Shryock chalks up another win with victory at Deer Creek Speedway
RACINE, Minn. (May 25, 2002) - Kelly Shryock Lemars, IA used a late caution to get around Todd Sharckey Kasson, MN to pick up his third win of the season in USMTS north region action on Saturday night.
Shryock started the race from sixth row inside. Steve Wetzstein West Concord, MN and Kevin Peters Monmouth, IL battled it out at the start of the race with each driver swapping the top spot more than three times the first eight laps. Wetzstein would finally take the top spot and look to have the race under control when Todd Sharckey would move his Pierce modified out to the higher groove and move around Wetzstein and put some distance between each other.
Wetzstein would finish the race 12th . A very long run Sharckey had put twelve car lengths on the field and was looking to run away from the field when a late caution would bunch the field up for one last run. Shryock was right on the tail of Sharckey at the start. Late in the race the race track really came together up a couple grooves and Sharckey had no idea as he was running the bottom of the track.
A lot of spots changed the last run before the checkered flag flew on lap forty.
Tim Donlinger Rochester, MN looked to have the fastest car at the end of the race was going to pass Shryock and Sharckey when Shryock moved up the track and Donlinger had to brake from hitting the wall. Donlinger would finish with a strong third place finish. Rounding out the top five was Dan Chapman Clarence, IA and Jason Hughes Colcord, OK. Harris Auto Racing heat races were won by Wetzstein, Sharckey, Les Duellman, Tommy Myer, and Mike Hernke. The Holley Performance B-mains were won by Mick Glenn and Jason Hughes. The best crowd of the season at the Deer Creek Speedway witnessed some great side by side racing and was entertained by fifty-two of the best modified drivers in the midwest.
The north region now moves to the Dodge County Speedway in Kasson on Sunday night May 26th for the final night of the weekend for the USMTS. After the second race the north region point standings have changed with Tim Donlinger taking the top spot and Jason Hughes second.
Heat 1- Steve Wetzstein, Dan Chapman, Paul Novotny, Adam Larson, Jordan Steier.
Heat 2- Todd Scharkey, Kelly Shryock, Johnny Bone Jr., Mike Spaulding, Jay Ihrke.
Heat 3- Les Duellman, Mark Noble, David Siercks, Mick Glenn, Steve Holzkamper.
Heat 4- Tommy Myer, Bret Frieden, Kevin Peters, Jason Hughes, Bruce Angst.
Heat 5- Mike Hemke, Randy Zimmerman, Tim Donlinger, Dan Daniels, Nathan Kilwine.
Dash- Steve Wetzstein, Kevin Peters, Les Duellman, Todd Scharkey, Randy Zimmerman
B-main #1- Mick Glenn, David Siercks, Jason Miller, Johnny Bone Jr., Adam Larson.
B-main #2- Jason Hughes, Bruce Angst, Jay Ihrke, Nathan Kilwine, Paul Novotny.
A-main- 1) Kelly Shryock Lemars, IA, (11), 2) Todd Scharkey Kasson, MN (4), 3)Tim Donlinger Rochester, MN (10), 4) Dan Chapman Clarence, IA (7), 5) Jason Hughes Concolord, OK (14) 6) Mike Sorensen Rochester, MN (24) 7) Jay Ihrke Dover, MN (18), 8) Johnny Bone Jr. Pea Ridge, AR (19), 9) Kevin Peters Monmouth, IL (2), 10) Joey Kates Kansas City, KS (26), 11) Mike Spaulding Bemidji, MN (21), 12) Steve Wetzstein West Concord, MN (1), 13) Bret Frieden Walford, IA (12), 14) Davied Siercks Mound View, MN (15), 15) Jason Miller Duluth, MN (17), 16) Nathan Kilwine Owatonna, MN (20) 17) Dan Daniels Humboldt, KS (22) 18) Steve Holzkamper Gentry, AR (25), 19) Tommy Myer Blooming Prairie, MN (6), 20) Mick Glenn Minnesota City, MN (13) 21) Randy Zimmerman Fort Scott, KS (5), 22) Les Duellman Winona, MN (3), 23) Bruce Angst Winona, MN (16) 24) Mike Hernke Cannon Falls, MN (8) 25) Bobby Sorensen Rochester, MN (23), 26) Mark Noble Blooming Prairie, MN (9).