by Steve Zwemke
HARTFORD, SD — Micah Schliemann earned his first win of 2013 after a good duel with Troy Schreurs in the Hard Core Speed Shop 360 Sprint Car main event at I-90 Speedway. “It was really fun,” Schliemann said of wrestling with Schreurs for the lead through the first half of the race. Schliemann started on the pole with Schreurs right behind him in the second row. Schliemann’s lead lasted five laps before Schreurs and Dusty Ballenger caught up with him. Schreurs shot through the middle of a three-wide battle for the lead and led the next two laps before Schliemann took the lead for good on the eighth lap. With a slick track, Schliemann survived a couple of late race restarts to pull away for the win. Ballenger was third and Robby Wolfgang fourth. John Lambertz and Joe Riedel swapped fifth place over the last couple of laps with Lambertz finishing ahead of Riedel at race’s end.
Travis Schreurs’ climb to the Express Copy and Printing Late Model Street Stock ranks has been outstanding to say the least. Schreurs blasted past Craig Hanisch on the outside three laps into the 15 lap feature to give him his second win along with a runner-up in just three weeks of racing. “I hate running the bottom with a passion but Craig was running pretty good down there so we threw it up top,” said Schreurs of his winning pass. With his win, Schreurs broke a tie with Gary Brown Jr., for the points lead. Hanisch finished ahead of Brown for second. Aaron Penning was fourth in his first appearance this season.
2010 track champion Cody Ahrendt had high praise for his crew for hitting on the setup at the end of the USRA B-Modified feature. Ahrendt came from the third row for his first win of the season. He passed Dustin Kruse midway though the race and then beat out the hard-charging 7E of Dennis Martin. Don Brady Jr., looked good in leading the first five laps before becoming entangled in one of the feature’s cautions. Dudley Schroeder Jr., remained consistent by scoring a third place finish to put him atop the point standings. It was Schroeder’s third consecutive Top 5.
Mike Chaney sped to a commanding Hobby Stock A-Main victory. Chaney started outside pole and led every lap of the 12 lap feature. Zach Olivier, who won the first two features this year, came from the fifth row to finish second.
For the second straight week, the Fast Auto Wash Super Chargers A-Main was red flagged due to a violent wreck. Zac Rose rolled his car between turns three and four on the opening lap. Rose got out of the car okay. When the green flag dropped again, Josh Lien took the lead, but only for a lap. Dusty Seachris blew past Lien on the second lap and was on a rail for the remaining nine laps to earn his first career win at I-90 Speedway. A happy Seachris said the winning car was Tammy Lingen’s 2012 Super Charger and that he didn’t change a thing.
A total of 93 cars filled I-90 Speedway’s pits. Kelly Miller was a surprise entry in the 360 Sprints as his team drove 20-hours from their home in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.
The Central Vintage Racing Association will be special guests at I-90 Speedway for Memorial Day weekend racing. They’ll have several vintage cars racing on Saturday in addition to all of the Paramount Racing Series classes.
SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013
360 SPRINT CARS
A Feature: 1. Micah Schliemann, 2. Troy Schreurs, 3. Dusty Ballenger, 4. Robby Wolfgang, 5. John Lambertz, 6. Joe Riedel, 7. Kelly Miller, 8. Tommy Barber, 9. Kevin Flowers, 10. Mike Young, 11. Dale Furby, 12. Ryan Jones, 13. Ryan Jones, 14. Matt Ziebarth, 15. Ryan Bickett, 16. Trisha Underberg, 17. Derek Seger, 18. Jared Jansen, 19. Jordan Opdahl, 20. Justin Glaser
Heat Winners: Dusty Ballenger, Micah Schliemann, Joe Riedel
LATE MODEL STREET STOCKS
A Feature: 1. Travis Schreurs, 2. Craig Hanisch, 3. Gary Brown Jr., 4. Aaron Penning, 5. Jim Hoing, 6. Rod Barse, 7. Brad Van Voorst, 8. Dale Furby, 9. Cory Yeigh, 10. John Hoing, 11. Kipp De Groot, 12. Zach Van Voorst, 13. Howard Baartman, 14. Billy Prouty
Heat Winners: Zach Van Voorst, Craig Hanisch
A Feature: 1. Cody Ahrendt, 2. Dennis Martin, 3. Dudley Schroeder Jr., 4. Dustin Kruse, 5. Chris Thompson, 6. Dave Mulder, 7. Harvey Vande Weerd, 8. Michael Powell, 9. Tim Dann, 10. Dave Kennedy, 11. Tyler Tesch, 12. Brad Haas, 13. Marty Myers, 14. Nick Barger, 15. Tyler Johnson, 16. Greg Eden, 17. Craig Hanisch, 18. Don Brady Jr., 19. Zac Pruner, 20. Brock Hess
B Feature: 1. Dave Kennedy, 2. Dave Mulder, 3. Brad Haas, 4. Zac Pruner, 5. Marty Myers, 6. Nick Barger
Heat Winners: Tyler Johnson, Dudley Schroeder Jr., Tyler Tesch, Cody Ahrendt
A Feature: 1. Mike Chaney, 2. Zac Olivier, 3. Paul Hartley, 4. Don Brady Jr., 5. Ryan Korthals, 6. Derrick Scott, 7. Jordan Kott, 8. Dustin Gulbrandson, 9. Dusty Van Der Brink, 10. Aaron Van Voorst, 11. Tim Waltner, 12. Derek Gramstad, 13. Brian Campbell, 14. Brian Hoing, 15. Jesse Knox, 16. Rodney Cook, 17. Logan Fitzpatrick, 18. Travis Vanden Top, 19. MIchael Pechous, 20. Mike Kiggins
Heat Winners: Jordan Kott, Derrick Scott, Travis Vanden Top
A Feature: 1. Dusty Seachris, 2. Laura Ebbesen, 3. Josh Lien, 4. Chad Carpenter, 5. Justin Peterson, 6. Justin Voeltz, 7. Joe Blake, 8. Nathan Visker, 9. Donna Bumann, 10. Harley Bauman, 11. Brad Scholl, 12. Zac Rose
Heat Winners: Dusty Seachris, Laura Ebbesen
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