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Daily Dirt 11/28/2022 05:06:48

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May 29
Merritt Speedway,
Lake City, MI
Sanction: Allstar Performance Challenge Series - $10,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated May 31, 11:52 am)
Unheralded Bauer grabs $10,000 Merritt victory
  1. Cody Bauer
  2. Eric Spangler
  3. Dona Marcoullier
  4. Logan Nickerson
  5. Ryan Lanphierd
  6. Chad Finley
  7. Travis Stemler
  8. Brandon Thirlby
  9. Garrett Wiles
  10. David Hilliker
  11. Colin Shipley
  12. Andrew Terrill
  13. Dave Baker
  14. Brian Speelman
  15. Mike Vandermark
  16. Dave Bowen
  17. Kyle Novak
  18. Rylee Knoll
  19. Greg Gokey
  20. Rusty Schlenk
  21. Torrey Ahrens
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Cody Bauer takes the checkers for his richest career payday.
What won the race: Taking the lead on the 11th lap when Rusty Schlenk tangled with a slower car, polesitter Cody Bauer of Farwell, Mich., raced to his richest career payday with a $10,000 victory Sunday at Merritt Speedway on the Allstar Performance Challenge Series. Bauer took the lead upon the demise of his front-row starter and led the rest of the 50-lapper, fighting off challenges from Eric Spangler and Dona Marcoullier.
Key notes: Bauer drove a Domination Race Car, the brand built by Schlenk, who led the feature over Bauer until retiring on lap 11. ... Chad Finley, who won Saturday's preliminary feature, finished sixth in Sunday's finale. ... Nine drivers completed the entire feature distance. ... Merritt hosted the second race of the season on the Allstar Performance Challenge Series following Friday’s series rainout at Tri-City in Auburn, Mich. ... The event was the first of the tour's four visits to Merritt in 2022. … The tour’s Aug. 5-6 visit for the annual Wood Tic pays $34,000-to-win.
On the move: Ryan Lanphierd of Midland, Mich., started 14th and finished fifth.
Winner's sponsors: Bauer's Domination Race Car is sponsored by Tommy Bauer Excavating, S&S Collision, Chrisman Heating & Cooling, Pro Grade Concrete, Bauer Construction, Blue Wrench Repair and Fab, Otto's Retreat, C-N-T Services and Racer's Speedshop.
Points chase: Travis Stemler of Ionia, Mich., led the series after one event.
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 29
Fast qualifier: Eric Spangler
Time: 14.088 seconds
Polesitter: Cody Bauer
Heat race winners: Eric Spangler, Rusty Schlenk, Cody Bauer, Dona Marcoullier
Consolation race winners: Kyle Novak
Next series race: June 17, Hartford Speedway (Hartford, MI) $4,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Bauer, Schlenk
Row 2: Marcoullier, Spangler
Row 3: Shipley, Thirlby
Row 4: Wiles, Nickerson
Row 5: Finley, Gokey
Row 6: Stemler, Baker
Row 7: Vandermark, Lanphierd
Row 8: Bowen, Knoll
Row 9: Novak, Da. Hilliker
Row 10: Terrill, Speelman
Row 11: Ahrens

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