ERIE, MI (June 23, 2019) – Saturday brought sunny skies, warm temperatures and exciting racing for Lane Automotive Sprints On Dirt powered by King Engine Bearings / MSD Ignition / Motul at Butler Speedway and Chad Blonde battled past early leader Josh Turner to drive off to the win.
Pole sitter Turner took the lead on the start over outside front row starter Jay Steinebach. The action was hot and heavy behind the leaders with several cars battling for third through seventh. Turner opened up a slight lead as Steinebach slipped over the top in turn two and dropped several positions. Turner maintained his lead through a red flag when Luke Daugherty got on his side in turn four and several cautions. Blonde worked his way forward from his seventh starting spot and began to challenge Turner. With the leaders utilizing the bottom of the track, Blonde powered into the lead on lap 17 and drove off to the win.
The racing was intense and passing was plentiful. Daryl Shaffer was MAHLE / KSE Hard Charger, advancing 9 positions. Thomas Schinderle (+8), Ryan Ruhl, driving his own 360 #16 (+7), and winner Blonde (+6) showed how exciting and competitive the racing was.
The non-stop heat races started the night of close racing as Quentin Blonde took the Engler Machine & Tool Heat over Turner and Jacob Hesson who started ninth. Jay Steinebach won the King Engine Bearings Heat with Zane DeVault finishing second and Boston Mead third.
It was announced that SOD will return to Butler on Saturday, July 6th for the $2,500-to-win Independence 25. With last night’s great racing in mind, the I-25 should be a great one!
Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1
|2||4||Joshua Turner||Ti22 Performance|
|3||5J||Jacob Hesson||Racing Optics|
King Engine Bearings Heat #2
|2||7||Zane DeVault||Ti22 Performance|
|3||27B||Boston Mead||Racing Optics|
|1||5b||Chad Blonde||Rod End Supply|
|2||4||Joshua Turner||Rod End Supply|
|3||27B||Boston Mead||Rod End Supply|
|4||16||Ryan Ruhl||Schoenfeld Headers|
|5||41||Thomas Schinderle||Saldana Racing Products|
|6||7||Zane DeVault||Pyrotect Racing Cells|
|7||29||Daryl Shaffer||King Racing Products|
|8||88N||Frank Neill||Keizer Aluminum Wheels|
MAHLE Aftermarket Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)
KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Daryl Shaffer (+9)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Daryl Shaffer
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) –Zac Broughman
COMP Cams Lucky Dog – ThomasSchinderle
Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Quentin Blonde
For more information, check out these websites:
ButlerMotor Speedway – www.butlerspeedway.net
Lane Automotive – www.laneautomotive.com
King Engine Bearings – www.kingbearings.com
MSD Ignition – www.msdperformance.com
Motul – www.motul.com/us/en-US
Sprints On Dirt – www.sprintsondirt.com