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Daily Dirt 08/16/2022 14:30:48

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April 23
Peoria Speedway,
Peoria, IL
Sanction: DIRTcar Supers (Garry Swibold Memorial) - $5,098
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated April 24, 12:47 pm)
Reed wires Peoria's Garry Swibold Memorial
Garry Swibold Memorial
  1. Justin Reed
  2. Todd Bennett
  3. Rusty Schlenk
  4. Mike Spatola
  5. Ryan Unzicker
  6. Jason Feger
  7. Rich Bell
  8. Jake Timm
  9. Jake Little
  10. Kevin Weaver
  11. Paul Kuper
  12. Dewayne Kiefer
  13. Nick Kurtz
  14. Bob Gardner
  15. Myles Moos
  16. Mark Voigt
  17. Dane Arvin
  18. Jeffrey Ledford
  19. Logan Nickerson
  20. Mike Chasteen Jr.
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Justin Reed takes the checkers in the Garry Swibold Memorial.
What won the race: Leading all 50 laps from the pole, Justin Reed of Camp Point, Ill., won Saturday's Garry Swibold Memorial feature at Peoria Speedway, topping the DIRTcar Super Late Model field for a $5,098 payday. It was the richest victory of his career and his first Super Late Model checkered flag since June 5, 2016, at Adams County Speedway in Quincy, Ill.
Key notes: Moving into the runner-up position on a lap-48 restart, hometown driver Todd Bennett finished 0.544 seconds behind Reed. ... Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, also gained a position on the late-race restart and finished third after starting 10th, while Mike Spatola of Manhattan, Ill., faded in the closing laps and finished fourth. ... After running second and third throughout the entire race, Bob Gardner and Myles Moos tangled on lap 46, with the incident ending their nights and relegating them to finishes of 14th and 15th, respectively. ... After winning Peoria's season opener on April 16, hometown driver Mike Chasteen Jr. retired on lap 11 and was credited with 20th after being disqualified for crew misbehavior. ... Saturday's Garry Swibold Memorial honored the late father of racer Cole Swibold of Fairview, Ill., who passed away Jan. 16, 2022. ... The feature was slowed by four incidents and lasted 29 minutes, with 12 competitors completing all 50 laps. … Peoria hosts the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on June 15.
On the move: Jake Timm of Winona, Minn., started 17th and finished eighth.
Winner's sponsors: Reed’s Rocket Chassis carries sponsorship from Jeff Curtin Construction, Triple-R Performance Engine, Midas, Martin Kvitle with Goosehead Insurance, Ports Place, Family Eyecare and Contact Lens Center and Impact Signs and Graphics.
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 31
Fast qualifier: Bob Gardner
Time: 12.317 seconds
Polesitter: Justin Reed
Dash winner: Justin Reed
Heat race winners: Bob Gardner, Justin Reed, Mike Chasteen Jr., Myles Moos
Consolation race winners: Jake Timm
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Reed, Gardner
Row 2: Moos, Spatola
Row 3: Weaver, Bennett
Row 4: Chasteen Jr., Unzicker
Row 5: Feger, Schlenk
Row 6: Bell, Kuper
Row 7: Ledford, Kurtz
Row 8: Little, Voigt
Row 9: Timm, Kiefer
Row 10: Arvin, Nickerson
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