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Daily Dirt 10/02/2022 08:52:38

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August 13
Fairbury Speedway,
Fairbury, IL
Sanction: Sunoco American Late Model Series - $2,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated August 15, 10:15 am)
Fairbury fruitful for Gardner's first ALMS win
  1. Bob Gardner
  2. Rich Bell
  3. Mike Spatola
  4. Scott Schmitt
  5. Derek Chandler
  6. Jay Morris
  7. Joe Harlan
  8. Rusty Schlenk
  9. Jay Sparks
  10. John Gardner Jr.
  11. Scott Bull
  12. Daniel Flessner
  13. Alan Stipp
  14. Jeff LeSage
  15. Jason Playter Jr.
  16. Terry Starks
  17. Kevin Weaver
  18. McKay Wenger
  19. Snooky Dehm
  20. Bill Hough
  21. Glen Thompson
  22. Mike Glasscock
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Bob Gardner picked up a $2,000 victory at Fairbury.
What won the race: Bob Gardner of East Peoria, lll., raced to his first career Sunoco American Late Model series victory over Rich Bell of Sheffield, lll., in front of the Fairbury American Legion Speedway faithful, pocketing $2,000 for his efforts.
Key notes: Gardner is the tour's third consecutive first-time winner, joining Billy Moyer Jr. and Ryan Markham. ... The series hasn't seen a repeat winner in its last 10 events. ... The ALMS made its second and final 2016 visit to Fairbury. ... Kevin Weaver won another Late Model feature, a makeup from a May 28 rainout. Weaver's 67th career victory makes him the winningest feature driver in track history over Roger Long (66 victories). ... The night's action was sponsored by Central Illinois Buildings.
On the move: Mike Spatola of Manhattan, Ill., started 12th and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: The Gardner Racing No. 4 Longhorn Chassis has a Pro Power Racing Engine and is sponsored by Oberlander Electric, Kirby Risk Electrical Supply and Graybar.
Points chase: Bell cut into Rusty Schlenk's points lead with a runner-up finish.
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Bob Gardner
Time: 13.463 seconds
Heat race winners: Scott Schmitt, Derek Chandler, John Gardner Jr.
Next series race: August 26, Hartford Speedway (Hartford, MI) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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