Friday night can only be described with one word: “Impressive.” Fully Injected had one of it’s best nights of the season so far in 2011. Not only did Danny Holtgraver have an outstanding night with the All Star Circuit of Champions at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, but, team driver’s like Kevin Schaeffer, Rod George, and Scott Priester also all had impressive finishes; with those being at the Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. All three would come home in the top 5.
Danny Holtgraver would time 6th quick of the 48 sprint car entries last evening. A 6th fastest time in the qualifying finish would put the Pittsburgh native in the inversion; allowing him to start fifth in his respective heat race. Danny would transfer from his heat to the main event with a 4th place finish, and also earn himself a spot in the evening’s dash. Positive results continued for the D4 team as a fourth place finish in the dash would line Holtgraver up on the outside of row two for the 40 lap A main event. 40 laps proves to be a test of endurance and stability at a small 3/8’s bullring like Attica Raceway Park. Young Holtgraver proved that he can rally with the best as he would hold a top three position for much of the race; holding off the likes of Danny Smith, and Byron Reed. Unfortunately, a last lap mistake from the result of no brakes and hard racing with a fast slicking race surface, would induce a 360 degree spin for the D4 machine. Luckily, Danny would keep the car moving and keep a top 10 finish in his reach; he would cross the line 8th -holding off Jason Johnson and Brandon Martin. The Steel City Outlaw – Tim Shaffer, would pick up the 40 lap victory and the $5,000 payday. He would hold off late charger Danny Smith and PA native, Stevie Smith.
Lernerville Speedway seemed to a positive results breeding ground last night for Fully Injected members. Kevin Schaeffer and Rod George kicked things off with heat race wins over the eighteen Friday night entries. Brian Ellenberger would continue his hot streak in western Pennsylvania; grabbing another Lernerville win over Jack Sodeman Jr. Fully Injected had three individuals finish in the top 5; those being Rod George 3rd, Kevin Schaeffer 4th, and Scott Priester- representing Carl Bowser- 5th. Excellent night at the races!
A few other odds and ends…
The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series would see Craig Dollansky pick up his 3rd win of the 2011 W0O season. The native of Elk River, Minnesota would hold off Donny Schatz and Bill Rose to capture 40 lap, $10,000 to win main event. Speaking of Bill Rose, he would have an impressive evening all together at the River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’; finishing 2nd in his respective heat, winning the dash, and holding on for a 3rd place finish. Excellent evening for the 2011 World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year contender.
Gerard McIntyre Jr. would pick up his first career Williams Grove victory last night over Brian Montieth and Tyler Walker.
Shane Stewart, in his Rock Star Energy Drink, Makita, ART Chassis, would win for the 2nd night in a row at the Skagit Speedway in Burlington, Washington. The Bixby, Oklahoma native has now swept preliminary action at the Jim Raper Memorial Dirt Cup at Skagit Speedway and goes into the final evening of competition being the point leader and in great contention to win the $40,000 A-Main.
Coleman Gulick grabbed the Gas-City wingless win last evening; holding off Shane Cottle, and Brett Burdette.
In ASCS regional action, legend Wayne Johnson, promoter and driver, Tony Bruce Jr., Ryan Grubaugh, and Channin Tankersley would all grab victories.
Stay tuned for a full in-car video recap from Friday night’s All-Star event at Attica Raceway Park featuring Danny Holtgraver. The video will be posted in the coming evenings. Also- the “Behind the Scenes with Scott Priester: A Trip to Rimersburg”, will also be posted in its entirety Monday evening!