Reed, Bryant, Heeter and Nunninkhoven Race to Victory on Kaster Celebration Night at the Races

(WINSTON, Mo.) – The Rick Beebe Heating and Air Conditioning Smokin’ Hot Summer Series roared past the halfway point on an unseasonably cool night at I-35 Speedway. Robbie Reed and Nic Bidinger took USRA Modified heat race wins and carried that momentum into the feature. Robbie Reed took the lead early in the feature and set a rapid pace while Dennis Elliott, Bidinger, Tyler Hibner and Mark Dotson swapped positions almost every lap behind him. A late race caution allowed the gap to Reed to close. On the restart, Bidinger ripped the cushion and snuck to the outside of Reed. Bidinger took the lead off turn four but the yellow flew before they crossed the line relegating him back to third. Now seeing Bidinger’s line, Reed handled the next restart and hung onto the lead and eventual race win. Bidinger finished second with Dotson third, Elliott fourth and Hibner fifth.

The USRA B-Modifieds had a mix of fast drivers up front and fast drivers stuck deep in the field. Throw in a quickly changing track and the field could see a lot of movement in running order. Andy Bryant reacted first to the changing track and drove to the bottom. That allowed Bryant to take the lead and make a trip to McCarthy Auto Group Winner’s Circle. Dustin Crist followed Bryant on the bottom and drove to a second place finish. Patrick Royalty drove from ninth to finish third. Heat-race winner Luke Nieman finished fourth and Brad Smith drove from 17th to finish fifth.

Brett Heeter and Kevin Anderson have developed a friendly rivalry during the last few weeks in USRA Stock Car action. This week, Heeter won the battle and picked up the checkered flag. Anderson fought on the bottom but settled for second. Donavon Nunnikhoven finished third, Jaylen Wettengel fourth and Cletus Murray fifth.

The Stock Cars also had a make-up feature from the June 30 postponement. Donavon Nunnikhoven cruised to the checkered flag and picked up his second win at I-35 Speedway this season. Aaron Sauter finished second, Gene Stigall third, Cletus Murray fourth and Michael Knight fifth.

The E-Modifieds welcomed a new driver to I-35 Speedway victory lane in the closet finish of the night. Charlie Browne led the race from the start but struggled on restarts. On the final restart, Eddie Ingram made his move to the inside and the two battled side-by-side to the finish where Ingram won by a nose. Browne finished second, John Ross third, Shaunie Lanning fourth and Jeremy Curless fifth.

The Pure Stock feature saw Ron Hill pick up his eighth win of the season. Kerry Ayers fought hard but finished second. Rylee Fuller finished third, Jason Carney finished fourth in his first appearance this season and Albert Curtis fifth.

Steven Bunton ended the run of John Willard in the Sport Compact feature as he picked up the feature win. David Miller III finished second. Dave Petty Jr. continued his consistent season, finishing third. Tanner Burton finished fourth and Ryan Lewis fifth.

The Grand Nationals and Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers combined classes for the night. Chad Fuller battled from the back through both classes of cars and won the race. Houston Johnson finished second and Billie Hoover third. Dennis Fair won the Vintage portion of the race over Mike Lefholz and Jack Larson.

I-35 Speedway Race Results 7-28-2018

USRA Modifieds

Heat 1

  1. (1) #3B Nic Bidinger
  2. (7) #89 Tyler Hibner
  3. (8) #2H John Hanson
  4. (3) #77 Doug Keller
  5. (4) #85D Mark Dotson
  6. (5) #78 Derrick Hicks
  7. (6) # 12V Nathan Vaughn
  8. (2) #75X Gunner Martin

Heat 2

  1. (6) #5 Robbie Reed
  2. (2) #97 Houston Johnson
  3. (1) #98 Austin Johnson
  4. (5) #29 Dennis Elliott
  5. (4) #11 Darren Shaw
  6. (7) #34 Mark Schafman
  7. (3) #17$ Shane Lawson
  8. (8) #4M Manlee Lamar

Feature

  1. (1) #5 Robbie Reed
  2. (3) #3B Nic Bidinger
  3. (9) #85D Mark Dotson
  4. (6) #29 Dennis Elliott
  5. (2) #89 Tyler Hibner
  6. (16) #75X Gunner Martin
  7. (11) #34 Mark Schafman
  8. (5) #97 Houston Johnson
  9. (13) #12V Nathan Vaughn
  10. (15) #17$ Shane Lawson
  11. (8) #77 Doug Keller
  12. (12) #78 Derrick Hicks
  13. (7) #98 Austin Johnson
  14. (14) #4M Manlee Lamar
  15. (10) #11 Darren Shaw
  16. (4) #2H John Hanson

USRA B-Modifieds

Heat 1

  1. (2) #181 Luke Nieman
  2. (1) #222 Dustin Crist
  3. (3) #07 Daniel Harris
  4. (6) #49 Patrick Royalty
  5. (4) #10 Johnny McGinnis
  6. (5) #66 Ethan Isaacs
  7. (7) #99 Brad Smith
  8. (8) #77 Kit Bailey

Heat 2

  1. (2) #28 Andy Bryant
  2. (6) #57 Randy Ainsworth
  3. (3) #04 Chad Walker
  4. (5) #16 Blake Pierce
  5. (7) #81 Jacob Blair
  6. (1) #0 Chase Galvan
  7. (4) #4 Kiel Morton

Heat 3

  1. (2) #8U Rodney Schweizer
  2. (6) #117 Tim Galvan
  3. (1) #52M Dustin Miller
  4. (4) #10H Garrett Hill
  5. (7) #17X Clint Baker
  6. (3) #1 Kyle Henning
  7. (5) #47 Tyson Lanfermann

Feature

  1. (4) #28 Andy Bryant
  2. (6) #222 Dustin Crist
  3. (9) #49 Patrick Royalty
  4. (3) #181 Luke Nieman
  5. (17) #99 Brad Smith
  6. (1) #57 Randy Ainsworth
  7. (8) #04 Chad Walker
  8. (16) #66 Ethan Isaacs
  9. (11) #52M Dustin Miller
  10. (14) #17X Clint Baker
  11. (10) #16 Blake Pierce
  12. (19) #47 Tyson Lanfermann
  13. (13) #81 Jacob Blair
  14. (18) #1 Kyle Henning
  15. (12) #10H Garrett Hill
  16. (5) #8U Rodney Schweizer
  17. (20) #77 Kit Bailey
  18. (15) #10 Johnny McGinnis
  19. (7) #07 Daniel Harris
  20. (2) #117 Tim Galvan
  21. DNS – #0 Chase Galvan
  22. DNS – #4 Kiel Morton

USRA Stock Cars

Heat 1

  1. (3) #417 Kevin Anderson
  2. (5) #05 Brett Heeter
  3. (2) #00 Nick Whalen
  4. (4) #2N Donavon Nunnikhoven
  5. (1) #S20 Gene Stigall

Heat 2

  1. (2) #83 Aaron Sauter
  2. (1) #75 Cletus Murray
  3. (5) #91J Jaylen Wettengel
  4. #T2 Tom Fogarty
  5. #32K Michael Knight

Feature

  1. (3) #05 Brett Heeter
  2. (1) #417 Kevin Anderson
  3. (7) #2N Donavon Nunnikhoven
  4. (5) #91J Jaylen Wettengel
  5. (4) #75 Cletus Murray
  6. (10) #S20 Gene Stigall
  7. (2) #83 Aaron Sauter
  8. (8) #T2 Tom Fogarty
  9. (6) #00 Nick Whalen
  10. (9) #32K Michael Knight

Make-Up Feature from June 30

  1. (1) #2N Donavon Nunnikhoven
  2. (2) #83 Aaron Sauter
  3. (4) #S20 Gene Stigall
  4. (3) #75 Cletus Murray
  5. (5) #32K Michael Knight
  6. DNS – #32C Dillon Carlisle
  7. DNS – #88 Jeff Dixon

E-Modifieds

  1. #54 Eddie Ingram
  2. #CB3 Charlie Browne (Heat Race Winner)
  3. #64 John Ross
  4. #09 Shaunie Lanning
  5. #33 Jeremy Curless
  6. #1L Bobby Lopez (Heat Race Winner)
  7. #95S A.J. Sayers
  8. #54JR Eddie Ingram Jr.
  9. #23 Logan Headley
  10. #50 Leroy Morrison

Pure Stocks

  1. #72 Ron Hill (Heat Race Winner)
  2. #99A Kerry Ayers
  3. #17R Rylee Fuller
  4. #23 Jason Carney
  5. #10 Albert Curtis

Sport Compacts

  1. #95 Steven Bunton
  2. #55 David Miller III
  3. #6 Dave Petty Jr.
  4. #13 Tanner Burton
  5. #7X Ryan Lewis
  6. #20C Colby Acheson
  7. #8P Isaiah Penton (Heat Race Winner)
  8. #1/2CR John Willard (Heat Race Winner)
  9. #69 Alvin Cooney
  10. #15 Joseph Mick

Grand Nationals

  1. #20 Chad Fuller
  2. #97 Houston Johnson (Heat Race Winner)
  3. #99L Billie Hoover
  4. #2H John Hanson
  5. #6 Chris Kline

Midwest Outlaw Vintage Racers

  1. #7F Dennis Fair
  2. #20L Mike Lefholz (Heat Race Winner)
  3. #77 Jack Larson
  4. DNS – #62 Tammy Angel