SAMMY SMITH TOPS LEGENDS ON CROELL-REDI MIX NIGHT

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(Cedar Rapids, IA  July 29, 2016) – What a difference a week makes! Last week drivers, fans, and crews were sweltering under high humidity and temperatures. Friday night on “ Croell Redi-Mix Night” the temperatures were 25 degrees cooler with much less humidity as well.

After winning his heat earlier in the evening, 12-year-old Sammy Smith, from the Des Moines area, picked up his first Dublin City Pub INEX Legends feature win Friday night out-running  Matt Blake to the checkered flag. Smith took the lead on the first lap after starting outside the first row and never surrendered the point over the 25-lap feature.

Matt Blake finished second with Mark Ironside crossing the strip in third. Cole O’Brien recovered from mechanical issues last week to finish fourth and Blaise Watters scored fifth.

In other Hy-Vee Racing Series action, Derek Parrott took the lead from Troy Scott on lap three and outran point leader Dallas Chandler to claim his second Miller Time Hornets feature win of the season. Chandler finished second with Lucas Foster earning third after Troy Scott’s #44 car failed post-race inspection.  Tom Blum finished fourth and Todd Ness was fifth.

Scott Siems notched his second feature win of the season in the caution plagued 20-lap Anderson Automotive Hobby Stock feature. Siems, who started in row five, took the lead on lap eleven, surrendered it on the next lap to point leader Jim Hanson and then took the lead back for good on the following lap.

While Hanson was second across the line, the finishing order changed following post-race inspection with both the apparent second place finisher Hanson and Kandi Floyd, who was originally fourth, failing inspection. That put Gerald Hall in second and Jason Sherman to third. Braxton Franks finished fourth with Kevin Franks earning the fifth slot.

Point leader Greg Hentrich took the lead from Jim Hanson on lap two of the Mountain Dew Sportsmen feature and pulled away from the field as he earned his second feature win of the season. Bob Ahrendsen posted a third-place run with Brandon Herb and Mike Mitchell rounding out the top five.

Brian Gibson put win number three on the board in the Performance Concepts Late Models feature.  Brad Osborn stayed within striking distance during the first quarter of the race but Gibson widened his lead to almost 2.5 seconds as the final laps ticked off the board.  Mark Greb finished in third while Scott Siems was fourth and Dave McCalla, fifth.

Some of the regular competitors were racing a Big 8 Series event in Wisconsin.

 

            MILLER TIME HORNETS

HEAT- 1. (3) Dallas Chandler 2.(01) Derek Parrott 3. (87) Drew Nickell 4. (44) Troy Scott 5. (14) Tom Blum

HEAT 2- 1. (76) Lucas Foster 2. (16) Todd Ness 3. (6) John Ness 4. (72) Ethan Parrott 5. (7) Michael Coulbourn

FEATURE (15 laps) – 1. (01) Derek Parrott, Marion; 2.(3) Dallas Chandler, Cedar Rapids; 3. (76) Lucas Foster, Cedar Rapids; 4. (14) Tom Blum, Cedar Rapids; 5. (16) Todd Ness, Cedar Rapids; 6. (87) Drew Nickell, Cedar Rapids; 7. (6) John Ness, Cedar Rapids; 8. (7) Michael Coulbourn, Cedar Rapids; 9. (72) Ethan Parrott, Marion  DQ (Post race inspection)- (44) Troy Scott, Cedar Rapids

ANDERSON AUTOMOTIVE HOBBY STOCKS

HEAT 1- 1. (12k) Kandi Floyd 2. (1) Scott Siems 3. (43) Ed O’Brien 4. (2) Matt Lacoursiere 5. (54) Jason Sherman 6. (11) Brian Bries 7. (54H) Dale Sherman

HEAT 2- 1. (88) Gerald Hall 2. (07) Jim Hanson 3. (14J) Jacob Floyd 4. (3) Chris Rolinger 5. (8) Braxton Franks 6. (77) Kevin Franks  DNS- (41) Jasen Freeman

FEATURE  (20 laps) 1. (1) Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 2. (88) Gerald Hall, Cedar Rapids; 3. (54) Jason Sherman, Marengo 4. (8) Braxton Franks, Cedar Rapids; 5. 77) Kevin Franks, Cedar Rapids; 6. (41) Jasen Freeman, Cedar Rapids; 7. (43) Ed O’Brien, Cedar Rapids; 8. (3) Chris Rolinger, Cedar Rapids; 9. (2) Matt Lacoursiere, Cedar Rapids; 10. (54H) Dale Sherman, Marengo; 11. (11) Brian Bries, Norway; 12. (14J) Jacob Floyd, Cedar Rapids; DQ (Post race inspection)  (88) Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; (12K) Kandi Floyd, Cedar Rapids

 

DUBLIN CITY PUB INEX LEGENDS

HEAT 1- 1. (17W) Blaise Watters 2. (6) Austin Slabaugh 3. (66) Gary Dyer 4. (88) Matt Blake, Cedar Rapids 5. (99) Dennis Diercks 6. (17) Sydney Henderson 7. (28) Pat Cady

HEAT 2- 1. (12) Sammy Smith 2. (52) Kevin Korsmo 3. (10) Mark Ironside 4. (25) Cole O’Brien 5. (95) Al Diercks 6. (16) Mer Slabaugh 7. (13) Stacy Olson

FEATURE (25 laps)-1. (12) Sammy Smith, Des Moines; 2. (88) Matt Blake, Cedar Rapids; 3. (10) Mark Ironside, Swisher; 4. (25) Cole O’Brien, Cedar Rapids; 5. (17W) Blaise Watters, Mineral Point, WI; 6. (6) Austin Slabaugh, Kalona; 7. (52) Kevin Korsmo, Atkins; 8. (66) Gary Dyer, Bluegrass; 9. (99) Dennis Diercks, Eldridge; 10. (95) Al Diercks, Davenport; 11. (16) Mer Slabaugh, Kalona; 12. (13) Stacy Olson, Cedar Rapids; 13. (28) Pat Cady, Wellman 14.  (17) Sydney Henderson, Walford

MOUNTAIN DEW SPORTSMEN

HEAT 1- 1. (88) Jim Hanson 2. (35) Greg Hentrich 3. (54) CJ VanHorn 4. (6A) Bob Ahrendsen 5. (6X) Mike Mitchell 6. (12) Brandon Herb 7. (88JrS) Stewart Hall DNS- (57) Jeremy Clement

FEATURE- (20 laps) 1. (35) Greg Hentrich, Hiawatha; 2. (88) Jim Hanson, Cedar Rapids; 3. (6A) Bob Ahrendsen, Cedar Rapids; 4. (12) Brandon Herb, Marion; 5. (5X) Mike Mitchell, Cedar Rapids; 6. (57) Jeremy Clement, Cedar Rapids; 7. (88JrS) Stewart Hall, Cedar Rapids; 8. (54) CJ Van Horn, Marion

 

PERFORMANCE CONCEPTS LATE MODELS

HEAT- 1. (17) Brian Gibson 2. (72) Brad Osborn 3. (71) Mark Greb 4. (3) Dave McCalla 5. (43) Scott Siems DNS- (76) Chad Siems

FEATURE (20 laps) 1 (17) Brian Gibson, Walford ; 2. (72) Brad Osborn, Janesville; 3. (71) Mark Greb, Coralville; 4. (43) Scott Siems, Cedar Rapids; 5. (3) Dave McCalla, Cedar Rapids; 6. (76) Chad Siems, Shellsburg