National Short Track Championships Saturday – Rockford Speedway (IL) – 10/1/16
Last updated: October 3, 2016 at 9:54 am
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Tom Gille and Matt Lundberg finish first and second in the first Last Chance race to advance to the show.
Jake Gille won the even dash.
Michael Ostdiek wins the odd dash and will start on the pole for the 108-lap feature.
J Herbst won the first qualifier with Matthew Clossey in second to transfer to the feature event.
Dale Nottestad and Grant Griesbach advance from the second qualifier race.
|24||x||Jon Reynolds Jr.|
|14||x||Jon Reynolds Jr.|
Time Trial Results:
|9||x||Jon Reynolds Jr.||13.817|
|24||8||Dennis Smith Jr.||14.126|
Car Count: 39
|007||Jim Olson||Harvard, IL|
|03||Cody Kippenhan||Ypslanti, MI|
|00||Brody Willett||Alburnett, IA|
|2||Michael Bilderback||South Beloit, IL|
|3||Tyler Hromadka||Brookfield, WI|
|5j||Casey Johnson||Edgerton, WI|
|5m||Jeremy Miller||Rockton, IL|
|X||Jon Reynolds Jr.||Loves Park, IL|
|17||Grant Griesbach||Waukesha, WI|
|18||Michael Ostdiek||Lakeville, MN|
|20||Tyler Brown||Carol Stream, IL|
|20L||Zach Less||Manchester, IA|
|21||Mike Lloyd||Davis, IL|
|27||Bill Olson||Wonder Lake, IL|
|28||Bobby Wilberg||Beloit, WI|
|32||Lyle Nowak||Wausau, WI|
|35||Jake Gille||Winnebago, IL|
|38||Jordan Devoy||Delavan, WI|
|40||Tom Gille||Winnebago, IL|
|49||Tory Adams||Richfield, WI|
|51||Dale Nottestad||Cambridge, WI|
|53||Jared Duda||St. Michael, MN|
|66||Adam Peschek||Oconomowoc, WI|
|71||Pat Featherston||Bryon, IL|
|78||Matt Lundberg||Rockton, IL|
|82||J Herbst||West Salem, WI|
|84||Jake Vanoskey||Hartford, WI|
|91||Matt Berger||Loves Park, IL|
|95||Wayne Freimund||Elkhorn, WI|
|99||Jerry Gille||Roscoe, IL|
|99z||Jake Zellmer||Waterford, WI|
Qualifying Format: Two laps with the best lap being their official time.
2:15pm – Qualifying
5:00pm – Racing
Illini Midget Feature
Vintage Racers Feature
Big 8 Series 108
Who to Watch For: Michael Bilderback is home for a big home win on Saturday night. Jeremy Miller and Jon Reynolds Jr. could be his biggest competition. Casey Johnson could also be a factor.
Title Fight: Michael Bilderback has a 127-point lead over Michael Ostdiek in the standings with two races remaining in the season.
The Track: Quarter-mile oval in its 69th consecutive year if racing.
Weather: Cloudy with temps in the low 60’s.
Next Series Race: Otkoberfest Race Weekend. October 8th
What Won the Race: Casey Johnson passed Michael Bilderback with three laps to go after Bilderback’s car appear to sputter in turns three and four.
The Finish: Johnson holds off J. Herbst for the win.
The Skinny: Casey Johnson leads the last three laps en route to the a victory at the 51st Annual National Short Track Championships.
Winning Quote: “I knew if we could if could get behind him for second, and I thought I could dog him for a little while and maybe something would happen and it did,” Johnson told Speed51.com powered by JEGS. “My spotter said that it sounded like his motor was running a little rough prior run, like he may have been running out of fuel. It was my strategy to go low in case something was going to happen and it did.”
On the Move: Dale Nottestad came threw a qualifying race and started 16th. He finished third.
Biggest Loser: Michael Bilderback, after having a dominating car. A mechanical issue near the end causes him to give up the lead to Casey Johnson.