Heck grabs PCRA victory at Haubstadt
HAUBSTADT, Ind. (June 8) — Aaron Heck of Mount Vernon, Ill., led all 25 laps Saturday at Tri-State Speedway for a Pro Crate Racers of America touring victory, his first victory at familar track for the youngster.
“I've been coming here since I was 8 years old,” said Heck, who has 10 Crate Late Model victories overall in 2013. “I watched a lot of laps here.”
Troy English of Calvert City, Ky., was second with reigning series champion Bobby Dauderman of Alhambra, Ill., in third. Chad Zobrist of Highland, Ill., and Kevin Cole of Christopher, Ill., rounded out the top five.
A spin back in the pack forced a second restart in the feature, but the race went green the rest of the way. Heck built a straightaway lead on English by the 15th lap and wasn’t challenged in grabbing the checkers at the high-banked quarter-mile oval.
Notes: Heck’s No. 59 is sponsored by Pops BBQ, All Star Graphix and Race Lift. ...Race sponsors were Lucas Oil Center, Ted Brown Quality Paint and Body, Willy's Carbs, and Clippinger Financial Group. ... PRCA was making its first visit to Haubstadt. ... All 20 entrants started the feature. ... Devin Gilpin of Columbus, Ind., earned $3,000 for the night’s modified feature. ... Among Tri-State’s upcoming events are the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals for Super Late Models on July 7.
PCRA @ Tri-State: (1) Aaron Heck, (2) Troy English, (3) Bobby Dauderman, (4) Chad Zobrist, (5) Kevin Cole, (6) Clay Baumann, (7) Evan Taylor, (8) Jim Shereck, (9) Danny Jolly, (10) Matt Santel, (11) Mike Hammerle, (12) Drew Marshall, (13) Dave Jumper, (14) Mark Oller, (15) John Gummere, (16) Casey Montague, (17) Alex Schulte, (18) Jeff Walston, (19) Jeff Vinnedge, (20) Chaney McCammon. Heat race winners (among 20 cars): Heck, Taylor.