- Rusty Schlenk
- Brandon Thirlby
- Nick Kurtz
- Travis Stemler
- David Mielke
- Eric Spangler
- Rich Bell
- Dona Marcoullier
- Casey Noonan
- Logan Arntz
- Phil Ausra
- Ryan VanderVeen
- Scott Fisk
- Matt Shipley
- Bry Johnson
- Brad Mann
- Rich Neiser
- Shawn Reed Jr.
- Kevin Reeve
- Gregg Haskell
- Greg Gokey
- Jeff Robertson
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Daily Dirt 01/21/2020 12:25:09
Lake Odessa, MI
Sanction: American Ethanol Late Model Tour (DIRTcar) (YellowHose.com 40) - $4,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated July 28, 1:18 pm)
Schlenk tops Thirlby for I-96 Ethanol win
Rusty Schlenk shows off his paycheck at I-96 Speedway.
What won the race: Advancing from his fourth starting position, Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, raced to victory in Friday’s YellowHose.com 40 at I-96 Speedway. Schlenk outran Brandon Thirlby for a $4,000 victory.
Quotable: "I gotta thank all my guys. We were up on vacation this week. I haven't even been home in a week. These guys put this car together and got it all back together and put a body on it and had it ready for me," winner Rusty Schlenk said of his crew. "(Michigan's Upper Peninsula) doesn't have much for cell service up there, so I didn't have communication with anybody. Thanks God these guys, they busted their butts all week long, turned this car around, put a new body on it, and had it in tip-top shape tonight. So thanks to all my guys."
Key notes: Schlenk finished 1.313 seconds ahead of Thirlby. … Twelve drivers completed 40 laps. … Polesitter Scott Fisk finished one lap down in 13th. … Series champion Dona Marcoullier of Houghton Lake, Mich., charged to eighth place after winning the consolation race and starting 16th. … The race co-sanctioned by American Ethanol Late Model Tour and the Sunoco American Late Model Series. … Schlenk registered his 26th ALMS win and sixth Ethanol win. … There have been five different in eight series races.
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: Eric Spangler (469) leads the Ethanol tour over Brandon Thirlby (453), Nick Kurtz (429), David Mielke (405) and Travis Stemler; Casey Noonan leads the ALMS standings ahead of Jon Henry, Devin Gilpin, Stemler and Matt Miller.
Car count: 30
Polesitter: Scott Fisk
Heat race winners: Scott Fisk, Rusty Schlenk, Eric Spangler
Consolation race winners: Dona Marcoullier
Next series race: August 17, Wilmot Raceway (Wilmot, WI) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.