Hannagan Hauls Away SOD/NRA Loot at Crystal


By Bob Buffenbarger

Crystal, Mi. – (July 20, 2013) Rain fell and clouds swirled near Crystal Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon prior to racing. It was a hurricane, Randy “The Hurricane” Hannagan, as he drove off with the 34 lap Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Saturday night. The event was co-sanctioned by the Ohio based NRA series.

Skies looked ominous early but they cleared, cooler temperatures prevailed and another packed house saw Hannagan start on the pole with Gregg Dalman along side. Hannagan took command when the green flew and controlled the 34 lapper, which signified 34 years Sprints on Dirt had competed at Crystal.

Shawn Dancer applied pressure in the early going with Brett Mann, Butch Schroeder, and Dustin Daggett on the move from 9th, all keeping Hannagan in their sights. Hannagan maintained the lead on the tricky slick track and was building on his lead until lap 23 when the only caution of the feature appeared for Gavin Hunyady sliding off turn two.

Dancer was still in second when the green came out but Brett Mann was able to move under Dancer to take 2nd two laps later. With 30 laps in the books, Mann was closing on Hannagan and now Daggett was up to 3rd with Dancer 4th and Butch Schroeder 5th.  Hannagan did not want any part of this action and charged to the checkers.

Heats for the 29 cars were won by Jared Horstman, Dancer, Mann and Hannagan. The B main went to Brett Lane and Dustin Daggett took the Dash.


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP
Crystal Motor Speedway – Crystal, Mi
Saturday July 20 2013

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 17 Jared Horstman, 2. 2m Dustin Daggett, 3. 49t Gregg Dalman, 4. 27 Beau Stewart, 5. 21x Kirk Cheney, 6. 10J Chris Jones, 7. 23g Joe Geibe, 8. 2t Ralph Brakenberry

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. 49 Shawn Dancer, 2. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 3. 31 Andy Teunessen, 4. 89 Chris Pobanz, 5. 187 Gavin Hunyady, 6. 22t Tank Brakenberry, 7. 22d Dennis Yoakam

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 19 Brett Mann, 2. 7 Darren Long, 3. 6s J.R. Stewart, 4. 07x Dain Naida, 5. 88 Mike Daggett, 6. Jay Steinebach, 7. 4 Eric Smith

ARP Fastners Heat Race #4 (8 Laps): 1. 22h Randy Hannagan, 2. B20 Butch Schroeder, 3. 46 Robert Huisken, 4. 47 Brett Lane, 5. Ryan Grubagh, 6. 8 Tim Champlin, 7. 81 John Gall

(Top 16 in passing points from the heat races transferred to the A-Main)

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): (First four finishers in the B-Main transfers to the A-Main) 1. 47 Brett Lane, 2. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 3. 6 Jay Steinebach, 4. 8 Tim Champlin, 5. 10j Chris Jones, 6. 88 Mike Daggett, 7.  21x Kirk Cheney, 8. 81 John Gall, 9. 23G Joe Geibe, 10. 2t Ralph Brakenberry, 11. 22t Tank Brakenberry, 12. 22d Dennis Yoakam

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): (Determined starting positions 9-12 in the A-Main) 1. 2m Dustin Daggett, 2. 27 Beau Stewart, 3. 7 Darren Long, 4. 6s J.R. Stewart

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 22H Randy Hannagan, 2. 19 Brett Mann, 3. 2m Dustin Daggett, 4. 49 Shawn Dancer, 5. B20 Butch Schroeder, 6. 16 Ryan Ruhl, 7. 17 Jared Horstman, 8. 49t Gregg Dalman, 9. 07x Dain Naida, 10. 6s J.R. Stewart, 11. 7 Darren Long, 12. 27 Beau Stewart, 13. 31 Andy Teunessen, 14. 00 Ryan Grubaugh, 15. 46 Robert Huisken, 16. 8 Tim Champlin DNF Gavin Hunyady, Brett Lane, Jay Steinebach, Chris Pobanz

lap Leaders: Hannagan 1-25Randy Hannagan

Daggett Thunders to Tri-City Victory


daggetttricityBy T.J. Buffenbarger


Auburn, MI – (July 19, 2013) – Dustin Daggett out ran the competition and the weather to win Friday night’s Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Friday night at Tri-City Motor Speedway. With lightning flashes all around the 3/8-mile race track Daggett took the lead on lap two and never relinquished it driving the Mott Motorsports owned car.


Teunessen and Mann started on the front row for the 25- Lap feature event. Mann took the lead into turn one while Teunessen, Gavin Hunyady, and Daggett raced three wide for second. Daggett took the second position on lap one and then drove under Mann off of turns three and four to take the lead on lap two. Hunyady challenged Mann for second when slipped up the race track and spun between turns three and four to bring out the caution flag. Hunyady restarted at the back of the field.


During the restart Daggett pulled away with Dalman moving up to second around Mann down the backstretch t after starting in the eighth spot in just three laps. Mann then found himself challenged by Teuenessen and Sprints on Dirt rookie Chris Jones for third. The trio raced two and three wide for a majority of the race.


Up front Dalman started to gain on Daggett as the duo approached slower traffic when Daggett crisscrossed his way through traffic and opened up a full straightaway advantage with 11 laped to go. From that point Daggett cruised to victory over Dalman, Mann, Teunessen, and Jones.


Before the races began Huisken picked up extra money in the qualification challenge at Tri-City by setting the fastest time. Daggett, Teunessen, and Dalman won heat race events. The dash was canceled due to inclement weather that closed in on the track.


Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt Presented by ARP
Tri-City Motor Speedway – Auburn, MI
Friday July 19, 2013


Hoosier Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Gavin Hunyady, 3. Chris Jones, 4. Robert Huisken, 5. Eric Smith. DNS: Jim lingar


All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Andy Teunessen, 2. Brett Mann, 3. Tim Champlin, 4. Joe Geibe, 5. Tank Brakenberry, 6. Andy Chewhowski.


Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. Gregg Dalman, 2. Kirk Cheney, 3. Brett Lane, 4. Ryan Grubaugh, 5. John Gall, 6. Ralph Brakenberry. DNS: Chris Pobanz.


(Top eight drivers in passing points following the heat races drew for the first eight starting positions in the A-Main)


A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Dustin Daggett, 2. Gregg Dalman, 3. Brett Mann, 4. Andy Teunessen, 5. Chris Jones, 6. Brett Lane, 7. Ryan Grubaugh, 8. Kirk Cheney, 9. Tim Cha mplin, 10. Gavin Hunyady, 11. John Gall, 12. Robert Huisken, 13. Joe Geibe, 14. Eric Smith, 15. Tank Brakenberry, 16. Ralph Brakenberry. DNS: Andy Chehowski, Chris Pobanz, Jim Lingar.


Lap Leaders: Mann 1, Daggett 2-25


Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Brett Mann

Dalman Claims Butler Victory


By Bob Buffenbarger

Quincy,Mi -(July 6 2013)-

Gregg Dalman led all 25 laps of the Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP feature Saturday night at Butler Motor Speedway after starting outside of the front row, but he had to earn the victory.

Dalman grabbed the lead at the drop of the green with Dustin Daggett, who started on the pole, right on his tail with Chris Jones, Ryan Ruhl and Jared Horstman falling in line close behind. Action only lasted five laps as the red flew for flips by Josh Turner and Mike Burns in turn two on lap five. Both drivers emerged uninjured but were done for the night.

After the restart, Daggett dove low in turn four and nearly passed Dalman, but Dalman powered back to the front. One lap later the yellow appeared for Andy Teunessen going off turn two. As cars were taking the green Andy Chehowski took a nasty tumble coming out of turn four. He was not injured and turned down a ride in the ambulance.

With only six circuits complete the running order was Dalman, Daggett, Ryan Ruhl, Jared Horstman, Max Stambaugh and Kyle Patrick as the green came out again. Daggett now was all over Dalman but lap eight saw Daggett run out of race track as he flew off turn one bringing out yet another caution.

Now it was a three car battle with Dalman, Horstman and Ruhl putting some distance between themselves and the pack. Brett Mann now was on the move in 7th after starting 20th.

As the laps clicked off, Dalman, Horstman and Ruhl were not letting anyone near them as Stambaugh was holding onto 4th and Brett Mann moved into 5th after a fine charge through the field. The checkers flew over this this top five, ending the night of action. 20 cars entered the pits on a warm humid evening.

Heat races were won by Ryan Ruhl, Gregg Dalman and Kyle Patrick. Andy Teunessen took the dash win.

Engine Pro Sprints on Dirt presented by ARP
Butler Motor Speedway – Quincy Mi.

Saturday July 6 2013

20 cars

Hoosier Racing Tire Heat Race #1 (8 Laps): 1. 16 Ryan Ruhl 2. 17 Jared Horstman 3. 4 Josh Turner 4. 50B Mike Burns 5. 21 Kirk Cheney 6. 89 Chris Pobanz 7. 20a Andy Chehowski

All Star Performance / Comp Cams Heat Race #2 (8 Laps): 1. Gregg Dalman 2. 2m Dustin Daggett 3. 10j Chris Jones 4. 22 Aaron Shaffer 5. 11 Trey Smith 6. 27k Ryan Kirkendall

Speed Pro Heat Race #3 (8 Laps): 1. 33k Kyle Patrick 2. 29s Max Stambaugh 3. 31 Andy Teunessen 4. 4 Eric Smith 5. 2T Ralph Brakenberry 23 DNS

(Top 16 in passing points from the heat races transferred to the A-Main)

Engine Pro B-Main (10 Laps): B Main cancelled all 20 cars started feature

Nitro Black Dash (4 Laps): 1.31 Andy Teunessen 2. 22 Aaron Shaffer 3. 4 Josh Turner 4. 21 Kirk Cheney

Engine Pro / ARP A-Main (25 Laps): 1. 49T Gregg Dalman 2. 17 Jared Horstman 3. 16 Ryan Ruhl 4. 29S Max Stambaugh 5. 19 Brett Mann 6. 33K Kyle Patrick 7. 2M Dustin Daggett 8. 11 Trey Smith 9. 31 Andy Teunessen 10. 27K Ryan Kirkendall 11. 21 Kirk Cheney 12. 23 Joe Geibe 13. 4 Eric Smith 14. 89 Chris Pobanz 15. 10J Chris Jones 16. 2T Ralph Brakenberry 17. 20A Andy Chehowski 18. 22 Aaron Shaffer 19. 50B Mike Burns 20. Josh Turner

Lap Leaders: Dalman 1-25
Engine Pro Lucky Dog: Joe Geibe