Rossburg, OH – Christopher Bell started sixth and shot to the lead like from a cannon on his way to win the NRA Sprint Invaders portion of the Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite Sunday night at Eldora Speedway.

 

Bell, who won last year’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Eldora, made all the right moves through traffic to defeat Rico Abreu. Both are full-time in the Truck Series.

 

“I love this place,” said Bell, who hails from Norman, Oklahoma. “This is my favorite track. It’s always good to beat Rico. We were teammates for a long time and now we get to race each other a lot everywhere we go. We’ve both made this pavement transition together.”

 

Abreu, from St. Helena, California, was second, while Randy Hannagan, Butch Schroeder and Kyle Sauder rounded out the top-five.

 

Matt Miller, from Waterville, Ohio, came out of “retirement” and won the Sunoco American Late Model A-Feature. It was the fifth time in the last six years he has won on Memorial Day weekend at Eldora.

 

“The track conditions are the way we like it,” said Miller, who started 11th. “I haven’t raced in a while – I raced last week – but we had a little rust on the driver. I had a horrendous restart in a heat race there. The car was phenomenal and we put the right tires on. It was a matter of being smart and not putting ourselves in a bad positon. I love racing here and I love racing in front of the fans here.”

 

The strong performance by the 2005 Dirt Late Model Dream winner and Rick DeLong team puts them amongst the favorites for the 22nd running of the $100,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend in just 10 days time.

 

Richmond, Indiana’s Duane Chamberlain led early, but he suffered mechanical issues while leading with 13 laps to go.

 

Veteran Jeff Babcock, from Wayne, Ohio, finished second after starting 10th. Joe Godsey was third, while Scott James and Rusty Schlenk rounded out the top-five.

 

Joey Kramer started second and led all 20 laps of Sunday UMP Modified division race.

 

“I wasn’t sure how much of a lead I had,” Kramer said. “I’m glad the one caution came out because of the lapped traffic. I didn’t know where to go. The car was pretty good. It was nice to get a win tonight.”

 

Kramer scored his 150th career feature win at Eldora in 2012, his 200th last Thursday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Mile in Indianapolis but considers victory lane at Eldora to be the ultimate honor for a dirt track racer.

 

Jeff Koz, from Lima, Ohio, was second, with Michigan’s Brian Ruhlman, Brandon Ramsey and Brian Post placing in the top-five.

 

Barney Craig, from Cridersville, Ohio, managed to hold off successive slide jobs by Chris Douglas, form Lima, Ohio, to win the Eldora stock car race. Paul Pardo was third with Jordan Conover coming home fourth. Pole sitter Rob Trent finished fifth.

 

“I love this place,” Craig said. “We had a good race car. Thank the fans for coming out. My mother always liked this place.”

 

The next event on the schedule is the 22nd annual Dirt Late Model Dream by Ferris Mowers on June 9-10-11 kicking off with #NationalEarlDay on Thursday, June 9th. Tickets can be purchased by calling (937) 338-3815 or going to www.EldoraSpeedway.com. They are also available at the box office during normal business hours.

 

Johnny Appleseed Classic by Miller Lite
Sunday, May 29, 2016

 

NRA Sprint Invaders 

Qualifying
1.77xx-Christopher Bell, 14.345; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.452; 3.20B-Butch Schroeder, 14.465; 4.24-Rico Abreu, 14.509; 5.23-Devon Dobie, 14.510; 6.2-Kyle Sauder, 14.613; 7.85-Dustin Daggett, 14.628; 8.17-Jared Horstman, 14.695; 9.35-Ron Blair, 14.712; 10.49-Shawn Dancer, 14.758; 11.16-Ryan Ruhl, 14.762; 12.11-Tim Allison, 14.795; 13.10-Mitch Brown, 14.831; 14.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 14.841; 15.5M-Max Stambaugh, 14.880; 16.28-Phil Gressman, 14.882; 17.30-Hud Horton, 14.909; 18.6S-JR Stewart, 14.920; 19.23G-Joe Geibe, 15.052; 20.11R-Chase Ridenour, 15.149; 21.27-Brad Lamberson, 15.158; 22.5W-Jeff  Williams, 15.178; 23.49T-Gregg Dalman, 15.314; 24.33M-Matt Westfall, 15.397; 25.67-Chris Durand, 15.596; 26.3-Kyle Locke, 16.235; 27.10P-Jim Perricone, 16.280; 28.12R-Nick Roberts, 16.310; 29.77x-Alex Hill, 16.405; 30.6-Sean Hosey, 16.720; 31.ID=51694- , 19.166; 32.18-DJ Lamance, 19.166; 33.10J-Jared DeLong, 99.991; 34.91L-Alexis Adgate, 99.992;

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 77xx-Christopher Bell[4] ; 2. 35-Ron Blair[2] ; 3. 10-Mitch Brown[1] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[3] ; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 6. 30-Hud Horton[5] ; 7. 77x-Alex Hill[8] ; 8. 91L-Alexis Adgate[9]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 49-Shawn Dancer[2] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[4] ; 3. 2-Kyle Sauder[3] ; 4. 6S-JR Stewart[5] ; 5. 5W-Jeff  Williams[6] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[1] ; 7. 3-Kyle Locke[7] ; 8. 6-Sean Hosey[8]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 5M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 2. 16-Ryan Ruhl[2] ; 3. 20B-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 4. 85-Dustin Daggett[3] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[6] ; 6. 10P-Jim Perricone[7] ; 7. 23G-Joe Geibe[5] ; 8. 18-DJ Lamance[8]

 

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps)
1. 24-Rico Abreu[4] ; 2. 11-Tim Allison[2] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 4. 33M-Matt Westfall[6] ; 5. 28-Phil Gressman[1] ; 6. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 7. 10J-Jared DeLong[8]

 

B-Feature  –  (10 Laps)
1. 28-Phil Gressman[2] ; 2. 11R-Chase Ridenour[5] ; 3. 30-Hud Horton[3] ; 4. 27-Brad Lamberson[6] ; 5. 5W-Jeff  Williams[7] ; 6. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[1] ; 7. 49T-Gregg Dalman[8] ; 8. 23G-Joe Geibe[4] ; 9. 77x-Alex Hill[13] ; 10. 10J-Jared DeLong[16] ; 11. 10P-Jim Perricone[11] ; 12. 3-Kyle Locke[10] ; 13. 12R-Nick Roberts[12] ; 14. 6-Sean Hosey[14] ; 15. 91L-Alexis Adgate[17] ; 16. 67-Chris Durand[9] ; 17. 18-DJ Lamance[15]

 

A-Feature  –  (20 Laps)
1. 77xx-Christopher Bell[6] ; 2. 24-Rico Abreu[3] ; 3. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 4. 20B-Butch Schroeder[4] ; 5. 2-Kyle Sauder[1] ; 6. 85-Dustin Daggett[7] ; 7. 17-Jared Horstman[8] ; 8. 23-Devon Dobie[2] ; 9. 10-Mitch Brown[13] ; 10. 35-Ron Blair[9] ; 11. 5M-Max Stambaugh[14] ; 12. 49-Shawn Dancer[10] ; 13. 16-Ryan Ruhl[11] ; 14. 33M-Matt Westfall[16] ; 15. 11-Tim Allison[12] ; 16. 11R-Chase Ridenour[18] ; 17. 27-Brad Lamberson[20] ; 18. 30-Hud Horton[19] ; 19. 6S-JR Stewart[15] ; 20. 28-Phil Gressman[17]

 

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Sunoco American Late Models 

Qualifying
1.3-Matt Miller, 16.082; 2.97-Michael Chilton, 16.093; 3.21-Robby Hensley, 16.145; 4.15J-Scott James, 16.165; 5.11RS-Rusty Schlenk, 16.167; 6.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 16.228; 7.95-Jerry Bowersock, 16.238; 8.15-Jon Henry, 16.303; 9.20C-Duane Chamberlain, 16.373; 10.21B-Rich Bell, 16.416; 11.49-Brian Ruhlman, 16.417; 12.1N-Casey Noonan, 16.428; 13.7R-Kent Robinson, 16.436; 14.14V-Joe Godsey, 16.468; 15.7B-Jeff Babcock, 16.513; 16.31-Nick Latham, 16.761; 17.12-Jason Jameson, 16.764; 18.4G-Kody Evans, 16.931; 19.32-Chad Stapleton, 17.084; 20.2D-Curtis Deisenroth, 17.155; 21.8-Rob Anderzack, 17.224; 22.9N-Ted Nobbe, 17.274; 23.4-Jason  Playter, 18.111; 24.5*-Bryant Dickinson, 19.073; 25.P3-Jeff Robertson, 19.588; 26.0B-Brian O’Brien, 20.629; 27.79-Nick Kurtz, 99.991; 28.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 99.992;

 

Heat 1, Group A –  (8 Laps)
1. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1] ; 2. 15-Jon Henry[2] ; 3. 97-Michael Chilton[4] ; 4. 7B-Jeff Babcock[7] ; 5. 21B-Rich Bell[5] ; 6. 7R-Kent Robinson[6] ; 7. 31-Nick Latham[8] ; 8. 79-Nick Kurtz[10] ; 9. 12-Jason Jameson[9] ; 10. 95-Jerry Bowersock[3]

 

Heat 2, Group B –  (8 Laps)
1. 14V-Joe Godsey[1] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[2] ; 3. 21-Robby Hensley[3] ; 4. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 5. 8-Rob Anderzack[6] ; 6. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[5] ; 7. 4-Jason  Playter[7] ; 8. 0B-Brian O’Brien[9] ; 9. P3-Jeff Robertson[8]

 

Heat 3, Group C –  (8 Laps)
1. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[2] ; 2. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 3. 32-Chad Stapleton[6] ; 4. 4G-Kody Evans[5] ; 5. 1N-Casey Noonan[1] ; 6. 9N-Ted Nobbe[7] ; 7. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[8] ; 8. 15J-Scott James[4]

 

B-Feature  –  (10 Laps)
1. 7R-Kent Robinson[1] ; 2. 15J-Scott James[9] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[4] ; 4. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[2] ; 5. 9N-Ted Nobbe[3] ; 6. 4-Jason  Playter[5] ; 7. 79-Nick Kurtz[7] ; 8. 5*-Bryant Dickinson[6] ; 9. 0B-Brian O’Brien[8]

 

A-Feature  –  (25 Laps)
1. 3-Matt Miller[11] ; 2. 7B-Jeff Babcock[10] ; 3. 14V-Joe Godsey[2] ; 4. 15J-Scott James[17] ; 5. 11RS-Rusty Schlenk[6] ; 6. 97-Michael Chilton[7] ; 7. 21B-Rich Bell[13] ; 8. 7R-Kent Robinson[16] ; 9. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 10. 31-Nick Latham[18] ; 11. 32-Chad Stapleton[9] ; 12. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[3] ; 13. 9N-Ted Nobbe[20] ; 14. 8-Rob Anderzack[14] ; 15. 4-Jason  Playter[21] ; 16. 1N-Casey Noonan[15] ; 17. 15-Jon Henry[4] ; 18. 4G-Kody Evans[12] ; 19. 20C-Duane Chamberlain[1] ; 20. 21-Robby Hensley[8] ; 21. 2D-Curtis Deisenroth[19]

 

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Eldora Stock Cars 

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 7-Jordan Conover[1] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 3. 8-Gary Rahe[2] ; 4. 17-Jeremy Creech[6] ; 5. 91-Ed Hounshell[8] ; 6. 09-Dane Arvin[5] ; 7. 67W-Andy Welch[3] ; 8. 54-Dan Wooten[7]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[4] ; 2. 410-Paul Pardo[1] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[7] ; 4. 01-Earnie Woodard[3] ; 5. 23-Casey Barr[5] ; 6. 19-Wayne Williams[6] ; 7. 5G-Anthony Goode[8]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 2. 17H-Red Harvey Jr.[5] ; 3. 55-Brandon Archey[2] ; 4. 11-T.J Smith[7] ; 5. 01X-Erik Skaggs[6] ; 6. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[3] ; 7. 1W-Mark Wooten[4]

 

A-Feature  –  (15 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 82-Chris Douglas[4] ; 3. 410-Paul Pardo[5] ; 4. 7-Jordan Conover[3] ; 5. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 6. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 7. 8-Gary Rahe[7] ; 8. 17H-Red Harvey Jr.[6] ; 9. 23-Casey Barr[14] ; 10. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[18] ; 11. 01-Earnie Woodard[11] ; 12. 55-Brandon Archey[9] ; 13. 91-Ed Hounshell[13] ; 14. 17-Jeremy Creech[10] ; 15. 19-Wayne Williams[17] ; 16. 09-Dane Arvin[16] ; 17. 11-T.J Smith[12] ; 18. 5G-Anthony Goode[20] ; 19. 67W-Andy Welch[19] ; 20. 01X-Erik Skaggs[15] ; 21. 54-Dan Wooten[22]

 

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds 

 

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 2. 36-Brandon Vaughan[5] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[7] ; 4. 1H-John Holt[6] ; 5. 09D-Joel Dick[4] ; 6. 4L-Mike Learman[10] ; 7. 10-Scott Bowersock[11] ; 8. 10L-Nathon Loney[8] ; 9. 58P-Jim Post[9] ; 10. 15-Greg Dunaway[1] ; 11. 71D-Anthony Davis[3]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 17-Brandon  Ramsey[1] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 3. 18-Ryan Sutter[4] ; 4. 19-Rick Corbin[9] ; 5. 34X-Andy Bibler[7] ; 6. 75-David Smith[10] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[6] ; 8. 118-Jimmy Haager[11] ; 9. MG1-Matt Twining[2] ; 10. 79-Kory Maurice[8] ; 11. 0%-Derrick Austin[3]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 77-Joey Kramer[6] ; 2. 18M-David McWilliams[2] ; 3. 1-Scott Williams[3] ; 4. 45P-Brian Post[4] ; 5. 5-Jonathan Taylor[5] ; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[8] ; 7. 11PH-Pete Holt[10] ; 8. 22T-Tony Anderson[9] ; 9. 1F-Jerry Fifield[7] ; 10. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[1]

 

B-Feature  –  (8 Laps)
1. 75-David Smith[2] ; 2. 10-Scott Bowersock[4] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[3] ; 4. 11PH-Pete Holt[6] ; 5. 10L-Nathon Loney[7] ; 6. 55S-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 7. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[15] ; 8. 4L-Mike Learman[1] ; 9. 118-Jimmy Haager[8] ; 10. 0%-Derrick Austin[17] ; 11. 79-Kory Maurice[14] ; 12. 1F-Jerry Fifield[12] ; 13. 58P-Jim Post[10] ; 14. MG1-Matt Twining[11] ; 15. 15-Greg Dunaway[13] ; 16. 22T-Tony Anderson[9]

 

A-Feature  –  (20 Laps)
1. 77-Joey Kramer[2] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[4] ; 3. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 4. 17-Brandon  Ramsey[3] ; 5. 45P-Brian Post[12] ; 6. 36-Brandon Vaughan[1] ; 7. 7-Evan Taylor[7] ; 8. 18-Ryan Sutter[8] ; 9. 1H-John Holt[10] ; 10. 10-Scott Bowersock[17] ; 11. 09D-Joel Dick[13] ; 12. 19-Rick Corbin[11] ; 13. 5-Jonathan Taylor[15] ; 14. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[18] ; 15. 34X-Andy Bibler[14] ; 16. 4L-Mike Learman[23] ; 17. 10L-Nathon Loney[20] ; 18. 12-Jeremy Rayburn[22] ; 19. 1-Scott Williams[9] ; 20. 118-Jimmy Haager[24] ; 21. 18M-David McWilliams[6] ; 22. 75-David Smith[16] ; 23. 55S-Zach Schroeder[21] ; 24. 11PH-Pete Holt[19]

Christopher Bell Shot Out of a Cannon at Eldora