Chad Blonde takes SOD Butler Bash Friday


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ERIE, MI (August 4, 2018) – Chad Blonde (Litchfield, Michigan) drove his Krieger Racing Engines powered Maxim to victory Friday night for the Engine Pro Sprints On Dirt presented by ARP win on the first night of the two-night 5th annual Butler Bash at Butler Speedway.

The luck of the draw was on Blonde’s side when the King Engine Bearings Kids Feature Draw put him on the pole for the feature.  Mastering a track that challenged many drivers, he led from start to finish for the victory by almost a quarter of a lap over eighth-starter Ryan Ruhl (Coldwater, Michigan) and Boston Mead (Onsted, Michigan).

Jay Steinebach (Hudsonville, Michigan) charged from the second starting position to lead through turn two on lap one before Blonde motored by on the backstretch.  Mead and Shawn Valenti (Fostoria, Ohio) looked like they might be able to challenge the leader, but it was Ruhl who was Blonde’s only serious threat.

Butler regular John Turner (Osseo, Michigan) had overall fast time and won the COMP Cams heat race.  Mead, also a Butler regular took the Engler Machine & Tool heat.

Qualifying – Lane Automotive/MSD Ignition Fast Masters (fast qualifiers) $50 each

Group Time # Driver
Engler Machine & Tool Heat 13.587 5B Chad Blonde
COMP Cams Heat 13.434 4T Josh Turner

Heat Races

Engler Machine & Tool Heat #1
  # Driver Contingency
1 27B Boston Mead
2 10s Jay Steinebach
3 5b Chad Blonde Benic Enterprises
4 7X Nic Rogers Racing Optics
5 27K Brad Wickham
6 8 Justin Ward
7 29 Daryl Shaffer
8 52 Zac Broughman
9 1a AJ Aldrich


COMP Cams Heat #2
  # Driver Contingency
1 4T Josh Turner
2 0 Ricky Ferkel
3 7 Shawn Valenti Benic Enterprises
4 71H Ryan Ruhl Racing Optics
5 39 Tylar Rankin
6 24+ Mike Schumacher
7 5QB Quentin Blonde


  # Driver Awards Contingencies
1 5b Chad Blonde Rod End Supply
2 71H Ryan Ruhl Jim Coffey & Son Rod End Supply
3 27B Boston Mead Rod End Supply
4 7 Shawn Valenti Schoenfeld Headers
5 5QB Quentin Blonde ATL Racing Fuel Cells
6 4T Josh Turner Allstar Performance
7 10s Jay Steinebach
8 0 Ricky Ferkel
9 7X Nic Rogers
10 8 Justin Ward
11 29 Daryl Shaffer Keizer Aluminum Wheels
12 24+ Mike Schumacher
13 39 Tylar Rankin
14 52 Zac Broughman
15 1a AJ Aldrich
16 27K Brad Wickham
17 8W Josh Ward

KSE Racing Products Hard Charger – Quentin Blonde (+9)
BR Motorsports Contingency (feature top 10 draw) – Boston Mead
DMI (Diversified Machine) Contingency (feature 12-16 draw) – Tylar Rankin
Perfit Corporation Lucky Dog – Jay Steinebach
Allstar Performance Better Luck Next Time – Josh Ward

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