Dover Makes it Two in a Row with Midwest Victory at Junction
Cody Morris, McCool Junction, Nebraska (6-22-2012) - Two time and defending ASCS Midwest champion Jack Dover has found his groove (IBRacin/Brad Brown photo).
The Springfield, Nebraska native snared his second consecutive Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region victory at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction, Nebraska.
Starting eighth in the initial lineup, Dover powered up to the second spot while embroiled in a sensational four car battle with Ryan Roberts, Trevor Grossenbacher, and North Dakota native Lee Grosz.
Grosz began the 25 lap main event with the early lead before Don Droud Jr. shot by for the lap 3 lead. Droud set the pace throughout the event, with Dover at times reaching the leader only to suffer the same complications with lapped traffic as the leader.
Droud circled Junction’s 3/8 mile oval with nearly a straightaway advantage when disaster struck as the rear end gave out with three laps remaining. Dover assumed command and rode unchallenged to his second Midwest win of the season aboard the Roush Yates powered Certified Transmissions, Home Pride, and Oil Medics sponsored no. 53.
Ryan Roberts earned the runner up nod with Jordan Boston stealing the show position on the final lap from fourth place finisher Trevor Grossenbacher. Lee Grosz completed the top five finishing order. Norfolk, Nebraska’s Seth Brahmer earned Hard Charger status with a run from 15th to sixth. Grosz and Dover took heat race wins over the 15 car field.
Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region
June 22nd, 2012 / Event 10 of 18
Junction Motor Speedway / McCool Junction, Nebraska
A Feature (25 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 18-Ryan Roberts; 3. 4-Jordan Boston; 4. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 5. 4j-Lee Grosz; 6. 13v-Seth Brahmer; 7. 23s-Stu Snyder; 8. 82-Jason Danley; 9. 32-Adam Gullion; 10. 44-Doug Lovegrove; 11. 17-Gage Dorr; 12. 12-Tyler Drueke; 13. 69-Glen Passmore Jr; 14. 2-Don Droud Jr; 15. 2A-Randy Hibbs
Lap Leaders: Grosz 1, Droud 2-22, Dover 23-25
Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 4j-Lee Grosz; 2. 32-Adam Gullion; 3. 44-Doug Lovegrove; 4. 35-Trevor Grossenbacher; 5. 18-Ryan Roberts; 6. 23s-Stu Snyder; 7. 17-Gage Dorr; 8. 13v-Seth Brahmer
Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 53-Jack Dover; 2. 4-Jordan Boston; 3. 82-Jason Danley; 4. 2-Don Droud Jr; 5. 2A-Randy Hibbs; 6. 69-Glen Passmore Jr; 7. 12-Tyler Drueke
2012 Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region feature winners:
Jack Dover 2, Brady Bacon 2, Tony Stewart 1, Kaley Gharst 1, Brian Brown 1, Danny Lasoski 1, Robby Wolfgang 1, Ryan Roberts 1
2012 Speedway Motors ASCS Midwest Region point standings (top ten):
1. Stu Snyder 1202; 2. Jordan Boston 1105; 3. Ryan Roberts 1101; 4. Trevor Grossenbacher 1033; 5. Jack Dover 1027; 6. Gage Dorr 961; 7. Randy Hibbs 837; 8. Lee Grosz 817; 9. Jason Danley 772; 10. Tyler Dreuke 742