Miller Masters 600 Nationals Finale!

 
Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (September 25, 2010) – Joe B. Miller etched his name into the record books as the winner of I-30 Speedway’s Fifth Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires championship finale by taking the $3,500 winner’s share in Saturday night’s 30-lap main event.
 
The 19-year-old from Millersville, MO, gunned into the lead from the front row outside and led all 30 rounds to become the fourth different winner of the event, adding his name to the list of past 600 Nationals championship that includes Travis Senter, Jr. (twice), Jerrod Wilson and Jason Lair.
 
Miller and Pennsylvania’s Brock Zearfoss battled for the point much of the way in Saturday’s finale before another Keystone State rep, Michael Dicely, moved by Zearfoss into second in the closing rounds.  Dicely closed the gap on Miller but ran out of laps, with Miller taking the checkered flag just 0.214-seconds ahead of Dicely.
 
Zearfoss settled for the show position, with Kansas contender Nate Fleming climbing from the sixth row to fourth by race’s end.  After advancing from “B” Main action, Travis Senter, Jr., charged from 18th to round out the top five.
 
Christopher Bell was sixth, with 20th-starter Tyson Hall, Ryan Greth, Scott Sawyer and 17th-starter Tyler DeVault completing the top ten.
 
Senter and Hall both collected an extra $125 from Senter Farms as Hard Chargers for the night.
 
Miller’s $3,500 winner’s share included an extra $500 from K&W Truck Repair.  Miller became the third different winner in as many nights of Fifth Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires competition that included a total of 72 competitors from 16 states.
 
Thursday night winner Aaron Reutzel held a transfer position in “B” Main action only to shred a right rear tire after contact.  Friday night winner Jason Lair created one of just two cautions in Saturday’s finale when he looped it exiting turn two and turned over on the 18th circuit.
 
Camden, Delaware’s Luke Thomas picked up an extra $250 from Senter Farms for the Longest Tow Award.
 
I-30 Speedway’s Fifth Annual 600 Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Saturday Results:
 
Heat Races (Top 14 in Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Main; Balance to Four “B” Mains):
 
HEAT 1 - #60x Chance Terrel, #6x Chris Meyer, #13m Chance McCrary, #56 Scott Hathman, #39 Brian Nance, #w77 Jim Wall, #d1 Chris Barker, #10m Eric Sandage, #42 Jimmy McClain, Jr (dns)
 
HEAT 2 - #96s Samantha Gargus, #7 Nick Bailey, #10a Zach Alley, #31z Brent Zimmerman, #64 Chad Boone, #10e Matt Ebarb, #07 Dylan Wickham, #8 Allen Barker, #3 Cody Coggin
 
HEAT 3 - #51b Joe B. Miller, #52 Blake Hahn, #08 Logan Martin, #21 Christopher Bell, #88w Eric Wright, #0 Marty Hargroder, #49 Tim Sites, #13 Triston Tidmore, #71 Blake Jenkins
 
HEAT 4 - #16 Nate Fleming, #29 Scott Sawyer, #6g Dustin Gates, #8z Frederic Fezard, #67 Marty Martin, #85c Jason Goodwin, #70b Tim Brothers
 
HEAT 5 - #129 Brandon Hahn, #44 Mike Dicely, #1x Bobby Zaiontz, #56h Dean Hathman, #43 Matthew Bauldwin, #55s Sam LaMothe, #23m Howard Moore
 
HEAT 6 - #1j Ryan Greth, #18t Tyler DeVault, #4w Aaron Reutzel, #5x Tyson Hall, #70w Michael Wickham, #28 Todd McWilliams, #32x Brad McDaniel, #20 Jeremy Postlethwait
 
HEAT 7 - #23l Jason Lair, #22t Travis Senter, Jr., #1a Alex Sewell, #9x Bradley Meyer, #88d Brandon Darlington, #1g Garrett Abrams, #22a Andrew Teuscher, #78td Sam Williams
 
HEAT 8 - #1z Brock Zearfoss, #2t Luke Thomas, #7j Jerrod Wilson, #1y Dusty Young, #x4 Caleb Martin, #83 Karlas Stephens, #14mc Thomas McCann, #22j Josh Rehm (dns)
 

B Mains (Top 2 from Each Advance to “A” Main):

 
“B” Feature One:  #56h Dean Hathman, #07 Dylan Wickham, #88w Eric Wright, #23m Howard Moore, #22j Josh Rehm, #56 Scott Hathman, #w77 Jim Wall, #3 Cody Coggin, #6g Dustin Gates, #4w Aaron Reutzel, #0 Marty Hargroder, #78td Sam Williams, #70w Michael Wickham, #14mc Thomas McCann
 
“B” Feature Two:  #52 Blake Hahn, #5x Tylson Hall, #7j Jerrod Wilson, #32x Brad McDaniel, #55s Sam LaMothe, #83 Karlas Stephens, #43 Matthew Bauldwin, #67 Marty Martin, #71 Blake Jenkins, #13m Chance McCrary, #8 Allen Barker, #49 Tim Sites, #92f Nick Counts, #x4 Caleb Martin
 
“B” Feature Three:  #18t Tyler DeVault, #2t Luke Thomas, #1y Dusty Young, #8z Frederic Fezard, #1x Bobby Zaiontz, #28 Todd McWilliams, #33a Andrew Teuscher, #31z Brent Zimmerman, #1g Garrett Abrams, #88d Brandon Darlington
 
“B” Feature Four:  #22t Travis Senter, Jr., #08 Logan Martin, #9x Bradley Meyer, #10e Matt Ebarb, #10a Zach Alley, #85c Jason Goodwin, #13 Triston Tidmore, #39 Brian Nance, #20 Jeremy Postlethwait, #70b Tim Brothers, #64 Chad Boone, #13x Cody Hall 
 
Fifth Annual 600 Nationals Saturday “A” Feature
 
A Feature (30 Laps):  1. #51b Joe B. Miller, 2. #44 Mike Dicely, 3. #1z Brock Zearfoss, 4. #16 Nate Fleming, 5. #22t Travis Senter, Jr., 6. #21 Christopher Bell, 7. #5x Tyson Hall, 8. #1j Ryan Greth, 9. #29 Scott Sawyer, 10. #18t Tyler DeVault, 11. #2t Luke Thomas, 12. #52 Blake Hahn, 13. #22j Josh Rehm, 14. #6x Chris Meyer, 15. #1a Alex Sewell, 16. #08 Logan Martin, 17. #56h Dean Hathman, 18. #129 Brandon Hahn, 19. #07 Dylan Wickham, 20. #96s Samantha Gargus, 21. #7 Nick Bailey, 22. #23l Jason Lair, 23. #60x Chance Terrel.
 
Lap Leaders; Joe B. Miller 1-30.