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July 16
Mansfield Motor Speedway,
Mansfield, OH
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Triple Crown) - $5,000
Information provided by: Dustin Jarrett and track reports (last updated July 16, 10:57 pm)
Schlenk outduels Miley for $5,000 Mansfield repeat
Triple Crown
  1. Rusty Schlenk
  2. Jared Miley
  3. Rod Conley
  4. Doug Drown
  5. Charlie Duncan
  6. J.R. Gentry
  7. Matt Irey
  8. Steve Kester
  9. Cody Scott
  10. Ryan Markham
  11. Kody Evans
  12. Ben Nicastri
  13. Wayne Maffett Jr.
  14. Jim Gingery
  15. Brad Mickley
  16. Ryan Eddleblute
  17. Larry Bellman
  18. Steve Sabo
  19. Lauren Longbrake
  20. Brett Bee
  21. Doug Baird
  22. Nathon Loney
  23. Robert Metz Jr.
  24. Dave Hornikel
presented by
Dustin Jarrett
Rusty Schlenk earned his second $5,000 check at Mansfield.
What won the race: Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, outdueled Jared Miley on Sunday for his second $5,000 victory of the season at Mansfield Motor Speedway. Miley led 16 of the first 17 laps (the fifth-starting Schlenk was out front on lap 8) before the winner took command to lead the rest of the 30-lapper with Miley and Rod Conley second and third in the exciting feature.
Quotable: "I knew we were in for a workout when we drew the 5 (starting spot," Schlenk said. "Miley was up front and (Drown) was there, and I knew there was a couple of good cars up front. The track was too our liking. The first time we were here it was rough and wide open. We've been pretty good in the slick all year long, so I was glad to see it polish off."
Key notes: Schlenk last won at Mansfield on March 25. ... A single lap-24 yellow flew for a slowing Nathon Loney. ... Doug Drown briefly got up to second late in the race but settled for fourth. ... Ten of 24 starters completed 30 laps. ... Charlie Duncan and Jared Miley started on the front row. ... Sunday's race was the second round of the track’s Triple Crown Spring Series, which was shuffled into the summer by weather. … Under the direction of promoter Cody Sommer, Mansfield’s asphalt track was transformed into a 4/10-mile dirt oval in the offseason, returning the speedway to dirt for the first time since 1998.
On the move: Rod Conley of Wheelersburg, Ohio, started ninth and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Schlenk’s C.J. Rayburn Race Car is powered by an ECR Engine and sponsored by Buckeye Concrete Coatings, Dominator Race Products, Allstar Performance and Velocita.
Who to watch: Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, eyes a repeat victory at Mansfield.
Points chase: Schlenk leads the Triple Crown points after winning the first race.
Car count: 27
Fast qualifier: Kody Evans
Time: 16.876 seconds
Polesitter: Charlie Duncan
Heat race winners: Cody Scott, Brad Mickley, Rusty Schlenk
Consolation race winners: Kody Evans
Next series race: August 13, Mansfield (Ohio) Motor Speedway $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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