Fireworks on the Track For Independence Day Extravaganza
By: Chris Fobbe - Springport Motor Speedway
Springport, MI (7/4) -- On a beautiful Independence Day, the cars and stars of the Springport Motor Speedway were out to put on a five star racing show.
As the 12 lap feature was set to begin, Steve Wawernia would be the one to lead the field down for the initial start. But it was to be short lived as Ryan Hufford took control on lap number one. An early caution would lead to points leader Greg Pinard to pull off of the track with mechanical issues, leaving the field open for a different winner for the first time in 2015. This would open the door for two-time defending track champion Aaron Taylor to take over on lap three. Taylor would hold on to take the win, his first of 2015. Nick Leonard was second with Trina Newman, Ryan Hufford and Abby Looman fifth. Heat race wins were nabbed by Ryan Hufford and Pinard, while Aaron Taylor was fastest in qualifying with a 18.875 (71.52 mph).
Kyle Kulikowski would start on the pole for the Outlaw Super Late Models feature event, but it was to be John Kulikowski leading for a single lap before quickly being overtaken by Eaton Rapids, Michigan veteran Bob Bauer. Bauer would hold the point for the better part of five laps, before current points leader Dan was able to power past on lap seven, Krzywosinski would not be headed as he went on to take the win once again. Bauer held on for second with Bill Tomlinson, John Kulikowski and Brandon Ross completing the top five. would complete the hat trick taking the heat race win and setting the mark in qualifying with a 15.240 (88.58 mph).
Tim Rugg would lead the field down for the start for the A-Division Cars 25 lap feature event. Cody Eglon would make the outside work to lead lap one. Mark Langs Jr. would manage to sneak past to get the lead on lap four. Lap nine would see Tyler Hufford and Trudell both drive around with Hufford out in front,and then the battle was on. Trudell would overcome Hufford and try to increase the gap. Trudell would hold on to pick up his first win of the season. Hufford was second with Langs Jr., Adam Rowe and Craig Stephens competing the top five.
The B-Division feature would see Robert Kerber out front for the initial start. Kerber would lead the opening lap before being overhauled by Mike Havens for the top spot. Havens would have a sizeable lead but a determined Randy Riever would eat away at it until he found himself at Havens rear bumper in the closing stages of the race. They would beat and bang with taking the point with four to go. would go on to take the win with Mike Havens, Jordan Harvey, Kerber, and Kris Allen completing the top five.
The C-Division was next for their 15 lap main event with Terry Henderson starting on the pole. Tony Noble overtook him on the start. Chuck Ewing would make a charge from the rear of the field and took the lead on lap nine. Ewing would not be headed as he went on to take his first win of the season. Tony Noble was second with Jerry Schroll, Deb Noble and Pete Schong completing the top five.
John Trudell was fastest in qualifying for ABC Stock Cars with a 16.070 (84 mph). Heat race wins wen to Jerry Schroll, Mike Havens, Jordan Harvey and John Trudell.
Next is the 3rd Annual Moonshine Run, celebrating the heritage of motorsports, showcasing the ABC Stock Cars. Also announced was a special added show for the Drive Train Specialists Modifieds division, as well as the Sport Stocks. The GLOW Vintage Modifieds will also be in action. It is also Good Neighbor Night for Leslie and Concord. Adults are just $9.99 and anyone 21 and under is free. For more information visit us online at www.springportmotorspeedway.com