ROSSBURG, Ohio – Matt Miller raced both high and low to fight through traffic to best Matt Westfall and win the Sunoco American Late Model Series (ALMS) race Sunday at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio.

 

Miller, from Waterville, Ohio, had the car to beat, but it wasn’t easy as he battled though lapped traffic with Westfall chasing him down in the 25-lap feature. Westfall passed him briefly in turn one with a classic Eldora slide job when Miller hit traffic late in the race, but Miller managed to swap the favor down on the backstretch on the same lap.

 

“This is awesome,” Miller said. “This is only our third race of the year. It’s nice to rebound. Matt (Westfall) is a heck of a wheelman. I knew he would put the pressure on. We hit some lapped traffic, but we got up on the wheel too. This is a good warm up for the Dream in two weeks.”

 

The next event at Eldora Speedway is the 21st annual Dirt Late Model Dream Weekend presented by Ferris Commercial Mowers on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 4, 5 and 6.

 

The Dirt Late Model Dream, sanctioned by DIRTcar, is the richest dirt late model race in the world with $100,000 going to the winner of Saturday night’s 100-lap feature event. A total purse of $306,625 is available for the three nights of racing, including $214,875 available on Saturday.

 

Devin Gilpin, from Columbus, Indiana, came from the fourth starting spot and beat Jerry Bowerstock in the UMP DIRTcar Modifieds 20-lap feature.

 

“It’s an awesome racetrack,” Gilpin said. “Eldora’s always awesome and thanks to the fans for coming out tonight. Racing needs fans and it’s suffers without them. I truly thank each and every one for coming out tonight.”

 

Dustin Daggett led all 25 laps, lapped all but eight of 20 cars and won by almost nine seconds in the winged National Racing Association (NRA) Sprint Invaders. The Portland, Michigan resident was untouched in the feature.

 

“This car was on a rail tonight,” Daggett said. “I didn’t know how far back anyone was and when you‘ve got Randy Hannagan behind you, you have to assume he’s right there. I have to say thanks to my guys. We’ve have a pretty rough weekend. It was nice to win.”

 

In an emotional win, Barney Craig, from Cridersville, Ohio, won the 15-lap stock car feature while his mother is in a nearby hospital.

 

“This place is awesome,” Craig said. “I want to dedicate this to my Mom. She’s laying up in the hospital and I hope she pulls though. I love it when (the track) is this slick. It brings the driver out. It takes away the horsepower and your crew has to figure it out. Lapped traffic about got me, but I think my Mom was helping me out.”

 

Johnny Appleseed Classic  by Miller Lite
May 24, 2015

NRA Sprint Invaders – 31 cars

 

Qualifying
1.83-Kyle Sauder, 14.761; 2.22H-Randy Hannagan, 14.929; 3.2M-Dustin Daggett, 14.995; 4.17-Jared Horstman, 15.057; 5.10X-Dustin Stroup, 15.199; 6.6M-Max Stambaugh, 15.228; 7.11-Tim Allison, 15.246; 8.49-Shawn Dancer, 15.401; 9.35-Ron Blair, 15.413; 10.23-Devon Dobie, 15.423; 11.6S-JR Stewart, 15.468; 12.21K-Kody Swanson, 15.617; 13.B20-Butch Schroeder, 15.665; 14.11N-Ed Neumeister, 15.679; 15.16-Ryan Ruhl, 15.710; 16.00-Jim Neir, 15.784; 17.49T-Gregg Dalman, 15.795; 18.27-Brad Lamberson, 15.806; 19.8J-Jess Stiger, 15.879; 20.31-Andy Teunessen, 15.963; 21.21B-Brandon McLain, 16.020; 22.28H-Hud Horton, 16.027; 23.7K-Kyle Pitts, 16.046; 24.31N-Rod Henning, 16.118; 25.67-Chris Durand, 16.162; 26.12R-Nick Roberts, 16.492; 27.1A-Mark Aldrich, 16.499; 28.12J-Tyler Moore, 16.551; 29.22R-Kevin Roberts Jr., 17.036; 30.15-Brandon Ferguson, 17.560; 31.24-Eric Smith, 17.725

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. B20-Butch Schroeder[3] ; 2. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 3. 35-Ron Blair[4] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[5] ; 5. 49T-Gregg Dalman[2] ; 6. 21B-Brandon McLain[1] ; 7. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[8] ; 8. 67-Chris Durand[7]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 22H-Randy Hannagan[6] ; 2. 6M-Max Stambaugh[5] ; 3. 28H-Hud Horton[1] ; 4. 23-Devon Dobie[4] ; 5. 27-Brad Lamberson[2] ; 6. 11N-Ed Neumeister[3] ; 7. 15-Brandon Ferguson[8] ; 8. 12R-Nick Roberts[7]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[6] ; 2. 6S-JR Stewart[4] ; 3. 16-Ryan Ruhl[3] ; 4. 8J-Jess Stiger[2] ; 5. 11-Tim Allison[5] ; 6. 7K-Kyle Pitts[1] ; 7. 24-Eric Smith[8] ; 8. 1A-Mark Aldrich[7]

 

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps)
1. 00-Jim Neir[3] ; 2. 31-Andy Teunessen[2] ; 3. 17-Jared Horstman[6] ; 4. 21K-Kody Swanson[4] ; 5. 12J-Tyler Moore[7] ; 6. 49-Shawn Dancer[5] ; 7. 31N-Rod Henning[1]

 

B-Main  –  (10 Laps)
1. 11N-Ed Neumeister[6] ; 2. 49-Shawn Dancer[8] ; 3. 49T-Gregg Dalman[1] ; 4. 11-Tim Allison[3] ; 5. 7K-Kyle Pitts[7] ; 6. 27-Brad Lamberson[2] ; 7. 21B-Brandon McLain[5] ; 8. 12J-Tyler Moore[4] ; 9. 31N-Rod Henning[12] ; 10. 12R-Nick Roberts[14] ; 11. 15-Brandon Ferguson[10] ; 12. 22R-Kevin Roberts Jr.[9] ; 13. 1A-Mark Aldrich[15] ; 14. 67-Chris Durand[13]

 

A-Main 1 –  (20 Laps)
1. 2M-Dustin Daggett[4] ; 2. 22H-Randy Hannagan[5] ; 3. 83-Kyle Sauder[6] ; 4. 10X-Dustin Stroup[2] ; 5. 35-Ron Blair[7] ; 6. B20-Butch Schroeder[11] ; 7. 00-Jim Neir[13] ; 8. 17-Jared Horstman[3] ; 9. 6M-Max Stambaugh[1] ; 10. 49-Shawn Dancer[18] ; 11. 16-Ryan Ruhl[12] ; 12. 21K-Kody Swanson[10] ; 13. 31-Andy Teunessen[15] ; 14. 6S-JR Stewart[9] ; 15. 23-Devon Dobie[8] ; 16. 8J-Jess Stiger[14] ; 17. 49T-Gregg Dalman[19] ; 18. 28H-Hud Horton[16] ; 19. 11N-Ed Neumeister[17] ; 20. 11-Tim Allison[20]

 

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Sunoco American Late Models – 35 cars

 

Qualifying
1.54-Matt Westfall, 16.056; 2.20-Duane Chamberlain, 16.823; 3.5H-Jeremy Hines, 16.825; 4.83-Scott James, 16.834; 5.11S-Rusty Schlenk, 16.970; 6.11-Josh Rice, 16.970; 7.240-Doug Drown, 17.005; 8.3-Matt Miller, 17.035; 9.31-Nick Latham, 17.066; 10.88-Andrew Reaume, 17.173; 11.24-Ryan Unzicker, 17.181; 12.5N-Dustin Nobbe, 17.210; 13.75-John Gill, 17.256; 14.95J-Jerry Bowersock, 17.278; 15.77-Steve Kester, 17.441; 16.49-Brian Ruhlman, 17.590; 17.M14-Brandon Thirlby, 17.640; 18.11R-James Rice, 17.833; 19.1N-Casey Noonan, 17.934; 20.9N-Ted Nobbe, 18.248; 21.21B-Rich Bell, 18.309; 22.3G-Brian Gray, 18.459; 23.34-Herb Reich, 18.474; 24.15A-Phil Ausra, 18.533; 25.75F-Colton Flinner, 18.816; 26.13-Andy Galgoci, 18.973; 27.76-Butch Kruckeberg, 19.216; 28.23V-Ryan VanderVeen, 19.369; 29.8-Rob Anderzack, 19.402; 30.6B-David Baldwin, 19.856; 31.42-Bob Mayer, 20.490; 32.79-Shane Unger, 99.991; 33.32-Chad Stapleton, 99.992; 34.1G-Devin Gilpin, 99.993; 35.2D-Curtis Delsenroth, 99.993;

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 2. 31-Nick Latham[2] ; 3. 5H-Jeremy Hines[3] ; 4. M14-Brandon Thirlby[8] ; 5. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[1] ; 6. 3G-Brian Gray[6] ; 7. 15A-Phil Ausra[7] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[5]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 24-Ryan Unzicker[2] ; 2. 83-Scott James[4] ; 3. 11-Josh Rice[1] ; 4. 240-Doug Drown[3] ; 5. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 6. 32-Chad Stapleton[8] ; 7. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[6] ; 8. 6B-David Baldwin[7]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 88-Andrew Reaume[2] ; 2. 20-Duane Chamberlain[4] ; 3. 75-John Gill[1] ; 4. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[3] ; 5. 49-Brian Ruhlman[5] ; 6. 1N-Casey Noonan[6] ; 7. 21B-Rich Bell[7] ; 8. 13-Andy Galgoci[8] ; 9. 42-Bob Mayer[9]

 

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps)
1. 3-Matt Miller[4] ; 2. 11R-James Rice[3] ; 3. 76-Butch Kruckeberg[6] ; 4. 34-Herb Reich[1] ; 5. 9N-Ted Nobbe[2] ; 6. 8-Rob Anderzack[7] ; 7. 75F-Colton Flinner[5] ; 8. 1G-Devin Gilpin[8]

 

B-Main  –  (8 Laps)
1. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[2] ; 2. 49-Brian Ruhlman[3] ; 3. 32-Chad Stapleton[6] ; 4. 1N-Casey Noonan[7] ; 5. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[10] ; 6. 21B-Rich Bell[11] ; 7. 9N-Ted Nobbe[4] ; 8. 77-Steve Kester[13] ; 9. 5N-Dustin Nobbe[1] ; 10. 3G-Brian Gray[5] ; 11. 15A-Phil Ausra[9] ; 12. 8-Rob Anderzack[8] ; 13. 13-Andy Galgoci[15] ; 14. 42-Bob Mayer[19] ; 15. 6B-David Baldwin[14]

 

A-Main  –  (25 Laps)
1. 3-Matt Miller[1] ; 2. 54-Matt Westfall[4] ; 3. 31-Nick Latham[5] ; 4. 11-Josh Rice[10] ; 5. 20-Duane Chamberlain[7] ; 6.

11R-James Rice[8] ; 7. 75-John Gill[11] ; 8. 49-Brian Ruhlman[18] ; 9. 11S-Rusty Schlenk[15] ; 10. 32-Chad Stapleton[19] ; 11. 240-Doug Drown[14] ; 12. 95J-Jerry Bowersock[17] ; 13. 23V-Ryan VanderVeen[21] ; 14. M14-Brandon Thirlby[13] ; 15. 1N-Casey Noonan[20] ; 16. 34-Herb Reich[16] ; 17. 21B-Rich Bell[22] ; 18. 24-Ryan Unzicker[3] ; 19. 83-Scott James[6] ; 20. 88-Andrew Reaume[2] ; 21. 5H-Jeremy Hines[9] ; 22. 76-Butch Kruckeberg[12]

 

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Eldora Stock Cars – 27 cars

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 61-Rob Trent[8] ; 2. 55-Brandon Archey[7] ; 3. 410-Paul Pardo[9] ; 4. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[1] ; 5. 99K-Andy King[2] ; 6. 01-Earnie Woodard[5] ; 7. 5W-Weasel Phlipot[3] ; 8. 5T-Dwayne Treon[6] ; 9. 23-Casey Barr[4]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 5G-Anthony Goode[1] ; 3. 00K-John Brooks[7] ; 4. 82-Chris Douglas[9] ; 5. 7C-Jordan Conover[4] ; 6. 1M-Jeff Matheny[8] ; 7. 11-Jeff Semmens[6] ; 8. 5-Ricky Ray Dillon[3] ; 9. 1W-Mark Wooten[5]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[4] ; 2. 27-Frank Paladino[8] ; 3. 9-Eric Sandlin[2] ; 4. 262-Tony Anderson[9] ; 5. 19-Wayne Williams[5] ; 6. 36S-Adam Schaeff[1] ; 7. 37-Glenn Knick[3] ; 8. 1-T.J Smith[6] ; 9. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[7]

 

A-Main 1 –  (15 Laps)
1. 71C-Barney Craig[2] ; 2. 61-Rob Trent[1] ; 3. 27-Frank Paladino[6] ; 4. 99J-Donnie Jeschke[3] ; 5. 55-Brandon Archey[4] ; 6. 410-Paul Pardo[7] ; 7. 262-Tony Anderson[12] ; 8. 82-Chris Douglas[11] ; 9. 00K-John Brooks[8] ; 10. 17-Red Harvey Jr.[10] ; 11. 19-Wayne Williams[15] ; 12. 5G-Anthony Goode[5] ; 13. 01-Earnie Woodard[16] ; 14. 99K-Andy King[13] ; 15. 36S-Adam Schaeff[18] ; 16. 9-Eric Sandlin[9] ; 17. 7C-Jordan Conover[14] ; 18. 5W-Weasel Phlipot[19] ; 19. 11-Jeff Semmens[20] ; 20. 1M-Jeff Matheny[17] ; 21. 37-Glenn Knick[21] ; 22. 1-T.J Smith[24] ; 23. 5T-Dwayne Treon[22] ; 24. 23-Casey Barr[25] ; 25. 1 OFF-Kenny Brady[27]

 

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DIRTcar UMP Modifieds – 36 cars

 

Heat 1 –  (8 Laps)
1. 19C-Andrew Corbin[2] ; 2. 14-Joe Godsey[8] ; 3. 7-Evan Taylor[4] ; 4. 52-Weasel Phlipot[1] ; 5. 111-Curt Spalding[7] ; 6. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[10] ; 7. 36-Brandon Vaughan[3] ; 8. 05-David Smith[5] ; 9. 75-Gary Dunaway[9] ; 10. 25-Nick Bowers[6]

 

Heat 2 –  (8 Laps)
1. 20-Josh Morton[3] ; 2. 16-Jeff Koz[2] ; 3. 6B-David Baldwin [4] ; 4. 188-Aaron Orr[8] ; 5. 225-Jesse Bitterling[5] ; 6. 115-Jacoby Hines[10] ; 7. 21M-Donnie Miller[6] ; 8. 4S-Rob Starkey[9] ; 9. 67S-Warren Shingleton[7]

 

Heat 3 –  (8 Laps)
1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[1] ; 2. 9V-Shawn Valenti[4] ; 3. 88-Scott Orr[5] ; 4. 79-Shane Unger[3] ; 5. 26-Jared Spalding[9] ; 6. 22T-Tony Anderson[6] ; 7. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[7] ; 8. 51-Cody Timmerman[8]

 

Heat 4 –  (8 Laps)
1. X-Jerry Bowersock[1] ; 2. 1-Scott Williams[2] ; 3. 5X-Tim Richardson[8] ; 4. 10-Scott Bowersock[4] ; 5. 4-Jason Kinney[3] ; 6. 2-Travis Stemler[9] ; 7. 55S-Zach Schroeder[5] ; 8. 35-Tim Cornett[6] ; 9. 18-Ryan Sutter[7]

 

B-Main –  (8 Laps)
1. 111-Curt Spalding[1] ; 2. 225-Jesse Bitterling[2] ; 3. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[5] ; 4. 115-Jacoby Hines[6] ; 5. 2-Travis Stemler[8] ; 6. 4-Jason Kinney[4] ; 7. 22T-Tony Anderson[7] ; 8. 23-Kyle Schornick[22] ; 9. 36-Brandon Vaughan[9] ; 10. 35-Tim Cornett[16] ; 11. 21M-Donnie Miller[10] ; 12. 18-Ryan Sutter[19] ; 13. 75-Gary Dunaway[17] ; 14. 25-Nick Bowers[20] ; 15. 14S-Jessica Sroufe[11] ; 16. 4S-Rob Starkey[14] ; 17. 67S-Warren Shingleton[18]

 

A-Main –  (20 Laps)
1. 1G-Devin Gilpin[6] ; 2. X-Jerry Bowersock[5] ; 3. 14-Joe Godsey[4] ; 4. 9V-Shawn Valenti[2] ; 5. 188-Aaron Orr[14] ; 6. 16-Jeff Koz[3] ; 7. 225-Jesse Bitterling[18] ; 8. 7-Evan Taylor[9] ; 9. 10-Scott Bowersock[16] ; 10. 5X-Tim Richardson[12] ; 11. 4-Jason Kinney[22] ; 12. 6B-David Baldwin [10] ; 13. 111-Curt Spalding[17] ; 14. 115-Jacoby Hines[20] ; 15. 2-Travis Stemler[21] ; 16. 52-Weasel Phlipot[13] ; 17. 88-Scott Orr[11] ; 18. 11H-Mike Hohlbein[19] ; 19. 23-Kyle Schornick[24] ; 20. 1-Scott Williams[1] ; 21. 79-Shane Unger[15] ; 22. 22T-Tony Anderson[23] ; 23. 20-Josh Morton[7] ; 24. 19C-Andrew Corbin[8]

 

-Eldora Speedway Press Release.  Photo Credit: Eldora Speedway photo

Miller Scores Big Win In Johnny Appleseed Classic At Eldora