Dover Finds NCRA Sprint Victory Lane Again!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – McCool Junction, Nebraska – September 6, 2014 - The National Championship Racing Association of Park City, Kansas presented by Precise Racing Products sprint car division made their third appearance to the state of Nebraska on this 2014 race season and for the third consecutive time it was “Cornhusker” resident Jack Dover taking home the victory as the tour made their first and only appearance of the season at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska on Saturday night. This event was a co-sanctioned event with the Speedway Motors American Sprint Car Series Midwest Region.
Touring regular Jon Freeman and national driver Tony Bruce, Jr. started on the front row for the twenty-five lap feature and the red flag quickly replaced the green at the start when Cody Forshee crashed hard. He was shaken and appeared uninjured but was transported to a local hospital for observation.
Third starting Jack Dover wasted little time getting to the front and took the lead, only to see his pace slow on lap seventeen when Cody Ledger blew his right rear tire. His pace would be slowed again with two laps to go when Ryan Roberts came to a stop on the backstretch.
There was no stopping Dover the final laps as he would go the rest of the way to claim his fifth series victory in six starts. His previous two Nebraska state wins came at Butler County Speedway.
Bruce settled for second while eighth starting J.D. Johnson came home third. Seventeenth starting Danny Lasoski brought the Mark Burch owned #1M home fourth while sixteenth starting Don Droud, Jr. rounded out the top five.
Two drivers, who are battling for the 2014 series championship, kept things close on the track as well as current point leader Jeremy Campbell finished tenth while defending tour champion C.J. Johnson came home ninth.
The eight lap heat races for the thirty car field were won by Bruce, J.D. Johnson, Jason Danley and Roberts while Seth Brahmer claimed the twelve lap “B” feature. His win would be a costly one, however, as his motor expired after crossing the finish line and was unable to start the feature finale.
The next scheduled event for the NCRA sprint car tour is slated to be the season finale at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas on Saturday night, September 27.
NCRA Sprint Cars
Junction Motor Speedway/McCool Junction, Nebraska
September 6, 2014
1st Heat: 1) 18t Tony Bruce, Jr., 2) 3 Billy Alley, 3) 76 Jay Russell, 4) 3x Cody Forshee, 5) 17x Josh Baughman, 6) 77 John Klabunde, 7) 36 Rick Hanson, 8) 8x Jason Martin
2nd Heat: 1) 8 J.D. Johnson, 2) 35l Cody Ledger, 3) 45x C.J. Johnson, 4) 1m Danny Lasoski, 5) 1b Trevor Grossenbaucher, 6) 2 Don Droud, Jr., 7) 10c Jeremy Campbell, 8) 44k David Kubart
3rd Heat: 1) 82 Jason Danley, 2) 3h Brandon Hanks, 3) 81 Jon Freeman, 4) 81a Chris Morgan, 5) 20g Jake Greider, 6) 19 Jeff Stasa, 7) 11x Gregg Bakker
4th Heat: 1) 18 Ryan Roberts, 2) 53 Jack Dover, 3) 12 Tyler Drueke, 4) 13v Seth Brahmer, 5) 17 Gage Dorr, 6) 23s Stu Snyder, 7) 11w Wyatt Burks
B Feature: 1) Seth Brahmer, 2) Don Droud, Jr., 3) Danny Lasoski, 4) Josh Baughman, 5) Jeremy Campbell, 6) Trevor Gorssenbaucher, 7) Jake Greider, 8) Stu Snyder, 9) Jason Martin, 10) Wyatt Burks, 11) Gage Dorr, 12) John Klabunde, 13) Rick Hanson, 14) David Kubart, DNS: Jeff Stasa, Gregg Bakker
A Feature: 1) Jack Dover, 2) Tony Bruce, Jr., 3) J.D. Johnson, 4) Danny Lasoski, 5) Don Droud, Jr., 6) Brandon Hanks, 7) Jon Freeman, 8) Billy Alley, 9) C.J. Johnson, 10) Jeremy Campbell, 11) Jason Danley, 12) Tyler Drueke, 13) Jay Russell, 14) Chris Morgan, 15) Josh Baughman, 16) Trevor Grossenbaucher, 17) Ryan Roberts, 18) Cody Ledger, 19) Cody Forshee, 20) Seth Bergman DNS