Ruhl Reels in First ASCS Sprints on Dirt Victory!


From Bob Buffenbarger

Ryan Ruhl with his team and family in victory lane at Spartan Speedway. - Mudclodbob Photo
FIFE LAKE, Mich. (August 12, 2011) – Ryan Ruhl came from inside row two and drove to his first ever Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature win at Cherry Raceway Friday night.

The win came aboard the 3w of car owner Jim Wohlfeil in front of a nice crowd that braved rain showers in the surrounding area, and also saw a brief rain delay prior to features.

The 25-lap main event saw Illinois visitor Blake Nimee start on the pole with the 00 of Ryan Grubaugh outside. At the completion of the first lap, Ruhl pulled even with Nimee at the stripe. Nimee held the top spot until Ruhl made the pass on the 3rd circuit. With five laps in Grubaugh had moved into second as 6th starting Brett Mann had charged to 3rd and Nime slid back to 4th.

By lap 15, Grubaugh had closed on the leader Ruhl several times but could not get by. Brett Mann was putting pressure on Grubaugh with Gary Fast, Andy Tuenessen and Joe Bares all showing muscle. It appeared that it could be another green to checker feature but lap 19 saw Tim Champlin and Ryan Grubaugh get together in turn four bringing out the caution. Grubaugh retired to the pits as Champlin continued.

On the restart Brett Mann was right on Ruhl’s bumper but when the green appeared Ruhl motored away and went on to take the checkers followed by Mann, Gary Fast, Andy Tuenssen and Joe Bares.

Heats for the 17 cars on hand were won by Brett Mann, Joe Bares and Gary Fast. Troy Chehowski won the dash.

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
August 12th 2011
Cherry Raceway – Fife Lake,Mi.

Heat Races (Top 16 Finishers Transfer to the “A” Feature)

Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 19s Brett Mann, 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 4. 21t Troy Chehowski, 5. 29s Marques Huffer,6. 89 Chris Pobanz

Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 91 Joe bares, 2. 46 Robert Huisken, 3. 10 Davey Brown, 4. 21 Matt Lumbert, 5. 06 Don Bostrum, 6. 20a Andy Chehowski.

ARP Fasteners Heat Ra ce #3 (8 Laps): 1.14 Gary Fast, 2. 97 Blake Nimee, 3. 31 Andy Tuenessen, 4. 8 Tim Champlin, 5. 70 Jim Lingar

Gaerte Engines Fast Car Dash (4 Laps): 1. 21t Troy Chehowski, 2. 10 Davey Brown, 3. 8 Tim Champlin, 4. 21 Matt Lumbert

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

“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3w Ryan Ruhl, 2. 19s Brett Mann, 3. 14 Gary Fast, 4. 31 Andy Tuenessen, 5. 91 Joe Bares, 6. 97 Blake Nimee, 7. 21t Troy Chehowski, 8. 10 Davey Brown, 9. 46 Robert Huisken, 10. 8 Tim Champlin, 11. 70 Jim Lingar, 12. 21 Matt Lumbert, 13. 29s Marques Huffer, 14. 06 Don Bostrum, 15. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 16. 89 Chris Pobanz, 17. 20a Andy Chehowski

Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 1,412, 2. Brett Mann 1,300, 3. Robert Huisken 1,190, 4. Davey Brown 1,118, 5. Ryan Grubaugh 1,107, 6. Jim Lingar 1,071, 7. Matt Lumbert 1,054, 8. Ryan Ruhl 1,041, 9. Joe Bares 991, 10. Marques Huffer 964.