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Daggett Crowned King of Michigan

September 11, 2010 by

By T.J. Buffenbarger


Hartford, MI. – (Friday September 10th, 2010) –
“That was not easy,” said Daggett in victory lane. “Gregg (Dalman) was running well, and so was Brett (Mann). “We had a bit of an oil leak after the dash, but my crew did a great job getting the car ready for the feature.”

Mann and Dalman started on the front row for the 25-lap King of Michigan feature. Dalman took the lead with Mann and Chad Blonde in pursuit. Daggett quickly moved up to fourth and joined the lead trio. After disposing of Blonde and Mann with impressive passes while negotiating slower traffic, Daggett slowly began to gain ground on Dalman.

With 13 laps complete the red flag appeared when Robert Huisken did a pirouette in turn three, collecting Joe Bares and Jared Horstman. Bares and Huisken were able to rejoin the field while Horstman’s car returned to the pit area on a flatbed.

Daggett dove under Dalman in turn one after the restart and took the lead. Mann disposed of Dalman for second and kept pace with Daggett through lapped traffic. On two different occasions Mann closed in on Daggett while encountering slower cars, but Daggett escaped each time before Mann could strike.

Daggett motored to the win over Mann, Dalman, Grubaugh, and Aaron Shaffer.

Daggett also collected wins during his heat race and the fast car dash. Grubaugh and Mann also collected heat race victories.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Friday September 10th, 2010
Hartford Motor Speedway – Hartford, MI

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 91 – Joe Bares,3. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 4. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 5. 70 – Jim Lingar, 6. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 7. 17 – Jared Horstman. DNS: W20 – Greg Wilson

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 2. 49t – Gregg Dalman 3. 46 – Robert Huisken, 4. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 5. 27k – Ryan Kirkendall, 6. 73 – Dustin Shriver, 7. 29s – Marques Huffer.

Butlerbuilt Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 19 – Bret Mann, 2. 23 – Ben Rutan, 3. 1r – Chad Blonde, 4. 14 – Ryan Davis, 5. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 6. 10 – Davey Brown. DNS: 50 – Mark Grabill

Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 19 – Brett Mann, 4. 23 – Ben Rutan

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP “A” Main Event

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 4. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 5. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 6. 1r – Chad Blonde, 7. 23 – Ben Rutan, 8. 91 – Joe Bares, 9. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 10. 14 – Ryan Davis, 11. 10 – Davey Brown, 12. 27k – Ryan Kirkendall, 13. 73 – Dustin Shriver, 14. 70 – Jim Lingar, 15. 29s – Marques Huffer 16. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 17. 46 – Robert Huisken, 18. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 19. 17 – Jared Horstman, 20. Andy Teunessen. DNS: w20 – Greg Wilson, 50 – Mark Grabill.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Point Standings (Top Ten):

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By T.J. Buffenbarger

TULSA, Okla. (September 7, 2010) – With the season winding down the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP championship race is close with Ryan Grubaugh holding a 13 point advantage over second place Gregg Dalman going into the 11th annual King of Michigan event at Hartford Motor Speedway in Hartford, Michigan.

Both Grubaugh and Dalman are looking to win their very first ASCS SOD point championship.

Defending King of Michigan champion Dustin Daggett also looks to add another crown to his resume. Daggett has worn the crown five times during his career. Dalman, Grubaugh, and a host of other drivers are seeking their first crown.

The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP is in its 31st season of competition. Twenty-seven races are on the calendar scheduled throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Ontario.

The American Sprint Car Series, in its 19th year of sanctioning Sprint Car racing events, brings the best of Sprint Car racing to nearly 100 different tracks throughout 25 states and Canada in 2010. Anchored by the Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Dirt Series, ASCS also consists of several different regions throughout the nation.

Additional information regarding the American Sprint Car Series is available at www.ascsracing.com.

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By T.J. Buffenbarger

Crystal, MI. – (Saturday August 4th, 2010) – Dustin Daggett likely has never been happier to start on the pole position than he was for Saturday night’s Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature event at Crystal Motor Speedway. Daggett’s starting position helped him avoid two large opening lap crashes, one that involved 11 cars with multiple cars getting upside down, and motored to victory in the Mott Motorsports car.

Daggett and Jared Horstman started on the front row for the 25-lap feature. During the first attempt to start the feature Darren Long turned into the front stretch wall and took a while series of end over end flips in front of a majority of the field, landing on top of Keith Love’s car. Both Long and Love emerged from their cars uninjured. Joe Bares also caught shrapnel from the incident and went pit side to change a right rear tire.

The second attempt to start the feature only made it to the first corner when Mike Daggett and Aaron Shaffer got together and a pile up ensued that collected more than half of the remaining field with at least four cars getting upside down including Mike Daggett, Brett Mann, Ben Rutan, and Jim Goetgeluck. Davey Brown, Andy Teunessen, Tim Champlin, Kirk Cheney point leader Ryan Gruaugh were also involved. Cheney, Bares, Teunessen Shaffer and Grubaugh were able to restart, Grubaugh only turning one lap before going pit side.

Once the race finally restarted Daggett motored away from the rest of the field. Gregg Dalman moved past Horstman to take the second spot, but was unable to catch Daggett. Dalman, Horstman, Robert Huisken, and Mike Burkin rounded out the top five.

Rutan, Mike Daggett, Horstman, and Dustin Daggett won heat race events, Rutan won the dash, and Grubaugh won the B-Main event.

Jim Lingar and Marques Huffer flipped in separate incidents during the B-Main. Both drivers were uninjured.

Even though Grubaugh turned a lap after the big crash, Gregg Dalman cut Grubaugh’s overall point lead to 13 points. The second lap pile up also affected the outcome for the MAHLE/Clevite Short Track Challenge title as Davey Brown was unable to make repairs in time to restart, handing that championship to Gregg Dalman.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Saturday September 5th, 2010
Crystal Motor Speedway – Crystal, MI

Heat Races (Top 16 in passing points transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 23 – Ben Rutan, 2.3g – Darren Long, 3. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 4. 8 – Tim Champlin, 5. 41 – Jim Goetgeluck, 6. 14 – Ryan Davis, 7. 70 – Jim Lingar, 8. 2t – Ralph Brakenberry

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 85 – Mike Daggett, 2. 46 – Robert Huisken, 3. 19 – Brett Mann, 4. 11 – Trey Smith, 5. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 6. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 7. 22t – Tank Brakenberry, 8. 47x – Louie Carufel.

Butlerbuilt Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 17 – Jared Horstman, 2. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 3. 10x – Davey Brown, 4. 91 – Joe Bares, 5. 10s – Jay Steinbach, 6. 35 – Mark Strpko, 7. 12 – Brett Lane, 8. 1m – Mike Moore

Hoosier Tire Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 3. 77 – Kevin Love, 4. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 5. 29s – Marques Huffer, 6. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 7. 48 – Mike Burkin, 8. 06 – Don Bostrum,

B-Main (Top four finishers transferred to the A-Main)

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): 1. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 2. 11 – Trey Smith, 3. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 4. 48 – Mike Burkin, 5. 12 – Brett Lane, 6. 14 – Ryan Davis, 7. 21 – Matt Lumbert, 8. 35 – Mark Strpko, 9. 1m – Mike Moore, 10. 29s – Marques Huffer, 11. 22t – Tank Brakenberry, 12. 06- Don Bostrum, 13. 10s – Jay Steinbach, 14. 70 – Jim Lingar. DNS: 47x – Louie Carufel, 2t – Ralph Brakenberry

Total Seal Fast Car Dash presented by Gaerte Engines (4 Laps): 1. 23 – Ben Rutan, 2. 19 – Brett Mann, 3. 85 – Mike Daggett, 4. 3g – Darren Long

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP “A” Main Event

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2m – Dustin Daggett, 2. 49t – Gregg Dalman, 3. 17 – Jared Horstman, 4. 46 – Robert Huisken, 5. 48 – Mike Burkin, 6. 91 – Joe Bares, 7. 187 – Gavin Hunyady, 8. 11 – Trey Smith, 9. 55 – Kirk Cheney, 10. 31 – Andy Teunessen, 11. 22 – Aaron Shaffer, 12. 3w – Ryan Grubaugh, 13. 85 – Mike Daggett, 14. 19 – Brett Mann, 15. 23 – Ben Rutan, 16. 10x – Davey Brown, 17. 8 – Tim Champlin, 18. 41 – Jim Goetgeluck, 19. 3g – Darren Long, 20. 77 – Keith Love

Hard Charger: Burkin (+15)

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz Point Standings (Top Ten):

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The Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature scheduled for Friday September 3rd, 2010 was rained out. The series continues on Saturday at Crystal Motor Speedway in Crystal, Michigan.

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