From Bob Buffenbarger
FIFE LAKE, Mich. (June 17, 2011) – A grandstand full of racing fans came out to Cherry Raceway on a beautiful Friday night in Northern Michigan to watch the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP and they did not leave disappointed as Ryan Grubaugh took the 25 lap caution free feature.
Grubaugh started from the pole with Dusty Shriver along side. At the drop of the green the 3w of Grubaugh jumped out front but 3rd starting Joe Bares found the bottom of the tacky surface and pulled even at lap one. Bares led lap two then it was Grubaughs turn.
As the leader came around turn four at the completion of lap five Grubaugh slipped over the cushion enabling Bares and Daggett to get around. From laps five to ten, action was wild with the lead cars running high and low swapping positions several times and by now passing lapped traffic.
At the 15th circuit the 3w was back in front with Daggett still in hot pursuit. Now the 7th and 8th starting cars of Brett Mann and Ben Rutan were moving up to 4th and 5th on the track. As the laps wound down racing was intense with Bares, Mann and Rutan as Daggett was still in 2nd but not letting Grubaugh out of his sights.
As Tim Bebee waved the white flag Grubaugh still had his hands full, now with brake troubles and Daggett close behind. But at the checkers it was Ryan Grubaugh over Dustin Daggett, Brett Mann, Ben Rutan and Joe Bares going green to checkers.
Heat races were won by Dustin Daggett, Brett Mann and Gary Fast. The 16 of Ryan Ruhl flipped in heat #2. He was not injured but was finished for the night.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Friday June 17 2011
Cherry Raceway – Fife Lake, Mich.
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1: 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 3w Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 22 Ben Rutan, 4. 46 Robert Huisken, 5. Tim Champlin, 6. Jim Lingar
Lane Automotive/Comp Cams Heat Race #2: 1. Brett Mann, 2. Kirk Cheney, 3. Dustin Shriver, 4. 21 Matt Lumbert, 5. 20a Andy Chehowski, 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl
ARP Fasteners Heat Race #3: 1. 14 Gary Fast, 2. Joe Bares, 3. 10 Davey Brown, 4. Jay Steinbach, 5. Marques Huffer
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by Victor Reinz “A” Main Event
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 3w Ryan Grubaugh, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 19 Brett Mann, 4. 22 Ben Rutan, 5. 91 Joe Bares, 6. 10 Davey Brown, 7. 14 Gary Fast, 8. 8 Tim Champlin, 9. 73 Dustin Shriver, 10. 55 Kirk Cheney, 11. 20A Andy Chehowski, 12. 10s Jay Steinbach, 13. 21 Matt Lumbert, 14. 70 Jim Lingar, 15. 29s Marques Huffer. DNS: 46 Robert Huisken, 16 Ryan Ruhl.
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Points (Top Ten): 1. Dustin Daggett 584, 2. Ryan Grubaugh 557, 3. Robert Huisken 387, 4. Brett Mann 375, 5. Jared Horstman 368, 6. Matt Lumbert 363, 7. Joe Bares 354, 8. Davey Brown 341, 9. Shawn Dancer 337, 10. Gregg Dalman 335.