Schlenk outduels Miller for Oakshade victory
WAUSEON, Ohio (May 29) — Oakshade Raceway division points leader Rusty Schlenk overtook Matt Miller after a late-race restart Saturday and collected a Sunoco American Late Model Series victory. The third-starting Schlenk earned $2,000.
Miller, of Waterville, Ohio, settled for second while polesitter Jon Henry of Ada, Ohio, was third. ALMS points leader Jeep Van Wormer of Pinconning, Mich., and Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich., rounded out the top five. | Slideshow
Henry led from the outset while Schlenk and the fifth-starting Miller battled for second. Miller took the second spot and caught up with Henry, taking the lead on the eighth lap.
Schlenk dropped Henry to third a few laps later and tracked down Miller. On the 20th lap, the leaders were running side by side when they came up on the slower car of Kevin Reeve, who ended up spinning after a little contact.
Miller led the restart, but Schlenk worked his was past a few laps later and raced to victory in a battle of Oakshade champions.
Notes: Schlenk's Rayburn Race Car is sponsored by Time Out Bar & Grill and Main & Company Inc. ... Among drivers failing to make the feature: Jeff Babcock, Rich Neiser and Steve Kester. ... Oakshade's June 5 program includes two Late Model features.
Sunoco ALMS @ Oakshade: (1) Rusty Schlenk, (2) Matt Miller, (3) Jon Henry, (4) Jeep Van Wormer, (5) Brian Ruhlman, (6) Devin Shiels, (7) Rick Delong, (8) Chris Keller, (9) Curtis Roberts, (10) Dusty Moore, (11) Tom Ordway, (12) Phil Ausra, (13) Kevin Reeve, (14) Tim Sabo, (15) Andrew Reaume, (16) Casey Noonan, (17) Ron Miller, (18) Cruz Pedregon, (19) Jerry Bowersock, (20) Brad Eitniear, (21) Hillard Miller, (22) Ryan Vanderveen. Heat race winners (among 41 cars): Schlenk, Henry, Miller, Delong. Consolation winners: Noonan, Ordway.