By Bob Buffenbarger
Fife Lake,Mi – (20-7-2012) –Dustin Daggett turned in a stellar performance Friday night at Cherry Raceway during the Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature taking his first win of the season. The term “hooked up” is used a lot in sprint car circles, but Daggett was most definitely hooked up for the 25 lap main event as he started 3rd and jumped into the lead at the green flag. The 2m of Daggett quickly widened his command over 2nd place Greg Wheeler and set sail leaving the remainder of the field to battle it out.
Wheeler, Steve Irwin, Ryan Ruhl and Ryan Grubaugh were all fighting for position in the early stages of the night cap as Daggett was dominating and lapping cars. On lap 12 Grubaugh took over the 2nd spot with Ryan Ruhl also on the prowl and Gregg Dalman now moving up.
It looked as if the feature may go green to checker with Daggett passing cars at will but on the 20th circuit, the 70 of Jim Lingar spun in turn four. On the restart it was Daggett, Grubaugh, Ruhl, Dalman and Irwin. However with some lapped traffic in the mix, Daggett was able to continue his run to the checkers and once again was untouchable tonight.
Heat races were captured by Ryan Grubaugh, Ryan Ruhl and Greg Wheeler. Gregg Dalman picked up the dash victory. Robert Huisken flipped during the 2nd heat and looked to be finished for the night, but hard work by his crew and a couple other teams enabled him to make the feature and end up with a 9th place finish.
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Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP Results
Cherry Raceway – Fife Lake,Mi.
Heat Races (Top # Finishers Transfer to the “A” Feature)
Engler Machine and Tool Heat Race #1 (# Laps): 1. 00-Ryan Grubaugh, 2.14-Steve Irwin, 3.2m- Dustin Daggett, 4.49t- Gregg Dalman, 5. 2g- Joe Geibe, 6.Troy Chehowski
Allstar Performance & Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (# Laps): 1.16-Ryan Ruhl, 2.31-Andy Tuenessen, 3.70-Jim Lingar, 4. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 5. 4-Eric Smith, 6. 46-Robert Huisken.
Note:Huisken flipped on lap 2. He was ok.
Butlerbuilt Seats Heat Race #3 (# Laps): 1. 16c-Greg Wheeler, 2. 3w-Chris Jones, 3. 10s-Jay Steinebach, 4. 21-Matt Lumbert, 5. 29s-Brett Mann DNS.
Brodix Heads Fast Car Dash 1. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 2. 10s Jay Steinebach, 3. 21-Matt Lumbert, 4. 70-Jim Lingar
MAHLE & Clevite Short Track Challenge
Engine Pro ASCS Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP “A” Main Event
“A” Feature (# Laps):25
1. 2m-Dustin Daggett, 2. 00-Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 16-Ryan Ruhl, 4. 49t-Gregg Dalman, 5. 14-Steve Irwin, 6. 16c-Greg Wheeler, 7. 21t-Troy Chehowski, 8. 10s-Jay Steinebach, 9. 46-Robert Huisken, 10. 2g-Joe Geibe, 11. 20a-Andy Chehowski, 12. 70-Jim Lingar, 13. 31-Andy Tuenessen, 14. 21-Matt Lumbert, 15. 4-Eric Smith, 16. 3w-Chris Jones DNF, 17. 29s-Brett Mann DNF