5/25/12- Liam Ryan and Brayden Planko provided the on track fireworks on a beautiful night at Deming Speedway. On Les Schwab night, Ryan and Planko thrilled the crowd with their close, nose to tail and side by side racing in the 600 feature that was won by Liam. Other feature winners included Tyson Cross in the 1200s, Rachel Westmoreland in the 600 Restricted and Jesse Schlotfeldt in the Jr Sprints.
Once again, the Hoosier Speedmart 600 main event was a barnburner of an affair, as Brayden Planko and Liam Ryan went toe to toe like two champion prize fighters for the feature win. With Planko on the bottom and Ryan riding the cushion, the pair went wheel to wheel for the first 10 laps of the feature before encountering heavy traffic. With slower cars approaching, Ryan made a bonsai move up and around Planko coming out of two, then dove to the inside of three to slam the door and secure the lead on lap 13. After an ensuing caution flag, Ryan jetted away from the pack to capture the win, with Planko taking second and Derek Torkelson finishing third. Spud Allen set quick time and heat wins went to Brock Lemley, Jared Peterson, Greg Hamilton and Dougie James.
Tyson Cross had his car on absolute rails en route to a wire to wire win in the 1200 division. Cross took off on the initial start and enjoyed a full straightaway lead or more for the duration of the contest. Spud Allen came up the field to finish second and Eric Turner was the fastest qualifier and third place finisher. Heat wins went to Eric Drake, Allen and Steven Hendrickson.
Rachel Westmoreland made her front row starting position pay off, as the young lady racer led all 25 laps of the 600 Restricted feature to take her first win of the season. Rachel also set quick time, and was followed to the line by Austin Sheridan and Chance Crum. Tristan Thomas, Brandee Wood and Ashley Thompson were the heat race winners.
Jesse Schlotfeldt sliced and diced his way through the field to pick up his 5th feature win of the year. Jesse came from his 6th place starting spot to take the win ahead of Eli Schmidt and Sawyer Sorgenfrei. Schmidt and Bradley Parks won the heat races. Schlotfeldt set quick time.
Kasey Kahne Junior Sprints
Fast Time – Jesse Schlotfeldt 13.163
Heat 1 – Eli Schmidt
Heat 2 – Bradley Parks
Main – Jesse Schlotfeldt, Eli Schmidt, Sawyer Sorgenfrei, Tyson Lemley, Lynden Lebedinski, Bradley Parks, Peyton Hagen, Haley Constance, Allison Johnson, Haylee Bloodgood
Lap Leaders – Schmidt 1-8 Schlotfeldt 9-15
Fast Time – Rachel Westmoreland 11.159
Heat 1 – Tristan Thomas
Heat 2 – Brandee Wood
Heat 3 – Ashley Thompson
Main – Rachel Westmoreland, Austin Sheridan, Chance Crum, Brandee Wood, Tristan Thomas, Jake Helsel, Dylan Resch, Ashleigh Johnson, Spencer Constance, Tanner Reid, Kaitlyn Hammer, Tatum Pospical, Eli Schmidt, Ian Humphries, Kyle Mitchell, Ashley Thompson, JJ Thomas, Hannah Lindquist, Riley Watkins
Lap Leaders – Westmoreland 1-25
Fast Time – Eric Turner 10546
Heat 1 – Eric Drake
Heat 2 – Spud Allen
Heat 3 – Steven Hendrickson
Main – Tyson Cross, Spud Allen, Eric Turner, Eric Drake, Aaron Fell, Clennon Holloway, Liam Ryan, Steven Hendrickson, Wade Spreckelmeyer, Forest Metcalfe, Jared Gunderson, Zach Keefe, Tony Helsel, Kyle Kenoyer
Lap Leaders – Cross 1-25
Hoosier Speedmart 600s
Fast Time – Spud Allen 10.334
Heat 1 – Brock Lemley
Heat 2 – Jared Peterson
Heat 3 – Greg Hamilton
Heat 4 – Dougie James
B Main – Austin Sheridan, Jerrod Saddler, Kyle Oman, Kevin Wilkinson, Nate Vaughn, Tom Hovind, Alden Ostrom
A Main – Liam Ryan, Brayden Planko, Derek Torkelson, Brandon Turner, Brock Lemley, Jared Peterson, Chase Schmidt, Spud Allen, Dougie James, Kelly Mauck, Alex Gauthier, Dustin O’Brien, Jacob Brown, Robie Price, Kyle Oman, Austin Sheridan, Jerrod Saddler, Bill Mercer, Kevin Wilkinson, Greg Hamilton
Lap Leaders – Planko 1-12 Ryan 13-25