Aaron Taylor Wins Mountain Dew Modified’s Season Opener

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22- Aaron Taylor - Mountain Dew Modified Division Feature Winner 5/6/2017

Aaron Taylor Wins Mountain Dew Modified’s Season Opener

This weekends event was headlined by the Mountain Dew Modified Division with the Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Division and Front Wheel Drive Barn Stocks also on hand for the 2017 Season Opener at Springport Mid-Michigan Speedway.  This marked a milestone for the 28 year old short track in Springport, MI as new owner’s John and Curt Ainsworth along with track manager Donnie Ritter kicked off a new era with a great group of race teams and passionate fans showing up to cheer on their favorite drivers, sport and the resurrection of a speedway many call home that was closed for most of the 2016 season.

The owners and management want to send a huge thank you to all the people who braved the cold temperatures and cheered on their favorite drivers and sport.  To the staff, who worked tirelessly to make it an enjoyable experience for everyone, putting the focus on visitors first while learning new jobs or a new facility.  Saturday marked the first week of our plan for the track and we could not be anymore happy with how well it went.  We will focus on things we know we can improve on while maintaining the family friendly atmosphere as we work to become a premier location for motorsports in not only Michigan but the entire country.

Front Wheel Drive Barn Stock Division

Barn Stock Feature WinnerSaturday 5/6/2017#27 John Ward

Barn Stock Qualifying

  1.  27 John Ward 19.309
  2. 97 Jacob Newman 19.404
  3. 33c James Christie Jr 19.611
  4. 10H Darrell Harmon 20.106
  5. 29 Chris Ried 20.402
  6. 9 Jessie Nobach-Gehringer 21.374
  7. 8 William Trudgen 21.488

Barn Stock Heat Race #1

  1. 27 John Ward
  2. 97 Jacob Newman
  3. 33c James Christie Jr
  4. 29 Chris Ried
  5. 9 Jessie Nobach-Gehringer
  6. 8 William Trudgen
  7. 95 Austin Spence
  8. 10H Darrell Harmon

Barn Stock A Feature

  1. 27 John Ward
  2. 97 Jacob Newman
  3. 33c James Christie Jr
  4. 29 Chris Ried
  5. 10H Darrell Harmon
  6. 9 Jessie Nobach-Gehringer
  7. 8 William Trudgen
  8. 95 Austin Spence

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Division

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Feature WinnerSaturday 5/6/2017#73 Earl Miles

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Qualifying

  1. 16 Michael Ammerman 15.981
  2. 48 Craig Stephens 16.192
  3. 13 Derek Kearns 16.342
  4. 2 John Trudell 16.467
  5. 145 Michael Havens 16.558
  6. 26 Steve Poniatowski III 16.630
  7. 23 Joseph Hancock 16.703
  8. 007 Dale Lewis 17.206
  9. 53 Zachary Mead 17.234
  10. 55 Steve Allen 17.477
  11. 16 Dustin Uminn 17.531
  12. 88 Dale Eglon 17.606
  13. 2 Shawn Kinch 17.855
  14. 24 Harold Boldridge 18.060
  15. 16D Dyllan Uminn 18.122
  16. 42 Brian Barden 18.271
  17. 63 Richard Kinch 18.343
  18. 32F David Foster 18.560
  19. 23 Jeremy Lafontain DNQ
  20. 88 Cody Eglon DNQ
  21. 73 Earl Miles DNQ

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Heat Race #1

  1. 23 Joseph Hancock
  2. 26 Steve Poniatowski III
  3. 2 John Trudell
  4. 16 Michael Ammerman
  5. 145 Michael Havens
  6. 13 Derek Kearns
  7. 48 Craig Stephens

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Heat Race #2

  1. 007 Dale Lewis
  2. 2 Shawn Kinch
  3. 53 Zachary Mead
  4. 16 Dustin Uminn
  5. 88 Dale Eglon

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock Heat Race #3

  1. 23 Jeremy Lafontain
  2. 16D Dyllan Uminn
  3. 24 Harold Boldridge
  4. 42 Brian Barden
  5. 63 Richard Kinch
  6. 32F David Foster

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock A Feature

  1. 73 Earl Miles
  2. 48 Craig Stephens
  3. 23 Joseph Hancock
  4. 26 Steve Poniatowski III
  5. 13 Derek Kearns
  6. 16 Michael Ammerman
  7. 2 John Trudell
  8. 145 Michael Havens

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock B Feature WinnerSaturday 5/6/2017#2 Shawn Kinch

Auto Lab A.B.C Stock B Feature

  1. 2 Shawn Kinch
  2. 007 Dale Lewis
  3. 32F David Foster
  4. 42 Brian Barden
  5. 63 Richard Kinch
  6. 53 Zachary Mead
  7. 16D Dyllan Uminn
  8. 16 Dustin Uminn
  9. 23 Jeremy Lafontain
  10. 24 Harold Boldridge
  11. 55 Steve Allen
  12. 88 Dale Eglon

Moluntain Dew Modified Division

Mountain Dew Modified Division Feature WinnerSaturday 5/6/2017#22 Aaron Taylor

Mountain Dew Modifieds Qualifying

  1. 1 27 Nyle Weile 15.714
  2. 331 Teri Deubel 15.740
  3. 23 Phil Massuch 15.849
  4. 38 Gord Alblas 15.971
  5. 559 Damian Lytle 16.000
  6. 22 Aaron Taylor 16.007
  7. 72 Daniel Loughan 16.036
  8. 3T Walt Obrinske Jr 16.089
  9. 84 Mike Brooks 16.545
  10. 79 Tom Coleman 16.581
  11. 77 Shane Wells 16.858
  12. 69 Logan Parker 16.865

Mountain Dew Modifieds Heat Race #2

  1. 79 Tom Coleman
  2. 77 Shane Wells
  3. 3T Walt Obrinske Jr
  4. 72 Daniel Loughan
  5. 84 Mike Brooks

Mountain Dew Modifieds Heat Race #1

  1. 559 Damian Lytle
  2. 22 Aaron Taylor
  3. 23 Phil Massuch
  4. 27 Nyle Weile
  5. 331 Teri Deubel
  6. 38 Gord Alblas

Mountain Dew Modifieds A Feature

  1. 22 Aaron Taylor
  2. 23 Phil Massuch
  3. 559 Damian Lytle
  4. 38 Gord Alblas
  5. 27 Nyle Weile
  6. 84 Mike Brooks
  7. 69 Logan Parker
  8. 3T Walt Obrinske Jr.
  9. 77 Shane Wells
  10. 72 Daniel Loughan
  11. 79 Tom Coleman
  12. 331 Teri Deubel

Please join us next week as the NAPA Outlaw Super Late Models make their season debut at the 3/8 mile high banked oval.  We are expecting a great field of cars in all classes and look forward to seeing you all as you come out to help in resurrecting this great facility.


NOTE REGARDING POINT STANDINGS:  Due to the nature of our point system where we crown a champion for all 3 parts of the A.B.C. Division we are currently having custom computer code written to display those automatically on our website.  These will be available next week on our website along with the results section.  We will have a print out at the track Saturday with the current standings, thank you all for your understanding while we develop more great features for the track.

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