Dover Dazzles in Second STN Prelim!

 

Lonnie Wheatley, LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (October 26, 2012) – Jack Dover repeated the feat of fellow Roush Yates Ford-powered driver Jason Johnson by making a lap 24 pass to win Friday night’s second qualifying event at the 25th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented  by Hoosier Tires at I-30 Speedway.

 

Persistently working the cushion, Dover rallied past South Dakota’s Justin Henderson on the white flag lap to secure a position in Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win, $2,500-to-start STN finale.

 

Henderson chased the Springfield, NE, driver to the stripe, while Gary Wright locked into his 18th career STN finale by claiming the show position after leading the initial 18 circuits.

 

Brian Brown rallied from 15th to claim fourth with Tim Shaffer rounding out the top five.  Jeff Swindell, Shane Stewart, Sammy Swindell, Tim Crawley and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., completed the top ten.

 

Jon Stinson, Stenhouse, Jr., Wayne Johnson, Wright, Brown and Shaffer topped heat race action for the 50-car Friday qualifier, with Marshall Skinner, Danny Lasoski, Swindell, Stewart and Shaffer won the Qualifying races.  Brown, Ryan Bickett and Andy Shouse won the “B” Mains.

 

25th Annual COMP Cams Short Track Nationals presented by Hoosier Tires Thursday Night Results (Conclusion of Fifth Heat on postponed to Friday by Rain):

 

Heat Races:

 

First Heat (10 Laps):  1. 26s-Jon Stinson, 2. 47r-Eric Riggins, Jr., 3. 1m-Danny Lasoski, 4. 27-Andy Shouse, 5. 12m-Kyle McCutcheon, 6. 9k-Kyle Sager, 7. 01n-Jeremy Newkirk.  DNS: 92h-Richie Harris.

 

Second Heat (10 Laps):  1. 6s-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 2. 53-Jack Dover, 3. 26m-Marshall Skinner, 4. 25-Blake Hahn, 5. 3g-Shane Stewart, 6. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 7. 47-Dale Howard, 8. 14z-Zach Pringle, 9. 9$-Kyle Clark.

 

Third Heat (10 Laps):  1. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 2. 29-Brandon Hahn, 3. 12h-Jerrod Hull, 4. 12d-Dalton Davis, 5. 0s-Glenn Styres, 6. 5-Joe Bob Lee, 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 8. 44-Ronny Howard, 9. 31g-Johnny Gardner.  

 

Fourth Heat (10 Laps):  1. 9w-Gary Wright, 2. 17j-Josh Baughman, 3. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 4. 38-Rick Pringle, 5. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 6. 4s-Tommy Snellgrove, 7. 58f-Gary Floyd, 8. X-Charlie Louden.  

 

Fifth Heat (10 Laps):  1. 21b-Brian Brown, 2. 94-Jeff Swindell, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 5. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 6. 3r-A.G. Rains, 7. 4j-John James. DNS: 66x-Aaron Reutzel.

 

Sixth Heat (10 Laps):  1. 6t-Tim Shaffer, 2. 82-Justin Henderson, 3. 88-Tim Crawley, 4. 39-Brad Bowden, 5. 1h-Nic Jenkins, 6. 48-Jake Martens, 7. 2x-Patrick Moore, 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett.

 

Qualifying Races – Top 14 in Combined Passing/Finishing Points to “A” Feature; Balance to “B” Mains

 

First Qualifier (10 Laps):  1. 26m-Marshall Skinner, 2. 9w-Gary Wright, 3. 77x-Wayne Johnson, 4. 25-Blake Hahn, 5. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 6. 39-Brad Bowden, 7. 3r-A.G. Rains, 8. 1h-Nic Jenkins, 9. 4j-John James, 10. 31g-Johnny Gardner.

 

Second Qualifier (10 Laps):  1. 1m-Danny Lasoski, 2. 53-Jack Dover, 3. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 4. 29-Brandon Hahn, 5. 47r-Eric Riggins, Jr., 6. 12d-Dalton Davis, 7. 58f-Gary Floyd, 8. 01n-Jeremy Newkirk, 9. 44-Ronny Howard. DNS: 2x-Patrick Moore.

 

Third Qualifier (10 Laps):  1. 1s-Sammy Swindell, 2. 12h-Jerrod Hull, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 94-Jeff Swindell, 5. 14z-Zach Pringle, 6. 26s-Jon Stinson, 7. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 8. 17j-Josh Baughman, 9. 9$-Kyle Clark, 10. 9k-Kyle Sager.

 

Fourth Qualifier (10 Laps):  1. 3g-Shane Stewart, 2. 12m-Kyle McCutcheon, 3. 82-Justin Henderson, 4. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 5. 5-Joe Bob Lee, 6. 21b-Brian Brown, 7. 66x-Aaron Reutzel, 8. X-Charlie Louden, 9. 47-Dale Howard. DNS: 4s-Tommy Snellgrove.

 

Fifth Qualifier (10 Laps):  1. 6t-Tim Shaffer, 2. 88-Tim Crawley, 3. 27-Andy Shouse, 4. 6s-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., 5. 48-Jake Martens, 6. 0s-Glenn Styres, 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 8. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 9. 14m-Jordon Mallett. DNS: 92h-Richie Harris.

 

“B” Features – Top 2 from Each Advance to “A” Feature

 

First “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 21b-Brian Brown, 2. 12m-Kyle McCutcheon, 3. 38-Rick Pringle, 4. 25-Blake Hahn, 5. 21tx-Brandon Schure, 6. 48-Jake Martens, 7. 12d-Dalton Davis, 8. 9k-Kyle Sager, 9. 2x-Patrick Moore, 10. 21x-Taylor Velasquez, 11. 44-Ronny Howard. DNS: 01n-Jeremy Newkirk.

 

Second “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 17b-Ryan Bickett, 2. 14k-Kyle Bellm, 3. 47r-Eric Riggins, Jr., 4. 47-Dale Howard, 5. 17j-Josh Baughman, 6. 3n-Nate Van Haaften, 7. 3r-A.G. Rains, 8. 14m-Jordon Mallett, 9. 0s-Glenn Styres, 10. X-Charlie Louden, 11. 1h-Nic Jenkins, 12. 31g-Johnny Gardner.

 

Third “B” Feature (12 Laps):  1. 27-Andy Shouse, 2. 14z-Zach Pringle, 3. 66x-Aaron Reutzel, 4. 26s-Jon Stinson, 5. 39-Brad Bowden, 6. 5-Joe Bob Lee, 7. 4x-Shawn Petersen, 8. 58f-Gary Floyd, 9. 9$-Kyle Clark, 10. 4j-John James, 11. 92h-Richie Harris. DNS: 4s-Tommy Snellgrove.

 

“A” Feature – Top 3 Finishers Locked into Saturday night’s $15,000 to win STN Finale.

 

A Feature (25 Laps – Starting position in parentheses):  1. 53-Jack Dover (5), 2. 82-Justin Henderson (3), 3. 9w-Gary Wright (1), 4. 21b-Brian Brown (15), 5. 6t-Tim Shaffer (2), 6. 94-Jeff Swindell (7), 7. 3g-Shane Stewart (8), 8. 1s-Sammy Swindell (14), 9. 88-Tim Crawley (11), 10. 6s-Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. (12), 11. 12m-Kyle McCutcheon (18), 12. 29-Brandon Hahn (6), 13. 26m-Marshall Skinner (13), 14. 14z-Zach Pringle (20), 15. 12h-Jerrod Hull (10), 16. 77x-Wayne Johnson (9), 17. 17b-Ryan Bickett (16), 18. 14k-Kyle Bellm (19), 19. 27-Andy Shouse (17), 20. 1m-Danny Lasoski (4).

 

Lap Leaders: Gary Wright 1-18, Justin Henderson 19-23, Jack Dover 24-25.