bruening on the front row. Looney led lap one with Bruening, Will Vaught and Chris Simpson close behind. A caution flag on lap three slowed the field, and a lap later Looney would bring another yellow out as his engine expired, handing the lead to Bruening. Lurking a couple spots behind Bruening was the “Smooth Operator”, Bobby Pierce as he was charging from his thirteenth starting position. Pierce got to second on lap eleven and methodically worked the top side of the track to gain ground on the leader. Lap sixteen saw Pierce take the lead with Bruening, Vaught and Simpson in tow. Vaught took over second on lap twenty six, and four laps later a caution for debris set up a ten lap dash to the checkers. Pierce was up to the challenge and put in what looked like ten qualifying laps as he blistered his way to a straightaway lead and the $3000 win. Simpson wound up finishing second with Bruening third, Vaught fourth and Jordan Yaggy fifth. Vaught, Bruening and Looney were the heat race winners.

 

The last race for the night was the IMCA Northern SportMods with Blair Simmons and Brett Vanderheiden on the front row. After a couple of cautions to start the twenty lap race it was Hunter Longnecker leading over Vanderheiden and Johnathon Logue. The top three stayed in formation through lap eleven until Tyler Inman fought his way past Logue and Vanderheiden to get to second on lap twelve. Two laps later Inman used the bottom of the track to get by Longnecker to take the lead and drive off to the victory. Longnecker finished second with Brayton Carter third, Austin Kaplan fourth and Jake McBirnie fifth. Carter, Kody Havens, Inman and Colton Nelson were the heat race winners.

We’d like to thank all who came out to support the race track at our third event of the year. Next Wednesday will be Pitts Lawn Service & Stuart Herald Night at the Races with the Cruiser Cars joining our six regular classes. See you then!

 

 

MLRA Late Models

1. 32p Bobby Pierce 2. 32s Chris Simpson 3. 16t Tyler Bruening 4. 1v Will Vaught 5. 77y Jordan Yaggy 6. 21 Billy Moyer 7. 25 Chad Simpson 8. 74m Mitch McGrath 9. 19G Richie Gustin 10. 36m Logan Martin 11. 14J Jake Neal 12. 43 Jeremy Grady 13. 4w J.C. Wyman 14. 2M Allen Murray 15. 52X Brian Kosiski 16. 58e Dave Eckrich 17. 93j Jay Johnson 18. 32C Chad Holladay 19. 00S Jesse Stovall 20. 53K Andrew Kosiski 21. 75P Terry Phillips 22. 15L Payton Looney 23. 9G Joseph Gorby

 

SportMods

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 5T-Tyler Inman, [6]; 2. 93-Hunter Longnecker, [5]; 3. 01-Brayton Carter, [8]; 4. 1-Austin Kaplan, [10]; 5. 82-Jake McBirnie, [12]; 6. 69JR-Johnathon Logue, [11]; 7. 29V-Brett Vanderheiden, [2]; 8. 25C-Cody Thompson, [13]; 9. 95N-Garrett Nelson, [4]; 10. 99K-Kody Havens, [9]; 11. 25-Chris Burke, [17]; 12. 57S-David Schwartz, [14]; 13. 57R-Ryan King, [15]; 14. 42H-Ronnie Hults, [16]; 15. 26-Bryan Morris, [20]; 16. 57-Daniel Hagen, [23]; 17. 72-Ed Hamilton, [19]; 18. 19-Mark Menard, [26]; 19. (DNF) 3-Kyle Tanner, [3]; 20. (DNF) 34-Jerry Hinton, [24]; 21. (DNF) 32S-Blair Simmons, [1]; 22. (DNF) 26M-Mitchell Morris, [22]; 23. (DNF) 61-Brandon Patava, [18]; 24. (DNF) 9J-Jeremiah Reed, [21]; 25. (DNF) 93N-Colton Nelson, [7]; (DNS) 42-Matt Hays,

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 01-Brayton Carter, [5]; 2. 29V-Brett Vanderheiden, [2]; 3. 3-Kyle Tanner, [3]; 4. 25C-Cody Thompson, [7]; 5. 25-Chris Burke, [6]; 6. 26-Bryan Morris, [1]; 7. 34-Jerry Hinton, [4]

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 99K-Kody Havens, [5]; 2. 69JR-Johnathon Logue, [6]; 3. 95N-Garrett Nelson, [3]; 4. 57S-David Schwartz, [4]; 5. 19-Mark Menard, [7]; 6. (DNF) 9J-Jeremiah Reed, [2]; (DNS) 42-Matt Hays,

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 5T-Tyler Inman, [4]; 2. 82-Jake McBirnie, [6]; 3. 1-Austin Kaplan, [5]; 4. 57R-Ryan King, [1]; 5. 61-Brandon Patava, [2]; 6. 26M-Mitchell Morris, [3]

 

Heat 4 (8 Laps): 1. 93N-Colton Nelson, [4]; 2. 93-Hunter Longnecker, [3]; 3. 32S-Blair Simmons, [1]; 4. 42H-Ronnie Hults, [2]; 5. 72-Ed Hamilton, [6]; 6. (DNF) 57-Daniel Hagen, [5]

 

Hobby Stocks

A Feature 1 (16 Laps): 1. 78-Shannon Anderson, [5]; 2. 2X-Chuck Madden Jr, [2]; 3. 00-Jack Phillips, [4]; 4. 13N-Dylan Nelson, [8]; 5. 31-Adam Ayers, [10]; 6. 2-Corey Madden, [12]; 7. 4W-John Watson, [11]; 8. 12-Korbin Nourse, [6]; 9. 17F-Nick Foster, [7]; 10. 33-Rusty Gyles, [21]; 11. 38R-Aaron Rudolph, [9]; 12. 7M-Matt Tiernan, [3]; 13. 22-Seth Butler, [16]; 14. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh, [22]; 15. 20W-Matthew Wahl, [18]; 16. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews, [14]; 17. 76-Richard Pahlka Jr, [1]; 18. 56J-Jason Curry, [19]; 19. 121-Kenzie Ritter, [13]; 20. (DNF) 7B-Eric Stanton, [15]; 21. (DNF) G23-Greg Gilbert, [17]; (DNS) 66-Brandon Cox,

 

Heat 1 (7 Laps): 1. 2X-Chuck Madden Jr, [2]; 2. 13N-Dylan Nelson, [4]; 3. 78-Shannon Anderson, [3]; 4. 4W-John Watson, [5]; 5. 121-Kenzie Ritter, [6]; 6. 22-Seth Butler, [7]; 7. 56J-Jason Curry, [8]; 8. 72H-Miciah Hidlebaugh, [1]

 

Heat 2 (7 Laps): 1. 12-Korbin Nourse, [3]; 2. 38R-Aaron Rudolph, [4]; 3. 76-Richard Pahlka Jr, [1]; 4. 7M-Matt Tiernan, [2]; 5. 37G-Jeremiah Andrews, [7]; 6. G23-Greg Gilbert, [6]; 7. 66-Brandon Cox, [5]

 

Heat 3 (7 Laps): 1. 31-Adam Ayers, [4]; 2. 00-Jack Phillips, [2]; 3. 2-Corey Madden, [5]; 4. 17F-Nick Foster, [3]; 5. 7B-Eric Stanton, [6]; 6. 20W-Matthew Wahl, [1]; 7. 33-Rusty Gyles, [7]

 

Stock Cars

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth, [2]; 2. 7SR-Shawn Ritter, [17]; 3. 63-Mike Nichols, [8]; 4. 21K-Kyle Brown, [12]; 5. 25J-Josh Daniels, [6]; 6. 22-Chris Pruitt, [3]; 7. 10B-Brandon Pruitt, [7]; 8. 1F-Marcus Fagan, [9]; 9. 20-Jeremy Gettler, [1]; 10. 34X-Mich Ross, [11]; 11. 6-Johnathan Kinser, [10]; 12. 18-Anthony Goldsberry, [15]; 13. 58-Bill Heinkel II, [14]; 14. 7C-Chad Legere, [5]; 15. 10-James Carroll, [18]; 16. (DNF) V31-Todd VanEaton, [4]; (DNS) 50B-Brock Badger, ; (DNS) 3S-Bryan Snell,

 

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 20-Jeremy Gettler, [1]; 2. 6-Johnathan Kinser, [6]; 3. 63-Mike Nichols, [5]; 4. 7C-Chad Legere, [4]; 5. (DNF) 50B-Brock Badger, [3]; 6. (DNF) 3S-Bryan Snell, [2]

 

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 92-Buck Schafroth, [2]; 2. V31-Todd VanEaton, [3]; 3. 34X-Mich Ross, [6]; 4. 25J-Josh Daniels, [4]; 5. 58-Bill Heinkel II, [1]; 6. 7SR-Shawn Ritter, [5]

 

Heat 3 (8 Laps): 1. 22-Chris Pruitt, [2]; 2. 21K-Kyle Brown, [6]; 3. 10B-Brandon Pruitt, [4]; 4. 1F-Marcus Fagan, [5]; 5. 18-Anthony Goldsberry, [3]; 6. 10-James Carroll, [1]

 

 

 

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