Bubak & Junghans Among Dodge City Days Winners at DCRP!July 28, 2012
Lonnie Wheatley, DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 27, 2012) – With more than 120 cars filling the pit area, Jake Bubak and Grant Junghans were among the victors at Dodge City Raceway Park as the 3/8-mile clay oval hosted a special Friday night card that coincided with the opening day of Dodge City Days.
While Bubak topped the URSS Sprint Car feature and Junghans claimed the $1,000 IMCA Modified winner’s share, other winners included Mike Wadel in the United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, Nick Tubbs in the IMCA Stock Cars, Scott Messino in the Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars and Brandon Sprott in the Hornets.
With current URSS National points leader Bubak gridding the 25-lap feature field inside the second row, Keefe Hemel and Zach Blurton led the way to the green flag. Blurton paced the opening circuit before Hemel battled back into the top spot and paced the ensuing rounds ahead of Blurton, Luke Cranston and Bubak.
With heavy traffic in play at the midway point, Cranston took advantage by racing past both Blurton and Hemel for the lead down the backstretch on the 13th round with Bubak right on his heels into second.
Bubak, the 17-year-old from Colorado, slipped under Cranston for the lead on the 16th round and led the rest of the way for his second career series win. Ray Seemann made a late move to snare runner-up honors, with Cranston settling for the show position.
Hemel and Jason Martin rounded out the top five, with Blurton, Jared Kern, URSS Kansas points leader Brian Herbert, Jeff Radcliffe and Kaden Taylor completing the top ten.
Junghans finally slipped around Gearhart for the point on the seventh round, with Murray moving into second soon after only to slow with mechanical woes seven laps short of the checkered flag. Gearhart and fast-closing “B” Main winner Jon Hansen closed in on Junghans over the final laps but were unable to mount a serious challenge for the $1,000 winner’s share.
Junghans crossed the stripe ahead of Gearhart and Hansen, with Brendon Gemmill and Troy Gemmill rounding out the top five.
In the 15-lap United Wireless IMCA Sport Modified feature, Josh Appel charged from his fifth starting position into the lead on the opening lap. Seventh-starter Mike Wadel followed Appel to the front and began challenging for the point.
With Appel on the low side and Wadel up top, the pair traded the lead several times before Wadel finally got the edge with a half dozen laps to go and slipped away for his second win of the year in front of J. Appel, Mike Appel, Blane Walt and Jeremy Sigler.
Nick Tubbs raced around Shannon Maughlin on the seventh round en route to his first 15-lap IMCA Stock Car win of the year at DCRP. Tubbs took the checkered flag ahead of Maughlin, with current points leader Perry Misner rallying from deep in the field to take third after suffering heat race problems. Rod Wadel and Billy Phelps rounded out the top five.
Scott Messino picked up his first Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Car feature win by crossing the stripe first after a wild skirmish off the final corner of the 15-lapper. After taking the lead away from Randle McRoberts on the second lap, Cody Davis led most of the way as the lead pack raced in tight formation most of the way.
Dan Rogers made a charge for the lead on the final lap and edged ahead, only to spin exiting turn four after contact. Messino took quick advantage and flashed under the checkered flag for his first win of the year. Shelby Staple was second with Justin Walker, W.D. Matteson and McRoberts rounding out the top five.
Brandon Sprott picked off his third Hornet win of the year in last-lap fashion as well. After chasing older brother Derrick Sprott throughout, the Sprotts suddenly found themselves second and third as Tristan Barton charged by on the white flag lap. But turn two trouble for Barton opened the door for the younger Sprott who raced to the stripe in front of D. Sprott, Dewayne Bowman, Kenneth O’Hair and Jarred Nightengale.
Racing action at Dodge City Raceway Park resumes on Saturday, August 11, with a card featuring the NCRA Sprint Cars along with IMCA Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds, IMCA Stock Cars and Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars.
Dodge City Raceway Park July 27 Results:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1-Ty Williams, 2. 97-Brian Herbert, 3. 11-Keefe Hemel, 4. 77-Cody Caldwell, 5. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 6. 007-Jordan Randles, 7. 05-Raymond Blackburn.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 2j-Zach Blurton, 4. 11k-Tyler Knight, 5. 49-Kris Moore, 6. 12d-Steve Dalton, 7. 9d-Lance Davis.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 36-Jason Martin, 2. 20-Luke Cranston, 3. 21r-Jeff Radcliffe, 4. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 5. 007k-Jared Kern, 6. 33-Koby Walters. DNS: 50-Steve Blackburn.
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 9x-Jake Bubak, 2. 72-Ray Seemann, 3. 20-Luke Cranston, 4. 11-Keefe Hemel, 5. 36-Jason Martin, 6. 2j-Zach Blurton, 7. 007k-Jared Kern, 8. 97-Brian Herbert, 9. 21x-Jeff Radcliffe, 10. 16k-Kaden Taylor, 11. 80-Jerry Caldwell, 12. 9d-Lance Davis, 13. 49-Kris Moore, 14. 007-Jordan Randles, 15. 11k-Tyler Knight, 16. 12d-Steve Dalton, 17. 50-Steve Blackburn, 18. 1-Ty Williams, 19. 05-Raymond Blackburn, 20. 77-Cody Caldwell, 21. 33-Koby Walters.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 721-Troy Gemmill, 2. 33-David Karst, 3. 3-Brady Coen, 4. 98-Danny Keller, 5. 3h-Ryan Heger, 6. B21-Chadd Brown, 7. 01x-Beau Davis, 8. 7n-William Nusser, 9. 17-Jake Schneider.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 1n-Nick Link, 2. 7s-David Solberg, 3. M15-Mike Martin, 4. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger, 5. D8-Dale Wanger, 6. 96jr-Jon Herring, 7. 45-Logan Cabbell. DNS: 12h-Justin O’Brein, 8h-Jon Hansen.
Third Heat (8 Laps): 1. 97m-David Murray, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 2-Grant Junghans, 4. 13-Cole Traugott, 5. 38-Scott Brown, 6. 01-Jesse Smith, 7. 77-Jason Haug, 8. 22k-Brad Keller, 9. 21-Van Gemmill, 10. 5-Clayton Hogie.
Fourth Heat (8 Laps): 1. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 2. 44-Mike Lunow, 3. 1-Conner Pullen, 4. 8h-Jon Hansen, 5. 24b-Chris Bragg, 6. 16-Kevin Gray, 7. 62d-Derrick Dorbush, 8. 28-Seth Beard, 9. 88j-Jack Kirchoff.
First “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 98-Danny Keller, 2. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger, 3. 3h-Ryan Heger, 4. 96jr-Jon Herring, 5. 45-Logan Cabbell, 6. 01x-Beau Davis, 7. B21-Chadd Brown, 8. 17-Jake Schneider, 9. 7n-William Nusser, 10. D8-Dale Wanger. DNS: 12h-Justin O’Brein.
Second “B” Feature (10 Laps): 1. 8h-Jon Hansen, 2. 24b-Chris Bragg, 3. 13-Cole Traugott, 4. 01-Jesse Smith, 5. 22k-Brad Keller, 6. 21-Van Gemmill, 7. 77-Jason Haug, 8. 62d-Derrick Dorbush, 9. 16-Kevin Gray, 10. 88j-Jack Kirchoff, 11. 38-Scott Brown, 12. 28-Seth Beard, 13. 5-Clayton Hogie.
“A” Feature (25 Laps): 1. 2-Grant Junghans, 2. 1m-Cody Gearhart, 3. 8h-Jon Hansen, 4. G3-Brendon Gemmill, 5. 721-Troy Gemmill, 6. 3-Brady Coen, 7. 24b-Chris Bragg, 8. 1-Conner Pullen, 9. 13-Cole Traugott, 10. 33-David Karst, 11. 1n-Nick Link, 12. 98-Danny Keller, 13. 01-Jesse Smith, 14. 44-Mike Lunow, 15. M15-Mike Martin, 16. 7s-David Solberg, 17. 3h-Ryan Heger, 18. 96jr-Jon Herring, 19. 97m-David Murray, 20. 3c-Casey Jo Wanger.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 65-Josh Appel, 2. 44-Austin Walker, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 14w-Blane Walt, 5. 15b-Andy Barton, 6. 27g-Kameron Gruber, 7. 81-Brian May.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 80m-Mike Wadel, 2. 37-Bart Baker, 3. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 4. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 5. 2a-Colby Hagans, 6. 8-Larry Grady, 7. 55d-Don Strecker, 8. 85c-Clay Sellard.
“A” Feature (15 Laps): 1. 80m-Mike Wadel, 2. 65-Josh Appel, 3. 56m-Mike Appel, 4. 14w-Blane Walt, 5. 21j-Jeremy Sigler, 6. 37-Bart Baker, 7. 10T-Toby Witthuhn, 8. 85c-Clay Sellard, 9. 8-Larry Grady, 10. 81-Brian May, 11. 55d-Don Strecker, 12. 27g-Kameron Gruber, 13. 15b-Andy Barton, 14. 2a-Colby Hagans, 15. 44-Austin Walker.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 737-Nick Tubbs, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 55-Keith Riley, 4. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 5. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 6. 15-Scott Mohan, 7. 11j-Justin Lewis, 8. 26T-Travis McLemore.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 10-Dustin Witthuhn, 2. 60-Rod Wadel, 3. 11m-Billy Phelps, 4. 80-Rich Wadel, 5. 45-Mike Kennedy, 6. 19-Brett Copeland, 7. 20m-Perry Misner, 8. 07-Justin Temaat.
“A” Feature (15 Laps): 1. 737-Nick Tubbs, 2. 17m-Shannon Maughlin, 3. 20m-Perry Misner, 4. 60-Rod Wadel, 5. 11m-Billy Phelps, 6. 80-Rich Wadel, 7. 2z-Cody Zimmerman, 8. 15-Scott Mohan, 9. 2s-Reagan Sellard, 10. 11j-Justin Lewis, 11. 19-Brett Copeland, 12. 26T-Travis McLemore, 13. 45-Mike Kennedy, 14. 10-Dustin Witthuhn, 15. 55-Keith Riley.
Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars:
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 38-Scott Messino, 2. 72-Toby Schield, 3. 91d-Cody Davis, 4. 22-Dan Rogers, 5. 75-Randle McRoberts, 6. 75x-Duane Mathes, 7. 17j-James Nightengale, 8. 50-Steve Blackburn, 9. 5-Andre Kamphofner. DNS: 4d-Chad Garrison.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 79-Shelby Staple, 2. 007-Bryan Habiger, 3. 11m-W.D. Matteson, 4. 31d-Justin Walker, 5. 006-Kim Frodin, 6. 7-Tom Reed, 7. 57-Tanner Brunson, 8. 31-Raymond Blackburn. DNS: 3m-Jakob Manke.
“A” Feature (15 Laps): 1. 38-Scott Messino, 2. 79-Shelby Staple, 3. 31d-Justin Walker, 4. 11m-W.D. Matteson, 5. 75-Randle McRoberts, 6. 72-Toby Schield, 7. 75x-Duane Mathes, 8. 006-Kim Frodin, 9. 22-Dan Rogers, 10. 17j-James Nightengale, 11. 50-Steve Blackburn, 12. 5-Andre Kamphofner, 13. 57-Tanner Brunson, 14. 007-Bryan Habiger, 15. 7-Tom Reed, 16. 4d-Chad Garrison, 17. 31-Raymond Blackburn, 18. 3m-Jakob Manke, 19. 91d-Cody Davis.
First Heat (8 Laps): 1. 7-Jaret Lunow, 2. 81T-Tristan Barton, 3. 20-Kenneth O’Hair, 4. 29x-Brandon Bogner, 5. 15w-Whitney Barton, 6. 10-Marci O’Hair, 7. 12-Brendon O’Hair.
Second Heat (8 Laps): 1. 61x-Dewayne Bowman, 2. 18-Brandon Sprott, 3. 9-Derrick Sprott, 4. 19c-Cheryl Copeland, 5. 04j-Jarred Nightengale, 6. 11m-James Phelps.
“A” Feature (12 Laps): 1. 18-Brandon Sprott, 2. 9-Derrick Sprott, 3. 61x-Dewayne Bowman, 4. 20-Kenneth O’Hair, 5. 04j-Jarred Nightengale, 6. 81T-Tristan Barton, 7. 10-Marci O’Hair, 8. 15w-Whitney Barton, 9. 7-Jaret Lunow, 10. 19c-Cheryl Copeland, 11. 29x-Brandon Bogner. DNS: 11m-James Phelps, 12-Brendon O’Hair.