Results for 7/15/17 – Grundy County Speedway – Morris, IL Mid-American Stock Cars
A Feature 1
1. 2G-Kevin Gentile, ; 2. 23C-Cody Clubb, ; 3. 427-Kevin Murphy, ; 4. 19B-Ken Benson, ; 5. 3V-Ron Vandermier, ; 6. 99-Tom Knippenberg, ; 7. 19V-Geoff Vezain, ; 8. 23G-Dan Gilster, ; 9. 74T-Rick
Tackman, ; 10. 47-Kenny Joosten, ; 11. 9D-Taylor Dawson, ; 12. 11B-Luke Baldwin, ; 13. 92D-Ted Diangikes,
1. 74T-Rick Tackman, ; 2. 47-Kenny Joosten, ; 3. 19V-Geoff Vezain, ; 4. 23C-Cody Clubb, ; 5. 11B-Luke Baldwin, ; 6. 92D-Ted Diangikes, ; 7. 9D-Taylor Dawson,
1. 3V-Ron Vandermier, ; 2. 2G-Kevin Gentile, ; 3. 99-Tom Knippenberg, ; 4. 19B-Ken Benson, ; 5. 427-Kevin Murphy, ; 6. 23G- Dan Gilster,
1. 19B-Ken Benson, ; 2. 99-Tom Knippenberg, ; 3. 427-Kevin Murphy, ; 4. 23G-Dan Gilster, ; 5. 2G-Kevin Gentile, ; 6. 3V-Ron Vandermier, ; 7. 23C-Cody Clubb, ; 8. 92D-Ted Diangikes, ; 9. 19V-Geoff
Vezain, ; 10. 9D-Taylor Dawson, ; 11. 11B-Luke Baldwin, ; 12. 47-Kenny Joosten, ; 13. 74T-Rick Tackman,
Corso Sweeps Hawkeye Mid-American.
By GO Racing staff June 23, 2017
The Mid-American Stock Cars presented by Quest Industrial trekked
south to Cedar Rapids, Iowa for the Iowa Donor Night 40 at Hawkeye
Downs Speedway. McHenry, Illinios Rick Corso took home all the
Hawkeye’s own Mike Mitchell and Landry Potter brought the field to the
green flag for 40 laps of Mid-American racing.
Potter jumped out to lead lap 1 with Kenny Joosten close behind.
Potter and Joosten battled for the next few laps before Joosten took
the lead on lap 4.
A spin by Bobby Gutknecht on lap 9 brought out the lane cone. On the
restart Corso started along side Joosten. A tight battle for the lead
ensured between Joosten and Corso until a spin by Mitchell on lap 15
slowed the field again.
The restart now had Corso and Ron Vandermeir on the front row. Another
tight battle for the lead took place between Corso and Vandermeir for
several laps. Vandermeir got by Corso an lap 17 only yo have Corso
muscle his way back around him on lap 23.
Meanwhile as the leaders were battling it out. Point leader Dan
Gilster was closing in until a brush with the front stretch wall
slowed him and he settled for a 3rd place finish. Early race leader
Kenny Joosten fell to 4th and Taylor Dawson rounded out the top 5.
The Mid-American Stock Car Series presented by Quest Industrial next
event will be July 15 at Grundy County Speedway. For more information
about the Mid-American Stock cars go to https://gopromo.racing/midam/.
Bill Prietzel Wins Top Prize at
Mid American Stock Car Series driver Bill “The Franklin Flyer” Prietzel took home the win in the 30 lap feature for the Quest Industrial Mid American Stock Car Series.
and Ethan Ross raced side by side for the first with Rick Tackman Jr. doing everything he could to get by the leaders. On lap 4 he was able to get the job done with Landry Potter and Ron
Vandermier Jr. moving up to second and third. On lap 8 Vandermier Jr. moved to the inside of Potter for second with Bill Prietzel moving to the inside of Potter for third.
Jr. took the lead on lap 10 with Prietzel and Kenny Joosten following right behind. On lap 14 Prietzel nudged his way to the inside of Vandermier Jr coming out of turn three but was unable to
clear him for the lead.
later Prietzel found the room he needed to take the lead as Dan Gilster was moving up to third. Gilster moved into second on lap 21 but had his hands full with Joosten. As the two fought
it out for second, Prietzel was opening up a sizeable lead out front. Joosten would eventually win the race for second, but Prietzel would take home the top prize by 1.2 seconds.
“It was a
good win for us today,” said Prietzel.
Gilster was fast qualifier with a lap of 19.472 with Landry Potter winning the heat race.
Feature: (1-9) Bill Prietzel, Kenny Joosten, Landry Potter, Dan Gilster, Ron Vandermier Jr., Taylor Dawson, Rick Tackman Jr., Ethan Ross, Dusty Mann
One: Landry Potter, Kenny Joosten, Ron Vandermier Jr, Taylor Dawson, Dan Gilster, Bill Prietzel, Rick Tackman Jr., Dusty Mann, Ethan Ross
(1-9) Dan Gilster, Bill Prietzel, Kenny Joosten, Ron Vandermeir Jr., Landry Potter, Taylor Dawson, Rick Tackman Jr., Ethan Ross, Dusty Mann
NOWAK DECLARED WINNER OF ROCKFORD FOR MID AM OPENER
By: Eric Huenefeld
Lyle Nowak rode the roller coaster of emotion on Sunday afternoon at Rockford Speedway.
After sustaining heavy right-front damage in a Heat Race incident, it was unclear if Nowak would even race Sunday’s 50 lap Quest Industrial Mid
American Stock Car Series feature race, the opening event of the 2017 season and the first event of the 25th season of Mid American Stock Car Series competition.
Yet Nowak and crew were able to get the car to the starting grid without a hood or right-front fender. Despite not being the best appearing car
in the field, Nowak was able to muscle his car around at the front of the field all day long, coming in a distant second to Dusty Mann at the checkered flag.
However, Mann’s car was disqualified in post-race inspection, which handed the win to Nowak, who held off Fast Qualifier Dan Gilster for what
appeared to be second place at the finish. The post-race reversal gave Nowak a much deserved happy ending to what started as a rough afternoon, while also creating a great start to 2017 for Gilster,
who started the race from 12th place and made his way into the top three by lap five.
Following Nowak and Gilster in the running order were three former Series champions, Rick Corso, Mark Pluer and Bill Prietzel, who were credited with third, fourth
and fifth in the final order. Rookie of the Year contender Ron Vandemeir Jr came home in sixth.