Sanction: Sunoco American Late Model Series (Freedom Sales & Rental 30) - $2,000
Information provided by: Dustin Jarrett and track reports (last updated May 25, 9:33 am)
Ruhlman edges Unzicker, wins at Oakshade
Freedom Sales & Rental 30
- Brian Ruhlman
- Ryan Unzicker
- Casey Noonan
- Rusty Schlenk
- Matt Westfall
- Devin Shiels
- Kevin Reeve
- Matt Miller
- Andrew Reaume
- Hillard Miller
- Brandon Thirlby
- Steve Kester
- Larry Kingseed
- Matt Lindsey
- Dusty Moore
- Ryan VanderVeen
- Rich Bell
- Chris Keller
- Phil Ausra
- Dona Marcoullier
- Herb Reich
- Ryan Missler
Brian Ruhlman heads toward victory at Oakshade Raceway.
What won the race: Four-time series champion and polesitter Brian Ruhlman of Clarklake, Mich., edged Ryan Unzicker of El Paso, Ill., in a near photo finish Saturday in Sunoco American Late Model Series action at Oakshade Raceway.
Key notes: Ruhlman notched his 24th career ALMS victory and first since the tour's 2012 season-opener. ... Unzicker settled for second after winning Friday's ALMS stop at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Mich. ... Dona Marcoullier was battling among the leaders when a flat tire that triggered a spin knocked him from contention. ... Steve Kester won the night's first feature, a regular-season makeup of a May 9 rainout. ... Oakshade has hosted 66 ALMS events in series history, second behind Eldora Speedway's 74 races. ... ALMS competitors made the first of four stops at Oakshade. The series will return on June 20, Aug. 1 and Sept. 5.
On the move: Matt Westfall of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, came from 12th to fifth; consolation race winner Devin Shiels of Britton, Mich., rallied from 18th to finish sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Ruhlman's Rocket Chassis is powered by a Malcuit Racing Engine and sponsored by Rand Machine Products, Spartan Tool Division, Sweet Mfg., Allstar Performance, Beyea Custom Headers, Hoosier Racing Tire, Hyperco, Penske Racing Shocks and Design 500 Racewear.
Points chase: Unzicker unofficially stretched his lead over fourth-place finisher Rusty Schlenk of Weston, Ohio, to 12 points.
Car count: 40
Polesitter: Brian Ruhlman
Heat race winners: Dona Marcoullier, Casey Noonan, Chris Keller, Brian Ruhlman
Consolation race winners: Matt Miller, Devin Shiels
Next series race: June 20, Oakshade Raceway (Wauseon, OH) $5,100
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.