- Rusty Schlenk
- Eric Spangler
- Duane Chamberlain
- Steve Casebolt
- Dona Marcoullier
- Doug Drown
- Nick Kurtz
- Brandon Thirlby
- David Mielke
- Travis Stemler
- Ryan VanderVeen
- Brad Wade
- J.R. Hotovy
- Matt Shipley
- Greg Gokey
- Jason Playter Jr.
- Rich Neiser
- Rich Bell
- Chad White
- Matt Irey
- Logan Arntz
- Hillard Miller
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Daily Dirt 02/21/2020 16:08:10
Montpelier Motor Speedway,
Sanction: American Ethanol Late Model Tour (DIRTcar) (American Ethanol 40) - $4,000
Information provided by: Dustin Jarrett and series reports (last updated May 6, 7:56 am)
Schlenk tops Spangler in Ethanol opener
American Ethanol 40
Rusty Schlenk holds the $4,000 check he received for winning at Montpelier Motor Speedway.
What won the race: Ninth-starting Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, battled past Eric Spangler and led the final 14 circuits for a $4,000 payday in Saturday's 40-lap American Ethanol Late Model Series season opener at Montpelier Motor Speedway. Schlenk beat Spangler to the finish line by 0.699 of a second.
Quotable: "It was awesome. Racing top to bottom," Schlenk said praising the track. "Nothing better than a dirt race when you gotta give a slide job to win the thing."
Key notes: Schlenk’s five career Ethanol victories are second on the all-time list. ... Travis Stemler led the first five laps before fellow Michigander Eric Spangler took command. ... Richmond, Ind., drivers Duane Chamberlain and Steve Casebolt finished third and fourth. ... Montpelier hosted Super Late Models for the first time in 17 seasons.
On the move: Winner Rusty Schlenk started ninth.
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.
Points chase: It was the tour’s season opener; Dona Marcoullier of Houghton Lake, Mich., is the reigning champion.
Car count: 33
Fast qualifier: Rusty Schlenk
Time: 13.579 seconds
Polesitter: Travis Stemler
Heat race winners: Rich Bell, Brandon Thirlby, Steve Casebolt
Consolation race winners: Matt Shipley, Hillard Miller
Next series race: July 5, Merritt Speedway (Lake City, MI) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.